Computer Aided Design 3D using Solidworks

Course Points
Certificate of Attendance
Course Duration
7 weeks
Course Places
16 Places
Course Start Date
Monday 4th October at 6.00pm

Course Summary

Develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required for 3D mechanical modelling using Solidworks with this intensive 7-week course.

Important notice about this course


This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for 3D mechanical modelling using Solidworks. Students will gain experience in using some of principle skills required for 3D mechanical modelling, features such as 3D modelling, 3D assembly and simulation, using Solidworks Educational Software.

  • Introduction to 3D parametric modelling
  • Sketch tools
  • 2D-Relations
  • Features, Extrude, Sweep, Revolve, Loft etc.
  • Hole features
  • Patterns & Mirror
  • Creating of simple 2D drawing views
  • Creation of a simple assembly
  • Basic Sheet metal development

One class of three hours (6pm - 9pm) per week for 7 weeks (Mondays)

CAD technicians are employed by companies and organisations in various sectors, e.g. construction, structural and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, local authorities and architectural consultants. They generally work as part of an engineering, design or development team to produce the detailed 2D drawings and 3D models required at the various stages of a project’s design and implementation. They work closely with engineers, technicians, suppliers, quantity surveyors and clients.

There are no formal entry requirements but basic computing skills (e.g. use of Windows) will be necessary

This course is for any person wishing to gain knowledge of 3D modelling for use in product design, mechanical or manufacturing environments. There is no requirement to have any previous CAD knowledge.

Paul Durcan (Lecturer, School of Engineering, DkIT)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370200

Course ID E07
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Duration 7 weeks
Fees €200.00
Starting Date Monday 4th October at 6.00pm
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Credits Certificate of Attendance
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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