How Should You Use This Guide?
First, feel free to jump around. This guide was made to be consumed in parts, and in no particular order. We’ll build some terminology early on, so if you find concepts that you’re unfamiliar with, navigate to the appropriate section to learn more. Going through the entire Guide—and playing with some of the examples—should take about 5-7 hours, so it’s a good idea to pace yourself (or skip to the good parts).
Second, we don’t require that you have a copy of SolidWorks Sustainability, or even SolidWorks, handy—we’ve designed this Guide to be interesting and informative (we hope!) without having access to our design software. However, we’ve also included examples that you can download into your copy of SolidWorks to make the theory come alive. As you go through the Guide, you’ll be alerted to such examples by one of the following two boxes:
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