This book gives step by step instructions to introduce one to the basic workings of SolidWorks. Even though I am learning the 2013 version this 2011 book is so similar that there are no problems when following it. I am taking an on-line SolidWorks class, so I can ask my instructor for help, the great majority of issues the book covers quite well. The CD is a bit fast- but you can play it over when needed, and it gets you use to the program by helping with the first few problems. SolidWorks is a lot of fun!