SolidProfessor Shares How Orbus Exhibit and Display Group Utilizes SolidProfessor’s On-Demand Learning


LogosolidprofessorOrbus Displays Innovation by Investing in Employee Training

Guest Post by Tony Glockler from CATI Tech Notes

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group uses ongoing skills development to maximize their SOLIDWORKS investment. Brands within the group include Orbus365™, SignPro Systems™, Origin™, and Nimlok®, each uniquely positioned to target a specific market sector of the signage, events, tradeshow exhibit and display industry. With so many brands to manage, “one of our big initiatives as a company is to improve our company wide training and we are placing a priority on improving our employee training for the 2015 calendar year,” said CAD Manager Drew Adams.

Orbus-company-logo-main The mission of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is to “become and remain one of the country’s leading trade suppliers of everything tradeshow exhibits and displays, from portable to custom.” One of Orbus’ core values is to “encourage excellence in every effort,” which is demonstrated by their commitment to providing skills development opportunities to their employees.

Adams implemented SolidProfessor as their on-demand learning solution through reseller CATI. “We have been utilizing SolidProfessor to shorten design time and increase product innovation. By increasing our design team’s proficiency with their software tools, they can consistently create the best deliverable for the customer in the shortest amount of time. SolidProfessor provides the best and most cost efficient option for the company. The quality of the instruction is very high and the fact that it is self-paced is a nice benefit. SolidProfessor saves our more experienced users from having to take time out of their day to answer training questions.”

I believe that SolidProfessor is the best self-paced training available on the market,”

“The most impactful result of SolidProfessor has been standardizing design skills across our team; increased product innovation would be number two. Additionally, our team has expanded their understanding of SOLIDWORKS capabilities and are taking advantage of powerful functionality we had but weren’t using.  For example, we now use SOLIDWORKS weldments and it’s significantly improved our process. The way we create quotes is much more automated and we now provide renderings to customers to help them better visualize what a display concept will look. SolidProfessor has really enabled and improved our use of SOLIDWORKS. We’re leveraging features that weren’t being used in the past.”

“The SolidProfessor reporting tools give us visibility to track our employees’ progress, which has been very valuable for us, ensuring that our teams are developing at the rate we need them to, in order to be competitive in our industry.”

Orbus’s program is resulting in accolades from their industry, last year being awarded one of the Seventh Annual Wide Format Imaging Reader’s Choice Top Products Awards for its Hopup™ tension fabric display system. The Hopup features a lightweight anodized silver frame and pre-attached fabric graphics that sets up in less than five minutes.

Tony Glockler


Channel Manager and Co-Founder of SolidProfessor

Tony Glockler is the co-founder of SolidProfessor, an online learning company that specializes in software applications used in engineering and design. Beginning his education at UCLA with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Tony experienced first-hand the limited resources available to students to become proficient, employable CAD users. His passion is combining the best of instructional design and technology to help engineers and designers become more effective. Through SolidProfessor, Tony has helped design teams keep up with their rapidly evolving software tools with an on-going guided learning experience. To learn more, sign up for a free account or explore our website. 

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