The course has over 3 1/2 hours of instruction that teaches users how to create sheet metal parts and assemblies. Users also learn how to build templates that will streamline the process of creating parts and assemblies. David Melvin, PE, the author of the course, demonstrates how to use K-Factors, how to set up sheet metal drawings, how to work with multi-body sheet metal parts and much more.
"This course is exceptional," said Will Lassiter, a sheet metal fabricator and TEDCF customer. "The K-Factor calculator has definitely helped with my part creation and in turn sped up my workflow".
The course also comes with a K-Factor calculator that calculates Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction, K-Factor, Setbacks, and Nominal Bent Length.
This course is the final 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.