Learn SolidWorks 2015 at your own pace.
(PRWEB) November 05, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week introduced its "Learning SolidWorks 2015," an introductory course teaching the essential tools for creating drawings, sketches, and beginning assembly models in the latest version of the CAD program for mechanical engineers.
SolidWorks is a 3D computer aided design (CAD) program used by 2 million engineers and designers worldwide. The program employs 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 2015" covers basic and intermediate tools, providing a basis in fundamentals and best practices for new SolidWorks users.
Author Dean Kerste is a college professor with more than a decade of experience in industrial design and more than twenty years experience as a professor of mechanical design technology. Kerste began his career as a draftsman, detailing large industrial combustion systems for power generation and transitioning them into natural gas distribution systems.
Kerste begins with an introduction to SolidWorks, including a guide to the SolidWorks interface and a look at new features in the 2015 version.
He then moves into basic sketching, explaining the sketching environment and lessons on basic sketching tools, before moving on to intermediate sketching tools such as fillets and chamfers, working with patterns, adding text, and more.
Kerste then goes in detail with SolidWorks features, demonstrating the tools for performing extrusions, revolved cuts, lofts, mirrors, and more.
Next, the course explains in detail how to begin modeling a part, beginning with the very basics of starting a model in the 3D modeling view, and covering essentials such as understanding the design tree, working with parent-child relationships, using measuring tools, and more.
Kerste then moves on to creating assemblies, explaining the assembly environment and the key tools for adding components, positioning parts, and working with assembly mates.
The course closes with in-depth training on drawing in SolidWorks, beginning with the drawing environment, drawing views and tools, and a chapter on adding annotations such as dimensions, notes, bill of materials, and more.
"SolidWorks is a 3D CAD modeling program that allows you to transform new ideas into great products," Kerste explains. "After viewing the lessons in this video, you will be proficient in the fundamentals of using SolidWorks 2015, and have the foundation to expand your knowledge of the SolidWorks software."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the "Learning SolidWorks 2015 Training" page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its "Learning SolidWorks 2015" training course either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $99.95. All titles and formats are compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. Shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos, allowing users to work alongside experienced instructors right on their computer or iPad.
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.