Professional Modeling


Gain a Professional Edge!

This course covers all the modeling commands commonly used in a professional environment. You’ll learn how to quickly create bulletproof models in the shortest time possible, and you’ll learn tips and techniques that will assure that your models can easily be edited. Beginner and advanced users should start with this course because it provides founding concepts for advanced operations and procedures discussed in later courses.

It starts by showing you how sketches are used to create features. You’ll get a tour of the user interface. Practice working with implied and automatic relations while making contours in your sketches. Contours, also known as profiles, are used to create 3D features. While these are basics concepts the course quickly builds to an advanced level showing each step.

Throughout the course you’ll work on a part template that becomes the cornerstone for all the template settings you’ll learn. As your knowledge of SolidWorks become more advanced so does your custom part template. You’ll also start with simple feature commands and work your way to the most advanced commands while progressively building your skills.

For example, the Sweep command is relatively easy to understand. You create a closed profile and sweep it along a path. As you learn more about the Sweep command you’ll be able to control the size and shape of the profile as it sweeps along the path. You’ll also learn common mistakes and solutions to problems when working with the Sweep command, and you’ll learn best practices with every step. Every command listed in the list of lessons is covered with complete detail designed to assure your success.

67 Lessons (Listed Below)
6.9 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2015 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

You can also purchase a subscription to our SOLIDWORKS Online Training. This training can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer. It also expires when your subscription ends.  Subscriptions are not auto-renewed. We will send you a reminder when it’s about to expire.

SOLIDWORKS® 2015: Professional Modeling

Permanent license installs on your computer

SOLIDWORKS® 2015: Professional Modeling
Download + USB

Permanent license installs on your computer

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Online Training

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SOLIDWORKS 2015: Professional Modeling

Custom Templates
Organizing File Storage Locations
Creating Sketches
Extruding a Profile
Mastering View Commands
UI Settings
Updating Templates
Inferred and Automatic Relations
Fully Defining Sketches
Mirroring Sketch Geometry
Revolving a Profile
Extruded Cuts
Linear Patterns
Circular Patterns
Sketch Patterns vs 3D Patterns
Missing Pattern Geometry
Guide Curve Sweep
Multiple Guide Curve Sweep
Advanced Sweep Concepts
Practical Sweep Application
Introduction to the Shell command
Shell Command Strategy
Application of the Shell Command
Reusing Sketches
Introduction to the Hole Wizard
Oblique Surface Construction
Advanced Hole Placement
Finishing Features
Introduction to the Loft Command
Loft Twist and Connection Points
Loft Guide Curves

Loft Guide Curve Influence
Start and End Loft Constraints
Centerline Lofts
Closed Loop Lofts
Tangent Faces and Guide Curves
Sweep vs Loft
Using 3D Sketches
3D Sketch Planes
Advanced 3D Sketch Techniques
Mirroring Features
Introduction to Splines
Advanced Spline Constraints
Using 3D Splines
Mounting Bosses
Boss Fins
Trick for Adding Boss Ribs
Contour Ribs
Rib Matrix
Repairing Ribs
Strategy for Applying Fillets
Forcing Fillet Construction
Mouse Gestures
Shortcut Keys
Shortcut Bars
Multiple Sketch Relations
Copying Sketch Geometry
Boundary Command Details
Complex Boundaries
The Dome Command
Text on Sketches
More Text Strategies
Embossing and Engraving