SolidWorks is offering free seminars including a 3D skills program held throughout the summer at various locations in each state. Many of these seminars offer a free 90-day trial of SolidWorks software. The events last three hours and are conducted by a SolidWorks certified trainer. Other seminars include a SolidWorks hands-on test drive that trains prospective users by having them design an actual part; a CosmosWorks hands-on test session in which a certified engineer guides trainees through a handout guide; and a PDMWorks seminar that takes users through the design environment. To sign up for one of these seminars, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-513.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies.
You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.