As an experienced autocad teacher, I recently obtained SolidWorks software for use in my classroom. However, the commands and sequences were vastly different from what AutoCad uses. After looking for textbooks and tutorials, I found this book. It works great not only as a individual tutorial, but as a classroom asset as well.
The sequences and projects are well designed for beginners, and cover a vast range of information. This is a great classroom book! There are some areas which are not clear, and take some experimentation to make things work, but overall, it is a good text.