Hi Everyone. I have a story for you. Leslie takes a visit ABC Manufacturing because they have been running into some issues with SOLIDWORKS, and would like some help. She is at John’s workstation, and some of his fellow coworkers are nearby watching. John asks a question about something that he is frustrated with in SOLIDWORKS and is looking for an easy way to do something. Leslie shows John a quick way to do what he wants, and he is ecstatic. “Knowing this new trick will make his life so much easier,” he tells me. Meanwhile, Bill says, “I knew that. I use it all the time. I can’t believe you didn’t know that.”
I can’t tell you how many times I have run into this situation. SOLIDWORKS is a very extensive tool, and there many things you can do with it. Just because you know how to do something in SOLIDWORKS, does not mean that everyone else does. If you run into something that you think others would benefit from knowing, type it up a quick email and send it to users. Or you could make a small recording to actually show users. If you do not have tool to record videos on your machine, SOLIDWORKS provides you with one! You can use the RX tool to record you SOLIDWORKS session so you can actually show how to do something in SolidWorks. I know of some companies that actually set up their own “user-groups” that meet once a week or once every other week to share tips, tricks, and modeling methods. So next time you learn a new trick or discover a handy tool in SOLIDWORKS, spread the news at your company. You could save some people a lot of time and headaches.