Mastering SolidWorks for Mechanical Design Course


The Mastering SolidWorks for Mechanical Design course is designed to equip industry experts with a comprehensive understanding of SolidWorks, a powerful Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software widely used in mechanical engineering and product design. This course will provide participants with hands-on experience in creating, modifying, and analyzing complex 3D models and assemblies. Through a combination of theoretical lectures, practical exercises, and real-world projects, participants will gain the skills necessary to excel in mechanical design using SolidWorks.


10 days

Who Should Attend

  • Mechanical engineers and designers aiming to elevate their SolidWorks competencies.
  • Industry professionals seeking to migrate from 2D drafting to comprehensive 3D modeling.
  • Design and engineering teams focused on streamlining collaboration and productivity.
  • Individuals who want to achieve excellence in mechanical design using SolidWorks.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate the SolidWorks interface with confidence.
  • Create intricate 3D models and assemblies using diverse tools.
  • Implement advanced modeling techniques and parametric design principles.
  • Generate comprehensive engineering drawings and manufacturing documentation.
  • Analyze designs through simulations and stress assessments.
  • Foster collaborative workflows using SolidWorks PDM (Product Data Management).
  • Apply industry best practices for efficient and effective design workflows.
  • Enhance productivity through automation and customization.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to SolidWorks and CAD Basics

  • Introduction to CAD and its significance in mechanical design.
  • Familiarization with the SolidWorks interface and workspace.
  • Creating sketches and foundational 3D features.
  • Applying dimensions, relations, and constraints for design accuracy.
  • Introduction to assemblies and essential mate relationships.

Module 2: Advanced Part Modeling

  • In-depth exploration of advanced sketching tools.
  • Parametric modeling techniques to capture design intent.
  • Configurations and design tables for flexible model variations.
  • Complex surface modeling for intricate geometries.
  • Sheet metal design and simulation of manufacturability.

Module 3: Assemblies and Interference Analysis

  • Constructing intricate assemblies and managing subassemblies.
  • Exploring advanced mate types for precise component alignment.
  • Detecting interferences and collisions for error-free designs.
  • Creating exploded views and animations for effective communication.

Module 4: Parametric Design and Simulation

  • Utilizing equations and global variables to drive design.
  • Design library features for efficient model creation.
  • Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and simulation.
  • Stress analysis and performance evaluation of designs.

Module 5: Advanced Assembly Techniques

  • Mastering advanced assembly tools for complex designs.
  • Handling large assemblies efficiently using assembly features.
  • Applying motion analysis for mechanism visualization.
  • Utilizing configurations for design flexibility.

Module 6: Design Validation through Simulation

  • Introduction to simulation and virtual testing.
  • Applying materials and loads to models.
  • Analyzing stress, strain, and deformation.
  • Iterative design improvement through simulation.

Module 7: Detailing and Technical Drawings

  • Creating detailed and accurate technical drawings.
  • Dimensioning, tolerancing, and annotations for manufacturing.
  • Generating Bill of Materials (BOM) for parts and assemblies.

Module 8: Collaboration and Product Data Management

  • Introduction to SolidWorks PDM (Product Data Management).
  • Collaborative design workflows and version control.
  • Data sharing and managing design revisions.

Module 9: Design Automation and Customization

  • Automating repetitive tasks using macros.
  • Customizing SolidWorks environment for improved efficiency.
  • Library features and design automation techniques.

Module 10: Project-based Learning and Portfolio Development

  • Applying acquired skills to real-world projects.
  • Building a professional portfolio showcasing SolidWorks proficiency.
  • Reviewing key concepts and practical exercises.

Enroll for this Course

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.