Schooled in SOLIDWORKS: Discover Handy Composer Features You Never Knew Existed

Ratchet-up your SOLIDWORKS skills as our inside experts reveal features you never knew existed. In this month’s webinar, find out how SOLIDWORKS Composer slashes the time you need to spend creating technical documentation, user guides, web content and more.

The best way to learn is to do. The second best? Beg, steal or borrow knowledge from people who are aces in their field. SOLIDWORKS is holding a series of webinars hosted by the crème de la crème in our company. It’s your chance to hear from the people who know SOLIDWORKS like the back of their hand… The next best thing to sitting in a room with them.

Each month an expert member of our team will share unmissable advice on how to get the most from SOLIDWORKS. You will learn to use our product not just as a design tool, but as a means to ease business challenges and ignite progress towards your goals. Sit back and power-up your knowledge of the world’s most advanced 3D design software. Ask questions at the end.
But hurry, you need to register your interest to benefit from the inside knowledge by 18th May.
This month we talk to Maykel van Oirschot, SOLIDWORKS Technical Manager for the Benelux region.

Here’s a Q&A to introduce his webinar…
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1. Please introduce yourself…

Hi, my name is Maykel van Oirschot and I’m 44 years old. My career in SOLIDWORKS began in 1997 while working as a reseller in the Netherlands. Then from 2000 to 2005 I worked as a mechanical engineer for a number of exciting companies. Yet I loved training others, so rejoined the SOLIDWORKS reseller in 2006. Since 2015 I have been working in my dream job at Dassault Systemes as a Territory Technical Manager. Essentially I am responsible for supporting all SOLIDWORKS resellers in the Benelux.

2. What is your webinar about, who is it for and why should I attend?

This webinar is about SOLIDWORKS Composer. I want to show how easily you can create documentation from your existing 3D data. It’s great for writing operation manuals, assembly instructions, web content and much more. SOLIDWORKS Composer has been designed especially for non-CAD users. Anyone who is responsible for writing documentation will discover the ease of creating content for their product.

3. What’s your best quick tip or trick for anyone considering using SOLIDWORKS Composer?

That’s an easy one. Without doubt I would recommend creating “company styles” that fit your product branding. In this way you won’t have to change the colours of arrows, line thicknesses, play buttons and so on, each time you use them. All it takes is a few clicks to create your styles.

4. What’s your favourite feature of SOLIDWORKS Composer?

That checkbox called “Views” on the “Multiple” tab. Small but immeasurably useful.

5. What makes this feature so good?

What happens if your product is tweaked after you have produced the documentation? Amending the images can take forever. Not so with the multiples feature. Instead of replacing each image manually, just update the images in SOLIDWORKS and they can be automatically replaced in your documentation. It slashes the time and effort associated with documentation production.

6. When does your webinar take place?

9.30-10am on 18th May. Can’t make it? No biggie! Register your interest anyway and you’ll be notified when the video of the webinar is available to stream.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.