SOLIDWORKS CAD AND CUSTOMIZED TRAINING
Dez has Exposure to SolidWorks since drafting in First Year University waaaaaay back in 2002. Back then, I thought that I had at least understood “something” of use in SolidWorks. After all I had taken a drafting course in University, I did have some entry level drafting experience on the job, I was optimistic. Boy was I about to find out how much I was missing out on all the flavours of SolidWorks…. Being in a Tech Support role, you have to know answers on the spot during a phone call or online meeting, (being able to do research behind the scenes,) and you have to be able to re-commend practices as the need arises from a variety of facets of the software, IT, hardware and ‘how it all works’ together and match that to client expectations and appropriate high level of return on investment.
As the years progressed, and my experience expanded then I was called upon to do more in-depth “improv training” with a client, go on-site to resolve pressing challenges, and attend / present at SolidWorks User Group Meetings in addition to Leading the SolidWorks VAR Support Team. After some 8,000 tech calls, a slew of Certifications that’s when I knew I was a definitely a SolidWorks ‘Power User’ with the equivalent of a “SolidWorks Degree”, and I enjoyed supporting others with SolidWorks. I was grateful when I was recognized in the SolidWorks community for my expertise, and was easily able to expand my network. I especially enjoyed the challenges where the user was unable to solve an issue in SolidWorks, they would send me the files and then I could lay out the solution, tutorial style with images and all, or do an online training session to support various learning styles.
And It was just cool seeing that transition in a client from frustration to joy, and hopefulness and eagerness to solve more of their time-soaking challenges. Today, I’m happy to be back to doing hard core under the hood Drafting and Designing for Mechanical Engineers, and supporting the process for stamped drawings. But I also get to teach and train my clients how to Optimize their use of SolidWorks, provide CAD detailing and drafting FEA support, and provide Expert SolidWorks Support and Training. How can I help you today? What are you struggling with? Give me a Holler! and don’t forget to book a meeting!