The course has over 7 1/2 hours of instruction that teaches advanced concepts like configurations, custom part generators, and design tables. David Melvin, PE, the author of the course, demonstrates effective methods of constructing assemblies, working with assembly mates, smart mates, and much more.
"This course helped me immensely," said Joseph Donald, a Mechanical Engineer and TEDCF customer. "I had been using another CAD program for years and had to switch to SolidWorks for a new job. With the help of the TEDCF training courses, my transition was seamless."
The course is the second part in a four part series of courses for SolidWorks 2013 that will be released this year. It is currently available in three formats: DVD, direct download, and through the TEDCF Streaming Video Service.
The Lesson Player has several customizable features designed to meet user needs. Users can slow down or speed up the video playback rate, which allows the user to learn at their own pace. When the user closes the Lesson Player it will automatically open to the same place in the course, so bookmarking is automatic. Hotkeys are available to pause, play, review, and proceed to the next lesson, and it has a search engine that helps users quickly find lessons.