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Intro to SolidWorks

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20

Class Description
3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools (such as the CNC mills, routers, plasma cutters, and 3D printers available at Artisan’s Asylum) or develop a set of drawings that allow you or other people to create your parts from plans. In this class, students will learn 2D sketching techniques, 3D modeling techniques for parts and assemblies, and 2D display of 3D models in drawings, using SolidWorks 2019. Students will have opportunities to model and recreate real parts and assemblies, create drawings that can be used in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, and prepare files for 3D printing.

Class Goals
By the end of class, students will be able to create well-constructed 2D sketches, 3D parts and assemblies, and 2D representations of 3D parts and assemblies. Students will know how to create files for transfer to CNC tools, and will know how to prepare files for 3D printing. They will have the tools and familiarity with the program needed for them to continue developing their SolidWorks skills

Materials Provided
Solidworks software and example objects for modeling will be provided for your class sessions. Solidworks access is provided only during class – for ongoing access to our licensed Solidworks desktops outside of class, check out membership with us at Artisan’s Asylum here!

Class Dates
Mondays; 1/6/20 – 2/3/20



This class will not run with fewer than 3 students


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Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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