How to Get Free SOLIDWORKS CAM Training

Congratulations, you made it to the end of another year! In just a few short weeks we will all have to learn how to write a nine over the top of everything we date as 2018. When I was a kid my grandpa used to tell me, “Every year will go a little faster as you get older.” At the time I thought he was trying to be funny. Time doesn’t go faster, it is always the same 24 hours in a day, 365 days a year. But now that I am older, I understand what he means by time flying by. We fill those 24 hours each day with things that make it seem to go faster, such as work, family, friends, and hobbies.

If we take a look at the time we spend on the work portion of our life, we start to understand that as we take on more responsibility, we lose time to keep up with technology or learn new things. It starts to become difficult to take time off for several days to take updated training or even to understand what has been added in the latest versions of technology your company uses. We tell ourselves there isn’t enough time as we try to comfort our desire to learn new things. After all, we got into technology because we had a passion for learning, inventing and build new things.

As most people know, SOLIDWORKS provides hundreds of new enhancements each year with our significant upgrades. A user who is on subscription service automatically get access to these additions. Did you know that your subscription also allows you to access extra applications and content? With a subscription, you get access to MySolidWorks, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard, and SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard.

My SOLIDWORKS provides access to hundreds of videos, forums to connect users and SOLIDWORKS xDesign beta. xDesign allows you to use CAD in a browser. It is very cool, and you should try it.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard enables you to create communication and marketing content seamlessly, and it is always up to date as your design evolves.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard allows you to create 2.5 axis CNC toolpaths on a part and capture Model Based Definition (MBD) data through Tolerance-Based Machining.

So what about this free training I mentioned at the beginning?

On December 12th and 13th, SOLIDWORKS and HCL will be providing a free web training class to anyone who registers. These initial training events will allow everyone to get an overview of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard from the comfort of their office. These sessions will not replace a full training class at a reseller but will allow you to learn more about the products you already have today quickly. To register, please use the following link.

Michael Buchli
Michael Buchli has 20 years of design and manufacturing experience throughout the Midwest ranging from Aerospace to recycling systems. A number of those years were spent learning and understanding workflows and processes to improve efficiency and productivity. From running CNC equipment to welding and painting Michael has been hands-on in all aspects of bringing products to market. Michael is also certified in many areas of mfg and a CSWP. He has also written the CAMWorks Handbook.
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