When Wed May 15 7:15pm — 9:15pm
Where Lecture Hall
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learn Solidworks' basic 2D and 3D modeling tools, navigation, displays, menu and hotkey customization, commonly-used commands, and so on.
Host David Tucker


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • Ages 13+

Cancellations for this event must be made before May 15, 2019 — 7:15pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

If you can mentally picture it, then you can model it in Solidworks.

Then the Multicam, the PlasmaCam, the Haas, the laser cutter, the 3D printer, the Shapeoko, the vinyl cutter, a CNC lathe, a machinist, a carpenter, a jeweler, or a potter can make it.

Or maybe you just want some patent drawings, or some rockin' visual aids for a sales pitch, or some new stuff added to your 3D video game. Maybe you want to know how often your product can be used under repetitive stress loads before it breaks. Bring your ideas to life with this cool toy, Dr. Frankenstein.

Solidworks has been the solution that engineers have relied on for decades. There are a ton of youtube videos and online forums out there for amateurs and professionals. The product's been continually road-tested and improved by an enormous user base, and it will continue to be for decades.

So let's get learning.

This class will teach you how to use Solidworks' basic 2D and 3D modeling tools, how to navigate its interface, how to work its displays, how to customize its menus and hotkeys for your needs, where the most commonly-used commands are located and what they do, and how to get unlimited free instruction, and so on.

As mentioned in my last posting, Dassault (which owns Solidworks) has graciously given us annual licenses to this very powerful software. DMS has been allowed the use of a full commercial license. It’s on the jump server for all of us to enjoy. Also, we can give out up to 400 student licenses to our members and students. Grab yours before we run out.

If you're a member and just want a student/maker license from which to self-learn then follow the instructions on TALK for obtaining your download code from me. You might also find it useful to download the software to your laptop, if it's powerful enough, so you can play along during the presentation. Licenses are only available for members, but anyone is invited to attend.

Oh, and for a rich taste of this amazing software, follow this link:

Special Considerations and Warnings

Solidworks generously provides our membership with a certain number of free 1-year licenses to the maker version of Solidworks and Solidworks CAM, as well as a fully featured version available to us on our jump server. Engineering companies pay a $4,000 per-seat license fee for this software with update fees of $1,200 per year. Take this opportunity to learn to use this powerful software. Even if our Solidworks access ever terminates, your effort will never be wasted; much of what you learn is useful in mastering other CAD programs too.