Welcome to SW forums Paul
First of share your educational background and what else you know so that we can guide you properly. What measuring instruments you have used, what are the equipments available, how good you're with drawing system, units, etc. You can also check with your university/professor to help you.
Also read this post for your future reference: Forum Posting
There are basically two kinds of aspiring guitarists: the unteachable and the unstoppable. To a degree, this is true for designers. Try everything, in every way wou can imagine: copy parts from drawings; copy parts from existing pieces; new stuff; imagined stuff; experimental stuff; assemble things in different ways...
Get in there, get your hands dirty, and make as many mistakes as you can... and learn from them.
There are several measurement tools inside of Solidworks.
There are also great tutorials inside of Solidworks as well. I would check those out.
Checkout this link. It has some great tools for trainings.
I'd start with the online tutorials. Then scour the web for SolidWorks how-to's. Youtube is full of them. Like The Tick says, "Get in there kid and get knocked down. You'll learn how to get up."
physical measure=dial calipers/hand sketch/SolidWorks
you may have a hard time if the clutch cover has a bolt pattern