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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by XYZ, Jun 11, 2012.

    1. XYZ

      XYZ New Member

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      Hi, I'm pretty much a beginner for solidworks, my work requires me to learn and work with solidworks. Guess my question is what or where shall I go from here? Any books, links that you can share in order for me to start up?
       
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      Have you got a version of SolidWorks that you can play with?
       
    4. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      SolidWorks has some nice in-built tutorials. I would just get hold of SolidWorks and work my way through them if I were you. That's what I did. I was alerady experienced with Pro/E and Autodesk Inventor previously which helped. Have you use any other 3D modellers?
       
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      Thanks for replying to my question, which was posted as a preliminary reply to XYZ (don't you just love us TLAs?). I have SolidWorks 2009 on my home computer but my original experience, back in 1992, was with Pro-Engineer, also my first brush with CAD altogether. My advice to XYZ would be to pick up an old cut of SolidWorks and play with the tutorials. I could not imagine learning 3D modelling from a book. Could you Gareth? it was different with FEA, where I was quite interested in the theory.
       
    6. vidgolob

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      SolidWorks tutorials definitely work. As a starting point. Through your work you will encounter some problems ( model collapsing after a change was made on the model comes to mind ), but just don't get scared, read the warnings on your screen and fix the problems. The more you fix, the better you will be. Same with everything else. After this tutorials, you can maybe use a book to strengthen your skills further. It always helps to have an experienced Solidworks user by your side but its not a must.
       

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