SOLIDWORKS for Machinists

The SOLIDWORKS for Machinists course will teach you the basics for creating parts, assemblies and configurations when designing or modifying parts and machining stock

SOLIDWORKS for Machinists Overview

This training course is designed for CNC machinists, programmers and setters, who are interested in gaining basic SOLIDWORKS modeling skills for machining with SOLIDWORKS CAM software.

This 2 day course covers the knowledge needed so that parts that are going to be machined on a mill or lathe can be modeled from scratch using SOLIDWORKS or existing SOLIDWORKS parts can be modified.

Note: this is not a replacement for the SOLIDWORKS CAM Essentials course and is ideal for machinists who require basic SOLIDWORKS training.

This training course will help you to:
  • Create parametric sketches
  • Create parts and build assemblies
  • Create and control different versions of parts with configurations
  • Modify parts for machining and machining stock
Course Duration

2 Days (7 hours/day)

Skill Level

Basic Course

Course Type

Live Hands-on Instructor Led Training Course from delivered by a SOLIDWORKS Machining Expert

SOLIDWORKS for Machinists Course Requirements & Benefits

Understand the course requirements and the skills you will acquire after completing the SOLIDWORKS course

Requirements

Basic Windows™ knowledge

Reviewed basic tutorials included with the SOLIDWORKS Help

Features Targeted

Sketching & feature creation

Part creation & modification

Bottom-up assembly modeling

Acquired Skills

Able to create parts

Able to build assemblies

Able to configure parts

"The method of instruction in teaching SOLIDWORKS was very effective. Each lesson was informative and complemented with time for practice in the form of exercises that reinforced the skills that were clearly demonstrated during lecture time. Extremely patient, the instructor always made sure to answer questions and clarify answers. I am certainly better prepared with more skills and more efficient CAD techniques."

— Joe Felice, Self Employed

"I'm transitioning from AutoCAD to SOLIDWORKS and this course has allowed me to get up to speed quickly so that I can confidently work in SOLIDWORKS now."

— Gerard Cormier, SPI Health and Safety

SOLIDWORKS for Machinists Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Basics and the User Interface

  • What is SOLIDWORKS Software?
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • The SOLIDWORKS User Interface
  • Using the Command Manager

Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling

  • Basic Modeling
  • Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Selector
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft 

  • Design Intent
  • Boss Feature with Draft
  • Symmetry in the Sketch
  • Sketching Inside the Model
  • View Options
  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
  • Copy & Paste Features

Lesson 5: Patterning

  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Reference Geometry
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Up To Reference
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

Lesson 6: Revolved Features

  • Design Intent
  • Revolved Features
  • Edit Material

Lesson 7: Editing: Repairs

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert

Lesson 8: Editing: Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Replace Sketch Entity

Lesson 9: Configurations

  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods to Create Configurations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Part that Have Configurations
  • Design Library

Lesson 10: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go

Lesson 11: Using Assemblies

  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions

Appendix

  • Options Settings
  • Document Templates

Training Methods

Choose the training method right for you

Training

Group/Public Training

Receive training as a group (limited amount per class) from certified instructors using vendor approved training content and methodologies.

Training is delivered either live online or in a traditional classroom environment.

Advantages
  • Cost effective training method.
  • More effective than video based training, with videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
3DEXPERIENCE Onsite Training

Private Training

This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

Training is available live online, in-person classroom or onsite at your location.

Advantages
  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Training Courses

Choose a scheduled SOLIDWORKS for Machinists course

Date & Time
  • July 24, 2024 - July 25, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Location
Live Online
Date & Time
  • October 23, 2024 - October 24, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Location
Live Online

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