Session 1

Introduction to CAD, CAE, PDM

Features of SolidWorks,

Various products available in SolidWorks for Product DP-esign, Simulation, Communication

SolidWorks Graphical User Interface – Feature manager design tree, Callouts, Handles, Confirmation corner, mouse buttons, keyboard shortcuts, Command Manager,

Hardware and Software requirements, SolidWorks Task Scheduler, SolidWorks Rx.

Session 2

Sketch Entities– Inference line, Centerline line, Line, Circle, Arc, Ellipse, Rectangle, Slots, Polygon, Parabola, Ellipse, Partial Ellipse, Spline, Spline tools, Spline on surface, Equation driven curve, Points, Text, Construction geometry, Snap, grid,

Session 3

Sketch Tools- Fillet, Chamfer, Offset, Convert entities, Trim, Extend, Split, Jog, Mirror, Dynamic Mirror, Move, Copy, Rotate, Scale, Stretch,  Sketch pattern

Make path, Close Sketch To Model, Sketch picture, Check Sketch for Feature, Area hatch/Fill

Blocks– Make block, Edit block, Insert block, Add/Remove Entities, Rebuild, Save, Explode

Relations- Adding Sketch Relation, Automatic relations,

Dimensioning- Smart, Horizontal, Vertical, Ordinate, Horizontal ordinate, Vertical ordinate, Align ordinate, Fully define sketch.

Sketch Diagnosis, SketchXpert, 3D Sketching, Rapid Sketch

Session 4

Part Modeling Tools

Creating reference planes

Creating Extrude features– Direction1, Direction2, From option, Thin feature, Applying draft, Selecting contours

Creating Revolve features– Selecting Axis, Thin features, selecting contours

Creating Swept features-Selecting, Profile and Path, Orientation/twist type, Path Alignment, Guide Curves, Start/End tangency, Thin feature

Session 5

Creating Loft features– Selecting Profiles, Guide curves, Start/End Constraints, Centerline parameters, Sketch tools, Close loft.

Selecting geometries– Selection Manager, Multiple Body concepts

Creating Reference- points, axis, coordinates

Session 6

Creating curves- Split curve, Project curve, Composite curve, Curve through points, Helix and Spiral

Creating Fillet features

Inserting Hole types

Session 7

Creating Chamfer

Creating Shell

Creating Rib

Creating Pattern- Linear pattern, Circular pattern, Sketch driven pattern, Curve driven pattern, Table driven pattern, Fill pattern, mirror

Advanced Modeling Tools- Dome, Free form, Shape feature, Deform, indent, Flex

Session 8

Inserting Fastening features- Mounting boss, snap hook, Snap hook groove, Vent

Environment & Utilities- Working with views and manipulating views, Trouble shooting

Inserting Library feature, Adding Configuration, Inserting Design table, System options, Measuring Geometries, Calculating Mass Properties, Feature Statistics, Working With Equations

Session 9

Assembly Modeling Tools

Introduction to Assembly Modeling & Approaches – Top down and Bottom up approach

Applying Standard Mates- Coincident, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent, Concentric, Lock, Distance, Angle.

Session 10

Applying Advanced Mates– Symmetric, Width, Path Mate, Linear/Linear Coupler, Limit Mate.

Applying Mechanical Mates– Cam, Hinge, Gear, Rack Pinion, Screw, Universal Joint.

Applying Smart mates

Applying Mate reference

Session 11

Manipulating Components -Replacing Components, Rotating Components, Move Components, Collision Detection, Physical Dynamics, Dynamic Clearance, Detecting Interference

Creating Pattern- Assembly Pattern, Mirror

Creating Explode Views

Top Down Design– Layout Sketch, Work Part In the Context of an assembly.

Smart Components, Smart Fasteners, Physical Simulation

Session 12 

Surface Modeling tools

Creating Extrude, Revolve, Swept, loft, Boundary surface.

Inserting Planar Surface, Offset Surface, Radiate Surface.

Extending a surface, Surface fill, Ruled Surface, Trimming Surface, Mid surface, Replace Face, Delete face, Untrim surface, Knit surface, Thickening a Surface, Move Face

Session 13

Generating Drawing Views

Introduction To Angle Of Projection

Generating Views- Generating Model View, Projected Views, Inserting Standard 3 View

View creation relative to model, Inserting predefined views, empty views,  Auxiliary Views, Detailed Views, Crop view, Broken –Out Section, Broken Views, Section View, Aligned Section View, Alternate Position View, Working assembly specific view, Drawing properties, Manipulating views

Session 14

Creating Dimensions– Smart, Horizontal, Vertical, Baseline, Ordinate, Horizontal Ordinate, Vertical Ordinate, Chamfer, Attach Dimensions, Align Collinear/Radial, Align Parallel/Concentric, Model Dimensions, Auto dimension, DimXpert, Annotations, Spell check

Session 15 

InsertingAnnotations – Datum Features, Geometric Tolerance, Surface Finish, Jog Leaders, Hole Callout, Datum Target, Dowel Pins, Area Hatch, Cosmetic Thread, Balloon, Centre Mark, Centre Lines,  Layers, Working With Tables, Bill Of Materials, Hole Table, Sheets And Templates, Sheet Format.

Sheet Metal Design

Concepts in Sheet metal design bend allowance bend deduction, K-factor

Session 16

Inserting Base Flange, Sheet Metal Tab, Edge Flange, Miter Flange, Hem, Jog.

Creating Break Corner/Corner Trim, Closed Corners, Rip.

Inserting Sketched Bend, Fold/Unfold, Forming Tools.

Inserting Cross Break, Welded Corner.

Adding Corner Trim, Lofted Trim

Conversion Of Solid Body To Sheet Metal.

Working with import data – Importing In SolidWorks, Editing Imported Features, Feature Recognition, 2d To 3d Conversion

Session 17 

Product Data Management

Introduction to PDM, LAN, WAN, Server, client, user, administrator, advantages of using PDM vault admin. How to log in to PDM Vault Admin? About vault settings, Creating new group, user and accessing rights, PDM data storage, setting up revision schemes

Session 18

Creating new project, Check In/Check Out of a new document, viewing the configurations, How to Check In associated files, viewing document information, Check In documents to vault from local disk, adding notes to the document. How to change document to other group? Archive/Restore a document, Delete/Rollback a document.

Session 19

Attaching non SolidWorks document, How to switch vault to other user? How to customize display of a Vault? How to do bulk Check In? How to make a project archive? How to copy a project? How to assign lifecycle status to a component? How to add property to a document? How to add standard libraries to a vault? About global settings

Session 20 

Weldment Design

Introduction to Weldment, 3D sketch, How to create user defined profile for structural member? How to insert structural member? How to apply gusset and fillet bead? How to insert end cap? Extruded Boss/Base, Trim/Extend, mirror, placing holes, using different structural members, Weldment cut list


Introduction to PhotoWorks, How to render model in PhotoWorks Studio? How to render specified area? How to save image to a specified file? How to edit scenery? How to apply background and base? Scene editor, How to apply material and decal? How to set camera and lights? Render options