This course teaches students to use SOLIDWORKS Visualize software to create professional, high quality renderings. Students learn how to import models, work with appearances and scenes, apply decals, and work with cameras and lighting. Students also learn tips for best output and even making animations.

Classroom Course 2 Days

Online Course 5 Sessions X 2 Hours

Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1 – CAD to SOLIDWORKS Visualize
Lesson 2 – Import Settings and Appearances
Lesson 3 – Decals
Lesson 4 – Cameras
Lesson 5 – Backplates, Environments and Lights
Lesson 6 – Productivity Tools
Lesson 7 – Animations and Grouping
Lesson 8 – Camera Animations
Lesson 9 – Animating Appearances, Scenes
Lesson 10 – Alternative Outputs
Appendix – Answers to Questions and Keyboard Shortcuts


Basic Photography and Imagery Concepts
MySolidworks Visualize Tutorials (Optional)

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.