Online Course Index

SOLIDWORKS Courses

Length: This class is broken into 2 half days (3 hours each).

Price: $450.00

Description: This online course teaches you how to create welded structures with standard structural members. Weld beads are also covered. Upon registration, students will receive a copy of the course book. The book will be used to work along with the instructor during the online course.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Introduction
    • About the course
    • Windows 7
    • Use of color
    • Toolbars
  • Lesson 1: Weldments
  • Lesson 2: Weldment Drawings
  • Working with Pipes and Tubing

ength: 4 days

Price: $900

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Description: Sheet Metal teaches you how to build sheet metal parts using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Building standalone sheet metal parts, and converting conventional parts to sheet metal, including in assembly context, are covered.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Lesson 1: Basic Flange Features
  • Lesson 2: Working with the Flat Pattern
  • Lesson 3: Additional Sheet Metal Techniques
  • Lesson 4: Converting to Sheet Metal
  • Lesson 5: Multibody Sheet Metal Parts
  • Lesson 6: Forming Tools and Gussets
  • Lesson 7: Additional Sheet Metal Functions

Length: 4 days

Price: $900

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Description: Assembly Modeling teaches you how to maximize your use of the assembly modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Lesson 1: Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Lesson 2: Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Lesson 3: Assembly Features, Smarts Fasteners, and Smart Components
  • Lesson 4: Assembly Editing
  • Lesson 5: Using Configurations with Assemblies
  • Lesson 6: Display States and Appearances
  • Lesson 7: Layout-based Assembly Design
  • Lesson 8: Large Assemblies

Length: 4 days; 3 hours per day

Price: $1,125

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Description: Advanced Part Modeling teaches you how to use multi-body solids, sweeping and lofting features, and the more advanced shaping capabilities of SOLIDWORKS.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Lesson 1: Multibody Design Techniques
  • Lesson 2: Saving Solid Bodies
  • Lesson 3: Sketching with Splines
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Sweeping
  • Lesson 5: Working with Curves
  • Lesson 6: Advanced Sweeping
  • Lesson 7: Boundary Feature and Lofting
  • Lesson 8: Other Advanced Tools

Length: 4 days (3 hours per day)

Price: $900

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Advanced Part Modeling

Description: Surface Modeling teaches you how to build freeform shapes using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Surfaces
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Surfacing
  • Lesson 3: Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
  • Lesson 4: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
  • Lesson 5: Advanced Surface Modeling
  • Lesson 6: Blends and Patches
  • Lesson 7: Master Model Techniques

Length: 2.5 Days (5 days of 4 hour sessions)

Price: $700.00

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Description: Routing-Electrical explains how to create, edit and manage electrical routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assemblies that contain the routes.

Topics include:

  • Introduction
    • About This Course
    • Windows 7
    • Use of Color
  • Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing
  • Lesson 2: Basic Electrical Routing
  • Lesson 3: Routing with Clips
  • Lesson 4: Electrical Routing Components
  • Lesson 5: Standard Cables
  • Lesson 6: Electrical Data Import
  • Lesson 7: Electrical Drawins
  • Lesson 8: Electrical Conduits
  • Appendix A: Review Section

Length: 2 days (4 days of 4 hour sessions)

Price: $700

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Description: Routing-Piping and Tubing explains how to create, edit and manage Piping and Tubing routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the subassemblies that contain the routes.

Topics include:

  • Introduction
    • About This Course
    • Windows 7
    • Use of Color
  • Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Routing
  • Lesson 2: Piping Routes
  • Lesson 3: Piping Fittings
  • Lesson 4: Tubing Routes
  • Lesson 5: Piping and Tubing Changes
  • Lesson 6: Creating Routing Components
  • Lesson 7: Using P&ID Files
  • Lesson 8: Piping Skids
  • Lesson 9: Using SOLIDWORKS Content
  • Appendix A: Review Section

Length: 3 Days (6 days of 4 hour sessions)

Price: $900

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials and a fundamental knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design, and/or injection mold design.

Description: The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course teaches you how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process. Predicting how the plastic will flow enables you to predict manufacturing defects such as weld lines, air traps, shot shots, and sink marks. By predicting these defects, you can change the part or mold geometry, the processing conditions, or the plastic material itself to eliminate or minimize them, saving energy, material time, and money. The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course covers all the features and functions of both SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional (for part designers) and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (for mold designers).

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
    • About This Course
    • Use of Color
  • Lesson 1: Basic Flow Analysis
  • Lesson 2: Detecting Air Traps
  • Lesson 3: Detecting Short Shots
  • Lesson 4: The Model Manager
  • Lesson 5: Injection Locations and Sink Marks
  • Lesson 6: Multiple Cavity Molds
  • Lesson 7: Runner-Balancing
  • Lesson 8: Gate Freeze
  • Lesson 9: Optimizing Cooling Time
  • Lesson 10: Using Inserts
  • Lesson 11: Mesh Repairs
  • Lesson 12: Warpage Analysis
  • Lesson 13: Cooling Analysis

Length: 2 days (4 days of 4 hour sessions)

Price: $1,000

Prerequisites: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and the basics of the MotionManager is required. If you are not familiar with the basics of MotionManager, the class manager will send you a self-paced lesson that should be completed before the class begins. Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

Description: Designed for users who would like to become productive quickly in using SOLIDWORKS motion. This 2-day course will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Motion simulation package to study kinematics and dynamic behavior of your SOLIDWORKS assembly models.

Topics Covered:

  • Basics
  • Advanced Tools

Length: 2 days (4 days of 4 hour sessions)

Price: $1,000

Prerequisites: Some experience using SOLIDWORKS

Description: Designed for users who would like to become productive faster, this introductory course offers hands-on training on the use of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

Topics Covered:

  • Basics of Fluid Flow
  • Running
  • Advanced Features within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Length: 3 days (6 days of 4 hour sessions)

Price: $900

Prerequisites: Experience with the Windows Operation System.

Description: This course teaches you to use the SOLIDWORKS Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data. This course is compatible with versions V6R2012.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Quick Start
  • Lesson 2: Getting Started
  • Lesson 3: Creating Cover and Detail Images
  • Lesson 4: Creating an Exploded View
  • Lesson 5: Creating Additional Exploded Views
  • Lesson 6: Creating Bills of Materials
  • Lesson 7: Creating a Marketing Image
  • Lesson 8: Creating an Animation
  • Lesson 9: Creating Interactive Content
  • Lesson 10: Creating a Walkthrough Animation
  • Lesson 11: Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation
  • Lesson 12: Updating SOLIDWORKS Composer Files
  • Lesson 13: Publishing 3D Interactive Content from SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • Appendix A: Additional Applications and Workshops

Autodesk Courses

Length: 4 hours

Price: $149.00

Description: This course is designed for Civil 3D technical users and designers. You will learn how to go beyond the fundamentals of Surface creation and learn best practices of surface editing. This course will be in a lecture format and the instructor will be using Civil 3D 2017.

An Autodesk Certificate for 3 hours of Civil 3D 2017 Intermediate training will be available for all individuals registered.

Topics that will be covered in this 3-hour course:

  • Using extract border from surface to quickly edit the border
  • Creating a cropped surface to be used in a new drawing
  • Excluding elevations greater than and less than
  • Reordering build operations
  • Editing surface triangle lines and Points
  • Redrawing “crooked and bumpy” contours

Length: 4 hours

Price: $149.00

Description: This course is designed for Civil 3D technical users and designers. You will learn how to use the Inquiry and Reporting tools within Civil 3D 2017 to analyze your surfaces, pipe networks and corridors, as well as, create volume, earthwork plans, pipe and structure reports and alignment station reports for collaboration.

  • Create a Stage Storage Table
  • Create a Corridor Volume Report
  • Create an Alignment Station and Curve report
  • Create a Cut/Fill report
  • Create a Pipes and Structures report
  • Create Survey reports
  • Create and Earthwork Plan
  • Pinpointing Surface elevation and grade
  • Pinpointing Alignment station, offset and elevation on Surfaces and Profile Views
  • Pinpointing Section View offset and elevation

Length: 4 hours

Price: $149.00

Description: Project Management entails best practices for organizing drawing files in order to assure the efficient sharing of files and data among your team. We will also cover best practices for archiving drawing files and migrating the same information effectively between multiple phases of a project.

This three-hour class is for CAD managers as well as Civil 3D users of all skill levels. Each individual registered for the class will receive three house of credit from Autodesk in Civil 3D 2017. Topics covered:

  • Data shortcuts
    • How-to
    • Best practices
  • Xrefs
    • Overlay vs. attach
    • When to use xref vs. data shortcut
    • Best practices for organizing data share within your team
  • Archiving projects
    • Assuring that all data is bound in as-built files
  • Project Phasing
    • Best practices for using data from earlier phases of the project

Length: 4 hours

Price: $149.00

Prerequisites: Well established knowledge and use of Revit in design

Description: This Architecturally focused class is an introduction to creating, managing and establishing best practices for creating Revit custom content. This lecture based class will create a few typical examples of families and explain the techniques and concepts that will help you manage your custom content.

Primary Topics:

  • Determining the control scheme of the family
  • What to model
    • Basic modeling commands: extrusions, sweeps, blends, and voids
  • How and when to use symbolic lines
  • Use of reference planes
  • Project parameters and shared parameters
  • Creating constraints
  • Associating dimensions to project or shared parameters
  • Introduction to simple formulas for use in parameters
  • Visibility control within the family
    • Line weight control thru sub-categories

Length: 4 hours

Price: $149.00

Description: This online course focuses on expanding and developing the fundamental detailing methods used in Revit. The course will feature hands-on exercises that demonstrate how different detailing methods, components, fill patterns and views can be used to create efficient Revit details. Participants will need to have their own version of Revit Architecture in order to participate in the in-class exercises.

Primary Topics:

  • Detailing Methods
  • Balancing 3D vs 2D workflows
  • Annotations and tagging Materials, Keynotes, Type Comments
  • Understanding nested line weights
  • Creating custom line based detail components
  • Creating custom annotation tags for Detail components, Filled regions, repeating detail components
  • Creating Detail Components

Length: 4 hours

Price: $149.00

Description: Produce higher quality 2D documents and more engaging project visualizations with this on-line course. Our 2D workflows focus on expanding the basic Revit knowledge to improve document production with respect to time. Additionally, learn how to create more compelling and efficient 3D views and perspectives without relying on time intensive rendering workflows.

Primary Topics:

Document Production Workflows
Create efficient drawings with workflows that balance the need for time and document production. This portion of the course will include:

  • Adjust line weights improve quality of 2D plans and elevations
  • Drawing customization with sketchy lines, line styles, line weights and patterns
  • Communicate complex floor finishes with split face and paint
  • Organize view settings and improve productivity with view templates
  • Convey depth in section and elevation views with depth cueing
  • Customize annotation elements
  • Use shading and colors in your elevations

Presentation and Visualization Workflows
Make your perspective and 3D views more compelling. Clearly communicate more with these presentation-focused topics:

  • Make your 3D views stand out with silhouette lines
  • Create presentation graphics with photographic backgrounds and gradients
  • Utilize ambient occlusion in perspectives
  • Sun and shadow studies
  • Communicate sense of space with transparency settings
  • Adjust camera placement and settings in perspective views

Bluebeam Courses

Length: 4 hours

Cost: $149

Description: Basic level introduction to the Bluebeam interface. Review profiles, navigation, and basic document editing and tool customization. Essential skills for all Bluebeam users. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Bluebeam interface
  • Use of the measurement tools including calibration, length, area, and perimeter
  • Identifying changes between documents with the overlay and document compare tools
  • General markup tool workflows and management of markup properties
  • Customizing markups for consistency in document review processes
  • Generating reports based upon markup properties including responsibilities, status, and subject.
  • Save your customized user interface with profiles to allow consistency within your organization.