I am trying to figure out how to use the solidworks 2016 training files I downloaded.
You need to get (buy) the training manuals from your VAR
How do I go about doing that?
Please contact your VAR (the company you bought SOLIDWORKS from) and then you can buy those manuals or may have to undergo training from them to get those manuals.
I have the student version of the software I don't work for a company
OK, you can check with local SOLIDWORKS group in your area if someone had those books/manual and they can lend you for some time.
Also contact the local VARs in your area and see if you can get from them.
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