Solid Works Essential Course

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Course name:

SOLID WORKS Essential Course (International accredited)


Software Training


10 Saturdays


This programme has been designed to enable you to reach the following outcomes:
Improve and gain software Design skills
Provides more practice involving a broader range of skills appropriate for a person who may be able to produce drawings designs, estimate the cost for the project, manage as well as be able to supervise the project in the mining, manufacturing and process industries etc.

Course content:

Lesson 1: Solid Works Basics and the User Interface
Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching
Lesson 3: Basic Part Modelling
Lesson 4: Modelling a Casting or Forging
Lesson 5: Patterning
Lesson 6: Revolved Features
Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs
Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs
Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes
Lesson 10: Configurations
Lesson 11: Using Drawings
Lesson 12: Bottom-Up Assembly Modelling
Lesson 13: Using Assemblies
Appendix A: Templates


(Courses run with 6 people minimum)
10 Saturdays from 08:00- 12:00

Course Fees:

R4 500 inclusive of the International Exam.
There may be additional Costs for books, kits etc


The examination for the software will be online.


On successful completion of the programme, the certificate will be issued by the Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA)


The content of this brochure, accurate at the time of going to print, is subject to change without notification due to legislation,
market requirements or any other reason. African Academy reserves the right to any change without notice.

Why attend

Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) awards certificates to people who have shown they have mastered skills that are
based on excellent standards set by the Industry. Solidworks is an international provider and their examination is an
international one.




The African Academy was established in 1994 to address the critical need for well-trained and skilled Draughtspersons, and to contribute towards reducing unemployment in South Africa. The African Academy is recognized as one of Africa’s leading Draughting Education & Training Institutions. The African Academy has proven its worth by achieving an above 80% pass rate and an above 80% placement of graduates in employment. Industry attests to the high calibre of graduate that the African Academy produces.

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