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SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training Course

DURATION: 4 Days

DESCRIPTION

The SOLIDWORKS Essentials course is recommended to anyone new to SOLIDWORKS. Whether you have migrated from 2D CAD, another 3D system, or have no experience with CAD at all this course is suitable for you.

Starting from the very basics of the program, the course develops looking at modelling essentials required for day to day use of the software, right through to some advanced topics for automating designs. Part and Assembly modelling and also the 2D drawing environment are introduced during this course.
SOLIDWORKS Training Agenda

PREREQUISITES

  • Experience navigating around the Windows Operating System
  • Getting Started Tutorials- (Help > SOLIDWORKS Tutorials)
SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training
DURATION: 4 Days

SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Training Course Reviews

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Essentials Training
Rory was very enthusiastic and helped with questions we had about parts not included in the course as well as all parts included.
He also explained why to do something a certain way instead of just telling us that's how you do it.
Essentials Training
Normally I don't look forward to these type of courses as they tend to be very similar to the online tutorials, however this one was very different. The trainer (Rory) made the course far more interesting with far more interaction and delivered in a more fun and casual way but still very much keeping on topic. The format of running through lessons together with Rory and then completing activities individually worked well. Rory is definitely a credit to the company.
Essentials Training
Very comprehensive and wide ranging course. Clear and informative presentations and exercises.
Essentials Training
We were taken through the programme very clearly with helpful case studies and exercises. Any questions and queries were explained fully before moving on. I definitely found the course useful and feel confident using the software
Essentials Training
The quality of our Essentials training provided by Solid Solutions was excellent. Our instructor Adam was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. He was very patient, even though we had no precious experience with SOLIDWORKS and one of us had no experience with CAD at all.
Essentials Training
Very impressive, Rory was helpful and made it interesting. I learnt a lot. I would definitely recommend the Essentials course to anyone looking to start out with SOLIDWORKS.
Essentials Training
Very friendly and accomodating. Excellent knowledge of the software and products.
Essentials Training
Josh was a very competent and patient instructor
Initial pace of course was good considering mix of experience people had, I consider my self a novice, got a bit lost towards end of course needed more time on basics, this was offered but I didn't want to feel as though I had missed out on any of the content.
Essentials Training
Very chilled and confident support engineer who made me feel relaxed which enabled me to learn SOLIDWORKS comfortably, at my own pace.
Essentials Training
Course was well run and very interesting. Instructor explained everything in depth so it was clear why things were being done a certain way. Would recommend to new or inexperienced users.
Essentials Training
Very confident, informative and helpful.
Essentials Training
Very good course well tough.
Essentials Training
My course trainer was really helpful and was always enthusiastic during the day.
Essentials Training
totally enjoyed it and found beneficial.
Essentials Training
Very good, comprehensive step-by-step process taking you through the basics of SOLIDWORKS.
Essentials Training
A very positive experience. Trainer was very helpful in approach and clear.
Supporting material was also very detailed for post training reference.
Essentials Training
The instructor was well informed, but also knew limitations to certain features, and the best work around to achieve the desired result for the user.
The classes were well structured and run at the right pace, with suitable challenges for more practiced users.

My one suggestion would be that instructors take the time to try competitor products, and be aware of other software's capabilities and interfaces.
On these courses, a lot of users will either be new users or users switching to SOLIDWORKS from another platform, (like myself) and so there will always be questions pertaining to a comparative nature, as such, it would be useful for an instructor to know what the student is talking about when referring to another software, and to be able to explain what solidwork's equivalent is, and, if appropriate, why SOLIDWORKS is better.
Essentials Training
really great friendly instrustor
Essentials Training
Brilliant course and good instruction, the Tech guy took the time to ensure everyone was benefiting from the course and his knowledge as well as supporting specific questions of individuals.
Essentials Training
Alex was friendly and helpful, explained and paced the course well
Essentials Training
The level of expertise demonstrated by the course instructor was excellent
Essentials Training
Very knowledgeable instructor
Essentials Training
Highly recommend the essentials course for moving over from Catia to SOLIDWORKS. Spencer was an excellent trainer, very knowledgeable and professional.
Essentials Training
I guess I what I have asked for you don't do. I would like a "beginners" course on 3D drawing like I was told when I spent £6000 on a product that is in effect totally useless to me. I was told when I purchased it that the course that came with it would be the ideal course for beginners..... I was the only beginner there, and although I did ok one of your tutors was with me all the way so half of what I learnt was actually done for me.
Feedback Response: Hi Alex, Thanks for your feedback. I am sorry that you struggled on this event. This is our beginner event and as you acknowledge there is often varying ability levels on the course - some totally new to CAD and some with experience who are looking to recap the basics. For that reason, it can be difficult to balance the content to suit both types of attendee. We believe we offer and event that suits 99% of people and hope to support total beginners further with the pre-event tutorials (recommended to everyone when registering) and post-course resources containing tips and tricks for more advanced users. Ultimately, I am sorry that you do not feel like this event had lived up to your expectations. I have flagged this feedback with our Training Manager, Development Team and your Account Manager who will contact you shortly so discuss this further with you. Kind Regards, Peter Harkness | Customer Experience Manager
Essentials Training
The trainer was very knowledgeable and took the time to individually help everyone
Essentials Training
His explanations of each and every problem was clear and precise and was able to answer any questions or solve any problems we had.
Essentials Training
Excellent pace for a person who have had basic CAD skills, covered all the basics but bit more in depth, really useful session to consolidate the understanding of SOLIDWORKS especially moving from other CAD softwares.

Food is surprisingly delicious and made at high standard, a diversity of sandwiches with complimentary drinks. Tea and biscuits is always available and never runs out, with easy access at the back of the classroom. A good variety of both healthy and unhealthy food to choose from!
Essentials Training
Sam Hughes was an excellent teacher and covered the topics well making the lessons easy to follow and learn from.
Essentials Training
Barry O'Connell was an ideal instructor, very knowledgeable and skilled with his support and sharing skills. He was also very personable and kind during breaks and lunch.
Essentials Training
Really enjoyed the Essentials Course
Essentials Training
Very patient with the many questions and left enough time to complete the exercises
Essentials Training
Very informative and engaging, course moves at a good speed. Very recommended for SOLIDWORKS beginners, essentials handbook was invaluable.
Essentials Training
Good teacher, always available to help out and answer specific questions when suitable. Logical approach to teaching SOLIDWORKS and friendly guy
Essentials Training
Enjoyed the course and put lots of things in place that I had missed doing the tutorials.
Cool instructor - very patient which made me (very new user of CAD at the ripe old age of 56) more relaxed as I haven't been in a classroom situation on a long while.

Thanks to Nick
Essentials Training
The course instructor was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any question thrown at him and although the course was intense and covered a lot of ground quite quickly it was very relaxed and enjoyable to do.
Essentials Training
Overall experience was very good.
Trainer was very thorough and helpful, everything was explained and all questions answered. Would recommend for new users of SOLIDWORKS.
Essentials Training
I have given Oliver Washington five stars because not only did he explain all aspects of the course brilliantly, but his great sense of humour made it enjoyable. Additionally, he answered all the attendees questions (outside of the course content) with personalised demonstrations and explanations.
Essentials Training
Really well paced and well taught course. Spencer did a good job of pacing the course to the abilities of the group being taught.
Essentials Training
Very good
Essentials Training
The course was really well taught and organised. As a SOLIDWORKS user already I can see how helpful this would be for a beginner. I spent weeks just understanding the basics, but this course would have been a much better way to start.
Essentials Training
Full on and informative. Lots of information and knowledge given and learnt. Lovely sdetting with knowledable dstaff very willing to help.
Essentials Training
Thanks to Martin for a great Essentials course.
Challenging but very good.
The Caldicot office was a great location.
We shall be back for more training in the next few months.
Essentials Training
Course trainer gave the course in clear and understandable language which for a complete novice was very helpful.
Essentials Training
Rory was an enthusiastic and enjoyable person to work with and I felt I learnt a lot from the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course
Essentials Training
Josh was very good
Essentials Training
So the SOLIDWORKS essentials course was really good and very informative. There was quite a lot of information packed within them 4 days of training, however our instructor was really good explaining any problems or questions anyone had along the way. On top of that he has had a good way of explaining things in simpler terms so everyone could understand.

Massive bonus points for being so patient and calm with some students, who were making repeating mistakes and getting lost in the 'opening a file' stages.
Essentials Training
Thoroughly enjoyed the training it was clear concise and easy to follow. The instructor was very good at handling the people who had some serious struggles. Just wish they weren't on the week I selected.
I would suggest that you find a better way of pre-qualifying the pre requisites because in my opinion there were one or two that just hadn't met the requirement.
Essentials Training
Fraser is a real asset to your company always friendly and very helpful..
Essentials Training
good course for someone that has an idea of how to use the program but a little fast paced for someone that is new to the cad world.
Feedback Response: Hi, thank you for your feedback. Our Training Manager will write to you today, hoping understand where we could have supported you better throughout the course. With such a wide range of ability level attending this event we are constantly working on the content, trying to make it applicable to all who attend. We particularly welcome any suggestions or feedback at this time, as we are currently working on some additional content & materials for this course which may help to support any attendees who are comparatively new to CAD. Kind Regards - Peter Harkness | Customer Experience Manager.
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