SOLIDWORKS: from Scratch to Professional
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SOLIDWORKS: from Scratch to Professional

Create production-ready 3d & 2d designs in Solidworks in 8 weeks without technical overwhelm or confusion.

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SOLIDWORKS: from Scratch to Professional

Tayseer Amattar, founder and managing director of TforDesign, author of Learn SOLIDWORKS, and seasoned instructor on the subject, brings you SOLIDWORKS: from Scratch to Professional, the complete SOLIDWORKS course with live classes, real-life projects, and teamwork.

In this 8-week course, you’ll take a deep dive into the program itself and learn how to navigate its myriad of features, design complex parts, and generate 2D renderings and bill of materials. You’ll also learn how to incorporate design tables and multiple configurations to optimize your designs, generate complex dynamic and static assemblies, and generate 3D models and drawings.

In the competitive world of design, knowing how to use SOLIDWORKS will help you stand out from the crowd and get that dream job!

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Program Structure

Typical week in the cohort

Communication and networking are core components of the ClasspertX course experience. In this course, you will be part of a global learning community. In order to accommodate all participants, we have designed much of the course experience to take place asynchronously, with a synchronous class session that occurs weekly on Saturdays

Async Sessions on Discord
~ 2 hours of self-paced material during the week
  • Reading from the book
    Includes a free copy of the book

    This course is centered around Learn SOLIDWORKS: Get up to speed with key concepts and tools to become an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional which will be used as a supplementary material for the classes

  • Videos
  • Quizzes
  • Exercises
  • Students will be prompted to submit questions during the week, and the instructor should choose questions to answer for students during the weekend session
Illustration of people using Discord
Sync Sessions on Zoom
~ 2 hours of lectures and exercises on the weekend
  • Q&A with the instructor
  • Additional demos / examples of key topics
  • Group practice - students break out to work on an exercise
  • Group discussion
Sync sessions on Zoom

Syllabus

Week 1 - Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
  • Understand what is expected of them in this course
  • Understand what the course will cover
  • Understand how to get the most out of this course
  • Talk about my background and introduce mentors
  • Learn what is Parametric modeling
  • Heads up on the project
  • Identify the different parts of the SOLIDWORKS interface
  • Sketch basic 2D sketches including lines, rectangles, circles, and arcs
  • Understand the position of 2D sketches in building 3D models
Week 2 - Features - Part One
  • Apply special sketching commands including offset, trim, mirrors, and patterns
  • Understand what are features in SOLIDWORKS
  • Apply basic features to build 3D models including extruded boss and cut, revolve boss and cut, fillets and chamfers
Week 3 - Features - Part Two
  • Build more complex 3D models using features like Swept boss and cut and loft boss and cut
  • Apply Guide curves with lofted boss and cut
  • Carry out mass properties evaluation
Week 4 - Assemblies - Part 1
  • Understand what assemblies in SOLIDWORKS are
  • Build assemblies using standard mates
Week 5 - Drawings and bills of materials
  • Understand the purpose and principles for SOLIDWORKS Drawings
  • Interpret lines and views found in engineering drawings
  • Be able to construct simple engineering drawings
  • Be able to produce and adjust bills of materials
Week 6 - Features - Part 3
  • Apply advanced 3D modeling features including shell, draft, and rib
  • Be able to use the hole wizard to add standard holes
  • Utilize multi-body parts modeling approach
Week 7 - Configurations, Design Tables, and Equation
  • Be able to link different parts of the 3D model using equations
  • Be able to manually introduce design configurations
  • Be able to introduce design Configurations using Design tables
  • Be able to modify existing configurations
Week 8 - Assemblies advanced mates and evaluation
  • Apply the different advanced mates including profile center, width, path mate, linear/linear couplers, and distance and angle ranges
  • Utilize basic assemblies evaluation tools like collision and interference detection

What you'll learn

  • Navigate around SOLIDWORKS
  • Design relatively complex parts
  • Generate 2D engineering drawings and bills of materials
  • Incorporate design tables and multiple configurations to optimize your designs
  • Generate complex dynamic and static assemblies

Who this course is for

3D modeling is like a superpower that enables you to make tangible artifacts with both modern and classic manufacturing technologies. It enables the creation of better artifacts faster and with fewer issues. This is what makes this skill valuable and sought after for design and manufacturing organizations. It is also an essential skill for makers. The best part is that anyone can learn it.

Tayseer Almattar

Who this course is for

Target Audience
  • People looking to start a new career or advancing an existing one
  • People looking to start a hobby being a maker
  • Students pursuing technical degress like engineering and design
Prerequisites
  • Basic ability to read engineering drawings is helpful

Your Instructors

Tayseer Almattar
Tayseer Almattar

Tayseer is the founder and managing director of TforDesign, an avid SOLIDWORKS user, and the author of Learn SOLIDWORKS: Get up to speed with key concepts and tools to become an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional. He continuously writes about design innovation and publishes YouTube videos of the same. He believes in the power of design in enabling sustainable business innovation.

This program will grow you to be independent in navigating your way through any 3D modeling challenge. We will also expect you to connect with your classmates and build a strong support network into the future.
Career Highlights
  • Author of the Learn SOLIDWORKS books
  • SOLIDWORKDS Champion
  • Regular speaker on various design topics
Relevant Publications in the Field
Learn SOLIDWORKS: Get up to speed with key concepts and tools to become an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional
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Florin Tirdea

I received the book as part of a review step and this is, indeed, a true complete guide to Solidworks. You can easily find any information through table of contents, very well structured. If you want to know the why and how, this is the book you need, mainly if you just started using Solidworks or if you are a beginner. But… it gives you more than knowledge, it gives you a healthy workflow style (easy-fix tips and tricks in case you designed something ”wrong”). I have attended a couple of online courses of this author, and he is a mastermind of design thinking, not only in Solidworks, but also from an educational standpoint. Also, are presented a lot of ways to design a part – useful, time-saver and inclusive. I believe this is a great reference for more experienced users in case you want to try a new design method / feature or workflow. Can’t go wrong having this book it!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I get my company to pay for my course?

    We can issue an invoice directly to your company. The steps we need you to take are:

    1. Sign up at Classpert and send us your username or the email you use to register on Classpert
    2. Provide us with the following company information: name, full address, email and tax ID

    Once we receive the payment confirmation, we’ll enroll you in the class

    How can I get my company to pay for my course? We can issue an invoice directly to your company. The steps we need you to take are: 1. Sign up at Classpert and send us your username or the email you use to register on Classpert 2. Provide us with the following company information: name, full address, email and tax ID Once we receive the payment confirmation, we'll enroll you in the class
  • Do I receive a certificate at the end of the course?

    To be eligible to earn a certificate, you need to complete the final project with a passing grade.

    Do I receive a certificate at the end of the course? To be eligible to earn a certificate, you need to complete the final project with a passing grade.
  • Is attending the live sessions required?

    All live sessions are recorded and made available to all students later, so attending them is not mandatory. However, we strongly encourage all students to attend live sessions whenever possible. This is the chance to get your questions directly answered by the instructor and network with other students during breakout sessions. If you do not attend the live session, you can still get your questions answered on our Discord server.

    Is attending the live sessions required? All live sessions are recorded and made available to all students later, so attending them is not mandatory. However, we strongly encourage all students to attend live sessions whenever possible. This is the chance to get your questions directly answered by the instructor and network with other students during breakout sessions. If you do not attend the live session, you can still get your questions answered on our Discord server.
  • Do I still get access to all materials after the class is over?

    Yes, you get lifetime access to all class materials and the community after the class is over. Additionally, new content that is added to future cohorts will be made available to yours too.

    Do I still get access to all materials after the class is over? Yes, you get lifetime access to all class materials and the community after the class is over. Additionally, new content that is added to future cohorts will be made available to yours too.
  • I work full time. Will this interfere with this course?

    The course is structured in such a way that knowledge is built in incremental steps until you’re able to demonstrate you’ve reached the course’s learning goals by turning in the final project and getting a passing grade. Homework and class activities are mostly peer-graded or self-graded so turning them in is not required. If you can’t find the time to complete those activities there will be no penalties. As long as you achieve the learning goals, you should be fine.

    I work full time. Will this interfere with this course? The course is structured in such a way that knowledge is built in incremental steps until you're able to demonstrate you've reached the course's learning goals by turning in the final project and getting a passing grade. Homework and class activities are mostly peer-graded or self-graded so turning them in is not required. If you can't find the time to complete those activities there will be no penalties. As long as you achieve the learning goals, you should be fine.
  • How do refunds work?

    If the course does not meet your expectations you can ask for a full refund before the end of week 1. Please, read the text below to check conditions:

    1. Students who are absent from class will not receive a refund. While we expect students to participate in the class according to the schedule outlined in the syllabus - including completing the weekly assignments (readings, videos, quizzes, and exercises) and attending scheduled class sessions - students who cannot attend will still be able to view recordings of class sessions asynchronously, and thus can fully participate in the course.
    2. If a student has a personal situation arise that prevents them from continuing to participate in the course, the student must immediately notify the Classpert course manager. In such a case, Classpert will allow the student to continue in a future cohort, beginning the course again at week one. If a student does not proactively notify Classpert’s course manager of a scheduling conflict, the student will be considered an absent participant in the course, and will not be eligible for a deferment.
    3. If the lead instructor(s) can’t continue the course for any reason, we will offer admission to a future cohort. If the lead instructor is not able to offer future cohorts, we will offer a refund according to the schedule outlined below.
    4. If a student chooses to withdraw from the course, Classpert will refund whatever portion of the tuition is eligible, given the proration schedule outlined below. Students who withdraw from the course will immediately lose access to the course materials.

    Students who withdraw from the course will immediately lose access to the course materials. If a student satisfies all conditions above for terminating enrollment in a course, their tuition will be refunded in an amount based on the number of weeks that have concluded, minus the list price of the shipped class materials.

    Weeks will be considered concluded when the lecture for that week ends. For example, week 1 will conclude when the lecture for week 1 ends.

    Tuition Refund Proration Schedule

    1. Less than 1 week of the course (from the kickoff class until the conclusion of the week 1 lecture): 100% tuition refund
    2. After 1 week of the course (after conclusion of week 1 lecture): 80% tuition refunded
    3. After 2 weeks of the course (after the conclusion of the week 2 lecture): 60% tuition refunded
    4. After 3 weeks of the course (after the conclusion of the week 3 lecture): 40% tuition refunded
    5. After 4 weeks of the course (after the conclusion of the week 4 lecture): 20% tuition refunded After 5 of the course weeks have concluded, no refunds will be offered
    How do refunds work? If the course does not meet your expectations you can ask for a full refund before the end of week 1. Please, read the text below to check conditions: <ol type="a"> <li>Students who are absent from class will not receive a refund. While we expect students to participate in the class according to the schedule outlined in the syllabus - including completing the weekly assignments (readings, videos, quizzes, and exercises) and attending scheduled class sessions - students who cannot attend will still be able to view recordings of class sessions asynchronously, and thus can fully participate in the course.</li> <li>If a student has a personal situation arise that prevents them from continuing to participate in the course, the student must immediately notify the Classpert course manager. In such a case, Classpert will allow the student to continue in a future cohort, beginning the course again at week one. If a student does not proactively notify Classpert’s course manager of a scheduling conflict, the student will be considered an absent participant in the course, and will not be eligible for a deferment.</li> <li>If the lead instructor(s) can’t continue the course for any reason, we will offer admission to a future cohort. If the lead instructor is not able to offer future cohorts, we will offer a refund according to the schedule outlined below.</li> <li>If a student chooses to withdraw from the course, Classpert will refund whatever portion of the tuition is eligible, given the proration schedule outlined below. Students who withdraw from the course will immediately lose access to the course materials.</li> </ol> Students who withdraw from the course will immediately lose access to the course materials. If a student satisfies all conditions above for terminating enrollment in a course, their tuition will be refunded in an amount based on the number of weeks that have concluded, minus the list price of the shipped class materials. Weeks will be considered concluded when the lecture for that week ends. For example, week 1 will conclude when the lecture for week 1 ends. Tuition Refund Proration Schedule <ol type="a"> <li>Less than 1 week of the course (from the kickoff class until the conclusion of the week 1 lecture): 100% tuition refund</li> <li>After 1 week of the course (after conclusion of week 1 lecture): 80% tuition refunded</li> <li>After 2 weeks of the course (after the conclusion of the week 2 lecture): 60% tuition refunded</li> <li>After 3 weeks of the course (after the conclusion of the week 3 lecture): 40% tuition refunded</li> <li>After 4 weeks of the course (after the conclusion of the week 4 lecture): 20% tuition refunded After 5 of the course weeks have concluded, no refunds will be offered</li> </ol>
  • Do I need to do anything to get ready for the course?

    No, all class instructions will be given by the instructor to the classroom during the kickoff session.

    Do I need to do anything to get ready for the course? No, all class instructions will be given by the instructor to the classroom during the kickoff session.
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