By Anthony J. Lockwood
Dear Desktop Engineering Reader:
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I thought it was cool that SolidWorks did its “3 Dudes Gone 3D” video. I said that a company has to have supreme confidence in itself and its products to do something like the “3D Dudes” video because marketing groupthink says that you can’t do this sort of thing. Well, SolidWorks has just released the third episode of this series. It’s a hoot.
Kish, the dark-haired guy with glasses, has another hare-brained scheme. He has extra time on his hands because he had finished his modeling and simulation work. Spiked-hair Stephen has only taken the SolidWorks Essentials training, so he’s amazed at what Kish can do. Calling himself a “lethal 3D Ninja,” Kish explains he learned all sorts of simulation, surfacing, advanced part design, and other tricks in his SolidWorks Advanced Modeling class. Bob, the old guy who is younger than I, chips in with other stuff you master like handling weldments. This leads the two off into a hilarious “Karate Kid” moment.
The underlying message in this adventure is that you need to keep learning more about the software you use. You’re never too smart for your britches. Get yourself some more training. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with SolidWorks.
I got to hand it to SolidWorks again. This is a gutsy way to promote yourself. The three videos in the series are well done, highly entertaining, and informative. They don’t beat you over the head like the stuff you surf by on TV. And that tells you something: SolidWorks is confident in itself and in its products. It also tells you that if you spend the time investing in SolidWorks training, you can be as confident in what you do as Kish, the lethal 3D Ninja, because SolidWorks can handle it. Not sure if your co-workers could handle it if you start acting like Kish, but that’s your issue.
Hit the link over there and spend less than 4 minutes getting informed with a laugh. Watch all three for about 8 minutes of information wrapped in a laugh. Good stuff. Love it.
Thanks, Pal. — Lockwood
Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at Large, Desktop Engineering