Selecting Courses to Assign to Your Students


What Course Next?

It’s October, and your students have started making progress on the first few assignments you’ve created for them – what do you have them explore next?

Many instructors started students off with videos from SOLIDWORKS 101 – Academic, which prepares students for the CSWA certification exam and includes tutorials from other courses, like SOLIDWORKS for Beginners and SimulationXpress.  A good next course to share with students is Core Concepts for Parts and Assemblies. For additional recommendations, just reach out!

Course Updates

SOLIDWORKS recently unveiled the 2016 software, filled with new tools and enhanced functionality. We are excited to announce that our SOLIDWORKS 2016 Update Training course is live and running! This course consists of 38 lessons, is 1.5 hours long, and has downloadable part files for each of the lessons.

We cover the following sections:

  • Fundamentals
  • Sketching
  • Parts and Features
  • Assemblies
  • Drawings and Detailing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Weldments

We also released our 2016 AutoCAD to SOLIDWORKS course, which will help you smoothly transition from a 2D to 3D design environment. The course will show you how to import your existing 2D data into SOLIDWORKS, where you can use it to create 3D models and 2D drawings. You’ll also learn the basics of SOLIDWORKS so that you can navigate the interface with ease. This course contains 14 lessons and is 35 minutes long.

View Your Assignments in a List

In response to your feedback, we have added the option for you and your students to view your assignments in either a list or a grid.  To change the presentation of your assignments, click the “Grid” or “List options on the right side of the page.

3D Printing Continues to Change Industry

As 3D printing becomes more commonplace in a variety of fields, 3D printing systems are breaking the constraints of previous molds.  While printed objects previously needed to be smaller than the 3D printer creating them, new printers are being developed for use in construction to print buildings and other structures. In partnership with Autodesk, Dutch startup MX3D is planning to build a bridge to cross a canal in Amsterdam using a printer that will also build its own support structure as it builds the bridge across the canal. Check out more about this project here.

Megan Davidson
About the Author

SolidProfessor Director of Customer Success, marathon/cat enthusiast