SolidProfessor April Newsletter: Mastercam 2017 Courses Are Here!


It’s been a great month here at SolidProfessor! We have FOUR new courses for Mastercam 2017 and FREE Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate vouchers now available for you and your students. We want to hear about the fabulous things you and your students have been working on too – share your successes with us so we can help you brag and get swag!

-Megan Davidson Director of Customer Success

New and Updated Courses

Lots to share this month! We have NINE new and updated courses and two courses with additional hands-on exercises – check out the brand new Mastercam content, which will have hands-on exercises soon. You can learn more about these Mastercam courses in our webinar next week.

  • 2017 Mastercam Mill 2D
  • 2017 Mastercam 4 Axis
  • 2017 Mastercam Lathe
  • 2017 Mastercam Mill 3D
  • Inventor Basic Mechanism
  • Hands-on exercises in Intro. to Revit
  • Hands-on exercises in Intro. to AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • Introduction to DraftSight
  • CATIA Essentials
  • SOLIDWORKS File Management

Head to the library to check them out today!

We Still Have Free CSWA-Academic Vouchers Available!

In partnership with SOLIDWORKS, we’re continuing to offer free Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate-Academic vouchers through June 30, 2016. Having their CSWA sets your students apart from other engineers in the field, and we have a dedicated certification prep course to help them prepare.

If you’re interested in getting vouchers for your students, just let us know!

Brag About Your Students!

We want to hear about the awesome things you and your students are working on, like the design above that was created by students at Chaminade High School and the students below from Penn State Harrisburg and Pryor Middle School who use SolidProfessor to prepare for competitions and earn their Certified SOLIDWORKS Associates certification, respectively.

Penn State Harrisburg’s Formula SAE team in Harrisburg, PA

Students at Pryor Middle School in Okaloosa, FL

Share your story and pictures with us so we can help you brag about their hard work (P.S. we have SP swag available too!).

Manufacturing Returns to the US

As technologies like automation and robotics continue to advance, manufacturers are reshoring their overseas operations. Investments in technology can yield significant cost savings – a single machine can increase productivity by as much as 70% yet only cost as much as a single employee’s annual salary. These improvements in technology and adoption of CAM software like Mastercam offset the labor costs that led many companies to go abroad in the first place. The future of manufacturing is quickly becoming one of domestic innovation where students with CAM experience will be highly sought after to fill the skills gap as baby boomers retire.

We’re Growing!

As you have probably realized, we have added new members to our team – we continue to expand to provide you and your students personalized support to help you reach your goals. Learn more about us below!

Alli Bartelloni: the only thing that Alli loves more than pizza and dolphins is helping you and your students achieve your goals! Customer Success’ bright and bubbly new team member, Alli’s positivity is contagious, and she’d love to share best practices for helping your students succeed.

Blake Bender: Blake isn’t afraid of a challenge – while backpacking through Costa Rica, he bungee jumped from the highest point in Central America! Let him know what challenges you’re facing, and Blake will help you find tailored solutions to make sure you get the most from SolidProfessor.

Joe McAferty: with one wife, seven children, four grandchildren, three dogs, and a recent move to Idaho, Joe is the cool cucumber of the Customer Success team. His diverse experience makes him a pro at helping you motivate your students to dig into SolidProfessor and expand their skills.

Megan Davidson: a former collegiate field hockey player, Megan continues to find new challenges in running marathons. Next up: Honolulu! Megan is focused on implementing new development projects to improve our content and your experience – send feedback her way!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, I’m just a call or an email away!

Megan Davidson

Director of Customer Success

(619) 376-1451

Megan Davidson
About the Author

SolidProfessor Director of Customer Success, marathon/cat enthusiast