Continuous Professional Development

SOLIDWORKS essentials

Course Summary

With almost 200,000 companies across the world making use of SOLIDWORKS as their chosen mechanical design software, now is a great time to hone those skills with this four day, intensive online training course. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively.

Delivered by our training partner TMS, this four day course will cover the fundamentals of modelling using 3D CAD. 


This course has limited spaces available. Should you be unable to attend, please cancel your booking via Eventbrite to allow us to re-allocate your place.

Failure to cancel and or attend, may result in you being removed from any future courses. 

During this course, we will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. 

A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of this course

This course will cover the following: 

  • SOLIDWORKS basics and the user interface 
  • Introduction to sketching 
  • Basic part modelling 
  • Symmetry and draft 
  • Patterning 
  • Revolved features 
  • Shelling and ribs 
  • Editing: repairs 
  • Editing: design changes 
  • Configurations 
  • Global variables and equations 
  • Using drawings 
  • Bottom-up assembly modelling 
  • Using assemblies 

This course is suited to people who have mechanical design experience, who are new to SOLIDWORKS and engineers and or designers transitioning from 2D to 3D.

TMS is a family business with over 35 years experience providing IT Solutions for Business & Industry. The company has four divisions specialising in the following key areas:

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) software from SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk
  • Sage Business Software
  • TMS Elite - Contract Costing software
  • IT Managed Services including Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Solutions
Register to attend

Dates & Venues

Date26 - 29 April or 17 - 20 May 2021
LocationOnline learning
Duration09.30 - 16.30

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