Solidworks: Learn by Following and Doing Short Projects

Master SolidWorks from Beginner to Advanced: In-Depth Tutorials for Engineering, Product Design, & 3D Printing.
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What you'll learn

  • Efficiently navigate and use the SolidWorks interface.
  • Design complex parts, assemblies, and real-life projects using SolidWorks.
  • Master the essentials of SolidWorks, including assembly, simulation, sheet metal, structural members, and more.
  • Create a variety of mechanical designs, such as coils, springs, pipes, ducts, turbines, and camshafts.
  • Apply various design approaches and techniques to enhance their SolidWorks proficiency.
  • Develop the skills needed to become a qualified SolidWorks associate.
  • Gain the confidence to include SolidWorks expertise in their résumé and professional portfolio.
  • Use advanced SolidWorks features, such as lofts, sweeps, and shell commands, to create complex shapes.
  • Develop techniques for creating parametric and adaptable models using design tables, configurations, and equations.
  • Gain a solid foundation for pursuing advanced SolidWorks certifications, such as the Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) or Expert (CSWE) exams.
  • Learn industry-relevant skills that can be applied across various engineering and design disciplines, such as automotive, aerospace, consumer products, and indu
  • Understand and apply best practices for efficient and precise modeling in SolidWorks.
  • Understand the concept of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and how to apply it using SolidWorks.
  • Master the use of SolidWorks’ in-built drawing tools to create detailed technical documentation of your designs.
  • Gain expertise in using SolidWorks for rapid prototyping and 3D printing applications.
  • Learn how to use the SolidWorks PDM (Product Data Management) system for efficient data management
  • Develop an understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and how to implement it in SolidWorks
  • Understand how to create and manage large assemblies in SolidWorks, including the use of Lightweight components and SpeedPak configurations
This course includes:
2 total hours on-demand video
0 articles
0 downloadable resources
17 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • Basic familiarity with the SolidWorks interface: Students should know how to navigate the software and access its core features. This will help them quickly dive into the hands-on learning experience.
  • SolidWorks software: Students need to have SolidWorks 2016 or later installed on their computer to follow along with the tutorials and complete the projects. A free trial or educational version of the software can be used if available.
  • A computer capable of running SolidWorks: Ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for running SolidWorks. This typically includes a compatible operating system, adequate RAM, a dedicated graphics card, and sufficient storage space.
  • A basic understanding of mechanical design and engineering concepts: While not mandatory, having a foundation in these areas will help students grasp the course content more effectively.
  • Willingness to learn and practice: The course is designed with a learn-by-doing approach, so students should be ready to actively engage in the learning process and practice the skills they acquire.
  • Strong problem-solving skills: As students progress through the course and work on complex projects, they will encounter design challenges that require creative and effective solutions. Developing strong problem-solving skills will be invaluable in overcoming these obstacles.
  • Time management and commitment: To get the most out of the course, students should set aside dedicated time for learning, practice, and applying the skills they acquire. Consistent effort and commitment will lead to better results and a more rewarding learning experience.
  • Internet Connection: As the course is online, students will need a reliable internet connection to access the course materials and download necessary files
  • Patience and Perseverance: Learning SolidWorks is a process, and students may find some parts challenging. Being patient and persistent will help in overcoming hurdles and mastering the software.
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English: All course materials and instructions are provided in English. Therefore, a basic understanding of the English language will be necessary to comprehend the content effectively.
  • Enthusiasm for 3D Design: An interest in 3D design and modeling can greatly enhance the learning experience, making it more engaging and enjoyable.
  • Attention to Detail: Given the precision required in SolidWorks designs, having an eye for detail will be beneficial in producing accurate and high-quality work.


Welcome to “Quick Solidworks Hands-On Training.” This course is all about getting you familiar with the basics of Solidworks modeling in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Solidworks is a powerful tool, and while it can seem daunting at first, with the right guidance, anyone can get the hang of its essential features.

The idea behind this course is simple: short lessons that you can fit into any part of your day. Each lesson is designed to be brief, usually wrapping up in under 10 minutes. This way, even if you have just a little free time, you can learn something new. And before you know it, all those small lessons add up, and you’ll find yourself more comfortable with Solidworks modeling.

Who is this course for? Well, anyone really. If you’re new to Solidworks and want a gentle introduction, this is for you. If you’ve dabbled in it before but need a refresher, you’ll find this course helpful too. I tried to make the content as accessible as possible, avoiding jargon and focusing on clear, practical examples.

One of the things we believe in is learning by doing. That’s why, throughout the course, you’ll find hands-on exercises. These aren’t just random tasks; they’re carefully chosen to reinforce what you’ve learned. By actively engaging with Solidworks, you’ll internalize the concepts much better than just watching or reading about them.

“Feedback is a gift” Over time, many learners have shared their thoughts, questions, and suggestions. This has been invaluable. It’s helped shape the course, making it better for everyone. So, if at any point you have something to share, please do. It’s a community here, and everyone’s input is appreciated.

Lastly, remember that learning is a journey. There might be moments of challenge, but that’s okay. Every time you overcome a hurdle, you grow. And with each lesson, you’re taking a step forward. So, take your time, enjoy the process, and know that with every lesson, you’re building a valuable skill.

Thank you for considering “Quick Solidworks Hands-On Training.” I hope to be a part of your learning journey.

Who this course is for:

  • Students pursuing a degree or career in mechanical engineering, industrial design, or related fields, who want to gain hands-on experience with SolidWorks and improve their design skills.
  • Engineers and designers working in industries such as automotive, aerospace, consumer products, and industrial equipment, looking to enhance their SolidWorks expertise and stay competitive in their professional roles.
  • Beginners with little or no prior experience in SolidWorks or CAD software, who prefer a practical, learn-by-doing approach to quickly acquire the necessary skills and knowledge.
  • Intermediate users of SolidWorks seeking to expand their design capabilities, learn new techniques, and explore advanced features of the software to create more complex and innovative projects.
  • Professionals from non-engineering fields who want to learn SolidWorks for cross-disciplinary projects or to transition into design and engineering roles within their industry.
  • Hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts interested in learning SolidWorks to bring their creative ideas to life, develop custom solutions, or pursue personal projects.
  • Individuals preparing for SolidWorks certifications, such as the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) or Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exams, who want to strengthen their skills and knowledge before attempting the certification tests.
  • Instructors and educators in the fields of mechanical engineering, industrial design, or related disciplines who want to familiarize themselves with SolidWorks and incorporate it into their teaching curriculum.
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners involved in product development, prototyping, or manufacturing, who need to learn SolidWorks to streamline their design process, enhance collaboration, and reduce production costs.
  • Freelancers and consultants in the engineering and design industry looking to expand their service offerings by adding SolidWorks expertise to their professional skillset.
  • Professionals in fields like architecture, civil engineering, and construction who want to broaden their design capabilities by learning SolidWorks, enabling them to work on a wider range of projects.
  • Individuals considering a career change or looking to break into the engineering and design industry, who want to acquire a marketable and in-demand skill like SolidWorks proficiency.
  • 3D printing enthusiasts who want to learn SolidWorks to design custom parts and models for their personal projects or to offer 3D printing services.
  • Individuals involved in robotics, automation, or mechatronics who want to learn SolidWorks to design and develop mechanical components and assemblies for their projects.
  • Design and technology educators looking to expand their knowledge of 3D modeling software to keep their curriculum current and engaging, and prepare their students for future careers in engineering and design.
  • Professionals in the rapid prototyping industry seeking to improve their skills in SolidWorks for more efficient and accurate development of prototypes.
  • Makers and inventors who want to learn SolidWorks to create more professional and precise designs for their inventions.
  • Students preparing for design competitions such as robotics or automotive design competitions who need to learn SolidWorks to effectively design and simulate their entries.
  • Engineers working in the sustainable energy industry looking to enhance their design capabilities in SolidWorks for creating and improving renewable energy solutions, such as wind turbines or solar panels.
  • Artists and creatives interested in exploring the intersection of technology and art through 3D design and modeling in SolidWorks.
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