Master Solidworks 2018 - 3D CAD using real-world examples
What you'll learn
- By the end of the course students will be able to confidently use Solidworks to produce a whole range of 3D CAD models. All of the basic features will be covered using real-world examples
- Understand Solidworks 2018 within a wider context of use, including areas such as 3D printing, molding and general manufacture.
- You should be able to use a Windows PC at a basic level
- A copy of Solidworks 2018. A newer version can also be used but some minor details may be different, and the example files may not open properly.
Progress from complete beginner to Solidworks 2018 master in one single course!
Solidworks is one of the most popular and powerful 3D CAD programs in the world. Millions of people use it to design everything from 3D-printed toys all the way up to fully-working mechanical vehicles. Now you can join the ranks of Solidworks users, and learn to create your own models completely from scratch!
Why this course is different
There are many Solidworks courses online, but none quite like this one:
We use real world examples during learning! This allows you to relate to your lessons more easily and so remember and understand them better!
Taught by a Solidworks professional! The instructor been using Solidworks since 2006 and even taken a range of official Solidworks-certified training courses. The instructor currently works as a Product Design Engineer and uses Solidworks every day to design all sorts of things for real clients - no academic-only experience here!
No prior knowledge needed. This course is designed to take you from having never used any CAD program before to being able to model almost anything you can imagine!
Understand the wider context of CAD use. As well as explaining the basic CAD techniques this course also details how they relate to real world uses, such as 3D Printing and injection molding.
About this course
This courses includes:
Over 11 hours of high-quality original video.
All sections contain additional resources such as downloadable models and drawings, made specially for the course.
Increasing content over time. New exercises and videos are constantly being added.
On-hand support. Have a question? We are always here to support any questions and take a look at your progress.
No prior knowledge needed. We take you from complete beginner all the way to mastering Solidworks!
You will learn
Over the course of twelve detailed modelling you'll learn the entire range of Solidworks skills, including:
Circuitboard - Solidworks Basics, Sketching, Extrudes and Cuts
Pencil - Multi-Body Parts, Revolved Boss/Base and Cuts
Pencil Sharpener - Assemblies
Headphones - Swept Boss/Base, Splines and 3D Sketches
Coke Bottle - Swept Cuts, Helixes and Threads
Computer Mouse - Lofted Boss/Base and Splitting Parts
Key Fob - Modelling from Photographs
Lego Figure - More Complex Assemblies and Advanced Mates
Drawer Box - Configurations and Drawings
Raspberry Pi Enclosure - Importing Parts and Draft Angles
Bicycle Fork - 3D Curves and Sweeps
Gamepad Controller - Ribs and an Entire Recap of the Earlier Techniques
Course Conclusion and Future Learning!
The course is taught using Solidworks 2018 but the models and resources used will work with any version newer than that. If you have a previous version (2015-2017, or earlier) then my earlier course - "Master Solidworks 2015 3D CAD using real-world examples" will be more helpful!
The techniques used are also common to many different CAD programs - so you can learn on Solidworks then easily transfer these skills if needed.
So sign up today, and begin your first steps in the exciting world of 3D modelling!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who would like to learn 3D CAD, whether for professional or personal use!
- You may be a product designer wishing to expand your skills, a hobbyist looking to start 3D printing or an engineering enthusiast.
- You may already know basic CAD and be looking to expand your skills, or you may be a complete beginner.
I am a UK design engineer who specialises particularly in Solidworks 3D CAD modelling.
I have a wide range of Design Engineering experience covering areas including mechanisms, 3D printing, materials selection, rapid prototyping and other design and manufacturing techniques.
I have more than twelve years of Solidworks experience and hold a First Class Honours degree in Sustainable Product Design from a Top 25 UK university. I have also completed a range of Solidworks-certified training courses in the UK.
I particularly enjoy working on projects which solve mechanical problems using innovative ideas and mechanisms. I previously trained as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force and am a keen mountain biker, and these experiences and skills feed into my love of mechanical design.
I have travelled extensively. Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer I drove a vintage London Black Cab from London to Sydney, passing through fifty countries, setting two Guinness World Records and raising over £20,000 for the British Red Cross, before writing a book about the adventure. This innate curiosity to explore and investigate how things are done differently around the world provides me with a wide range of design inspiration.
I have been freelancing full-time since 2013 with hundreds of satisfied clients from every continent except South America. These clients range from individuals with a simple “shower thought” idea, to large companies with more rigid development processes, to entrepreneurs who have completed successful Crowdfunding campaigns and now need to develop their products for market.