About 3D Solidworks Projects
Welcome to the home of 3D SolidWorks Projects. This site is for those who, like me, learn best by being shown how to do it rather than reading how to do it. Several studies confirm most people learn faster and retain more skills with project based learning. The primary focus with 3D SolidWorks Projects is to provide video tutorials exploring different tools as well as help people who may know the tools but have not had the opportunity to put them in action. So these video projects are designed to reinforce the skills you have while introducing tools and methods you may not have been exposed to.
The basic idea is you called me up and asked me to come over to your place and show you how I would complete the project. So it is a casual learning environment. I try my best to record each part from beginning to end without stopping. When I make a mistake, you can laugh at me, its ok. So no pressure, just some fun with SolidWorks. The ideal person for these tutorials would be someone wanting to expand their skills who only uses SolidWorks as a smaller part of their job, someone who has Solidworks fundamental skills perhaps from a scholastic program, someone who wishes to find new tools-methods, anyone in a manufacturing environment who wants to make life at lot easier or wants to make their boss raise their eye brows in appreciation, or, someone who has great ideas for new products and needs some help getting the designs completed. This is where I hope to take us. These video project tutorials are NOT a series of heavily advanced tutorials. So if you are already an advanced user with Solidworks and wish to explore these, please keep in mind the “Design Intent”.
While, for some, the tools being used in the Project Tutorials may not be new, how they are used might be. I have always sought out some kind of tutorial, preferably video, to help me fill my “Tool Box” of knowledge. This includes the chapters of my life where I pursued Photography, Gun-Smithing for competition, Archery, Racing Karts and other chapters as well. The point is, no matter how much I knew about any subject, I was always able to pull at least one nugget of knowledge from the resources. Many have asked me for help with CAD systems over the years and it is always rewarding to help people, who have themselves convinced they will not be able to use CAD, tell me how they were showing other people to do things.
So, have some fun. Explore the free 3.5 hour 13 segment tutorial called “The Engine Stand” and the “Engine Boom Hoist’. Please give me some feed back on what you think is good, bad, not enough of, just enough of or too much of. I will attempt to make any improvements possible on the subsequent tutorials.
Thanks, have a great Day,