Introduction to advanced level SolidWorks course in London taught by SolidWorks experts. Learn SolidWorks and create practical projects for your portfolio

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There are no open public schedule dates for SolidWorks course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

SolidWorks course overview

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) computer graphics software. 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.

Few practical SolidWorks 3D based projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can apply SolidWorks on your 3D and animation projects.

This short SolidWorks course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public SolidWorks training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.


This course is available for minimum 3 people.

Who is SolidWorks training for?

This course is for you if you would like to take full advantage of the best software for all things in 3D animation and modeling. Whether it is animation, modeling, simulation or rendering this software is an industry standard and the most powerful one in its range.

Prerequisites for SolidWorks course

  • You should be able to use computer and internet. You should be able to create and copy folders and files on your computer. Typing skills are beneficial.
  • Mechanical design experience would be beneficial.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional SolidWorks experts:

    Training Dragon consultants have been creating professional SolidWorks models and animation for many years. Those consultants write and teach our SolidWorks training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our SolidWorks courses are designed to get you started in SolidWorks. We work on industry related projects and tasks in this SolidWorks course.

  • Course Material:

    SolidWorks electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive SolidWorks course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding SolidWorks do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

SolidWorks Course Contents


About This Course

Windows 7

Use of Color

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

Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

2D Sketching

Saving Files

What are We Going to Sketch?


Sketch Entities

Basic Sketching

Rules That Govern Sketches

Design Intent

Sketch Relations



Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling


Choosing the Best Profile

Choosing the Sketch Plane

Details of the Part

Boss Feature

Sketching on a Planar Face

Cut Feature

View Selector

Using the Hole Wizard

View Options


Editing Tools

Detailing Basics

Drawing Views

Center Marks


Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft

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

Lesson 5: Patterning

Why Use Patterns?

Reference Geometry

Linear Pattern

Circular Patterns

Mirror Patterns

Using Pattern Seed Only

Sketch Driven Patterns

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

Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs

Analyzing and Adding Draft

Other Options for Draft




Full Round Fillets

Thin Features

Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs

Part Editing

Editing Topics

Sketch Issues

Freezing Features


Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes

Part Editing

Design Changes

Information From a Model

Rebuilding Tools

Sketch Contours

Lesson 10: Configurations

Using Configurations

Other Methods to Create Configurations

Using Global Variables and Equations

Creating Equalities

Global Variables

Defining the Overall Width


Creating a Minimum Edge Distance

Modeling Strategies for Configurations

Editing Parts that Have Configurations

Design Library

In the Advanced Course...

Lesson 11: Using Drawings

More About Making Drawings

Section View

Model Views

Broken View

Detail Views

Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats

Projected Views


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 Sub-assemblies

Pack and Go

Lesson 13: Using Assemblies

Analyzing the Assembly

Checking for Clearances

Changing the Values of Dimensions

Exploded Assemblies

Bill of Materials

Assembly Drawings

Project: Create a Race car Design using SolidWorks

Design a model Formula 1 car then optimize it using SolidWorks Simulation.

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To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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