Self-Paced Courses

SolidWorks Training: Self-Paced

The SolidProfessor LMS brings a comprehensive library of multimedia SolidWorks training right to your desktop and includes the first of its kind “Search-On-Demand” productivity add-in for SolidWorks that allows users to access training at the click of a mouse without ever leaving the SolidWorks environment.

Solid Professor Skills Assessment

Solidprofessor’s – SolidWorks Professional Bundle

Our Professional Bundle provides a complete library of the very best in SolidWorks self-paced instruction and is our most popular package. The Solidprofessor suite includes Core Concepts, Drawings, 3D Skills, Advanced Parts, Advanced Assemblies, Sheet Metal Design and Update Training. Purchase a Solidprofessor bundle and have all the tools you need to get the most out of your SolidWorks Investment!

Solidprofessor’s - Core Concepts Bundle

This Solidprofessor bundle includes these courses – Core Concepts, Drawings, and 3D Skills. With this bundle you will learn skills essential to creating SolidWorks Parts, Assemblies and Drawings. The goal of this series is to make you productive with SolidWorks quickly, whether you’re a new user or wish to refresh your skills. This course is designed to help you build a solid conceptual foundation in the fundamentals of SolidWorks. Concepts are presented in easy to understand language and reinforced through step by step visual examples and comprehensive review tests.

Solidprofessor’s - Advanced Concepts Bundle

Advanced Concepts was designed to build on the Core Concepts foundation. In this Solidprofessor course you will learn topics such as complex geometry creation, surfacing, sheet metal design and more. Advanced Concepts is really 3 courses rolled into one comprising Advanced Parts, Advanced Assembly and Sheet Metal Design. This course is ideal for
experienced users as well as new users having completed Core Concepts. It also serves as an excellent reference tool for users of all skill levels.

Solidprofessor’s - SolidWorks Certification Preparation Bundle

The SolidWorks Certification Prep Bundle 2008 includes Core Concepts, Drawings, 3D Skills, Advanced Parts, Advanced Assemblies, Sheet Metal Design and Update Training. The Professional Bundle provides a complete library of the very best in SolidWorks self-paced instruction and is our most popular package. The SolidWorks Certification Study Course is a comprehensive review of topics covered in the updated 2008/9 version of the Certified SolidWorks Associate and Certified SolidWorks Professional exams. The course begins by introducing you to the certification exam
itself, and continues with detailed sample problems in all major areas of the exam including basic and advanced part and assembly design, with special attention on the topic of in-context design. Also covered is SolidWorks Simulation Xpress stress simulation, as well as an overview of Drawing Views. Purchase the bundle and have all the tools you need to get the most out of your SolidWorks investment!

Update Training

Make sure you get the most out of your SolidWorks upgrade with SolidProfessor’s Update Training Courses. Update Training provides comprehensive lessons covering all the new features in detail, so that you’ll be able to take advantage of the new functionality in no time at all. Each year, our Development team spends weeks testing the new tools and features, so that you can learn it in just a couple of hours. Maximize your SolidWorks upgrade with Update Training today!

SolidWorks Routing

SolidProfessor’s Routing course teaches you how to create electrical, piping, cable, and other routed systems in your assemblies. Complex systems can be quickly created using components from the Routing Library, and there are many tools to help automate the process. This course even shows you how to create your own custom routing components to add to the library. On top of that, you’ll learn how to fully document your routes in 2D drawings with all the critical information, including comprehensive Bills of Materials, Harness Reports, Wiring Summaries, and more.


SolidWorks Routing requires a solid understanding of some advanced SolidWork functionality such as Top Down Assembly Design, 3D sketching, Configurations and the Design Library. If you are new to SolidWorks or if any of those topics are unfamiliar to you, it is recommended to review SolidProfessor Core Concepts and Advanced Concepts prior to this course.

3D Skills Course

SolidProfessor’s 3D skills course quickly introduces users to 3D modelling using SolidWorks. In less than 2 hours, you will learn how to navigate the SolidWorks interface, create simple sketches, and turn those sketches into 3D part models. You will also learn the basics of creating assemblies from your parts, and how to generate drawings of your parts and assemblies. This course contains a selection of lessons from SolidProfessor’s Core Concept course, and is ideal for anyone looking to gain a basic understanding of SolidWorks in a short amount of time.

SolidWorks Simulation

SolidProfessor’s SolidWorks Simulation course teaches you the fundamentals of using the Simulation design validation software to analyze your parts and assemblies before manufacturing. You’ll be able to test your SolidWorks Training models and predict how they will behave under various loads and conditions. You’ll learn to optimize your designs and prevent costly design errors prior to having any prototypes manufactured. The Solidprofessor Simulation course covers everything from static analysis of a part, to beam analysis, temperature loading, and shrink fitting. Using easy to follow, step-by-step lessons, you’ll learn how to use and apply all the tools you need to begin analyzing your own designs right away.

PhotoWorks Essentials

SolidProfessor’s Photoworks Essentials course guides you through the process of creating photorealistic renderings of your parts and assemblies. You’ll be able to produce presentation quality images with custom backgrounds, lighting, textures, decals, and scenes. With SolidProfessor’s PhotoWorks essentials course, you’ll have the tools you need to effectively present your designs in even the most competetive

Sheet Metal

Are you interested in designing sheet metal parts using SolidWorks? SolidProfessor’s Sheet Metal course shows you all the tools you need to design high quality, manufacturable sheet metal components from scratch. We’ll also show you how to convert standard 3D solid models into sheet metal. You’ll learn how to adjust the bends and cuts, and even view the flattened pattern for the part. This comprehensive course covers everything from corner treatments to creating custom forming tools. With SolidProfessor’s Sheet Metal course, you’ll be an expert in designing sheet metal components in no time.

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM

File management is one of the main challenges when working in a collaborative design environment. Nowadays, many companies use data management software such as SolidWorks Workgroup PDM to address this challenge. SolidProfessor’s Workgroup PDM course teaches you everything you need to know to effectively contibute in a Workgroup PDM environment. This course covers all the client functions in depth, from
document ownership, to revision management, and includes many tips dealing with common scenarios that a client user may encounter. The course also offers a brief, limited introduction to vault administration. If your company already uses Workgroup PDM, or if you want to be prepared to design for a company that does, SolidProfessor’s
Workgroup PDM course has you covered.

Advanced Surfacing

SolidProfessor’s Advanced Surfacing course is ideal for SolidWorks users looking to create the visually appealing, ergonomic products that are in demand in today’s market. Through four complex exercises written by SolidWorks expert Matt Lombard, you will learn how to use surfacing tools in tandem with solid modeling techniques to create complex geometry and free-form shapes. Covering surfacing tools such as splines, intersection curves, boundary surfaces, fills, and surface sweeps, SolidProfessor’s Advanced Surfacing course provides users with a valuable skillset, and the ability to tackle a wide variety of real life surfacing challenges.

AutoCAD to SolidWorks

SolidProfessor’s AutoCAD to SolidWorks course is designed for users looking to smoothly transition from a 2D to 3D design environment. This course demonstrates how to import your existing 2D data, such as DXF or DWG files, into SolidWorks and leverage that data to create 3D models and 2D drawings. On top of that, this course also teaches a variety of 3D modeling techniques, giving users the skills to create brand new Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings from scratch using SolidWorks. Written by certified SolidWorks instructors, this course is designed to have AutoCAD users navigating the SolidWorks interface with ease.

SolidWorks Certification Prep (CSWP-CSWA)

The SolidProfessor’s Certification Prep course gives you the tools you need to pass the CSWA/CSWP examinations. This course familiarizes you with the structure and style of the exam, and walks you through sample exercises covering every aspect of the test- from part design to simulation. A practice test is included along with sample test examples to make sure you’re ready to ace the exam.

Ask SolidProfessor Archive

The Ask SolidProfessor Archive is a compilation of answers to user-submitted SolidWorks How-to questions. Content in the archive is constantly being added. This subscription will grant you access to the archive for the period of one year.


SolidProfessor’s SolidCAM course shows you everything you need to know to begin using the SolidCAM application for SolidWorks. In easy to follow videos, this course walks you step-by-step through the 4 part examples in the SolidCAM Getting Started Manual, familiarizing you with the interface, and showing you the tools and strategies used when machining with SolidCAM. You’ll complete the mold insert exercise, along
with the forming mold, contour plate, and prismatic plate exercises. If you want to learn machining using SolidCAM, look no further, because this course shows you just what you need to get started right away.

Solidprofessor SolidCAM Topics include:
- Mold Insert
- Forming Mold
- Contour Plate
- Prismatic Part