By Corporal Willy, February 27, 2013
Today I use a couple of programs pretty well with my self-teaching methods. But my methods were slow and tedious. When Video Tutorials came out they could show you in real time how to do something with the program. That was a really great improvement over my method. Today I would like to talk to you about one particular company by the name of TEDCF Publishing.
Aren’t they all the same you might ask? No they aren’t. There are differences and I have written reviews on three of those companies already. Take a look at their web site for SolidWorks training:
They have training lessons going back to a few different versions, in case you do not have the latest one.
With the busy lifestyles we all have today the use of your spare time is even more important. How often do you find yourself standing or sitting around waiting to board a flight, see the doctor or talk to a client while in someone’s waiting room? This is non-productive time unless you are using this time wisely. If you are lucky you will at least have a TV to watch, but if you are luckier still you will have, “some device that connects to the internet” so you can study. Yes, if you can connect to the internet with anything out there today, you can study tutorials on SolidWorks.
I did not forget about the laptop users here. Of course you have the option of buying the full courseware on DVD or only the modules of what you need to learn. However, laptops are heavy and have been replaced or made somewhat obsolete, by Apple’s iPad and now Microsoft’s Surface? But I will bet that you always have your cell phone that connects to the internet and isn’t that smaller, lighter and much easier to carry around? Laptops will work just fine however, but so will any other device you can use to connect to the internet with.
For the rest of us, that like to use our computers or laptops mostly at home, we have the downloadable option or we can buy the DVD to load up the video tutorials. Let us take a closer look at this option. It is very easy to buy and install the videos. After you make your choice as to what you want go ahead and install it like anything else you have ever done. http://www.trainingtutorial.com/SolidWorks_2013_Training_Free_Trial.htm
Once that has been accomplished you can start with the Tutorials. Once you register the program with the license codes provided to you, it will automatically check for any updates to whatever it was you bought. Your very first tutorial will be about their special player that actually has many things built right into it. I won’t try to cover all of those things here about the player but I will continue forward to the downloadable lessons.
Once the updates are done you can click on the green “Lessons” tab on the bottom right. There will be a list of your courses and by expanding the headings you will see all of the lessons within just that one grouping.
Think about this for a second. There are a lot of tutorials for each of these programs in their Deluxe Bundle offerings. You can play them over and over until you thoroughly understand them. Then you can play them at a very slow speed, as you duplicate it in the program, while watching how things are done. This reinforces the lessons to cement them into your knowledge tool box. In no time at all you will be showing your skills to everyone else.
The possibilities on when you can study and how many times you need to replay a video to cement it into your tool box of knowledge is meant for you and me. It is an investment in yourself now, that can pay off big later on. “Knowledge is power.” Saying yes I can to a client, your boss, your co-workers or whatever scenario you might come up with, can set you apart and sometimes above.
I think it is important to show you this screen shot from the TEDCF Publishing web site. Two items stick out on that web page and I want to bring them to your attention. First of all, you can buy what you need to learn or the whole Deluxe Bundle of Tutorials if you are very weak or just learning this program. Secondly, I think it is important for you to know about that little red logo in the top right hand corner.
SolidWorks doesn’t just give them away or allow their use. The SolidWorks Solution Partners must earn them. That means that they are teaching about the SolidWorks program must meet the approval of the company. TEDCF Publishing does.
You can watch many free tutorials from their web site to make sure you like this method of learning. http://www.trainingtutorial.com/SolidWorks_2013_Training_Tutorial_Lessons.htm
Even after you purchase it they have a thirty day return policy if you change your mind. I don’t think you will however. Here is something I am not too sure of, but I want to bring it to your attention. If you are a working engineer or designer or someone else that needs to know SolidWorks for your job in the USA, this should be a legal tax deduction for you. Check with your accountant or tax guy of course.
If you are trying to learn SolidWorks, you have a great resource here that you can use. No sense in trying to re-invent the wheel here so my suggestion to you is to go to: http://www.trainingtutorial.com/ In addition, if you want to learn something more about Microsoft’s Excel Program then go here to get them on DVD because SolidWorks, makes good use of that: http://www.trainingtutorial.com/Excel_Training_Tutorial.htm I can truthfully say that no matter how good I think I might be with SolidWorks, I am finding out some things I didn’t know before or forgot about when I look at these professionally done videos from TEDCF Publishing. Bye for now.