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Today’s Tech Tuesday is going show you the benefits of training; in particular, video training. Learning software doesn’t need to be a struggle. When it comes to CAD-CAM or any software, gone are the days of just reading a manual and following along with examples. Why? Well, it’s simple. People choose video over text 10 to 1. Partly because of the new digital age, mainly because it works (and works better).
How to learn CAD-CAM Faster?
Did you know that reading about a subject with text alone, your retention of the information is only 10%? Expert teachers know that text alone doesn’t help students retain the information the same as text with pictures. By adding pictures to the text increases students’ retention of the information by another 55%.
So what happens when the information you’re learning has text, images and sound? This is where you’ll find the highest level of retention. The average student will retain 95% of the information being presented when they can watch, listen and learn. This is why the BobCAD’s video training professor is so popular and one of the keys to successful BobCAD users.
3 Benefits of Video-Based Training
Video Training is Simple & Impactful
Why get training?
To discover new features, options and workflow that you’re not currently aware of. If you want to make your life easier, save time and ultimately increase your profits: you need training!
Training solves the problem of “ I know the software can do it, I just don’t know how.”
Build your BobCAD skills & understanding. Training gives you the confidence to tackle new projects and explore areas of the software that are currently unknown to you and your programmers.
Reduce the learning curve and master BobCAD faster with training!
- Your project gets done on time
- Increased creativity
- Develop more efficient toolpaths
- Increased confidence
- Reduce costs
- Delays in project completion
- Increased frustration
- Less efficient toolpath
- Lowered confidence
- Costs go up
Why Video Training?
Using video training puts you in control over when and what you learn. 79% of employees agree that video training provides the flexibility and control to improve the quality of learning.
Microlearning tutorials are scientifically proven to help comprehend, absorb and adopt new technology!
Bite-Sized Actionable Concepts & Workflow:
- Video training makes learning easier to understand and remember.
- Access – Office, home or on the go, just playlist and learn.
- Faster understanding of key concepts
- Easier to remember steps and workflow
- Individual feature lessons
- Learn at your speed
- Step-by-step learning process
- Short videos eliminate information overload.
- Total Training Videos – 303
- Over 20 hours of training with an average video length of 4 mins.
- Total Training Videos 185
- Over 10 hours of training with an average video length of 4 mins.
What other forms of professional training does BobCAD offer?
Connect online with one of our CAD-CAM trainers for personalized training on any topic of your choosing using your parts.
Gain professional certification by attending a training seminar near you.
Join us at our home office in sunny Clearwater, Florida, located just 10 minutes from the white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Choose from a wide selection of standard CNC programming and CAD design coursework or create a personalized curriculum with our training team that best fits your manufacturing industry and job types.
Have an expert trainer visit your shop with a personalized curriculum to teach your team in the convenience of your work environment.
BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD-CAM CNC Software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 30 years. BobCAD-CAM software can be found to increase CNC productivity for many applications in aerospace, automotive, production manufacturing, mold making, general machining, woodworking as well as the medical manufacturing industry, consumer products, musical instruments, custom fabrication, defense industry and many others due to the products ability to automatically generate NC programming code for such a wide variety of CNC controllers. BobCAD-CAM software is also found in educational institutions throughout the world as well as independent hobby home use. Products include machining technology for 2, 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC Milling, Routing, Waterjet, Plasma and Laser machines as well as 2 Axis CNC Lathe. BobCAD-CAM is modular allowing shops to start off at a reduced technology level and add technology as it is needed including an add-on, BobART, for artistic machining. Unique technology includes adaptive high-speed machining multiaxis milling and routing which is a first in the world of CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM also provides a variety of quality training products that include regional and online training classes or private sessions tailored to specific applications. Professional certification and multi-tiered support solutions are available. Contact BobCAD-CAM directly for more information at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554.