Infinite Skills: Learning Solidworks 2013

Enrolling and then going for a training class can be a real pain. It is usually difficult to find a convenient time and a better quality training provider. If any of you has ever attended such a class, you know that live training classes are also generally too costly for an individual unless your company is paying for you ;)

With the demands of the busy professional in mind and yes the cost of training too, Infinite Skills is offering a Learning SolidWorks 2013 video tutorial series to let you learn SolidWorks at your own pace, in your chosen location. The training is presented by Matt Lombard, a well-known author of multiple SolidWorks bibles. I have had a chance to review the materials, and have some impressions.

Learning Solidworks 2013

This training course is very well structured and is designed for the absolute beginner, and no previous 3D CAD software experience is required in order to get started. The training course is divided into 13 separate chapters of 96 tutorials and around 13 hours of training. Check here the breakdown of what is actually covered in the videos.

In my opinion, Matt did a great job on this video series. Near the beginning of the series, Matt covers the basics of SolidWorks 2013, exploring the newly designed interface, and then proceeds to guide you through customizing the interface to help you work efficiently, and then directs you right into using the sketch tools. This video tutorial uses many examples throughout to enforce the skills you are being taught. By the time you have completed this introduction to SolidWorks 2013, you will have a solid grasp on creating drawings and assemblies. The computer based training focuses on building a solid foundation of the basics, so that you can continue on and grow your skill set to create more complex models and assemblies. I have been informed an advanced course will be released in the following months.

Pricing

The Learning SolidWorks 2013 Training Video series is available at $99.95 USD offering a good value for money. But wait, the best part of this SolidWorks 2013 Learning Video Training is that it has 100% Money Back Guarantee. And you can take up to 30 days to decide, so your purchase is risk free.

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Pros
  • Training on your own time and at your own pace
  • Training presentation by Matt Lombard
  • Costs less than classroom training
  • Training Files Included
  • Good value for money
  • Option for purchasing on DVD-ROM or Instant Download
  • Customer support is also available for any questions you may have

Cons

  • No Instructor Interaction
  • You can’t discuss with other if you’re learning alone.
  • No overall statistics and progress
  • Big file size in case you’re purchasing via Instant Downloading option, so you may need a good Internet speed.
  • Need to wait for some time before the DVD arrives in case you’re purchasing via DVD option ;)
Conclusion

Learning SolidWorks 2013 video tutorial series is a product offering value for money. I myself would recommend these videos to those who like to start learning SolidWorks right away. I would strongly advise using a dual monitor set up for watching the videos while you can work hands-on with SolidWorks.

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Thank you for reading my review!!

Infinite Skills has more info on their CAD and software training products on their site.

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