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SOLIDWORKS Resilient CAD Modeling (RCM)


Resilient CAD Modeling (RCM)

  • WHAT IS IT? A systematic “best practices” process for creating robust CAD models that don't blow up when edited.
  • WHY SHOULD WE USE IT? Make CAD model modifications without the model “blowing up.” Coworkers benefit because if an employee leaves a company, the next employee can pick up right where the original author of the CAD model left off with minimal time getting up to speed and understanding how the model was originally created. This saves engineering companies time and money.
  • Spend less time fixing your CAD, and more time designing your product.
  • CAD less likely to break
  • Standard rules the whole team understands & follows (makes inheriting others’ models easier, improves collaboration)
  • Design intent at a glance (convenient, and promotes “seeing” in 3D)
  • Order leads to productivity, compounding effects



This class was featured on the official SOLIDWORKS YouTube channel.


This is a streamlined course to give you an introduction to Resilient CAD Modeling (RCM) methodology. This course should enable you to, with confidence, use RCM to design your next innovation. After this course, you can proudly list RCM for SOLIDWORKS as a skill in your resume.


This course will work for any version of SOLIDWORKS (or any feature-tree-based CAD program)

Why our course?!

  • Have all your questions answered by experts in the course forum.
  • We are following the learning by doing approach which is proven the best for learning software like SOLIDWORKS
  • We have enlarged the interface icons in our screencasts to make our videos more eye-friendly. We even used a circular highlighting tool so it's easier to follow the mouse.
  • We made our videos short and concentrated on one or a few aspects to make them easier for reference. We also designed each lecture to be a stand-alone lecture.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals intending to take SOLIDWORKS Associate Certificate - CSWA or CSWP.
  • Individuals intending to move beyond the basics of SOLIDWORKS
  • Individuals wanting to get started with 3D modeling
  • Individuals wanting to get a better job via SOLIDWORKS skills
  • Individuals wanting to list SOLIDWORKS skills in their resume
  • Designers, Engineers, Makers, and Hobbyist
  • Design engineering teams who want to share models more seamlessly within their group
  • 1 Module
  • 13 Lessons
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  • 1. What to expect from this course

  • 2. Define the problem

  • 3. Why should we use RCM?

  • 4. What is RCM and how does it work?

  • 5. What is design intent?

  • 6. Orthogonal Visualization

  • 7. 3 tips peeking, converting entities, hiding sketches

  • 8. The 8 groups

  • 9. Multibody best practices

  • 10. Top-down assembly vs master model assembly

  • 11. The right way to do RCM

  • 12. Pro tips

  • 13. RCM Lite

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