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Welcome to Solid Solutions
Here's how to get started with SOLIDWORKS
Whether you prefer to do things by yourself, like a more interactive approach or would prefer us to setup everything for you, we have options for everyone.

On these pages you can find everything you need to know about key topics such as downloading and installing SOLIDWORKS, accessing our help and support, booking your training courses, signing up for our exclusive webcasts and more.

If you're looking to get set up as efficiently as possible we also offer a paid Quick Start service where an engineer will install and optimise SOLIDWORKS for you.

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How to Get Started

SOLIDWORKS - Starter Guides
To help you get up and running with SOLIDWORKS we have created a series of video guides on how best to set up and administer SOLIDWORKS.

These guides cover everything you where to download and install SOLIDWORKS to how best to name your files and what folder structure to use.

After finishing setting up SOLIDWORKS we recommend that you watch our guides on learning SOLIDWORKS to get the best possible start.
3DEXPERIENCE - Starter Guides
Follow along with our 3DEXPERIENCE video guides and learn how to activate your licenses, connect SOLIDWORKS to the platform and how to start taking advantage of the intelligent cloud data storage options.

These guides are hosted on the TriMech 3DEXPERIENCE website, they have been created by technical experts at Solid Solutions, Javelin and TriMech.
Starter Session Optimisation Webinars
Free for customers to attend our optimisation webinars will guide you through best practice setup advice for managing SOLIDWORKS. These sessions also provide an easy opportunity for you to ask questions to one of our onboarding team, find out more about the sessions below and use the links to register.
Onboarding Team
15:00 -16:00 March 6th
Building Your Foundation
For an optimal experience using SOLIDWORKS it is important to configure your computer and SOLIDWORKS settings in the most robust way possible.

This webinar introduces you to the concept of data management, discusses best practice for your computer setup and explores the resources available to you from TriMech and Solid Solutions.
Onboarding Team
15:00 -16:00 March 13th
Workflows & Templates
Knowing how to effectively use templates in SOLIDWORKS can help you save time with every project and reduces the chance of making mistakes.

In this webinar we will teach you how to correctly link your parts and drawings’ meta data and how to optimise your SOLIDWORKS settings.
Onboarding Team
15:00 -16:00 February 21st
Using your data
In the previous sessions, we have covered techniques for how to optimise your hardware and software and shown how to create and store your designs efficiently.

In this webinar, we will explore some of the ways you can make use of your SOLIDWORKS models including how to virtually test your designs, efficiently share data and create photorealistic imagery of your products.
Onboarding Team
15:00 -16:00 February 28th
Make the most of the platform
In this final episode we explore how to go take advantage of cloud functionality that links directly to SOLIDWORKS through your web browser.

These tools can enable you to store, share and manage data efficiently, as well as providing a connection to a range of powerful browser-based tools.

Services & Information

Quick Start & CAD Management
Quick Stat Services
Looking for hands on help to get started? Our popular Quick Start service involves one of our engineers installing your SOLIDWORKS, reviewing key settings and installation features with you, helping to establish your templates and more.

The Quick Start is one of our CAD Management services, these are designed to make sure your CAD team, systems and workflows are all running optimally.
Technical Support
Get help from our Support Team
New to SOLIDWORKS or not used the tool in a while? Our friendly support team will be eager to assist you. There is no such thing as a silly question, so even if you just want a bit of reassurance please get in touch.

Support is not only there for you when there's an error, utilise our knowledge and experience to develop yours. Our support team aims to answer your calls within 20 seconds, so you can get help fast!
Expert Training
World class SOLIDWOKRS training
We offer a wide selection of training courses delivered by friendly, highly qualified instructors. For most users we recommend beginning with the 4 day SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.

Why not sign up to a free Virtual training trial session? During the half day course you'll follow along live with an instructor to create a simple design, this will help you can pick up the basics and get familiar with the training format.
3D Printers & CAD Workstations
Solid Solutions & Solid Print3D can also provide all the hardware you need for CAD including desktops, laptops, 3D Printers, scanners, CAD mice and more.

Want to discuss your requirements? Your account manager and our hardware team will be happy to help with any questions. Or if you need advice on 3D printers why not head over to Solid Print3D to find out more.
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Online Content
We have so much more to share beyond what you find on this page, our technical team is the most qualified in the world and we're constantly producing new videos, blogs, online guide and webcasts to share our SOLIDWORKS knowledge.

If you're looking to learn more about a particular topic try using our website search to find all related videos, blogs and web pages.

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