I have been using SolidWorks since 2008. I am self taught and specialize in the sheet metal design portion of the program. I have been the lead designer at our company for the past 5 years, over that time, I have learned the connection between the bend radius, material thickness, and the K-factor. Our shop has a 4000 Watt Trumpf Laser, 80,000 PSI Waterjet, (1) Accurpress press break, (1) Trumpf TruBend Press Break, (1) Roper Whitney Autobreak [Light Gauge], (3) TIG Stations, (7) MIG Stations, In house sandblasting booth, in house PPG Painting. Tons of Material. I don't just have CAD experience, I have had the benefit of learning hand in hand, the value of designing for manufacturing, limitations of machines, materials, etc. The challenges that I have faced for projects has made this career fun and exciting, keeping you on your toes. I look forward to the next new customer and project that may come.