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Getting Started with TopSolid

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TopSolid is a fully integrated CAD/CAM package that aims at mechanical engineers and designers. The software has advanced CAD and CAM capabilities with some acceptable rendering and analysis capabilities, TopSolid is currently developed by Missler Software.

Learning TopSolid would be an asset for mechanical engineers and designers working in the 3D CAD modeling field or the CAM field, even if your current employer isn’t using it, learning the software would be an asset and a very useful tool in your toolbox as a designer/engineer.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn TopSolid, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn TopSolid) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with TopSolid Online from Scratch

Udemy

Udemy is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning TopSolid through video tutorials, you have to register to have access to the training. The training that was available for free at the time of writing this post was entitled “Easy Learn CNC 5-axis CAM applications for TopSolid 7.9 users”,

Structure: The training is divided into 2 sections and each of these two sections is  divided into lessons (one lesson in section 1 and 13 lessons in section 2). Each section covers a certain aspect of TopSolid CAM. The training focuses only on the CAM aspect of the software.

Interface: The interface is very simple, after registering and adding the course to your list, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and the video will start.

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Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. The training focuses only on the CAM aspect of the software.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning TopSolid CAM through video tutorials.

TopSolid Blog YouTube Channel

TopSolid Blog YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning TopSolid through video tutorials.

Structure: The YouTube channel has multiple playlists, the recommended playlist for beginners is “TopSolid Modelling Tutorials”. The training is divided into 16 video lessons, each of the lessons covers a certain aspect of the software.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

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Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers most of the aspects of the software.
  3. The training is well-structured and organized for complete beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of the software, that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning TopSolid through video tutorials.

Clear Cut Solutions YouTube Channel

Clear Cut Solutions YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning TopSolid through video tutorials.

Structure: The YouTube channel has multiple playlists, the recommended playlist for beginners is “TopSolid 7”. The training is divided into 74 video lessons, each of the lessons covers a certain aspect of the software.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

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Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers many aspects (beginners as well as advanced topics) of the software.
  3. The training is well-structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning TopSolid through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning TopSolid:

  1. TopSolid Blog YouTube Channel is the best outlet for beginners to start learning TopSolid through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning TopSolid.