Articles by Rachel Jones

Articles by Rachel Jones

Rachel is our Training & Education Product Manager based out of our Minneapolis, Minnesota office. Rachel has worked as a SOLIDWORKS instructor since 2011. Prior to working in the reseller channel she worked for an intellectual property law firm, designed consumer products and medical packaging for priceless payloads. She is a named inventor on multiple design and utility patents. Her role at Hawk Ridge Systems allows her to use both her engineering and creative skills to help sales, engineers and customers maximize on their SOLIDWORKS investment. When she’s not working you will find Rachel with family creating or building some sort of project. She also enjoys staying active volunteering with her church and teaching Sunday school.
Which Type of SOLIDWORKS Training Is Right for You?

Which Type of SOLIDWORKS Training Is Right for You?

If you're wanting to learn SOLIDWORKS and you're wondering which method is right for you, let me provide some detail into your options and the pros and cons associated with each.

There are three main ways to obtain SOLIDWORKS knowledge:

July 9, 2019
Why You Should Take One of These 4 SOLIDWORKS Certifications

Why You Should Take One of These 4 SOLIDWORKS Certifications

Anyone can use SOLIDWORKS but it's different to know SOLIDWORKS.

July 8, 2019
How to Sharpen Your Skills With SOLIDWORKS Tutorials

How to Sharpen Your Skills With SOLIDWORKS Tutorials

The library of SOLIDWORKS tutorials is extensive and has something for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just learning SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD or an advanced user with twenty years of experience, you're never done learning and can always hone in on your skills.

July 8, 2019
Free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

Free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

  • Coupons allow each user at the company to purchase the applicable exam(s) for free.
  • Each coupon can be redeemed once by each user from the eligible company.
  • Coupons are posted twice a year – January 1st and July 1stof each calendar year

To obtain the free coupons, you will need a SOLIDWORKS ID registered with a SOLIDWORKS license on active subscription services. (Note: The SOLIDWORKS ID may differ from your SOLIDWORKS Certification Center login.)

June 20, 2016
Using Splines in SOLIDWORKS

Using Splines in SOLIDWORKS

Often when I start talking to SOLIDWORKS users about splines they cringe, squirm, or announce how much they dislike them.  I assure you splines have feelings too – and get a bad reputation when they are poorly tamed.  I think they are awesome and are actually quite amazing.  I’d like to share a few ways to work with splines that will help wrangle them in – so it doesn’t feel so much like herding cats.

September 3, 2015