The SOLIDWORKS PCB course covers the essential tools required for developing a PCB design from logic schematics through to component placement and routing of traces on the board.

Classroom Course 3 Days

Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS PCB Basics and the User Interface
Lesson 2 – Working with PCB Design Projects
Lesson 3 – Creating Schematic Templates
Lesson 4 – Configuring the Schematic Preferences
Lesson 5 – Populating Schematics
Lesson 6 – Creating Schematic Connections
Lesson 7 – Using Schematic Annotations
Lesson 8 – Compiling and Verification
Lesson 9 – Collaborating with SOLIDWORKS
Lesson 10 – Configuring Layers and PCB Stacks
Lesson 11 – Configuring the Outline, Keepout and Cutout
Lesson 12 – Configuring Origins and Grids
Lesson 13 – Transferring Design Data
Lesson 14 – Placing Footprints
Lesson 15 – Using Design Rule Checks
Lesson 16 – Routing
Lesson 17 – Defining Polygon Pour
Lesson 18 – Inspection – Global Edition
Lesson 19 – Outputting Data


Basic PCB Design Concepts

Waiting List

If a class you would like to take is not currently on the schedule, you can email us to place you on the waiting list, and you will be notified when the class is available to take. Please include your name, company name, phone number, desired class and class location.

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.