SOLIDWORKS Course: Become a Certified Associate Today!

SolidWorks Training: Learn to Master SolidWorks to the Associate Certification Level Even if You are a Complete Beginner
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  • Lectures 77
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

LATEST: New update on August 2016... 

This is a streamlined course to take you from knowing nothing about SOLIDWORKS to give you all the knowledge and skills needed to become a certified SOLIDWORKS associate. This course should enable you to, with confidence, use SOLIDWORKS to design your next innovation. After this course, you can proudly list your SOLIDWORKS skills in your resume.

THIS COURSE IS NOT A SHORTCUT TO GET THE CERTIFICATE. We are following a learn-by-doing approach for you to truly master all the skills needed for the certification test.

*You can perfectly follow this course if you have SOLIDWORKS versions 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. However, this course is delivered using SOLIDWORKS 2015.  

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About this course:

With this course, you will get:

  • Full, free lifetime access to 77 lectures (increasing over time).
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades will always be free.
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 days money back guarantee - We are sure you would love the course though :)
  • Regular free bonuses additions to increase your knowledge. - lots of fun topics!

Today, you can start your journey to becoming a SOLIDWORKS professional with ZERO prior experience!

I stress that you need no prior experience and there is nothing to buy or pay for!!! You will only need SOLIDWORKS itself.


Why our course?!

  • We are following the learning by doing approach which is proven the best for learning software like SOLIDWORKS.
  • We have enlarged the interface icons in our screencasts to make our videos more eye-friendly. We even enlarged the mouse cursor!!
  • We use annotations in all our lectures for easier follow-up.
  • We made our videos short and concentrated in one or few aspects to make them easier for reference. We also designed each lecture to be a stand-alone lecture.


You will learn:

  • How to navigate through SOLIDWORKS interface.
  • How to sketch with different sketch commands.
  • How to define sketches using relations or distances.
  • How to use more than 10 different features to create 3D models. (extruded boss and cut, fillet, chamfers, revolved boss and cut, swept boss and cut, lofted boss and cut)
  • How to create additional reference planes.
  • How to modify given parts to match design needs.
  • How to explore different materials for your models.
  • How to find your model's mass, volume, and center of gravity.
  • How to assemble different parts into an assembly file.
  • How to generate drawings from parts and models.
  • How to interpret different drawing annotations.

Click the 'take this course' button, top right, now... Every hour you delay is costing you great creations and skills :)

Tayseer Almattar

What are the requirements?

  • You will need SOLIDWORKS 2013 or newer to open the models we provide through out the course.
  • Note: we use SOLIDWORKS 2015 for instruction. However, everything used in this course is the same from versions 2013-2015
  • No prior knowledge. Just the desire to learn and create awesome stuff

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Confidently list your SOLIDWORKS skills in your resume
  • Use SOLIDWORKS to design/draft your next innovation
  • Take with confidence SolidWorks Associate Certification test
  • Self-learn advanced functions in SolidWorks
  • Use SOLIDWORKS to make basic models

What is the target audience?

  • Individuals intending to learn the basics of SolidWorks
  • Individuals intending to take SolidWorks Associate Certificate
  • Individuals intending to learn the basics of SOLIDWORKS
  • Individuals wanting to get started with 3D modeling
  • Individuals wanting to get a better job via SOLIDWOKRS skills
  • Individuals wanting to list SOLIDWORKS skills in their resume
  • Designers, Engineers, Makers and Hobbyist

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Starters and Course Overview
01:40

This lecture covers:

  • What is the course about.
  • Who is the course instructor.
  • What does the course cover.
  • What method is used in teaching the course.
  • What you should be able to do by the end of the course.
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01:09
Article

This lecture discusses:

  • What is SOLIDWORKS.
  • What are some benefits for learning SOLIDWOKRS.
  • Number of existing SOLIDWORKS users.
Article

This lecture discusses:

  • Some benefits for SOLIDWORKS certifications as users.
Article

This lecture discusses:

  • The SOLIDWORKS versions we are using for this course.
  • Why are we using SW 2015 for instructions and SW 2013 for supplementary materials.
Section 2: Basic SOLIDWORKS Interface and Navigation
01:02

This lecture covers:

  • What is covered in the section: Basic SOLIDWOKRS Interface and Navigation
00:43

This lecture will show you:

  • Different types of files you can start with SOLIDWOKRS.
  • How to start a new part.


01:33

This lecture will teach you:

  • The major parts of SOLIDWORKS interface.
  • What is the command bar, canvas and design tree.
01:11

This lecture will teach you:

  • The meaning of Document Measurement Units.
  • What are the document measurement units and how you can change them.
01:39

This lecture will teach you:

  • The type of mouse that would work best with SOLIDWORKS.
  • Tips on how to use the mouse for easier modelling and navigation.
Article

Here are concluding remarks for the section "Basic SOLIDWORKS Interface and Navigation".

Section 3: Let's Start Sketching
00:57

This lecture covers:

  • What is covered in the section: Let's Start Sketching
02:02

This lecture covers:

  • What are sketch planes
  • What are the standard three sketching planes
  • How to select a plane to start sketching
00:43

This lecture covers:

  • TIP of always linking to the fixed origin.
04:16

This lecture covers:

  • How to take the first step to sketch shapes.
  • How sketch lines.
  • How to sketch rectangles.
  • Different methods of sketching rectangles.
05:10

This lecture covers:

  • How to sketch circles.
  • How to sketch arcs.
  • What are the major and minor axises of an ellipse.
  • How to sketch an ellipse.
11:51

This lecture covers:

  • How to use dimensions to define your sketches via "Smart Dimension" command.
  • What is an under-defined sketch, fully-defined sketch, and over-defined sketch.
  • How to know if your sketch is fully defined.


02:29

This lecture covers:

  • How to use angles to fully define your sketch (using "Smart Dimension")
09:41

This lecture covers:

  • What are relations in SOLIDWORKS.
  • Relations that involve a line, two lines, a point and a line and two points.
  • How to use relations to define your sketches. Relations covered here are:
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
    • Merge
    • Midpoint
    • Coincident
    • Parallel
    • Perpendicular
    • Equal
11:15

This lecture covers:

  • Relations that involve circles and ellipses (curves).
  • How to use relations to define your sketches. Relations covered here are:
      • Concentric
      • Equal
      • Tangent
03:42

This lecture covers:

  • Relations that SOLIDWORKS apply automatically.
  • How to automatically apply relations in SOLIDWORKS.
  • How to know which relation is being applied automatically.
02:20

This lecture covers:

  • How to know which relations are active.
  • How to know which parts of a sketch a relation is linked to.
  • How to Delete active relations.
02:44

This lecture covers:

  • What are construction and centre lines.
  • What are construction lines used for.
  • How to convert lines/shapes into construction lines/shapes.
07:04

This lecture covers:

  • What are the sketching commands: Mirror, Offset, Patterns and Trim.
  • How would those commands make sketching easier and faster.
  • How to use the commands:
    • Mirror
    • Offset
    • Pattern
    • Trim
01:07

This lecture covers:

  • A teaser to the next section in we will start making 3D models.
4 pages

This lecture covers:

  • Exercises in which you can apply your sketching skills!
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Concluding remarks on the section: Let's Start Sketching.
  • Check self-examination to make sure you understood the topics covered in the section.
Section 4: Let's Start Applying Basic Features
01:00

This lecture covers:

  1. What are the topics covered in the section: Let's Start Applying Basic Features
Article

This lecture covers:

  • What are features.
  • Three 'starter' steps to apply features.
10:10

This lecture covers:

  • What are the features Extrude boss, Cut Extrude and Fillets
  • How to apply multiple features in one body.
  • How to define the feature Extrude boss.
  • How to utilize faces as sketch planes.
  • How to define the feature Cut extrude.
  • How to define the feature Fillet.
  • How to apply shortcuts in applying Fillets.
  • Previewing the features before apply them.


05:02

This lecture covers:

  • How to identify features from the design tree.
  • How to edit a specific features from the the design tree.
  • How changes in features effect different parts in the design.
  • How to delete a specific feature from the design tree.
  • How to interpret feature deletion pop-up message.
  • How could deleting a feature effect the rest of the part.
06:42

This lecture covers:

  • Review: how to delete a feature.
  • What are chamfers
  • What is the difference between fillets and chamfers
  • How to define chamfers by an Angle and a Distance
  • How to define chamfers by two Distances
  • How to define chamfers by Vertexes
09:23

This lecture covers:

  • Interpreting a drawing to model a part.
  • How to plan the creation of a model into different steps.
  • Drafting a model using the features:
    • Extrude Boss.
    • Extrude Cut.
    • Chamfers (defined by distance-distance).
  • Review: Applying linear patterns to create sketches.
07:11

This lecture covers:

  • How to model the same model using different approaches.
  • How can the same part modification part have different effect is same looking model.
  • How to priorities your modeling approach based on your design intent.
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Exercises in which you can apply your basic features skills!
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Concluding remarks on the section: Let's Start Applying Basic Features.
  • Check self-examination to make sure you understood the topics covered in the section.
Section 5: Let's Start Applying more Complex Features
01:00

The lecture covers:

  • What are the topics covered in the section: Let's Start Applying more Complex Features.
12:12

This lecture covers:

  • What are the features Revolved Boss and Revolved Cut.
  • How to plan your sketch to apply the features Revolved Boss and Revolved Cut.
  • What is an axis of revelation.
  • How the define the features Revolved Boss and Revolved Cut.
  • How to utilize the features Revolved Boss and Revolved Cut to model a part from a drawing.
07:58

This lecture covers:

  • What are the features Swept Boss and Swept Cut.
  • How many sketch are needed to apply Swept features.
  • What is profile sketch and a guide sketch.
  • How does profile and guide sketches interact with each other.
  • How to create a model using Swept features and a drawing.
13:16

This lecture covers:

  • What are reference planes.
  • How to create new planes different than base planes and faces resulting from features.
  • What are some shapes you would need to define new planes for.
  • How to specify new plane using one of seven combination:
    1. Three points
    2. A line and a point
    3. Two lines
    4. Other Planes
    5. A plane and a line
    6. A plane and a point
    7. A plane and a curve
14:16
This lecture covers:
  • What are the features Lofted Boss and Lofted Cut
  • How many sketch are needed to apply the Loft features.
  • What are profile sketches and guide curves.
  • How does profile and guide sketches interact with each other.
  • How to create a model using Loft feature and a drawing.
15:47

This lecture covers:

  • Interpreting a drawing to model a part.
  • How to plan the creation of a model into different steps.
  • Drafting a model using the features:
    • Revolved Boss
    • Swept Boss
    • New reference planes
    • Extruded Boss
    • Extruded Cut
    • Fillets
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Exercises in which you can apply your more complex features skills!
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Concluding remarks on the section: Let's Start Applying more Complex Features.
  • Check self-examination to make sure you understood the topics covered in the section.
Section 6: Let's Explore Material and Mass Properties
00:51

This lecture covers:

  • What are the topics covered in the section Let's Explore Material and Mass Properties
03:09

This lecture covers:

  • How to edit the material for a modeled part.
  • How to identify materials properties.
  • How to adjust the unit of measurement for material properties.
  • How does the model appearance change with different materials.


03:03

This lecture covers:

  • What are mass properties.
  • How to know the mass, volume, surface area and center of mass for your models.
  • How does different materials have different mass properties.
  • How to change the unit of measurement to view mass properties.


Article

This lecture covers:

  • Exercises in which you can apply your mass properties skills!
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Concluding remarks on the section: Let's Explore Material and Mass Properties.
  • Check self-examination to make sure you understood the topics covered in the section.
Section 7: Let's Start doing Assemblies
01:08

The lecture covers:

  • What are the topics covered in the section: "Let's Start doing Assemblies.
03:56

This lecture covers:

  • How to open an assembly file in two ways:
    • Through a new file
    • From an open part
  • How add different components to an assembly file.
02:07

This lecture covers:

  • How to create mates between parts.
  • Three types of mates: standard, advanced, and mechanical
02:02

This lecture cover:

  • The fixed part on an assembly.
  • The function of the first added part in an assembly.
07:42

This lecture covers:

  • What are the following Standard mates and how to use them to create an assembly:
      • Coincident
      • Parallel
      • Perpendicular
  • How to select Mate Relations when creating mates.
  • How to use the Move Component command to rotate models.
  • The meaning of the sign (-) adjacent to part names in the Design Tree.
05:32

This lecture covers:

  • What are the following standard mates and how to use them to create an assembly:
      • Tangent
      • Concentric
  • Fully defining a component vs. leaving parts of it undefined.
04:36

This lecture covers:

  • How to identify existing relations in a given assembly from:
      • Design Tree
      • Part Options
  • How to identify the Mate Selections for an existing relation.
  • How to delete an existing relation.
  • How to modify an existing relation
07:03

This lecture cover:

  • What are the following standard mates and how to use them to create an assembly:
      • Distance
      • Angle
  • Different Mate Selections to reach the same mate result.
02:57

This lecture covers:

  • What is the Standard Mate LOCK and how to use it.
08:35

This lecture covers:

  • Using the skills learned earlier in this section to create an assembly from a given parts. Mates used are:
      • Coincident
      • Parallel
      • Distance
      • Angle
      • Concentric
  • There are many different ways to reach the same assembly.
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Exercises in which you can apply your assemblies skills!
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Concluding remarks on the section: Let's Start doing Assemblies.
  • Check self-examination to make sure you understood the topics covered in the section.
Section 8: Let's Start doing 2D Drawings
01:05

This lecture covers:

  • What are the topics covered in the section: Let's Start doing 2D drawings
03:40

This lecture covers:

  • How to open a drawing file in two ways
      • Opening from nothing
      • Opening from an open part
  • How to insert drawings into the canvas
01:25

This lecture covers:

  • How to adjust the measurement unit setting for a drawings file.
  • Important notes to consider related to drawing's file unit of measurement
03:17

This lecture covers:

  • How to insert orthographic views from a part.
  • What is a base view.
  • Which views are connected to the base view and which are not.
  • How to add separate additional views when needed.
  • How to delete a view.
02:12

This lecture covers:

  • How to adjust the scale of drawings using:
      • already defined scales
      • custom defined scales
  • The difference between scaling the base drawing and the accompanied drawings
  • What is correct scale to pick for your drawings
07:57

This lecture covers:

  • Displaying dimensions using "Smart Dimension"
  • How much information to display in a drawing
  • Displaying hole information using "Hole Callout"
  • Adjust dimensions displays
  • Adjust display style
  • Adding Centerlines
02:13

This lecture covers:

  • The type of information displayed at the bottom of a Drawings file.
  • Adjusting the information displayed at the bottom of a Drawing file.
01:37

This lecture covers:

  • How to export a SOLIDWORKS drawings into an image or a PDF.
4 pages

This lecture covers:

  • How to interpret the following when seen in a drawing:
    • Auxiliary View
    • Section View
    • Detail View
    • Brocken-out Section View
    • Crop View
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Concluding remarks on the section: Let's Start doing 2D Drawings.
  • Check self-examination to make sure you understood the topics covered in the section.
Section 9: Additional Stuff
Article

This lecture covers:

  • Where can you get the SOLIDWOKRS associate certification test sample provided by SOLIDWORKS.
Article

This lecture covers:

  • How to take the SOLIDWORKS Associate Certification test.
Article

Course concluding remarks

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Instructor Biography

Tayseer Almattar, Founder of TforDesign

Tayseer is a Mechanical Engineer from NC State University. He is also the founder of TforDesign. In addition, for more than 4 years, Tayseer has worked extensively in instructional design and first hand training of corporate Mechanical Programs.

Throughout his career, Tayseer leveraged the power of SOLIDWORKS to both design products and mechanical-related training materials. He also holds many SOLIDWORKS professional certificates.

In the SOLIDWORscourse, Tayseer used his expertise in SOLIDWOKRS, Instructional and product Design, to produce the best course possible for you to learn SOLIDWORKS

In addition, Tayseer is currently focusing on Environmental Sustainability and it's intersection with product design. Thus, he started the SustainabilityEdu Initiative.  

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