SolidWorks Essentials Curriculum

Prerequisites: Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows® operating system.

Description: SolidWorks Essentials teaches you how to use the SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies.


The topics covered in this course are:

  1. Introduction

About This Course

Windows® 7

Use of Color

  1. Lesson 1: SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface

What is the SolidWorks Software?

Design Intent

File References

Opening Files

The SolidWorks User Interface

Using the Command Manager

  1. Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

2D Sketching

Stages in the Process

Saving Files

What are We Going to Sketch?


Sketch Entities

Basic Sketching

Rules That Govern Sketches

Design Intent

Sketch Relations



Sketching Guidelines

  1. Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling

Basic Modeling


Choosing the Best Profile

Choosing the Sketch Plane

Details of the Part

Boss Feature

Sketching on a Planar Face

Cut Feature

Using the Hole Wizard

View Options


Editing Tools

Detailing Basics

Drawing Views

Center Marks


Changing Parameters

  1. Lesson 4: Modeling a Casting or Forging

Case Study: Ratchet

Design Intent

Boss Feature with Draft

Symmetry in the Sketch

Sketching Inside the Model

View Options

Using Model Edges in a Sketch

Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry

  1. Lesson 5: Patterning

Why Use Patterns?

Reference Geometry

Linear Pattern

Circular Patterns

Mirror Patterns

Using Pattern Seed Only

Sketch Driven Patterns

  1. Lesson 6: Revolved Features

Case Study: Handwheel

Design Intent

Revolved Features

Building the Rim

Building the Spoke

Edit Material

Mass Properties

File Properties

SolidWorks SimulationXpress

Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress

The SimulationXpress Interface

  1. Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs

Shelling and Ribs

Analyzing and Adding Draft

Other Options for Draft




Full Round Fillets

Thin Features

  1. Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs

Part Editing

Editing Topics

Sketch Issues

Freezing Features



10. Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes

Part Editing

Design Changes

Information From a Model

Rebuilding Tools

Sketch Contours

 11. Lesson 10: Configurations


Creating Configurations

Using Configure Dimension/Feature

Using Global Variables, Equations

Global Variables


Modeling Strategies for Configurations

Editing Parts that Have Configurations

Design Library

In the Advanced Course

12. Lesson 11: Using Drawings

More About Making Drawings

Section View

Model Views

Broken View

Detail Views

Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats

Projected Views


13. Lesson 12: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

Case Study: Universal Joint

Bottom-Up Assembly

Creating a New Assembly

Position of the First Component

FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols

Adding Components

Using Part Configurations in Assemblies


Smart Mates

Inserting Subassemblies

Pack and Go

14. Lesson 13: Using Assemblies

Using Assemblies

Analyzing the Assembly

Checking for Clearances

Changing the Values of Dimensions

Exploded Assemblies

Explode Line Sketch

Bill of Materials

Assembly Drawings

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Contact person : Agung Kristanto, ST., MT., CSWA., CSWP. (081802707630 ;