As one of the largest SOLIDWORKS training providers in North America, we offer comprehensive and flexible training options to fit your needs and schedule.


Why Learn SOLIDWORKS from Hawk Ridge Systems?

As one of the largest SOLIDWORKS training providers in North America, Hawk Ridge Systems offers a comprehensive suite of training offerings and we have been supporting engineers for 25 years. Our instructor-led classroom and online training provide detailed, interactive, and personalized instruction from SOLIDWORKS experts. Our instructor team includes specialists for the large variety of products in the SOLIDWORKS portfolio, ensuring that you get the best instructor for the course.

Want to take your training to the next level? Our supplementary self-paced training from SolidProfessor helps with retaining knowledge and ongoing skill development. We also offer one-on-one mentoring sessions as a way to follow up on your training, ensuring you get the most out of your SOLIDWORKS investment.

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Master Your SOLIDWORKS Skills with Training Courses for Every Skill Level and Job Function

Whether you need to enhance your skills in mechanical design, analysis, or electrical design, our comprehensive SOLIDWORKS training course catalog offers in-depth training for every product in the SOLIDWORKS solution portfolio. We offer courses for every skill level, from learning the basics of the SOLIDWORKS user interface to understanding advanced simulation capabilities. No matter what you need to learn, we likely have a course for it.



Built for interactive learning and free from lectures, our instructor-led courses are setup for hands-on, lab-based training either in our online training platform or in one of our local classrooms.



Our self-paced training courses offer learning around the clock. Expertly designed content is now conveniently available on your schedule – anytime, anywhere.

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We also offer private training courses for your team, available online, in your office, or in our classroom. We can tailor our existing training content to meet your specific learning needs.

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Is SOLIDWORKS easy to learn?
The portfolio of SOLIDWORKS solutions has been designed to be intuitive and easy to learn. While the solutions feature powerful tools and robust functionality, most users pick up how to use the software quickly. With comprehensive training for every learning style available from Hawk Ridge Systems, new user ramp-up time can be quite fast.
What is the best way to learn SOLIDWORKS?

There are many ways to learn SOLIDWORKS. There are self-paced tutorials built into the software, as well as formal, instructor-led training options. For new users, we recommend taking several of the interactive core SOLIDWORKS training courses taught by our expert instructors so that you can learn the fundamentals and get all your questions answered. To do this in a cost-effective manner, we have put together the SOLIDWORKS Empowerment Training Pass that lets you take up to nine courses for a reduced price.

However, we know that everyone has different learning styles and sometimes you need to be able to learn on your own time. For that, we recommend SolidProfessor training, which offers over 7,500 self-paced training modules.

To maximize your learning efforts, we recommend a three-prong approach where you can combine the best of all available training methods:

  • Use self-paced training from SolidProfessor to brush up on specific skills, prepare for training classes and certification exams, or just as a refresher.
  • Use instructor-led training courses to get interactive sessions where you can ask questions, learn with others, and receive feedback.
  • Use dedicated “Ask an Expert” sessions as a more in-depth way to put your training to work effectively for your specific designs.

All three learning methods are available as part of our Elite Subscription program or our All Access Resource Bundle.

What experience do I need to have in order to attend SOLIDWORKS training?
This will vary depending on the course you are looking for. If you are new to SOLIDWORKS, you will need to start with SOLIDWORKS Essentials – a pre-requisite for many of our other courses – and this just requires an understanding of computers and Microsoft Windows, however education in mechanical design or experience in engineering and solid modeling is a plus. For more advanced courses, pre-requisites are listed on the course description pages.
How can I prepare for SOLIDWORKS certifications?

There are many resources available to help you prepare for SOLIDWORKS certification including practice exams for CSWA and CSWP tests, prep courses from SolidProfessor, and instructor-led training courses. If you want to prepare for the exams with our training courses, we recommend the following pathway:

CSWP: Essentials plus Advanced Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, and Drawings
CSWE: Everything for the CSWP plus Mold Design, Sheet Metal, Weldments, and Surface Modeling

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