Learn SolidWorks 2014 at your own pace
(PRWEB) November 27, 2013
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week released its "Learning SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial," an introductory course teaching the tools and techniques involved in creating mechanical models with the popular computer aided design software for mechanical engineers and designers.
SolidWorks is a leader in 3D computer aided design industry and is used by 2 million engineers and designers worldwide. The program uses a parametric, feature-based assembly system for building mechanical models, allowing users to create and assemble parts into an overall design.
Infinite Skills Learning SolidWorks 2014 Video Training provides students with a basic skill set and core proficiencies with the fundamental elements of design in SolidWorks.
Course author Dean Kerste is a college professor with more than a decade of experience in industrial design and more twenty years experience as a professor in a mechanical design technology program. Kerste began his career as a draftsman detailing large industrial combustion systems for power generation and transitioning them into natural gas distribution systems. After working as a CAD operator and systems administrator, Kerste began a career in academics. He holds multiple degrees, including a bachelor's in industrial design and a doctorate in higher education.
The course begins with learning the basics of sketching such as lines and rectangles, advancing quickly to intermediate sketching with lessons on creating shapes, including polygons and slots.
From there, Dean explores the basics of designing in SolidWorks, explaining how to work in the features environment, use design elements such as fillets and chamfers, and create various patterns.
The course then advances into creating models by assembling parts using tools such as mating, positioning, and feature management. Finally, Kerste shows how to navigate the drawing environment, teaching the essential drawing tool palette and annotation features.
"After completing the lessons in this course, students will be well versed in SolidWorks 2014 fundamenals from parts to assemblies to drawings," Kerste says. "This foundation will not only set you on an exciting path of creating SolidWorks parts assemblies and drawings, it will spark your interest in more advanced SolidWorks functionality."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Learning SolidWorks 2014 training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its Learning SolidWorks 2014 Training Video either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $99.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.