Becoming a Certified SolidWorks Associate for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of 3D design and prepare for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification exam.
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Course Description

About the Course:

Becoming a Certified SolidWorks Associate for Beginners, is a self-paced learning course that introduces the fundamental skills in SolidWorks 3D design software. Participants of this course will learn core skills in creating part, assembly and drawing documents in SolidWorks. This course not only provides you with high quality content, taught by certified experts, it also leads into industry recognized certification, the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification.

Why should I take this course?

SolidWorks 3D design software is a widely adopted, and the best-in-class 3D computer aided design (CAD) software, that is used in design, engineering, research and education fields. Whether you are an industry professional, wanting to become more productive in 3D design and manufacturing; or a student, who wants to pick up industry-relevant skills, and be more employable; or a hobbyist, who wants to realize your creative ideas for 3D printing and other prototyping technologies, this course, is for you.

This course not only provides tried and tested training methodology in 3D CAD/CAM/CAE technologies, it guides you in attaining an industry recognized certification – the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA).

The Becoming a Certified Solidworks Associate for Beginners course, is originally, a 30-hour instructor led training programme, that has been converted into a self-paced learning course, with the objective of making it Affordable, Accessible, and Value-Adding to learners. This course is developed and taught by Chevy Kok, a Certified SolidWorks Instructor, who has directly trained and certified hundreds of students, in physical, instructor-led courses. You have the guarantee that you are learning from the best in the field!

What are the highlights in the course?

By taking this course, you get to participate in a blended learning experience, which features the following benefits:

  • Self-paced learning (anytime, anywhere learning).
  • Access course materials on Udemy website or iOS and Android apps.
  • Course is closed-caption (CC) for added clarity in delivery.
  • Blend of video instruction, quiz questions, and hands-on practice exercises.
  • Understand best practices from the best in 3D design
  • Learn on the latest version of the SolidWorks 2015 software..
  • Periodic course updates with design projects.

What are the requirements?

  • Access to SolidWorks Standard, Professional or Premium software. Course is conducted in SolidWorks 2015 version.
  • PC with an internet connection.
  • Tablet for Smartphone with Udemy app installed on iOS or Android devices for Mobile Learning.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the SolidWorks User Interface (UI) and 3D Parametric Modeling
  • Understand how to create 2D sketches, and fully define them with dimensions and sketch relations.
  • Create multi-feature parts with Extruded and Fillet features.
  • Create axissymetric parts with Revolved and Chamfer features.
  • Create custom sketch planes.
  • Create free-form geometry with Lofted features.
  • Create model geometry with Swept features.
  • Create repeatable and symmetrical models with Patterns and Mirror.
  • Understand Bottom-Up Assembly process and constrain assembly components with mates.
  • Evaluate assemblies and modify/edit designs.
  • Create Exploded View of Assemblies.
  • Understand angles of projection and 2D Drawings creation.
  • Create different types of drawing views, and insert specialized annotations in detailing of drawings.
  • Create assembly drawings with bill of materials, balloons, and assembly sections.
  • Confidently attempt the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification exam.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginners who are new to 3D parametric modeling in SolidWorks. Through this course, students will learn the fundamentals to 3D modeling and be ready to attempt the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam.
  • This course is highly recommended for individuals who would like to enhance their resume with industry-relevant skills, by becoming a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA). *Please note that the exam fees for the CSWA exam is not included in this course.
  • This course is suitable for industry professionals (designers, engineers, scientists, consultants etc.) requiring 3D design skills, and be more productive in SolidWorks software.
  • This course is suitable for students, who wants to learn industry-relevant skills and be more employable.
  • This course is suitable for makers or hobbyists, who wants to realize their creative ideas in 3D, and design for 3D printing and other prototyping technologies.
  • This course is suitable for freelancers, who wants enhanced relevance, by adding design skills in SolidWorks to their portfolio.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction & Course Overview
03:18

This is an introductory video lesson of this course, Becoming a Certified SolidWorks Associate for Beginners. This video lesson covers the course outline, and provides an overview of what you can achieve in this course. This introductory video also provides you with important information pertaining to the course, and the recommended approach in taking the course.

02:25

A short video introduction of Chevy Kok, the course creator and instructor for this Selfpac3D course, Becoming a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) for Beginners. Chevy is an experienced specialist in Computer Aided Design (CAD)/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies. Chevy holds the following certifications in SolidWorks:

  • Certified SolidWorks Instructor
  • Certified SolidWorks Simulation Instructor
  • Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE)
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)
  • SolidWorks Elite Applications Engineer
Section 2: Introduction to User Interface & 3D Parametric Modeling
00:33

Overview of Section 2: Introduction to User Interface & 3D Parametric Modeling

12:56

This video lesson provides an overview of the SolidWorks User Interface (UI), and a quick overview of the model manipulation techniques in SolidWorks. You will learn:

  • Terminology of the SolidWorks User Interface
  • Model manipulation techniques with mouse and keyboard shortcut
  • Basic File Management
06:15

An introduction to 3D parametric modeling. Learn the foundations and concepts on how 3D geometry is created or removed:

  • Differences between sketch-based and applied features.
  • Geometry creation and removal with Extruded features.
  • Geometry creation and removal with Revolved features.
  • Geometry creation and removal with Swept features.
  • Geometry creation and removal with Lofted features.
  • Rounding edges with Fillet feature.
  • Breaking edges with Chamfer feature.
8 questions

Quiz on the SolidWorks User Interface

00:47

Conclusion of Section 2: Introduction to User Interface & 3D Parametric Modeling.

Section 3: Introduction to Sketching
00:59

Overview of Section 3: Introduction to Sketching.

12:45

This video lesson provides a detailed overview of the various sketch entities and sketch tools in SolidWorks. Learn how to create the following entities:

  • Line Entity
  • Midpoint Line
  • Circle
  • Perimeter Circle
  • Corner Rectangle
  • Center Rectangle
  • 3-Point Corner Rectangle
  • 3-Point Center Rectangle
  • Parallelogram
  • Polygon
  • Spline
  • Ellipse
  • Partial Ellipse
  • Parabola
  • Conic
  • Construction Geometry
  • Trim Entities
07:32

Learn how to fully define sketches by constraining the sketches with dimensions. You will learn about the different types of dimensions, and evaluating types of dimensions to fully define the sketch. Learn how to fully define sketches by adding:

  • Linear dimension
  • Horizontal/Vertical dimensions
  • Dimension between points
  • Angular dimension
  • Diameter dimension
  • Radial dimension
07:47

Learn how to fully define sketches by adding sketch relations to various sketch entities. You will learn about different types of sketch relations, and evaluate the types of relations to add to fully define the sketch. Learn how to fully define sketches by adding the following relations:

  • Coincident
  • Midpoint
  • Collinear
  • Parallel
  • Perpendicular
  • Tangent
  • Concentric
  • Coradial
  • Equal
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
12:09

Learn different approaches of creating the same sketch profile of an L-shaped plate, fully define them, and create our very first 3D model with the Extruded Boss/Base feature.

6 questions

Quiz on the basics of Sketching in SolidWorks.

00:52

Conclusion of Section 3: Introduction to Sketching.

Section 4: Basic Part Modeling with Extrude Features
00:58

Overview of Section 4: Basic Part Modeling with Extrude Features.

17:47

Learn the thought process when planning to model a multi-feature part, a bracket. Decide on a suitable sketch plane, and type of sketch profiles to create to maintain design intent. In this lesson, you will learn how to model the same part multiple times, by sketching on different planes.

Feature shown:

  • Model Orientation (Isometric View)
  • Sketching on Sketch Planes
  • Multi-feature Modeling with Extruded Boss/Base feature
  • Multi-feature Modeling with Extruded Cut feature
16:36

Put theory into practice, by modeling a multi-feature part of a bearing block, using the Extruded Boss/Base, Extruded Cut and Fillet features. Key highlights that you will learn include:

  • Modeling base feature with Extruded Boss/Base
  • Adding of draft angle to Extruded features
  • Contour Selection when creating Extruded features
  • Creating slot entities
  • Hole Wizard features
6 questions

Quiz to test your understanding on basic part modeling.

00:47

Conclusion of Section 4: Basic Part Modeling with Extrude Features.

Section 5: Introduction to Revolve Features
00:52

Overview of Section 5: Introduction to Revolve Features.

10:45

Learn how to create axis-symmetric models, with the Revolved features, in the modeling of a Spherical Bearing. Learn about creating revolve profiles, and axis of revolve. Highlights of this lesson include:

  • Creating revolve sketch profiles.
  • Creating geometry with Revolved Boss/Base feature.
  • Breaking edges with Chamfer feature.
09:23

Learn how to edit features in part modeling, with the help of the rollback bar. Create a spherical surface with the Revolved Cut feature, to fit the spherical bearing into the bearing block.

2 questions

Quiz to check your understanding on Revolved Features.

00:46

Conclusion of Section 5: Introduction to Revolve Features.

Section 6: Introduction to Sweep and Loft Features
01:08

Overview of Section 6: Introduction to Sweep and Loft Features.

07:31

Learn how to create custom sketch planes to help in creating sketch profiles for Sweep and Loft features. Knowledge of this, will provide you with more flexibility in sketching, as you are no longer bounded by the standard planes.

07:36

Learn how to create free-form model geometry, utilizing the Loft feature. The Loft feature takes multiple sketch profiles and creates or removes geometry by transiting between the profiles.

08:08

Learn how to create geometry with the Sweep feature, by moving a sketch profile along a path. Swept features are particularly useful, when modeling cables, springs and any geometry that follows a path.

6 questions

Quiz to check your understanding on Sweep and Loft features.

00:54

Conclusion of Section 6: Introduction to Sweep and Loft Features.

Section 7: Introduction to Patterns & Mirror
13:22

Learn time saving modeling features such as Linear Pattern, Circular Pattern and Mirror features, in the creation of repeatable and symmetrical features.

Section 8: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
01:12

Overview of Section 8: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling.

12:28

This video lesson, provides you with an introduction to bottom-up assembly modeling process. Learn how to insert and manipulate components, before constraining degrees of freedom with mates.

12:33

This lesson, provides you with a detailed overview of the various standard mates in SolidWorks assembly modeling.

16:54

Learn how to put all the parts that we have been modeling, into an assembly, and constrain them with mates.

13:40

Learn how to check for errors in assembly designs, be checking for static interference, and identifying dynamic interference, with the collision detection tool. Learn how to edit the components and assembly mates to correct design flaws.

10:46

Learn how to create exploded view in assembly models. Learn how to create an animation of assembly sequence, and create route lines to connect components together.

12 questions

Quiz to test your understanding on Assembly Modeling.

01:04

Conclusion of Section 8: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling.

Section 9: Creating 2D Drawings
01:08

Overview of Section 9: Creating 2D Drawings.

16:53

This video lesson provides an overview to generating 2D drawings of parts in SolidWorks. Learn how to create orthographic drawings, with dimensions and annotations in different angles of projection.

15:49

Learn about the different types of drawing views that can be created in SolidWorks drawing documents.

07:11

This video lesson provides an overview of creating different types of drawing annotations, used in the detailing of 2D technical or engineering drawings.

07:38

Learn how to create drawings of assemblies, by creating exploded view, inserting balloons and bill of materials.

10 questions

Quiz to test your understanding of creating drawings in SolidWorks.

01:05

Conclusion of Section 9: Creating 2D Drawings.

Section 10: Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Exam Preparation
04:12

This lesson will provide you with an overview of the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of passing the CSWA Exam.
  • Understand the requirements, and topics tested for the CSWA Exam.
  • Know how to purchase SolidWorks Certification Exam credits.
03:37

This lesson will provide you with an overview of the SolidWorks Certification Center. After this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Search for Certified Users in the SolidWorks Certified User directory.
  • Navigate your personal SolidWorks Certification Center account.
  • Analyze performance from previously taken certification exam.
  • Check balance exam credits in SolidWorks Certification Center.
  • Modify personal account details, list contact on certified user directory.
  • Connect SolidWorks Certification Center to LinkedIN profile.
06:13

This lesson will provide you with an overview of the Tangix TesterPro Client, used to administer SolidWorks certification exams. By the end of this lesson, you will know how to:

  • Download the Tangix TesterPro Client.
  • Create a Virtual Tester account on the SolidWorks Certification Center.
  • Redeem a SolidWorks certification exam voucher.
  • Navigate the user interface of the Tangix TesterPro Client.
  • Download attached test files from the Tangix TesterPro Client.
  • View attempted questions on the test summary screen.
  • Submit answers and obtain exam results.
  • Utilize different monitor display styles to enhance experience when taking exams.
10:28

This lesson provides you with the Essential Skills for taking the CSWA Exam. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to perform the following tasks in SolidWorks:

  • Effectively utilize the Measure tool to check for model dimensions.
  • Apply/Edit Materials and navigate the SolidWorks Material Library.
  • Utilize the Mass Properties to tool to extract mass information and center of mass location.
  • Create custom Coordinate Systems.
  • Recomputing center of mass location with custom coordinate system.
Section 11: Course Conclusion
01:19

Conclusion and wrap-up of course.

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Instructor Biography

Chevy Kok, SolidWorks Elite AE

I am an expert 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/ Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)/ Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) professional who has a special passion for education. I specialize in developing learning curriculum that incorporates innovative 3D technologies such as 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and 3D Modeling, to enhance learners' understanding of design and engineering principles.

I regularly conduct hands-on SolidWorks training courses as both a Certified SolidWorks Instructor (CSWI) and a Certified SolidWorks Simulation Instructor (CSWSI). I have also attained professional certification in this field as a Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE), Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) and a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA). I am professionally recognized as a SolidWorks Elite Applications Engineer. I am also a Certified Autodesk Professional.

I hope to be able to share with you the knowledge that I have amassed throughout my career, so that you can also attain accreditation, be more productive at work, and boost your personal employability!

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