Solidworks for Beginners(Paid Class $35)

Take your 3d Printing to the next level with Solidworks!

Material to be covered

* explanation of work environment
* file formats (including import and export formats)
* view orientation and manipulation

Fundamental construction tools : Planes, sketches, constraints, points,
curves, co ordinate systems, axes
Solid geometry construction using : extrusions, cuts, revolves, lofts,
Secondary features such as : fillets/radii, chamfers, holes, patterns,
drafts, shelling, boolean geometry,
Tertiary features such as : measuring, mass properties, color and material
definition, simple assembly principles and constraints, 2d technical drawing


Materials required by student:
1) a notepad for taking detailed notes

Recommended materials provided by student:
the following would be beneficial for each student although it is not

1)  ideally their own Solidworks 2012 (even downloadable student edition on
their own computer)

Materials provided by teacher: Some handouts with details of specific points
to learn to become basically proficient in creating simple models within the
Solidworks environment

Prerequisite SYN Shop courses or skills: Fundamental and proficient use of a
Windows 7 environment (minimum) including ability to manipulate files, sub
directories, folders etc.

Recommended SYN Shop courses or skills: An aptitude to understand the purpose
and potential use of 3D modelling along with a simple awareness of
mathematics, geometry and spatial environments.  You have have no experience with 3d printing please attend one of John's classes before this class.

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  • Collin T.

    It looks like the student edition costs $86-$140 and requires valid student ID or proof of registration:

    "The SolidWorks® Student Edition is available to high school and degree-seeking students or full-time faculty members using the software for personal learning or academic purposes.

    Proof of eligibility is required before you can complete your order."

    The best price I have found so far is $86 at

    Do we have any other options available to us? Otherwise I'll see if Connor's UNR ID and tentative class schedule is enough to get set up before the class.

    How many workstations will be running Solidworks at SYN Shop for the class?


    July 16, 2013

    • Ian

      I am planning on using a projector so all can see the work environment and tasks /techniques. if you have your own, that's great but i do recommend bringing a notepad to take your own notes

      July 17, 2013

  • eben w.

    Hi- I'm assuming you'll let us know when any of the preliminary classes are on???
    (You have have no experience with 3d printing please attend one of John's classes before this class.)

    July 17, 2013

  • Vernon B.

    I'm interested, but will do one of the 3d printing classes first.

    July 4, 2013

  • Monera

    So Sorry it went out without a date.

    July 3, 2013

  • Nick

    I'm in! Unless the TBD date conflicts, hope not. Been away from Syn Shop too long as it is...

    July 2, 2013

  • Victor B.

    YES!! 1000x this!

    July 2, 2013

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