there is a lot to learn on Solidworks. I have been using it over 6 years now. Of course there is a new version every year. In general it does change somewhat but the basics remain the same even 6 years later.
..........I recommend for books
SolidWorks 2010 Tutorial with Multimedia CD by David C. Planchard and Marie P. Planchard (Feb 15, 2010)
SolidWorks 2010 Bible by Matt Lombard (Apr 5, 2010)
.......some people have trouble learning at first. Do the Tutorial book and then read the Bible. At first it seems you are clicking stuff and not understanding but after awhile you start to remember what does what.
.......i keep the Solidworks Bible next to my work computer. Maybe once a month now trying to do something complicated i read the Bible to see how it is done.
.......i think i use Solidworks the most on a model of a 40 foot tall 200 foot long printing press. i do virtual diassembly of components. hide components or turn semi transparent to troubleshoot equipment (sort of like X-ray vision) and to design and build upgrades for the machine.
......many, many times i have seen problems on the computer and corrected them before even making 1 metal chip. i have many many times measured parts in an assembly to troubleshoot problems far far sooner than shutting a $1 million / day machine down to look at it.
......Solidworks and 3D Cad is the future and it is here today being used more and more everyday.