Fundamentals in Design and Manufacturing with SolidWorks

This 165-hour training program will be offered over 10 weeks and covers solid modelling from the industry-leading design tool SolidWorks. SolidWorks is a feature-based parametric solid modeller used for mechanical design and manufacturing.

This course covers the basic functions needed to use SolidWorks to create parts, assemblies and production drawings. Intermediate topics include design tables, sheet metal features, component design for volume manufacturing, advanced lofts, sweeps and the use of surfaces in a solid modelling environment. Advanced assembly techniques, drawing tools such as alternate views and the use of templates for drawing creation are also covered. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the advantages of parametric design

  • Develop and employ advanced sketching techniques

  • Execute modeling functions to create 3D solids

  • Utilize productivity improving commands like patterns and tables to create parts and assemblies

  • Combine models into working assemblies

  • Employ bottom-up and top-down assembly practices in part design

  • Detail parts and assemblies in 2D drawing form

  • Develop templates for use in part, assembly and drawing creation

Tuition cost

Free for eligible students. Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement. To be eligible for this free program, you must:

  • Be a resident of BC

  • Be at least 15 years of age

  • Have a social insurance number

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have protected person status

  • Be unemployed, or precariously employed (ie. Part-time, casual or seasonal)

For more information on when this course will be offered next, please contact us.