This is an excellent introduction to SOLIDWORKS, giving the student the skills and knowledge necessary to make full use of SOLIDWORKS' power to model and annotate real products. Taught from the end-user's viewpoint, SOLIDWORKS will come alive as a real-world tool applicable to everyday engineering problems, as opposed to a static computer program.

The focus of this course is on designing parts, starting with proper sketching techniques through feature creation and editing to configurations and troubleshooting. Students are also introduced to assemblies and basic drawing sheet creation. This is a must-have course for anyone using SOLIDWORKS.

Classroom Course 5 Days

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Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface
Lesson 2 – Introduction to Sketching
Lesson 3 – Basic Part Modeling
Lesson 4 – Symmetry and Draft
Lesson 5 – Patterns
Lesson 6 – Revolved Features
Lesson 7 – Shelling and Ribs
Lesson 8 – Editing: Repairs
Lesson 9 – Editing: Design Changes
Lesson 10 – Configurations
Lesson 11 – Global Variables and Equations
Lesson 12 – Using Drawings
Lesson 13 – Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
Lesson 14 – Using Assemblies


Basic Mechanical Design Concepts

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What Our Clients Say

One of the best instructor/professors I have ever had. Easily relatable and easy to follow. Always asked if anyone needed help and walked around occasionally to look for trouble.

Mitchell Taylor

LDI Industries

The SOLIDWORKS training I received at GSC has turned me into the expert “Go to Guy” at my company.  For the times when I cannot answer my colleagues questions, GSC is one call away.  They give me the answers quickly so I can go back to being an expert!

Ryan Keenan

J.W. Speaker Corporation

The Solidworks Essentials class was packed with information delivered in a well-paced, clear format. The environment was inviting and comfortable, the people were very friendly and helpful, the instructor was a superb teacher, and the entire experience inspired creativity. The knowledge I’ve gained through this course will surely add great value to my skillset as an employee. I’m excited to take more courses at GSC!

Tory Meyer


One of the best training sessions I have taken in my 32-year career. The instructor showed a complete mastery of the subject, but could still meet students where they were starting from, and lead them to a better understanding of the material.

Mitchell Hein

CMD Corporation

Everything about the training was awesome. I have been using SOLIDWORKS for 6 years prior to taking the Essentials class, and I picked up a lot of tricks I didn't know.

Product Designer

Overall I was surprised to see how similar the online class was to the in person classes. I thought that the lecture part was identical as far as my eyes were concerned.