Over the years, TriMech has developed many exclusive courses designed to meet the needs of our clients. Some of these courses extend well beyond CAD training and give our clients the tools they need to be more competitive, efficient and capable engineers. These courses, just like all our other training courses, can be taught in person or with a live in-person instructor via TriMech’s digital training platform. Here are just a few of exclusive courses that TriMech is currently delivering.
Some of these courses are only offered upon request. If you’re interested in attending a course that is not currently scheduled, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this article. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
Design for Additive Manufacturing
The explosion of 3D printing is changing how we think about design and manufacturing. The constraints of traditional manufacturing methods, such as machining or injection molding, no longer restrict the imagination or innovation of engineers. Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is a course that teaches designers and engineers how to take advantage of new 3D printing technologies and think differently about how they design to create models that were once not possible with traditional manufacturing methods. In this 2-day class, you will learn:
- Basics of additive manufacturing and various 3D printing technologies
- How 3D printing can help reduce assembly complexity via part consolidation
- Structural analysis with topology optimization to create the strongest and optimal shape that can only be produced with 3D printing
- How to design internal or external lattice structures to reduce weight and increase strength
- And more!
DFAM applies to all industries, including automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery and beyond. Whether you’re designing cutting edge end-use medical implants, rocket engines or just want to understand how to save material and make higher-quality prototypes, this class is for you.
Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Simulation
TriMech offers many advanced simulation courses, but in our Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Simulation course, we get back to basics. Upon completion, you will be better able to predict the structural performance of parts and assemblies when they are loaded under various conditions and have confidence in the accuracy of your analysis. In this half-day course, you will gain a better understanding of:
- The principles and theory behind finite element analysis (FEA)
- How to set up and run a linear-static analysis of parts and assemblies
- Post-processing and interpretation of your results to ensure accuracy
Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a course for the designer or engineer that has little to no experience with structural FEA or for the experienced Simulation user who wants a quick refresher on fundamentals.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing or (GD&T) is a universal design and manufacturing approach that leverages a symbolic language to better communicate design tolerances, form, fit and functional requirements. By applying GD&T to your 2D drawings or 3D models with Model-Based Definition (MBD), you will reduce the number of rejected or scrap parts, ensure parts fit correctly so that production doesn’t slow and add consistency to how you communicate design intent to ensure accuracy.
TriMech’s introductory GD&T course will teach you the fundamentals of the GD&T language and how you and your company can benefit from incorporating this approach to part definition into your process. In our half-day GD&T Introductory course, you will learn:
- Why GD&T is important
- What each symbol means (positional tolerance, circularity, MMC for example), when and where to use them
- How to calculate tolerance stacks and bonus tolerance
- How to leverage material modifiers – max and min material conditions
- How to implement in SOLIDWORKS in both 2D drawings or 3D MBD with DimXpert
- The benefits of leveraging GD&T in downstream machining and inspection processes
GD&T fills in the gaps left by traditional +/- tolerancing. Whether you’re a design engineer and need to communicate design intent better, a draftsman creating drawings or a machinist who needs to read and interpret drawings, our GD&T introductory class is for you.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Admin
SOLIDWORKS is easy to install and use; however, managing and ensuring that the SOLIDWORKS platform is running optimally can be challenging for some. The SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration course covers the basics of CAD administration in a SOLIDWORKS and PDM environment as well as solutions to installation deployment for large groups of users. The course is an interactive discussion of the administrative challenges commonly encountered in a SOLIDWORKS environment as well as methods of addressing those challenges. In this half-day course, you will learn:
- Key elements and considerations of individual installations
- How to manage multi-user CAD environments
- How to set up standard SOLIDWORKS images for mass deployment
- How to upgrade
- About the various license types and how to control access to them
- Hardware requirements and considerations
- How to customize and configure user settings and tailor them to your organization
- How to manage file locations for shared databases
- Best practices and settings to ensure top performance
If you are the CAD administrator for your company or department or you just want to learn more about what’s under the hood of SOLIDWORKS, this course is for you.
Our courses are designed to help you sharpen your design skills to the max! If you’re interested in attending one of these classes, please fill out the form below and reach out to us. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.