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Creo to SolidWorks or SolidWorks to Creo


Did your company choose to switch design engineering packages? This course is for those design or engineering teams who are familiar with one parametric software  package and have been tasked to learn another. Our goal is to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible. If you or your team has already decided to shift from Creo to SOLIDWORKS or SOLIDWORKS to Creo, we can help you learn the new tool at a high level from your prior experience with the other package. If your team wants to consolidate into one CAD package, but have not yet decided which package to switch to, we offer an unbiased technical perspective.  Participants can use this 40-hour intensive as a metric for making an intense comparison between the two tools, ultimately resulting in an informed decision. 

This is an introduction to constraint-based modeling, assembly, and detailing utilizing the latest release of your chosen package. This training course is developed for seasoned users who want to become proficient learning the new package all in one week. We help you learn the software with efficient workflow techniques, not read to you from a book or demo menu clicks alone. We help design engineers learn how to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming an expert fast.

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  • SolidWorks or Creo sketch tools, including 3D curves
  • Customize environment or map key development
  • Learn proper part modeling workflow & technique, i.e. mirror pattern etc
  • Create features: Extrude, Ribs, Lofts, Patterns, Shell and Draft, Fillets using Equations to manipulate parts quickly
  • Detail Cross sections, Parts, and Assemblies
  • Basic surfacing, complete with Sweeps and Lofts
  • Utilize Edit Feature and Edit Sketch
  • Learn to edit parts modeled by others, with certainty
  • Learn to use drawings as design tools for controlling snap fit and accuracy
  • Advanced Assembly function ie. mechanism, top down design, configurations etc
  • Plastic part design & Sheet Metal basics, i.e. draft parting lines etc.
  • Surfacing in both tools
  • Basic assembly structures
  • Using assembly drawings to understand then manipulate parts in assemblies
  • Exploded Assemblies and automatic BOM
  • Top-Down Design: external copy, geometry, insert part
  • Configurations vs Simplified Representations
  • Creating mechanisms & smart assemblies
  • Advanced Assembly functions
  • Auxiliary views & cross sections
  • Learn proper modeling techniques, to utilize drawings to aid in modeling, cross sections, exploded views, and the basics of surfacing

Duration & Cost

40 hours = $2850 per student

For corporate rates, please call (312)226-8339


Participants should have a proficient working knowledge of either Creo or SOLIDWORKS.


  • Top-down modeling approaches for developing product
  • Create detail drawings for documentation and assembly detail drawings complete with exploded views
  • Build multiple bodies in Solidworks to using surface merges in Creo
  • Create Assemblies with Creo or SolidWorks
  • Compare cross sections in both tools and create a few cross sections in both parts & assemblies
  • Compare SolidWorks sheet metal to Creo sheet metal with examples & exercises
Creo Pirelli Motocross Tire


Solidworks top down design exercise . Replace standard trucks with spring steel version.
  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses of both packages
  • Discuss basic workflow similarities and differences between Creo & SolidWorks
  • Compare building reference planes with examples 
  • Making Changes & dealing with failures
  • Discuss systems options in detail
  • Examine editing parts others have modeled in both packages
  • Compare using surfaces by themselves and within parts
  • Group discussions designing mechanisms complete with surface detection.
  • Compare Surfacing and Rendering tools
  • Compare and contrast Sub’D or Sub Divisional tools. SW uses a Catia bridge for Catia Freeform

Video Training Delivery System

Ask your Design Engine account manager about our Training Delivery System(TDS), an easy-to-follow guide for designers and engineers who want a supplement to this course.