SolidWorks World 2011 Partner Profile: SolidProfessor

One of the things we've heard from SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years is that you'd like to learn more in advance about the SolidWorks partners who set up booths in the Partner Pavilion. So now through January, we'll be posting a series of blog entries about some of the partners you might think about checking out, and the people who will be representing them. Today we hear from Dave Ptak, President at SolidProfessor.

If there are any SolidWorks partners you'd like to hear from, leave a comment and we'll do our best to get them on here.


1. Tell us about SolidProfessor.
SolidProfessor produces video training resources for SolidWorks with a product library that covers the full spectrum of training needs from beginner through advanced functionality, as well as SolidWorks add-ins. SolidProfessor products can be installed on a user’s computer, or streamed over the web. The product library features over 1200 topics, and is supported by a learning platform that includes assessment exams, a custom course builder, downloadable exercise files, plus administrative functionality for tracking, metrics, progress, and reporting.


2. Why should SolidWorks World attendees visit your booth?
Besides learning about our latest training products, our booth often has video games, mini-golf, product giveaways, limo rides, t-shirts, and raffle prizes such as the Playstation 3 awarded last year in Anaheim. For SolidWorks 2011, we’ll certainly continue the tradition of making our booth a fun place to be, and have some exciting prizes and giveaways, but that’s all we can say for now!


3. How can your products or services help make a SolidWorks user’s life easier?
The sole focus of our business here at SolidProfessor is to make SolidWorks easier to learn, and easier to use. Learning is an iterative process, and even long-time SolidWorks users benefit from having a resource that can be accessed anytime they have a question. With over 1200 topics in the SolidProfessor library, plus tips & tricks, how-to videos, and best practices, SolidProfessor is available 24/7 to provide answers so users can get back to their designs quickly, and have the confidence that they’re doing it correctly.


4. How can customers connect with you at the show? How about before and after?
Attendees can find us at booth #733 in the Partner Pavilion. You can also contact us at







Telephone: 866-966-6977

If you're interested in learning more about the partners who will be appearing at SolidWorks World 2011, be sure to check out the full list on the SolidWorks World website. You can also learn about our Certified Partner Theater, see when the Partner Pavilion will be open, and check out the complete floor plan.


Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.