Hawk Ridge Systems Announces Strategic Partnership with SolidProfessor

Partnership Expands Online Learning Capabilities for Engineers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Hawk Ridge Systems, a leading global provider of 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing solutions, has made a significant investment and created a strategic partnership with SolidProfessor, the largest online training platform for engineering design software. This move opens possibilities for engineering teams, equipping them with best-in-class tools, support and learning options to enhance skill development.

The strategic partnership comes after a year that saw a dramatic shift for businesses due to COVID-19, increasing the need for online, on-demand learning options. “Our customers have been asking us for more online training options as employee training has evolved from a nice-to-have to essential,” says Dale Ford, President and CEO of Hawk Ridge Systems. “SolidProfessor is the absolute best online training platform there is – and dominant in the engineering design software training space. The fact that we have a long history together with shared customers made for a very compelling strategic partnership on so many levels.”

Echoing similar sentiments, Tony Glockler, CEO and Cofounder of SolidProfessor said, “We’ve always seen Hawk Ridge Systems as a key player in 3D design technology. Their experience, deep knowledge of the industry, and customer-centric mindset mirrors our own. This partnership expands our ability to help our customers grow and succeed in ways that are unique to their own environment.”

By joining forces with SolidProfessor, Hawk Ridge Systems now offers the most comprehensive and flexible training options to engineers in the industry. With a full range of training options for 3D design and manufacturing applications, the new partnership will offer exclusive access to fundamental training, as well as the most advanced training courses – delivered online, on-demand, or in the classroom. Along with these new training options, customers can leverage the impressive range of resources and technical expertise that Hawk Ridge Systems is known for.

About Hawk Ridge Systems

Hawk Ridge Systems is a leading provider of 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing solutions to help customers exceed their business objectives. Solutions include the full portfolio of Dassault Systèmes offerings, Markforged and HP 3D printers, and training and support resources. Based in Silicon Valley, Hawk Ridge Systems has 22 offices, providing coast-to-coast coverage in North America. Training is available through the Hawk Ridge Systems Store.

About SolidProfessor

Since its founding in 2003, SolidProfessor has evolved into an industry-leading, online learning platform with a community of more than 300,000 learners. Their online platform features 400+ online, expert-guided courses in SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor, 3D printing and more, and is equipped with progress tracking, reporting, and fully customizable training programs.


Kimberly Enright
Vice President of Marketing
Hawk Ridge Systems