The SOLIDWORKS Composer course will enable you to create 2D and 3D output from CAD Design data using the SOLIDWORKS Composer software.


R7500.00 incl. VAT

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Throughout this course, participants will acquire skills such as software proficiency, file handling, generating 2D and 3D output, updating content, and synchronizing CAD files.

  • Learn how to create technical communication content such as 2D and 3D graphical content, animations, and interactive documentation.
  • The length of this course is 2 days.
  • The focus will be on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the use of SOLIDWORKS Composer.

Upon completion of the SOLIDWORKS Composer course, you will have gained a new skill in SOLIDWORKS Composer.

Day 1

MODULE 1: Quick start

  • Quick look at SOLIDWORKS Composer

MODULE 2: Getting started

  • What is SOLIDWORKS Composer?
  • Notes on SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • User interface
  • Views
  • Navigation tools
  • Collaborative Actors
  • Camera views
  • Creating a 2D output


MODULE 3: Creating cover and detail images

  • Rendering tools
  • Camera alignment tools
  • Custom rendering

MODULE 4: Creating an exploded view

  • Visibility tools
  • Exploded views
  • Styles
  • Vector graphics output

MODULE 5: Creating Additional Exploded views

  • Paper space
  • Align actors
  • Explode lines
  • Custom views
  • Linking between views

MODULE 6: Creating bill of materials

  • BOM
  • Vector graphics output
  • Assembly level BOM
  • Assembly selection mode

MODULE 7: Creating a Marketing image

  • Textures, lighting, scenes
  • High resolution images

Day 2

MODULE  8: Creating an animation

  • Timeline pane
  • Location keys

MODULE  9: Creating interactive content

  • Views for animation
  • Improving the animation
  • Digger keys
  • Selection in the key track
  • Events
  • Animating collaborative actors

MODULE 10: Creating a walkthrough animation

  • Camera keys
  • Grids
  • Additional camera functionality

MODULE 11: Adding special effects to animations

  • Animation library workshop
  • Animation special effects
  • Assembly selection mode in animations
  • Scenarios

MODULE 12: Updating SOLIDWORKS Composer files

  • Update an entire assembly
  • Changing the geometry of an actor

MODULE 13: Working with projects

  • Product files
  • Product orientation

MODULE 14: Publishing from SOLIDWORKS Composer

  • Preparing a file for publishing
  • Publishing to PDF
  • Publishing inside Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Publishing to HTML
  • Linked SVG files
  • Publishing multiple views

Skill Prerequisites

  • Mechanical design experience.
  • Completed the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.
  • Experience with the Windows® operating system.
  • Fundamental knowledge of plastic materials. plastic part design and/or injection mold design.

System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS Version: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
CPU: 64-bit; Intel or AMD
RAM: 16 GB or more
GPU: Certified cards and drivers (SOLIDWORKS Hardware Support)
Storage Drives: SSD drives are recommended for optimal performance

Pierre du Plooy (Durban)
Jaco van den Berg (Centurion)
Rudolf van den Berg (Cape Town)
Wian Vermaak (Centurion)
Evan van den Berg (Centurion)


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