Specialized Courses Description


SOLIDWORKS Composer
Flow Simulation
Sheet Metal & Weldments
Simulation
Electrical Schematic
Electrical 3D
PDM Standard Training
PDM – User Training
PDM Professional- Administrator Training
Plastics
CircuitWorks
Routing Electrical
SOLIDWORKS Routing, Piping and Tubing
*Special* SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation
*Special* SOLIDWORKS API Fundamentals


SOLIDWORKS Composer (2 days)

Syllabus
This course covers essentials and advanced topics for using 3DVIA Composer to author 2D images, 3D animations, and 3D interactive content based on existing CAD models.

Prerequisite: Windows computer literacy, SOLIDWORKS or other CAD experience NOT required. Page layout and/or graphic design software experience NOT required.

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Flow Simulation (2 days)

For engineers who want to apply Engineering Fluid Dynamics integrated with SOLIDWORKS. Internal and external flow, liquids and gasses, laminar and turbulent flow, convective heat transfer, boundary conditions, solution goals, meshing options, post-processing, graphs and plots, reporting.

Prerequisite: SOLIDWORKS Essentials.

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Sheet Metal & Weldments (2 day)

Syllabus
For customers who have the need for automatic generation of flat patterns and/or cut lists. Also for those who want to learn SOLIDWORKS functionality specifically developed to help design sheet metal parts and welded frames.

Prerequisite: SOLIDWORKS Essentials OR SOLIDWORKS QuickStart.

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Simulation (3 days)

For engineers who want to apply Finite Element Analysis integrated with SOLIDWORKS. Course covers the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation (included in SOLIDWORKS Premium) on days 1 and 2, including: FEA introduction, linear static analysis of parts and assemblies, assembly gap and contact, loads and boundary conditions, meshing options, post-processing, graphs and plots, reporting. Day 3 covers the additional capabilities of Simulation Professional: solid thermal studies, natural frequency, linear elastic buckling, drop test, and fatigue studies.

Prerequisite: SOLIDWORKS Essentials.

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Electrical Schematic (2 days)

Syllabus
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Electrical design software to build schematics, single line diagrams, control and PLC drawings. Part and Symbol library management and automated report generation are also a critical offering of this class.

Prerequisites: Electrical design experience; experience with the Windows™ operating system.

CAPINC’s Electrical Bundle Option:

  • Electrical Schematic and Electrical 3D
  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Electrical Schematic, and Electrical 3D

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Electrical 3D (1 day)

Syllabus
SOLDIWORKS Electrical 3D builds upon SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic by teaching you how to integrate your intelligent schematic designs with your 3D Electrical assemblies in a truly collaborative design environment. You’ll learn how to automatically route wires and cable and document your electrical systems from a 3D SOLIDWORKS perspective.

Prerequisites: Electrical design experience; experience with the Windows™ operating system. SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Assemblies and SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic.

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PDM – Standard Training (1 day)

This course covers how to Use and Administer the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard (with and without SOLIDWORKS). Includes checking documents in, moving documents through a workflow, searching vault data, viewing data on data cards, bills of materials and reporting, Adding users/groups and permission settings, managing of server applications and client installations, Designing folder & file cards, Developing workflows and integrating revision schemes, as well as other best practices.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows file system; SOLIDWORKS experience is not required except for working with SOLIDWORKS data.

NOTE: PDM Standard is a Data Management option included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and/or SOLIDWORKS Premium.

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PDM – User Training (1 day)

This course covers how to use the PDM client (with and without SOLIDWORKS) to interact with the  PDM vault. Includes checking documents in, moving documents through a workflow, searching vault data, viewing and editing data on data cards, bills of materials and reporting, and other common and best practices for the PDM user.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows file system; SOLIDWORKS experience is not required except for working with SOLIDWORKS data.

NOTE: This course is meant for new employees at companies who have already implemented PDM.

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PDM Professional- Administrator Training (2 days)

This course covers the basics of how to configure and administer a PDM Professional environment at a company. Includes defining workflows, users and security settings, design of data cards, managing of server applications and client installations, and other vault setup and customization.

Prerequisite: PDM User Training.

NOTE: This course is meant for new employees at companies who have already implemented PDM.

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Plastics (2 days)

For engineers who want to apply injection mold filling analysis integrated with SOLIDWORKS. Course covers the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional on day 1, including: introduction to the injection molding process, preparation of model, meshing options, setting up machine conditions, interpreting the post-processing graphs and plots, and reporting. Day 2 covers the additional capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium, including: local mesh refinement, creating runners and runner balancing, multi-cavity and family molds, overmolding and calculating volumetric shrinkage.

Prerequisite: None.

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CircuitWorks (1 day)

Syllabus
The goal of this course is to teach you how to use CircuitWorks to associate ECAD and MCAD data through import/export IDF and other ECAD files. It also covers how to build an electrical/electronic MCAD library and connect it to your PDM system.

Prerequisites: Electrical or Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows™ operating system. SOLIDWORKS Essentials or QuickStart recommended.

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Routing Electrical (1 day)

Syllabus
Routing – Electrical explains how to create, edit and manage Electrical routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assemblies that contain the routes.

Prerequisites: Electrical or Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows™ operating system. SOLIDWORKS Essentials or QuickStart recommended.

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SOLIDWORKS Routing Piping and Tubing (1 day)

Syllabus
Routing – Piping and Tubing explains how to create, edit and manage Piping and Tubing routes, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the subassemblies that contain the routes.

Prerequisites: Process or Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows™ operating system. SOLIDWORKS Essentials or QuickStart recommended.

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*Special* SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation (2 day)

Designed for users who would like to become productive quickly in using SOLIDWORKS Motion. This 2 day course will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Motion simulation package to study the kinematics and dynamic behavior of your SOLIDWORKS assembly models.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and the basics of the MotionManager is required. If you are not familiar with the basics of the MotionManager, the class manager will send you a self-paced lesson that should be completed before class begins. Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

This course has been designed for new SOLIDWORKS Motion users who would like to perform motion analysis on their designs. The course provides an in-depth session on the basics of building, simulating and refining a mechanical design system.

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*Special* SOLIDWORKS API Fundamentals (3 day)

Students will learn the three fundamentals skills of SOLIDWORKS API programming: 1) Programming using Visual Basic Applications, 2) Using the API Help, 3) Understanding the SOLIDWORKS API Object Model. After the course, students should feel comfortable researching API calls and using those calls to create macros from scratch.

Prerequisites: None

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