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TEDCF Publishing Press Release

TEDCF Ships SolidWorks 2012 Mechanical Drawings Course

Springville, CA, March 1, 2013 – TEDCF Publishing, a SolidWorks Solution Partner and producer of interactive, multimedia training courses, today announces the availability of SolidWorks 2012: Mechanical Drawings an interactive training course for SolidWorks 2012.

The course has over 3 1/2 hours of instruction that teaches users how to design and customize all aspects of their drawings to fit their needs while David Melvin, PE, the author of the course, demonstrates how to set up clean and professional 2D drawings, templates, and sheet formats.

"I didn't realize how much customization was available," said, Mark Johansen a TEDCF customer. "This course really does take you step by step through the process of setting up your drawing templates."

The course is the third part in a four part series of courses for SolidWorks 2012 that will be released this year. It is currently available in three formats:  DVD, direct download, and through the TEDCF Streaming Video Service.

The Lesson Player has several customizable features.  Users can slow down or speed up the video playback rate, which allows the user to learn at their own pace.  When the user closes the Lesson Player it will automatically open to the same place in the course, so bookmarking is automatic.  Hotkeys are available to pause, play, review, and proceed to the next lesson, and it has a search engine that helps users quickly find lessons.

These are some of the features of the Inventor Studio course.

  • Lessons in Metric & English
  • Lesson Search Engine – find lessons fast
  • Progressive layout – step-by-step training
  • Simplified learning format – thorough explanations
  • Automatic book-marking – the course automatically opens on the last viewed lesson.
  • Volume Slider – adjustable volume.
  • Speed Slider – adjustable playback speed.
  • Full-screen capability
  • Time Displays – the length of each lesson along with the current time is displayed.
  • Hide-able Control Panel – gives users more room for full-screen viewing.
  • Hotkeys – gives users control while working in the Inventor environment.
  • System Requirements: Windows, Speakers, and Windows Media Player 9 or above.

Training courses offered by TEDCF Publishing run from a single installation on a PC computer. Users can pick specific courses to watch or watch course bundles containing several courses.

Visit to learn more and watch sample lessons.

About the Author

David Melvin, PE is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and Autodesk University instructor with over 25 years of experience in research and development for major companies. He founded The Engineering Department Consulting Firm in 1998 and soon discovered that he needed an easier and faster way to train his draftsmen and engineers to use Autodesk Inventor. This need led to his founding of TEDCF Publishing’s video-based training courses in 2000. Now TEDCF Publishing’s courses are used by thousands of professionals, students, and teachers worldwide.

About TEDCF Publishing

Founded in 2000, TEDCF Publishing is a division of The Engineering Department Consulting Firm. The company attained recognition as an Autodesk Authorized Publisher & Developer within the first year of business. The company provides training courses for Autodesk Inventor 6 through 2013, SolidWorks 2009-2013, and Microsoft Excel.

Autodesk, Autodesk Inventor, and Inventor are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.