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The SOLIDWORKS Essentials class is not enough to ensure success; very few users will get what they need by taking it alone. In fact, we recommend that 90% of our students should take at minimum: SOLIDWORKS Essentials, SOLIDWORKS Drawings, and SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling. These classes are just the beginning steps toward achieving the greatest results with SOLIDWORKS.

Custom Paths Lead to Success

With our suggested training paths, we take the guesswork out of which classes would be most beneficial for each student. Our recommendations consider job responsibilities, industries, and the proper solutions to recommend a specific path that results in the correct classes to maximize training time and dollars.

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Machine Design

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Surface Modeling
  6. Weldments
  7. Simulation
  8. Motion
  9. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*
  10. Sheet Metal (optional)

Consumer Products

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Surface Modeling
  6. Plastics
  7. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*
  8. Sheet Metal (optional) 

Single Parts Only

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Simulation
  4. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Sheet Metal Fabrication (Parts Only)

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Sheet Metal
  4. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Mold Design

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Surface Modeling
  6. Mold Design
  7. Plastics
  8. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Stamping Die Design

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Sheet Metal
  6. Surface Modeling
  7. Mold Design
  8. Logopress3
  9. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Wood Furniture or Casework

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Simulation

Technical Publications- SOLIDWORKS

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Visualize 
  4. Using SOLIDWORKS Composer
  5. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Technical Publications- Non-SOLIDWORKS

  1. Visualize 
  2. Using SOLIDWORKS Composer
  3. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Routed Systems

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Routing: Piping and Tubing
  6. Simulation
  7. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

CAD Power User

  1. Essentials
  2. Drawings
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Sheet Metal
  6. Weldments
  7. Routing: Piping and Tubing
  8. Mold Design
  9. Surface Modeling
  10. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*
  11. PDM Professional Administrator*

Design Analyst

  1. Essentials
  2. Advanced Part Modeling
  3. Simulation
  4. Motion
  5. Simulation Professional
  6. Flow Simulation
  7. Simulation Premium: Nonlinear
  8. Simulation Premium: Dynamics
  9. PDM Professional or PDM Standard*

Electrical Design

  1. Electrical – Schematic
  2. Electrical – 3D
  3. Electrical – Advanced

* Recommended for administrators and users that want to better manage their product data.