Yesterday, we got our first introduction to SolidWorks. So far, it’s been quite tedious to handle. It is definitely interesting as it has a bunch of uses and it looks really cool once you understand all the tools, but it has not gone well for me. There are so many buttons and places to click on the shape that it is all sooo confusing. Plus, the options change if the object is a 2D shape or 3D shape and if you do not click on the right option, the next steps might not appear. Oh and if you forget to exit the sketch mode, some options won’t appear and you can spend the next 10-15 minutes trying to figure out what they did not appear. There are so many intricacies with SolidWorks that sometimes the tutorial doesn’t help with even though it tries to be straightforward for the most part. I am not getting solid with SolidWorks. I’m still in the liquid phase slowly building my way up (or more accordingly, down) the solid phase. Regardless, it has been a positive experience overall.