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LEARNING TO USE SOLIDWORKS

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How can I learn SOLIDWORKS?
Training, tutorials & practice
There's no better way to learn SOLIDWORKS than attending an instructor led training course, but the videos we've compiled on this page should provide a great starting point if you're looking to learn a new topic.

The videos on this page are just the tip of the iceberg too, we regularly upload useful videos and host educational webcasts so make sure to check out our video and webcast pages, or make use of our search if you need to find information on something specific.
How can I start learning SOLIDWORKS?

Wondering where to start? Why not check out this three minute video that will introduce you to the main areas of the interface along with the basic controls, it's a must watch for anyone that’s new to SOLIDWORKS.

How can I customise the SOLIDWORKS user interface?

In this video we look through the ways to customise your SOLIDWORKS to make it easier for you to get you to get on with designing.

How do I start sketching in SOLIDWORKS?

This video will give you everything you need to know to get to grips with sketching, we will look at how to start a sketch, Creating geometry and adding relations and dimensions. This video is particularly helpful if you have recently attended the SOLIDWORKS essentials course or are planning on attending the course soon.

How do I use the basic SOLIDWORKS features?

This video will look at some basic features you can add to your designs, this will go through the location of some of the features, how to adjust the features and how they work in your designs.

How to start creating assemblies in SOLIDWORKS?

This video will look at the basics of assembly modelling in SOLIDWORKS, we will look at inserting components into an assembly, How to add mates to those components to create create controlled movements, we will also look at component states and configurations.

How do I create SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

This video will look at creating new drawing files in SOLIDWORKS. We will look at adding in custom properties, how to navigate drawings and how to create clean and clear drawings

How can I model sheet metal parts?

Sheet metal parts in SOLIDWORKS are a special category of model, this video will go through sheet metal features and how best to use them

How do you use SOLIDWORKS weldments?

This video will look at some basic features you can add to your designs, this will go through the location of some of the features, how to adjust the features and how they work in your designs.

How do you use 3D Sketches in SOLIDWORKS?

This video will show you how to to start with 3D sketching, it covers why would you use a 3D sketch, how to access a 3D sketch, what available sketch entities are in SOLIDWORKS and essential tools for 3D sketching.

How can I use SOLIDWORKS mould tools?

This video give an introduction to Mould tools. The steps required to create a mould tool. This tutorial will also give you the chance to create a mould tool for a first aid box

What is a Virtual Walkthrough?
Guided Online SOLIDWORKS Trial Experiences
Choose from our library of SOLIDWORKS Walkthroughs. This content has been created by recording actions directly from SOLIDWORKS but runs directly in your browser, allowing you to investigate the power of SOLIDWORKS at your own pace.

Straightforward to use, progress by following the instructions shown in yellow text or simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to step through. Each walkthrough features a one minute video that explains how to navigate the walkthrough and what you will create during the walkthrough.

Explore the walkthroughs to get a feel for SOLIDWORKS, or use them as step by step guides to help you learn, it's up to you.

No sign up or download required, simply pick a topic and jump straight in.

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