Learning the “basics” isn’t a bad thing, in fact, it’s beneficial! by Tandy Banks

Recently Chris MacBain posted an article about spring cleaning and emphasized the need to pursue being as one with our tools. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through continued training. GoEngineer offers many regularly-scheduled classes on all of our great products. Over the next few weeks I will highlight some of those classes.

SolidWorks Essentials – This “level 101” class is far from basic. I have been told by students in the past that they were reluctant to take this “basic” course, due to using the software for a while. After attending this class, their perception changed! They realize that there are many fundamental skills learned that would have been beneficial to know from the beginning. Being an instructor, I often hear “I didn’t know it could do that” several times during the class.

The SolidWorks Essentials course is 13 chapters, typically covered over 4 days in one of our onsite classrooms. Topics range from Sketching fundamentals to Assembly and Drawing creation. We also cover advanced features like Sweep, Configurations and the use of multi-body solids. Personally, Patterns and library features are some of my favorite topics.

A great benefit of being part of the GoEngineer network is that we have offices in many locations! You may want to dual-purpose your training by attending in the Rocky Mountains so you can take part in some skiing or hiking after training. Maybe southern California is more appealing? Whatever your personal interest, we have an office near some of the USA’s best attractions. I encourage you to take a look at our training calendar from the link below and plan your next training class.

Training and Events Page

SolidWorks Essentials Class Agenda

Read Chris MacBain’s Post: What Does a Tool Weigh?



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About Tandy Banks

Tandy is an Elite Applications Engineer in Oklahoma. He has been using SolidWorks since version 97+. His mechanical design background includes: high-pressure pumps, fluid systems, heavy fabrication, high-precision machining, various oilfield equipment and electronics packaging. He is very experienced in manufacturing processes and collaboration between technology and manufacturing systems. He was awarded SolidWorks' Elite status in 2009.

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