Training Courses

Online Training

Hawk Ridge Systems offers a variety of online training curriculum. From introductory courses to advanced SOLIDWORKS topics, Hawk Ridge Systems provides online training for users who prefer the online experience, or like the convenience of taking a class from an office or home environment.

SolidWorks Online Training

CAMWorks 2.5 and 3 Axis Milling - Online

This class teaches the essential skills for using the CAMWorks software solution. Learn the basic interface and how to generate tool-paths, change tools and then post the G-Code. Set up patterns, fixtures then customize the tool to work with the machines and toolcribs.


CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Milling - Online

This class teaches the essential skills for using the CAMWorks software solution. Learn the basic interface and how to generate tool-paths, change tools and then posting the G-code. Set up patterns, fixtures then customize the tool to work with the machines and toolcribs.

CAMWorks 4 & 5 Axis Milling - Online

This class teaches how to use CAMWorks for programming multi-axis CNC machines. Learn how to make toolpaths for complex shapes that cannot be machined using a 3 axis machine. This is for more complex processes such as undercut machining and complex rotary and tilting applications.


CAMWorks Multi-Tasking Mill-Turn - Online

This class teaches how to use CAMWorks to program multi-tasking machining centers. Learn CAMWorks 2 and 4 Axis multi-tasking software for programming CNC Mill-Turn machines. CAMWorks Mill-Turn multifunction machining includes milling and turning capabilities within the same machine.


CAMWorks Turning - Online

This class teaches the essential skills for using CAMWorks software.  Learn the basic interface and how to generate tool-paths, change tools and post CNC g-code.  This will cover all of the basic turning functions to program a CNC lathe.


CAMWorks Wire EDM - Online

This class teaches how to use CAMWorks for programming 2- through 4-axis Wire EDM CNC machines. Learn CAMWorks Wire EDM software, which provides a more intuitive, automatic, and efficient method of generating EDM toolpaths and machine code.

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling - Online

This course covers multibody solids, sweeping, splines, and lofting. It is the prerequisite for the Surface Modeling and Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS courses.

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling - Online

This course is a comprehensive treatment of how to create engineering drawings of parts and assemblies using SOLIDWORKS software.


SOLIDWORKS CircuitWorks - OnDemand

This is a course to teach the basic fundamentals of using the CircuitWorks add-in included with SOLIDWORKS Professional. This allows ECAD systems and SOLIDWORKS to communicate through this translator. PADs, IDF, & IDX files can be converted to 3D models to allow mechanical engineers to incorporate PCB boards and components into their SOLIDWORKS designs.


SOLIDWORKS Composer - Online

Learn the fundamental skills and concepts to use SOLIDWORKS Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data. Discover how to create views such as vector line art and raster images. Explore creating animations that could be used for service/assembly procedures, marketing, training etc.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - Online

This course teaches you how SOLIDWORKS Electrical converts a 2D schematic into a 3D SOLIDWORKS Assembly. We cover basics of how SOLIDWORKS can create an assembly model of a project, complete with components and ducts. Then learn the basics of propagating schematic changes and routing the wires to complete your electrical design.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Advanced - Online

This class will teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical at an advanced level to optimize your knowledge of the tool. Topics include line diagram harness design, creating reports from scratch, importing large numbers of manufacturer's parts using predefined spreadsheets, and more. These topics will help to advance the skills of users and administrators to maximize SOLIDWORKS Electrical's effectiveness in your organization.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional - Online

This class is a combination of the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic and Electrical 3D classes, provided at a bundled price

You will learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical to optimize your drawings and designs for manufacturability so you can maximize quality, avoid rework and decrease time to market. You'll also learn how SOLIDWORKS Electrical converts a 2D schematic into a 3D SOLIDWORKS Assembly.


SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic - Online

This class will teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical to optimize your drawings and designs for manufacturability so you can maximize quality, avoid rework and decrease time to market.

SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Online

This course teaches how to use the SOLIDWORKS software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make simple drawings of those parts and assemblies.


SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Online

This class is designed to give a comprehensive hands-on overview of the core concepts of doing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. This online class is designed for new users of the Flow Simulation tool, and explores the key elements of performing fluid flow analysis, including model preparation, mesh optimization, heat transfer and result post processing.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronics Cooling - Online

This course addresses the capabilities of Flow Simulation that are specific to the analysis of electronic and electric cooling systems. The 4-hour class covers capabilities that are available in every license of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, but a further 30 minutes of bonus content on capabilities available with the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronics Cooling (EC) Add-on module is included at the end of the session.


SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Industrial Flow - Online

This course provides additional information about some of the strategies and techniques that are common in industrial flow applications – flow through valves, heat exchangers, filters, and a range of other industrial processes. This 4-hour course extends the basic skills developed in the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation online course.


SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Rotating Machinery - Online

This course addresses the capabilities of Flow Simulation that are specific to the analysis of rotating machinery, like pumps, impellers, turbines and rotors. You’ll learn about best practices for setting up these types of models, and unique strategies and considerations specific to this type of analysis.


SOLIDWORKS Mold Design - OnDemand

This course teaches several mold making techniques, using automatic and manual processes to develop cavity and core components. Using analysis tools to develop optimal parting lines, while checking for draft and undercuts in your geometry. How to import and repair information coming from other 3D platforms. Also covered is creating complex multi-core molds with multiple parting directions.


SOLIDWORKS Motion - Online

This online class teaches the essential skills for studying the kinematic and dynamic behavior of a SOLIDWORKS assembly using SOLIDWORKS Motion. The course introduces users to the motion interface, and then covers both essential and advanced skills for building, simulating and refining a mechanical design system.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Admin - Online

The focus of this course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful administration of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. The intended audience for this course is anyone who will setup and/or administer SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard.

SOLIDWORKS PDM User - Online

The focus of this class is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional. The intended audience for this course is anyone who will manage files with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional.


SOLIDWORKS Plastics - Online

This course is designed to teach the core skills required to perform plastic injection molding analysis with the SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation tool. Attendees to this class should be familiar with general concepts of the injection molding process. You will learn the essential steps of performing a mold filling analysis - meshing, setting processing parameters, and reviewing results for potential defects or molding issues. Topics covered include predicting and addressing air traps, short shots, sink marks, as well as optimizing multi cavity molds and cooling time. Advanced topics in predicting cooling and assessing warp can also be covered.

Training topics from all levels of the SOLIDWORKS Plastics offering (Standard, Professional, Premium) are covered in this one day course, and it will provide a solid grounding in the core skills required to run any sort of injection molding analysis.


SOLIDWORKS Routing: Electrical - Online

This course teaches how to use the Routing component included in SOLIDWORKS Premium to create electrical wires, cables, and wire harnesses. Creating libraries of connectors, wires, and clips is covered. Also how to create peg-board layouts and detailed drawings of harnesses complete with wire cut lengths and a schedule of all connectors, and pin connections is demonstrated.


SOLIDWORKS Routing: Piping & Tubing - Online

This course teaches how to use the Routing component included in SOLIDWORKS Premium to create pipes, as well as rigid and flexible tubing. Learn how to use libraries of flanges, tees, valves and reducers to flesh out a fluid route. Also covered is making detailed drawings with a list of components needed to run a route.


SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal - Online

This course covers how to build sheet metal parts using SOLIDWORKS software. Topics include building standalone sheet metal parts, converting parts to sheet metal, and modeling sheet metal parts in the context of an assembly.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Online

An introductory course on the linear static stress finite element analysis. The covered material includes the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies, gap/contact analysis, best practices and others.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium - Dynamics Online

This course is designed to extend the user’s knowledge of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation tool to include the use of dynamic analysis tools - for time dependent, frequency dependent, and random vibration dynamic situations.

This course will review various simulations and real life examples of typical analysis situations. The SOLIDWORKS Simulation user will learn advanced topics relative to dynamic analysis.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium Dynamic & Nonlinear Bundle - Online

This is a web based course to teach the SOLIDWORKS Simulation tool to include the use of nonlinear material types, and nonlinear material models, plus use of dynamic analysis tools - for time-dependent, frequency-dependent, and random vibration dynamic situations. The user will be exposed to a number of typical analysis situations, and learn advanced techniques specific to nonlinear and linear dynamic analysis.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium Nonlinear - Online

This is a web based course to teach the SOLIDWORKS Simulation tool to include the use of nonlinear material types, and nonlinear material models. The user will be exposed to a number of typical analysis situations, and learn advanced techniques specific to nonlinear analysis.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional - Online

An extension to the linear static finite element analysis focusing on frequency, buckling, heat transfer and thermal stress analyses, drop test, optimization, fatigue and pressure vessel analysis.


SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling - Online

This course focuses on consumer product design. Surface modeling techniques, hybrid surface/solid modeling methods, and the interoperability between surfaces and solids are covered. The Advanced Part Modeling course is a prerequisite.

SOLIDWORKS Weldments - Online

This course covers how to quickly create welded structures out of extruded members and plate components. Automatically generating cut lists and creating plan views of items. Weld beads, gussets and end caps are also covered.