How can one be an efficient CAD user?

I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering and am new to the SolidWorks environment. As the difficulty of my projects increases I'm finding it more difficult to deliver good designs in the same short timeline. Any suggestions on how to keep up with the difficulty?

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Hi Hassaan,
DON'T PANIC..... you said yourself you are new to the SolidWorks enviroment, learn to walk before you run, as time passes and you will become more familier with the software, things will come to you quicker, without evan thinking about them in some cases.
Obviously the more time you put in the quicker your rewards will come, but if your heart is in it, and you enjoy it.... it will happen. Good Luck.

 
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The most important issue is 'to work very hard'. you can focus on a car, an engine, a motorcycle or a yatch. while you are working on your models, you will become aware of your deficiencies. it is not very hard to understand solidworks language. I am sure you will get faster as time goes:)) I suggest you start right away for a huge project like an engine :))

 
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Well everybody is new at some point but as time passes efficiency comes, So don't worry even without guidance SolidWorks will be fine.

 
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I'm not a Solidworks user (Inventor is my thing), but I found the best way to get better is practice when at all possible. That, and actively learn the interface. The less time you spend looking for a command, the better.

 
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I learned a solid work by watching tutorials on youtube and join grabcad.

 
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