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SolidWorks Related Websites

Question asked by Matt Lombard on Apr 7, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2020 by Alin Vargatu

I'm not sure if this falls afoul of the rules around here, but I'd like to mention two websites I run. One of them is free and the other one is paid.


One of the things you can do during this time of quarantine is to improve your skills and make connections. Those are things I'm all about. I've been using SW since 1996, and I've been active in the community in several capacities since then, all the way back to the notorious comp.cad.solidworks news group. I'm around the forums frequently involved in discussions.


The free site is my blog, Dezignstuff. It has been around for 13 years, and contains a lot of information mainly on SolidWorks, but also other CAD tools are mentioned. It contains info for users and CAD admins, and has a range of stuff from how-to to reviews, interviews, and opinions. Use the search function or the categories to find topics you're interested in.



The other site I run is Dezignstuff Episodes. an e-Course for SolidWorks surfacing. You can pay for monthly or yearly access. I have written a good deal of stuff prior to this, including the SolidWorks Bible, the SW Surfacing Bible, the initial  official SW Surfacing and mold courses, classes for SolidProfessor and Infinite Skills, and ebooks for various CAD tools.


You can read through a table of contents at the link above to see what's inside. There's enough material on the site for a 500 page book. It includes download models, video, and of course text and images. My stuff is different from a lot of the tutorials you see on Youtube. I talk about the decision making process, how and why you pick the features , what to do when things don't work the way you expect them to. I have several sample models that I work through as well as several conceptual chapters to help you understand how to use the tools.


Which ever site you visit, I hope to see you around. Thanks for reading.


Matt Lombard