Fundamentals of 3D Mechanical Design Modelling using SolidWorks

Online /
Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0226-ONL22

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Have intermediate working knowledge with an industrial 3D modelling software
  • Demonstrate competency with multiple drawing and modification commands for 3D Modelling
  • Create three-dimensional solid models
  • Create three-dimensional assemblies incorporating multiple solid models
  • Apply industry standards in the preparation of technical mechanical drawings


This four-day course is designed to provide basic skills in using 3D design softwares, focusing on SolidWorks, to model mechanical parts and systems. SolidWorks trial version will be used for the course as it includes all the necessary features to conduct the course. The free trial for 30 days is downloadable from Javalin website.

Course Outline:

  • Basics and the User Interface
  • Introduction to Sketching
  • Basic Part Modeling
  • Patterning
  • Revolved Features
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Editing: Design Changes
  • Using Drawings
  • Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Using Assemblies

Who Should Attend:

Those involved with mechanical design and have no to little experience with 3D modelling CAD tools

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Course Overview and Preview of the Day

Lesson 1: Basics and the User Interface

  • Design intent
  • Opening files
  • User interface
  • Using the command manager

Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling

  • Choosing the sketch plane
  • Details of the part
  • Boss feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Selector
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: Patterning

  • Why use patterns?
  • Linear pattern
  • Circular patterns
  • Reference geometry
  • Mirror patterns
  • Using pattern seed only
  • Up to reference
  • Sketch driven patterns

Lesson 5: Revolved Features

  • Case study
  • Design intent
  • Revolved features
  • Building the rim
  • Building the spoke
  • Edit material
  • Mass properties

Lesson 6: Shelling and Ribs

  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analyzing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features

Lesson 7: Editing: Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Replace Sketch Entity

Lesson 8: Using Drawings

  • Developing Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Annotations

Lesson 9: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

  • Case Study
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • Feature Manager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies

Lesson 10: Using Assemblies

  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Sherif Hanna, P.Eng., PMP, Ph.D.

Sherif Hanna is a professional mechanical / process engineer with 15 years’ experience in process design and plant operations in the heavy industrial section, having led the process and mechanical aspects on major projects in the O&G and Mining sectors.

Sherif Hanna holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from Texas A&M University in mechanical engineering. His research area was developing new laser-based techniques to increase the efficiency and reliability of process equipment based on chemical kinetic imaging.

Sherif is currently teaching mechanical eng. technology courses in Humber and Seneca colleges.

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Fee & Credits

$2595 + taxes

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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