SolidWorks Drawing Tutorial and Exercises for Beginners

If you are new to SolidWorks, or you want to refresh your CAD skills, then these set of SolidWorks tutorials are right for you. SolidWorks is one of the most widely-used 3D CAD softwares available in the market. From engineering students to large design firms, SolidWorks is the go-to modeling tool.

If you are in the field of mechanical, civil, and other types of engineers, you will need to learn SolidWorks at some point in your career. SolidWorks allows the designer to create a 3D model of any object they desire. This object can then be sent to be manufactured at a fabrication facility or with new 3D printing technology, you can even manufacture it yourself!

Best Way to Learn SolidWorks

learn to make modles like this in solidworks drawing tutorial
Learn to make models like this!

SolidWorks for beginners can have a slight learning curve. Since it is widely used in the industry, it is worthwhile to take the time to learn it because your next or current job may require it. The best way to learn SolidWorks is to learn from step-by-step tutorials, video tutorials, or even [easyazon_link asin=”1118508408″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”cad1208-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]books[/easyazon_link].

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However, we at believe in step-by-step tutorials since the person can do it at their own pace.  We will be adding numerous hands-on tutorials with real examples. Each tutorial will consist of a 3D model that you will be able to create yourself.

SolidWorks Drawing Tutorial

Below you will find a series of tutorials. We will be constantly adding tutorials for beginners and experts alike. Each tutorial will have steps to follow with corresponding screenshots of the actual SolidWorks windows. Also, we will explain the different menus/options used in the tutorial. This will give you an understanding of the potential of SolidWorks.

Each tutorial will consist of:

  • Steps with explanations
  • Screenshots/images of SolidWorks software
  • Design of a model to showcase the specific features in the tutorial

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Final Thoughts

We want to create a free resource for beginners and experts to learn SolidWorks. If you have any thoughts/suggestions or would like to contribute by adding your own tutorial, please leave a comment below or contact us directly. We would love to hear from you.





13 responses to “SolidWorks Drawing Tutorial and Exercises for Beginners”

  1. […] out other SolidWorks drawing tutorials and try another one! If you want more 3D exercises, check out the 100 Exercises […]

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  7. […] If you followed the steps correctly, your model should look like the image above! Congratulations – you’ve successfully added a decal to your part. I hope you found this tutorial useful for creating customized parts in SolidWorks. Try the other tutorials that are available. […]

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  9. […] time you need to specify a special view on a drawing, keep these tools in mind. Check out other tutorials about SolidWorks to apply such drawing views to actual designs, i.e. try this cosmetic threads tutorial. Good […]

  10. […] Configurations are very powerful and can save you a good amount of time. Try to apply some of these techniques to these SolidWorks drawing tutorials. […]

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  12. […] With that being said for those of you who have just entered the world of CAD looking for a CAD software that is a cinch to use should without a doubt go for Solidworks. If you are learning, make sure to check out our Solidworks tutorials. […]

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