SolidWorks CAD

Workshop Overview

This workshop serves as an introduction to SolidWorks, a 3D CAD design and analysis software. The different aspects of this software are to be demonstrated, followed by tutorials on how to tackle them, each on his/her PC in the workshop lab.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the SolidWorks interface
  • Graphically model different parts
  • Applying stress analysis on a certain part
  • Choosing appropriate material and constraints


  • High school level understanding of geometry and forces
  • Being familiar with any CAD software (AutoCAD, Ansys etc.) helps but is not necessary


Christophe Karam ([email protected])

Hardware/Software Setup

  • The software required is SolidWorks (Provided in the workshop lab)

Workshop Files

Workshop presentation – Updated Oct 5, 2017.