SOLIDWORKS Training Courses


What have you learned new this year? We are all about learning at Design Engine as our mission is to help your teams learn and ultimately adopt a robust and resilient modeling workflow.   “With us it’s not about how fast you model a product but how fast you change it 20 times that makes you an expert”  in your manager’s eyes.    Modify models and learn quickly.  Designers and engineers already learn quickly on their own, but with these workflow oriented SOLIDWORKS training courses, we facilitate the learning process so your team can learn as much as possible and as fast as possible. Although we are forced to choose to participate remotely using online video conferencing software, we tend to offer small class sizes with often two or three participants at a time.

These SOLIDWORKS training courses include topics such as manufacturing (ie die-casting), SOLIDWORKS plastic part design, and sheet metal & forging classes which are all geared at learning how to design with SOLIDWORKS. The courses range from part design, top-down design, large assemblies and detail drawings. All Design Engine SOLIDWORKS training classes focus on core-modeling skills with respect to a manufacturing or prototyping process

Solidworks: Learn to Design

Although this class is designed for beginners, it is much more than a beginners course. We teach participants how to design products...

SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Week One

Learning Solidworks Surfacing is a must in this competitive work environment. We help you become a surfacing expert through the Solidworks Surfacing intensive...

Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding

The course material is designed to provide a working knowledge of the plastics industry through intelligent discussions and lectures...

Creo to SOLIDWORKS or SOLIDWORKS to Creo: A Week Long Intensive

This class/presentation is for those design or engineering teams interested in or pushing to switch parametric software packages. We know it’s expensive to switch tools so we want to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible...

Advanced Assembly & Detail Drawings

Introduction to constraint based modeling using the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD software that is used by over 2,000,000 engineers and more than 150,000 companies in the world...

SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Week Two

The Class-A surfacing instruction covers surfacing electronic products and ergonomic forms using higher surface continuity. Learn to manage light reflections with respect to industrially designed products...


This course and related material will bring confidence and a working understanding of the die cast process...

SOLIDWORKS Four Week Comprehensive

Engineering is in high demand in the United States and the World, this SolidWorks course makes it easier for you to get a job in this field...

Advanced Modeling

This course is a must for the power users of any major manufacturer, especially in this competitive workplace. This SOLIDWORKS Training course helps you utilize advanced part modeling techniques...

Solidworks Sheet Metal

Learn the fundamentals of modeling and creating sheet metal parts in SOLIDWORKS with the intention of manufacturing using sheet metal...

Forging Part Design Workshop

The course and course material is designed to provide a working knowledge of the metal forging industry. The class is intended for those designers and engineers who are designing...


The course combines Design Engine’s Die Cast Part Design Course, Plastics Part Design Course, and Forging Part Design Course into this 40-hour one-week intensive...

We don’t simply teach the software packages. We are more about helping you create a natural exchange between design and engineering teams. This helps participants create a mutual language for greater understanding. Let us help you become a more effective communicator or help your team become more effective team members.

We also offer two full weeks of SOLIDWORKS Surfacing training classes that focus on basic model management techniques for changing models or designs in a resilient & robust way. This is part of our SOLIDWORKS training mission. We also help participants use other designer’s or engineer’s models more effectively which will help you become more effective to your team.

SOLIDWORKS has changed quite a bit over the past 20 years. Designers and engineers, even Application Engineers tend to use the software as they learned a long time ago. It’s easy to be set in your ways of doing things. This is where we come in. At Design Engine, we help manufacturers and their engineers gain a different perspective using the very same tools by presenting new ways to think and new ways to explore design iterations. We don’t just teach SOLIDWORKS. We teach new ways of thinking about the software which allows you to become a more efficient designer or engineer. After all, as humans, we are always learning. We simply facilitate the process.

Design Engine helps you renew yourself, expand your team’s services, build collaborative relationships, explore new design processes, establish better communication, expand problem-solving skills, change prototype to the manufacturing process (with respect to modeling technique), and – most importantly push a product designer’s growth.  Call it empowerment. Call it education. Call it consulting. We call it betterment.  At Design Engine, we are infectious in attitude as we help your team grow.

If you are unemployed or about to graduate with an engineering or industrial design degree, consider Design Engine’s four-week SOLIDWORKS comprehensive, or the season ticket which gives participants full access to the DESIGN ENGINE studio and all other classes for two years. Think of it as your office at our office here in Chicago.

If you're interested in training at our Chicago location or participate using video conferencing tools, let us know

Need consulting for your next big project? Are you interested in custom onsite training at your facility?  Is learning remotely a priority for your company? Design Engine offers training and consulting in to accommodate you and your team. Give us a call directly at (312)226-8339 and let us help you work smarter.