September 08, 2017

MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS workshops and tutoring: SEAS Computing Facility will hold a series of workshops covering MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS programming through the Fall semester.  The workshops will be held in Tompkins 405 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.


MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language used in various backgrounds of engineering, science, and economics. These workshops will cover the fundamentals of Matlab programming. The dates and topics are below:

  • September 22: Introduction, data structures and programming basics I

  • October 13: Programming Basics II

  • October 27:  Figures & 3D Plotting

  • November 10: Linear Equation & ODE Solving

Register for the MATLAB workshops.

Students can download and install Matlab on their personal computers here


SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that enables engineers and architects to design, inspect and manage engineering projects within an integrated graphical user interface. Through these workshops you’ll learn how to navigate the Solidworks interface, create sketches, set up parametric relations and create 3D models. You will create the different parts of a V6 internal combustion engine from scratch, assemble it and see it come to life. The dates and topics are below:

  • September 29: Introduction and sketching

  • October 20: Extrusion; work planes

  • November 3:  Special features

  • November 17:  Assembly

Register for the SOLIDWORKS workshops

Students can download and install Solidworks on their personal computers here