SOLIDWorks training

SOLIDWORKS is extremely powerful CAD software. 

To get the most out of it as quickly and as thoroughly as possible, we recommended that you receive training from an organisation with people who are experienced in using SOLIDWORKS themselves and experienced in training people to how to best use SOLIDWORKS.

Yes, yes, I can hear you saying, “but I’ve used other CAD software, I can learn it myself, save the cost and time of a training course”.  And you’re right, you probably can learn it yourself.  But should you?

I’ve attended formal training courses for some CAD software, and I’ve taught myself other CAD software, so I know and understand what is involved in both approaches. 

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Some people are always going to want to teach themselves because that’s just the way they work, and that’s fine.  But in my experience teaching yourself takes much longer than learning in a training course, and you don’t always find the hidden or not so commonly used functions, so your learning is not complete.

In a training course the information is presented to you in a structured and planned way, thus maximising your learning time.  Additionally, you have the time and opportunity to ask the trainer all sorts of questions.  They don’t even have to be part of the course content, or even related directly to the course.

If you want to learn SOLIDWORKS as quickly as possible, and let’s face it, who doesn’t, then it’s worth getting trained properly by someone who knows what they are doing.  Any cost involved will be quickly offset by the speed at which you can start using the software efficiently and productively.

At IDM Consulting we can train you in the efficient and effective use of SOLIDWORKS.  Bill, our lead trainer, is qualified in both SOLIDWORKS and training, a combination not usually found in SOLIDWORKS resellers, to our knowledge.  He has the following qualifications:

  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP), including sheet metal, weldments, and surfacing
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)


Bill was also a Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor (CSWI) when he worked for a SOLIDWORKS reseller, but that certification is only valid while employed by a reseller.

In addition to all this, Bill worked as a mechanical design and project engineer before moving into the CAD world, so he understands the design and manufacturing processes.

We offer online and face-to-face courses at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

We can run standard SOLIDWORKS training courses or customise them to suit your needs.

Please contact us if you would like more information on SOLIDWORKS training.

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