If you are a user of Solidworks, whether a student, teacher or an engineer, you have access to an active, growing SolidWorks user community. Solidworks customers can unite with more than 2 million SolidWorks software users around the world to share best practices, refine ideas and tasks, and quickly work through design challenges. The knowledge and resources are readily available from MySolidWorks.
To give you an idea of how to realise your ideas into a CAD model, you can browse the 3D Content Central which is a data base that consists of nearly 10,000 different CAD models that suppliers and companies around the world have uploaded for users to view and download. Of course, you may also find a few that is from Victoria, Melbourne.
Also in MySolidWorks, there is a training section. This convenient, unlimited 24/7 access to online training guides you through intuitively step by step with the video using example files and test your knowledge with quizzes after each lesson. Even after you finish your preliminary training with us at NCCS, you can always learn much more at your own time.
With the training and some guidance at NCCS, you can also prepare for CSWP (Certified SolidWorks Professional), which is a digital certificate that is granted to an individual who has successfully passed the Solidworks advanced skills examination. With CSWP, you have proven your ability to design and analyse parametric parts and movable assemblies using a variety of complex features in Solidworks software. A Prospective employees who has attained CSWP would look much more favourable to employers. This can become a first step towards becoming a CSWE (Certified SolidWorks Expert). These individuals will be well rounded in their knowledge of all areas of the Solidworks software. A CSWE is able to solve practically any modelling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SOLIDWORKS user among their colleagues.
There is also a dedicated online forums section for Solidworks which can be found in MySolidWorks. Here, knowledgeable CAD users can help other inexperienced users learn more about Solidworks and give a hand to those who are having trouble with the software.