SolidProfessor January Newsletter: Spring Semester, Here We Come!


Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends.

In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find tips to prepare for the new semester and information about our new CATIA course and DraftSight LIVE conference.  Also included are an interesting article about the death of Inventor and some success stories from last month’s CSWA testing!

-Megan Davidson Director of Customer Success

New Year, New Classes!

Get yourself ready for spring by taking a look at our tips for setting up your classes for the new semester. If you have other questions, need enrollment keys, or want to review new features, just let us know!

Introduction to CATIA V5 Is Here!

Our library continues to grow! Check out our first CATIA course, authored by one of the instructors who uses  SolidProfessor in his classes! Introduction to CATIA V5  does not require any previous experience with the software – it will step you through the basics, including how to navigate and customize the interface, and share various tips and tricks to make designing easier.

Success on the CSWA

This fall, we offered free test vouchers for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate exam. Congratulations to all students who tested! We’re going through the results and will share more success stories soon, but in the meantime, here are two highlights to tide you over:

  • At Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 93% of Bryan Guns and Justin Lemke’s students passed, up from 50% a few years ago!
  • In California at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 80% of Tommy Smeltzer’s students passed, two of whom were sophomores!

Interested in having your students earn a software certification? Reach out to us for more information!

DraftSight LIVE at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

DraftSight is a professional-grade 2D design and drafting solution that lets you create, edit, view, and markup any kind of 2D drawing. DraftSight LIVE will be part of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 (no additional charge), and attendees will learn about the latest technology trends, see live product demos and presentations, and attend technical breakout sessions.

Select the DraftSight sessions to attend on the event agenda when registering!

Death of Inventor

It may seem hard to imagine an industry-leading product like Inventor disappearing, but with cloud-based Fusion 360 becoming more prominent, that day may be approaching. Check out this article postulating Inventor’s demise, then head to the Library to jump start your skills!

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