Individual manuals come with training courses from your VAR, or you can get something like Matt Lombard's Solidworks Bible on Amazon.
(Matt stopped writing his SW books with the 2013 edition).
There is some good information and guide with the software that is often overlooked.
Under>Help> Introducing SolidWorks. A general overview!
Also the Under Help> What's New. What's New for that Release
These can also be found in the Task Pane on the Right Hand Side
Also there is Tutorials. A range of Step by Step Tutorials
Also under> Help is the SolidWorks Help
Also look at the MySolidworks website, there is now an excellent (and continuing updated) tutorials
MySolidWorks - Your place for all things SolidWorks There are links (lower RH) to the online Tutorials, Solidworks YouTube Channel and the SolidWorks Blog
Am I mistaken or does one have to pay an additional fee to be able to access the "MySolidWorks Professional" items on top of having an active subscription?
The reason I ask is because I do have an active subscription, it is registered on the site and I still can't access training videos because I get the "UPGRADE" button.
you have to get a license number from your VAR to gain full access.
Thank you Brian.
The reason of my question was that I looked at the additional training possibilities which Michael Lord had mentioned.
Pricing MySolidWorks = Free
MySolidWorks Standard = Included with your active SOLIDWORKS subscription
MySolidWorks Professional = Annual subscription per user
Which suggests that the latter option needs an additional fee. Seeing that any kind of video that might be interesting to look at needed the "Professional" upgrade was the reason that I posted my question.
After Brian's message in responds to my prior question I did some more diggeing:
- Additional cost for SOLIDWORKS subscription services customers*
*SOLIDWORKS subscription services customers can obtain access to MySolidWorks Professional for one year at no additional cost from 10/20/2014 to 10/31/2015 by contacting their resellers.
So to be exact, MySolidWorks Professional isn't free, not even for active subscription service customers
However one can get it for free if one asks ones VAR to be granted access to it and one is an active subscription service customer.
No doubt there's some logic to it but it certainly looks like an unnecessary convoluted way to present and do things.
Besides, do I parse it correctly so as to understand that it will only be available with no additional cost until end of October of this year, after which it will only be available with extra additional costs?