SolidWorks Learning Resources in the Aggregate –

For a long time now, SolidWorks users have been creating "content" to help fellow users learn how to be more productive.  SolidWorks World presentations, local User Group presentations, even things like YouTube videos and step-by-step guides. – all available free of charge.

As you can see by the four different links above, SolidWorks learning resources are spread far and wide throughout the SolidWorks Community.  Not even mentioned are the myriad of SolidWorks reseller sites, SolidWorks Community forums, and individual SolidWorks user websites.  You could spend hours (if not days) surfing the web for this information.

Charles Culp aims to solve this problem by bringing you a one-stop place to find this valuable content –  Born from a SolidWorks World 2011 lunch conversation with Ed Eaton (another prolific content provider), the site launched a few months ago after Charles had spent months working on it.  The layout is clean and easy to navigate.  Some of the content is stored locally, in other cases you will be directed to the "home" location of the presentation or video.  The site does exactly what it's intended to do – provide a single source to find SolidWorks learning resources.

The site is open to anyone – you can download or view the content, and you can even provide your own.  It's as simple as creating an account and uploading your files (or linking to your own site).  There's one simple rule – all content must be free to all users of the site and be "commercial free".

Charles reports heavy traffic so far, and there is plenty of content currently on the site.  Head on over to and check it out, then help spread the word.

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle