Your time is valuable and leaving your workplace or home to take training is not always possible, especially now.
Almost all of our courses are now available online. These are live, interactive courses where you can ask questions and learn hands-on with the software.
The SOLIDWORKS community is massive and growing every day. We all share a passion for design and product innovation. Join our 3D design community - all you need is curiosity and a passion for discovery.
Global enterprises, small & medium businesses and engineering companies all use SOLIDWORKS 3D design tools. Hawk Ridge Systems is the leading provider of SOLIDWORKS in North America.
Eighty seven of the top 100 universities worldwide use SOLIDWORKS 3D design tools. Today's SOLIDWORKS students provide the candidate pipeline for tomorrow's jobs in design, manufacturing and product realization.
Since 1996, we have been serving innovators like you, because we are like you.
We're the kids who stayed after science class – always testing limits and breaking the mold. We're imaginative. Inquisitive. Relentless. But most of all, we are constantly seeking new opportunities and continued growth.
While we are built on the do-it-yourself mentality (we know you're that way, too), we recognize that it takes a dedicated, experienced team to promote growth and achieve success.
Yes. We will provide you access to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS via FRAME. If you'd like to use your own license (current versions only, please), you are welcome to do so. If you are using your own license, you will need to download the files. We will send those files to you shortly before the start of your class.
Yes! All of our online classes feature a live instructor who will be able to assist with your questions and give insight and tips for your applications.
We maintain the same 10:1 student to instructor ratio as our in-person classes.
Yes. We typically ship a manual via UPS to the address you gave at registration, two to three weeks prior to the start of your class. You will receive a tracking email from UPS. Many of our manuals also come with an online viewing option located on the inside front cover.
If you experience any trouble with shipping, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Most students have found both GoToTraining and FRAME work best using Chrome
2) We recommend a broadband landline internet connection. WiFi connections must be at least 10 Mbps.
Not sure about your internet speed? Test your connection speed (https://www.speedtest.net/th)
3) Although not required, having two monitors is highly recommended to allow you to access both SOLIDWORKS or FRAME and GoToTraining at the same time.
You will get an invite from email@example.com to register for your GoToTraining session about 10 days prior to your class, once you register with GoToTraining, you'll get an email from Customer Care with connection details. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org two (2) business days before your class begins with instructions on how to access FRAME.
Yes. You may download a set of SOLIDWORKS training files by class and version. Visit www.solidworks.com/trainingfilessolidworks
Here are a few tips to maximize your learning potential:
1) Eliminate distractions and set aside space and time to focus on learning.
2) Actively participate by engaging with the instructor and other students. Ask questions and offer feedback. If you feel you are falling behind, speak up.