SolidWorks - Level 1


SolidWorks is an industry standard 3D mechanical design program with powerful 3D design capabilities.

This course aims to teach the basics of SolidWorks sketching, 3D modelling, assemblies and drawings through practical exercises. It covers how to use SolidWorks to create parts and assemblies and includes a practical guide to creating models for 3D printing and getting those files printed.

Course content

  • Software interface and file handling
  • Sketching using parametrics
  • 3D part modelling fundamentals
  • Assembly creation and management
  • Detail drawings
  • Creating forms for 3D printing
  • Fixing 3D printing file errors
  • Options for getting files printed

Ideal for

This course is designed for product and industrial designers, drafting professionals, engineers and others with a mechanical background. It is also suitable for people with an interest in modelling and invention and for those with a CAD background looking to upgrade their 3D capability.

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At the completion of this course participants should have acquired the skills necessary for a basic working knowledge of SolidWorks.


No previous experience of CAD packages is required. Knowledge of mechanical drawing principles and terminology is useful. Experience with PC operation and the Windows environment is essential.

Materials supplied

Comprehensive course notes.

Materials to bring

Course notes are provided but a pen is useful. Students should also bring a USB flash drive for transferring and storing files.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

All our trainers are professional industrial or product designers with extensive SolidWorks experience.

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Available course dates

Saturday 07 October 2017

  • Code S320118
  • Start date 07.10.17
  • End date 28.10.17
  • Hours 24.00
  • Campus Carlton
  • Fee $1020.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 07.10.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sat 14.10.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sat 21.10.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sat 28.10.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

Monday 20 November 2017

  • Code S320118
  • Start date 20.11.17
  • End date 23.11.17
  • Hours 24.00
  • Campus Carlton
  • Fee $1020.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Mon 20.11.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Tue 21.11.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Wed 22.11.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Thu 23.11.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

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