SOLIDWORKS is one of the world's leading CAD software packages for product design and development. In this learning path, you'll build on a basic knowledge of SOLIDWORKS, try your hand at a few projects, and explore rendering and visualization.
Discover advanced SOLIDWORKS features.
Practice your SOLIDWORKS skills through project-based courses.
Get up to speed with the surfacing tools within SOLIDWORKS fast. Learn how to create and modify surfaces, troubleshoot common issues, and manipulate faces in surfaces and solids.
1h 24m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Weldments with Gabriel Corbett
Walks you through building weldments and fabricated models in SOLIDWORKS.
1h 57m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Advanced Tools with Gabriel Corbett
Get acquainted with some of the more advanced verification and simulation tools that are available in SOLIDWORKS. Learn how to leverage these tools to efficiently review your assemblies and parts for errors.
42m 54s • COURSE
Modeling a Bicycle Frame with SOLIDWORKS with Leon van den Heever
Learn how to model the front triangle section of a bicycle frame in this fast-paced, advanced-level SOLIDWORKS tutorial.
42m 34s • COURSE
Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS with Leon van den Heever
Practice your SOLIDWORKS design skills in this project-based course on modeling motorcycle engine parts.
1h 49m • COURSE
Modeling a Cabinet with SOLIDWORKS with Leon van den Heever
Improve your top-down or in-context assembly design skills using a "skeleton modeling" strategy and SOLIDWORKS.
1h 54m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Visualize with Gabriel Corbett
Get up to speed with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and discover how to leverage this powerful software to build striking renderings of your designs.
1h 9m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: SimulationXpress with Gabriel Corbett
Learn how to use SimulationXpress to create and run simulations of your designs. See how to identify areas for improvement, make iterative modifications, re-evaluate, and finalize your models.
1h 14m • COURSE
You'll master SOLIDWORKS with these experts
Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.
Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.
Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Gabriel has been a Lynda.com author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Leon van den Heever is a certified 3D instructor and artist driven by a passion for 3D.
Leon van den Heever is a certified 3D professional and instructor in various specialty disciplines, and has exposure to CAD modeling and design. He has a manufacturing background, with the addition of being an engineering data management specialist and consultant. With a passion for working with 3D applications, he is also a 3D visualization modeler, animator, and render freelancer in engineering, architecture, and other disciplines.