ABOUT THE COURSE

SolidWorks Advanced is offered by The Packaging School through a partnership with SolidProfessor. This course is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in preparing for the CSWA Examination by the end of this course. This course is general Solidworks and requires that you have your own Solidworks license.


COURSE CURRICULUM

Starting SolidWorks

  • Introduction
  • Interface Tour
  • View Manipulation
  • Intro to Sketching- Starting a Part
  • Starting a Sketch
  • Sketch Tools
  • Geometric Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude Feature
  • Editing Geometry
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Basic Sketching
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Basic Extrude
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Editing Geometry

Part Design

  • Overview of Design
  • Creating the Base Feature
  • The Tab- Creating the Tab Profile
  • The Tab- Tab Design Intent
  • The Tab- Creating the Tab Feature
  • Hole in the Tab
  • Mirror Feature
  • Rollback Bar and Order of Features
  • Hole Wizard
  • Fillets
  • Materials
  • Mass Properties
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Mounting Block
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Bracket
  • Revolve Feature
  • Cutout and Circular Pattern
  • Linear Pattern
  • Ribs
  • Shell
  • Chamfer
  • Planes
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Pinion Mount
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Strainer

Assemblies and Drawings

  • Assembly Overview
  • Starting an Assembly
  • Inserting Additional Components
  • Move Componenets
  • Mating the Wheel
  • Mating the Pin
  • Toolbox
  • Exploded View
  • Working With Sub-Assemblies
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Basic Moving Assembly
  • Guided Exercide + Video: Brace Assembly
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Scissor Jack Assembly
  • Drawings Overview- Starting a New Drawing
  • Model Views
  • Projected Views
  • Model Items
  • Dimensions
  • Associativity
  • Annotations
  • Detail View
  • Section View
  • Assembly Drawing
  • Bill of Materials
  • Balloons
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Part Drawing- Clevis
  • Guided Exercise + Video: Part Drawing- Holder

CSWA Info and Prep

  • Why Get Certified?
  • What is the CSWA?
  • Preparing for the Exam
  • SOLIDWORKS Versions
  • Purchasing and Setting up the Exam
  • Test Taking Strategy
  • Practice Exams
  • Multiple Choice Section Overview
  • Model View
  • Projected View
  • Auxiliary View
  • Section View
  • Partial Section
  • Aligned Section
  • Broken Out Section
  • Detail View
  • Relative to Model
  • Standard 3 View
  • Break View
  • Cropped View
  • Alternative Position View
  • Empty View
  • Predefined View
  • Modeling Question Preview
  • CSWA Part Exercise
  • Analyzing the Part Model
  • Setting up the Model
  • Where to Begin
  • Creating the First Feature
  • The First Cut-Out
  • The Remaining Cuts
  • Adding Fillets
  • Answering the Question
  • Updating the Geometry

CSWA Part II

  • Modeling Question Preview
  • CSWA Exercise- Part 2
  • Where to Begin
  • Sketching the Profile
  • The Arc Cut-Outs
  • Creating the Oval Pockets
  • Adding the Fillets and Answering the Question
  • Modifying the Part
  • Assembly Model Preview
  • CSWA Assembly Exercise
  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Placing the First Component
  • Using SmartMates to Position Components
  • Placing the Piston Linkage Components
  • Positioning the Ret of the Components
  • Adding the Angle Mater and Answering the Questions
  • Answering the Second Question

Simulation Xpress

  • How to View Exam Results
  • Acessing Your Certificates and Logos
  • Getting Listed in the Online Directory
  • Overview- Why use Xpress?
  • Assumptions
  • Starting an Analysis
  • Units
  • Applying Fixtures
  • Applying Loads
  • Applying a Material
  • Running the Simulation
  • Interpreting Results- Stress and Displacement
  • Factor of Safety
  • Output and Reports
  • Optimizing a Design
  • Summary
  • Exercise + Video: Crankshaft
  • Exercise + Video: Pipe Reducer
  • Customer Materials
  • Split Line

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • The Packaging School is now offering an advanced SolidWorks course through SolidProfessor. 
  • Here, you'll dive deep into the more complex processes of Solidworks and broaden your skillset, even beyond the world of the packaging industry.

WHAT YOU'LL GET FOR $399

 
 

Enroll Today and Gain Immediate Access for 12 Months!


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