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SolidWorks EDU: Top Ten Tips and Tricks

Question asked by Ryan Koehler Employee on Sep 5, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 14, 2012 by Ravi Teja

Hello all,


I am looking to compile a list of tips and tricks that can help students learn and navigate Solidworks. These can be anything from modeling tips to creative ways you learned SolidWorks.


Example 1: "When in doubt, righ-click"

Example 2: Sometimes beginners get lost as to whether they are editing a part or sketch so I tell them,"Press the "s" key to check if you are editing a part or sketch. If the icons are sketch entities then you are in a sketch and so on."


Any and all suggestions will be helpful.




Ryan Koehler

SolidWorks Education, Technical Sales Specialist