If someone asked, 'I want to learn how to make a pencil, measure the various dimension arcs of said pencil and then carry out intensive flow analysis of a fluid around the pencil.' You would say 'Why would you?'. Because you can. At least, on GrabCAD Tutorial you can. Combined, you will know all of the exact dimensions of your pencil, you will know how to make the most aerodynamic pencil on the planet. At least, because that's one way to impress your boss, your professor, or everyone here on GrabCAD.
How to Model a Propelling Pencil
Speaking of impressing everyone here on GrabCAD, who hasn't seen what Aykut Dana has been doing. We awarded him a Golden Gear because he is, and forever will be, a GrabCAD professor to us. He's been uploading a storm out there, creating these hyper-detailed tutorials about making a propelling pencil (a mechanical pencil to others). If you're new to Solidworks, and feel like learning a lot of the essentials for product design, start off with this tutorial. You won't be disappointed.
GrabCAD Engineer Adam Pohl has been active in GrabCAD tutorials, recently posting this short tutorial about measuring arc lengths in Solidworks. Seems pretty simple for some (if not all) of GrabCADrs, but hey, important for the newbies to SW.
Basic flow simulation through perforated plate in Ansys fluent
Analyze this! CMED Engineering posted a great 20 minute video that goes over the steps you need to take to carry out a simple flow analysis in Ansys Fluent. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is a growing branch from CAD, assisting Engineers and Designers in everything. Sure it's been around for a while, but figuring out the myriad of features, functions, buttons and options is another story. CMED helps you out of the forest with this video - check it out.