Professional Modeling


Gain a Professional Edge!

Professional Modeling says it all. This course shows you how to create professionally sound SolidWorks models. You’ll also learn practical ways of working with SolidWorks.

It starts by showing you the components of the SOLIDWORKS user interface and then quickly moves to the development of custom templates. You’ll practice the fundamentals of creating sketches and using basic commands like Extrude, Cut, and Revolve, and then you’ll being working with more advanced commands.

You can make linear patterns in both the sketch and part modeling environments. So this course examines the benefits and shortcomings of each method. In fact, it shows you a multitude of different commands and procedures that can be used to create the same feature while explaining the benefits of each method. This gives you the ability to choose the best approach no matter what you’re working on.

Advanced commands like Loft, Sweep, and Shell are explained with the same due diligence. You’ll not only know how the commands work you’ll learn how to leverage them to build robust models. Your models will be editable and you will never need to scrap them just to start over.

Too often models are scrapped because they have become too complex or cannot be edited. In most cases this is caused by poor practice. Sound practice and structured procedures is the solution, and that’s what this course teaches.

You will know what it takes to quickly and accurately build models that are bulletproof. Your models won’t need to be scrapped, and they will be constructed in such a way that anyone on your team can edit them. This is all done by using sound practices and procedures used by professionals.

You’ll practice adding mounting bosses, ribs, and draft, learn strategies for adding finishing features like fillets and chamfers, and the list goes on.

This course is packed with tips and tricks that will help assure your models are constructed quickly and accurately. They’ll also be constructed using sound procedures that assure your models will be editable throughout the life of the product.

69 Lessons (Listed Below)
7.0 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2018 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® 2018: Professional Modeling

Permanent license installs on your computer

SOLIDWORKS® 2018: Professional Modeling
Download + USB

Permanent license installs on your computer

What to Buy


Download plus USB

Online Training

Watch lessons from your phone, tablet, or computer. Visit our SOLIDWORKS Online Training to learn more.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Professional Modeling

Custom Templates
Organizing File Storage Locations
Creating Sketches
Shaded Sketch Contours
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
Wrap Path and Guide Curve
Advanced Sweep Profile 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