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CAE205 SolidWorks Simulation

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Students attending this course are expected to have the following:

  • Mechanical design experience.
  • Completed CAD110 SolidWorks Essentials.
  • Experience with the Windows™ operating system. 
  • Completed the on-line SolidWorks Simulation tutorials that are available under Help.  You can access the on-line tutorials by clicking Help -> SolidWorks Simulation -> Tutorials  


  • Lesson 1: The Analysis Process
  • Lesson 2: Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions
  • Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis With Contacts
  • Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self Equilibrated Assemblies
  • Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis With Connectors
  • Lesson 6: Compatible/Incompatible Meshes
  • Lesson 7: Analysis of Thin Components
  • Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids
  • Lesson 9: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells
  • Lesson 10: Submodeling
  • Lesson 11: Design Study
  • Lesson 12: Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing
  • Lesson 14: Large Displacement Analysis
  • Appendix A: Meshing, Solvers, and Tips & Tricks
  • Appendix B: Customer Help and Assistance  
  SolidWorks Applied Technology (SWAT) Exam included.


Price: $1,750.00
Duration:[In-Classroom: 3 Days @ 7 hrs each (21 hrs total); Online: 8 Sessions @ 2.5 hrs each (20 hrs + 1 hrs exercises = 21 hrs total)]

Course Description: The goal of this course is to teach you how to use the SolidWorks Simulation software to help you analyze static structural behavior of your SolidWorks part and assembly models. The focus of this course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of Simulation. You should view the training course manual as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, the system documentation and on-line help. Once a good foundation in basic skills has been developed, you can refer to the on-line help for information on less frequently used options.

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Note: In-Person classes are scheduled in local time while all online classes are in EST.

Class Locations
Start date
Start Time
End Time
Online 7/11/2016 8 sessions 9:00 am 11:30 am Open Register
Online 9/12/2016 8 sessions 9:00 am 11:30 am Open Register
Online 11/28/2016 8 sessions 9:00 am 11:30 am Open Register
Cincinnati, OH 1/11/2017 3 days 8:30 am 4:30 pm Open Register