SolidWorks: The Complete Design and Rendering Course
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SolidWorks: The Complete Design and Rendering Course

Designing tutorials that are perfect for beginners: create 3D models, 2D drawings, assembly, animation and render.
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Created by Azeez Salu
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create 3D models in Solidworks
  • Create an assembly with multiple parts in SolidWorks
  • Create 2D drawings in SolidWorks
  • Create an animation in SolidWorks
  • Create high quality render images in SolidWorks Visualize
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  • You should have SolidWorks 2016 or later version installed on your computer

This course is an introduction to SolidWorks. It will take you from the very beginning of opening SolidWorks and teach you the entire designing workflow within SolidWorks. In this project based course, you will be learning how make 3D models, 2D engineering drawing, assembly, animation, and high-quality render of a check valve in SolidWorks.

My name is Azeez Salu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a skilled and motivated professional with 7 years’ experience operating computer aided drafting and design software (CAD). I specialize in engineering part design (3D), 2d drawings, animation, and photo view rendering using SolidWorks and AutoCAD. I am confident that this course will help you develop your designing skills in SolidWorks.

I will also be available at any time to answer any questions as well as help you with any issues you may come across while making your way through this course.

Even if you don’t have SolidWorks you can still take advantage of this course by downloading a student version from Dassault Systemes’ website.

Thank you and I hope to see you inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn SolidWorks
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to create 3D models
  • Anyone who wants to learn Computer Aided Drafting Design (CAD)
  • Anyone who wants to learn SolidWorks Visualize
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to render
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to create 2D Drawings in SolidWorks
  • Anyone who wants to learn Drafting Design
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Curriculum For This Course
96 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:58

I want to get to know you.
3 questions
Defining SolidWorks
3 Lectures 09:01

What is SolidWorks?

  • Mechanical design software
  • Feature Based
    • Sketched Features
      • Ex, Extrusion, Rotation, Sweeping or Lofting
    • Applied Features
      • Fillets and Chamfers
  • Parametric Modeling
    • Driving Dimensions
    • Relations
      • Note, makes it easy to edit and make changes to your part
  • Solid Modeling
    • The most complete type of geometric model in CAD Systems
      • Contains all wire frame and surface geometry needed to fully describe the edges and faces of a model
  • Used to design physical products
Preview 05:14

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to identify the different file types in SolidWorks: SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDASM

File Formats in SolidWorks

Upon completion of this lesson, you will have better understanding of how you should design any part.

Design Intent
Getting Started with SolidWorks
6 Lectures 14:13

In this lesson, you will learn how to navigate SolidWorks for the first time.

Preview 02:22

Starting a New Part

Opening and Closing Files

Part Manipulation

Changing Units

Saves the active document to disk.

To save a document, click Save (Standard toolbar) or File > Save, or press Ctrl + S.

When you save a new document, the Save As dialog box opens so that you can enter a filename or accept a default filename.

Saving Files
User Interface
5 Lectures 16:45

The Menu Bar contains a set of the most frequently used tool buttons from the Standard toolbar, the SOLIDWORKS menus, the SOLIDWORKS Search, and a fly-out menu of Help options

Menu Bar Pull Downs

The Command Manager is a context-sensitive toolbar that dynamically updates based on the toolbar you want to access. By default, it has toolbars embedded in it based on the document type.

When you click a tab below the Command Manager, it updates to show that toolbar. For example, if you click the Sketches tab, the Sketch toolbar appears.

Command Manager Tabs

The FeatureManager design tree makes many selection and filtering operations simple, and provides access to many folders and tools useful when working with models.

The FeatureManager design tree and the graphics area are dynamically linked. You can select features, sketches, drawing views, and construction geometry in either pane.

You can split the FeatureManager design tree and either display two FeatureManager instances, or combine the FeatureManager design tree with the ConfigurationManager or PropertyManager.

To toggle visibility of the FeatureManager design tree area, press F9 or click View > User Interface > FeatureManager Tree Area, which is especially useful when in full screen mode.

Feature Manager Design Trees

Heads Up View Toolbars is a  transparent toolbar in each view-port provides all the common tools necessary for manipulating the view.

Heads Up View Toolbars

Tips and How to Search For Help
Basic Sketch Tools
10 Lectures 26:17
Defining Sketch Planes

How to Make an Axis

How to Draw a Line

How to Draw a Circle

How to Draw a Slot

How to Draw a Arc

How to Draw a Polygon

How to Draw a Spline

How to Draw an Ellipse
Sketch Relations and Rules
4 Lectures 19:35
Under Defined Sketch

Fully Defined Sketch

How to Add and Delete Sketch Constraints/Relations

How to Add Dimensions to a Sketch
Modify Sketch
6 Lectures 20:15
How to Add Sketch Fillet and Chamfer

How to Trim and Extend a Sketch

Offset Entities

Mirror Entities

Linear and Circular Sketch Pattern

Move, Copy, Rotate, Scale, and Stretch Entities

This assignment will test your knowledge of the sketch tools.
Drawing First Sketches
1 question
Basic Part Modeling
19 Lectures 01:34:17
Revolved Boss/Base

Extruded Boss/Base

Convert Entities and Share Sketch

Mirror Features

Fillet and Chamfer

Revolved Cut

Circular Pattern

Linear Pattern

Sweep Boss/Base

Swept Cut

This assignment will test your modeling knowledge. Dimension is in millimeter.
Valve Cover
1 question

We will be designing the seat for our valve. Dimensions are in millimeter.
Valve Seat
1 question

Download the Resources in This Lecture

Lofted Boss/Base


Finish Nail Polish Body

Lofted Cut

Hole Wizard


How to Edit a Part
6 Lectures 13:23

How to Hide and Show Sketch

How to Edit Features

How to Suppress and Unsuppress Feature

Rollback Feature

Reorder Features
Evaluate Part
2 Lectures 03:09
Measure Tool

Mass Properties Tool
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About the Instructor
Azeez Salu
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5 Students
1 Course
CAD Designer/Draftsman

I am a design and drafting professional with 7 years of experience operating Computer Aided Drafting and Design Software (CAD). I specialize in engineering part design, drawings, and photo view rendering using SolidWorks and AutoCAD. I am proficient in reverse engineering, calculations of tolerances for parts and assemblies, problem-solving through research, and preparation of mechanical, civil, and electrical drawings from engineering notes and sketches.

In addition to my full-time job, I work part-time as a consultant, offering 2D drawings, 3D models, and photo-realistic renderings.

I enjoy making new contacts in the industry, so feel free to reach out if you have questions or comments about what I do!