SolidWorks Fundamentals
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SolidWorks Fundamentals

Learn how to model a 3D design from conception to printing it out for a client or your own wall.
3.9 (10 ratings)
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416 students enrolled
Created by Brian Benjamin
Last updated 9/2013
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Model in 3D
  • Correctly Present your Design on Paper
  • Create Assemblies
  • Create Parts
  • SolidWorks

This course will teach you the fundamentals of SolidWorks. Understanding such an immense software program such as this will take some time to fully master. This course will teach you the fundamental functions required to model and document a design you may have. It will also test your knowledge with quizes and a practice exercise at the very end in case you may be preparing for the Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exam

Why learn SolidWorks?

SolidWorks is a software used by many engineers. Knowing how to create a design is very useful when you want to prototype a product and eventually send it off to be created.

  • Flexibility Learning
  • Learning by Watching and Doing
  • Becoming More Competitive in the Workforce
  • Understand What It Takes to Create a Model
What this course offers
  • Video Lessons
  • Project Files to Work On
  • Exercise lessons
  • Documents for Quick Review
  • Test Questions on Fundamentals
Topics Included
  • Basic Sketching
  • Creating Parts
  • Using Libraries
  • Dimensioning
  • Creating Assemblies
  • Creating Drawings
  • And Myself for Help
Who this course is for:
  • Students
  • Freelance
  • Technology Gurus
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 02:14:17
+ About the Course
1 lecture 01:03

An introduction to the course about what will be covered

Preview 01:03
+ Getting Started
5 lectures 11:49

A quick look at the user interface so you know where things are located

Preview 06:16

Looking at easy ways to make changes to the way the interface layout.

Customizing the Interface
Common File Types You may Encounter

Some simple tips when working with SolidWorks documents

Tips for Documents
1 page

Project files that will be used throughout the course. They are not needed unless you intend to follow along with making adjustments to the files

Project Files
+ Sketching Fundamentals
5 lectures 42:26

A list of Hotkeys that you can always customize but are enabled by default in SolidWorks. Knowing a few of them early and while practicing will help you increase your efficiency.

Hotkey List
1 page

Learn how to use some of the basic sketch tools that will later become 3D models

Preview 08:36

A view of the shortcut menu "s"

Shortcut Commands

A look at sketch relationships

Sketch Relationships

Basic sketch tools that include: trim, extend, offset, move, copy, scale, stretch, rotate, erase, mirror, pattern, and selection techniques

Basic Editing
+ Construction Geometry
2 lectures 12:18
Construction Geometry

Learn how to create reference geometry to help you more accurately create your design.

3D Reference Geometry
+ Getting Started with 3D
5 lectures 31:23

Learn to use some of the 3D features in SolidWorks such as Revolved Boss/Base, Extruded Boss/Base, Swept Boss, Lofted Boss/Base

3D Features

Learn additional features that will remove material from your 3D objects.

3D Cuts

A look at some of the tools that will modify the geometry of your 3D features.

Editing 3D Objects

Some useful tips when working with models and creating sketches.

Working With Models
1 page

A brief description on design intent and what you should think about when creating models

Design Intent
1 page
Knowledge Review
22 questions
+ Assemblies
2 lectures 14:35

An introduction to assemblies and the user interface

A look at assemblies

How to put your parts together into an assembly and connect them together with mates.

Creating Assembly and applying mates
+ Drawings
2 lectures 15:00

Creating a drawing and looking at the options for where templates are found

Creating A Drawing and Template Options

Learn to add annotations, dimensions, and an exploded view to your drawing

Annotation, Dimension, Exploded View
+ Appendix Sample Exam Question
1 lecture 00:00

If you were considering taking any exams for certification on your ability in SolidWorks, this sample question should be a good challenge for you to think about how YOU would put a part together intelligently and as quick as you can. Remember we used the center of mass already and think about the main feature of each of the components and start with that. Slowly continue to add additional features until you have the desired result. This item was taken from If you would like to view the whole test please go to the solidworks website and browse their documentation online.

The correct Answer is D

Preview 1 page
+ Closing Lecture
1 lecture 00:43

Wrap up of course and some final thoughts about what was covered and whats next.

Wrapping it up