Today there was an email sent out to the SOLIDWORKS Community announcing that SolidWorks2013 Beta is coming soon (see below for copy) and we wanted to spread the word and also tell you about some of the highlights of the SOLIDWORKS Beta Program.
1. Influence: Reporting bugs & migration issues specific to your environment, data & workflows will help improve your release transition.
2. On-Premise Testing: The SOLIDWORKS Beta Team is opening their different office worldwide and you can attend the testing events to test your data while working with the SOLIDWORKS Research and Development personnel. The good news is there is an event in the CATI territory in Madison, WI on July 30, 2012 to August 3, 2012. Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Beta_2013_on_premise_testing_event for more information.
3. Prizes and Awards: While the Beta site does not have all the details yet you can see all the different prizes that were given out to those who participated in the Beta Program. Last year on top of the overall prizes that were given out there were several special competitions that were done weekly and on specific design topics.
Please take a few minutes to look over the SOLIDWORKS Beta Site http://www.solidworks.com/beta/default.htm to see all that it has to offer.
If you would like to register for the Beta Program all you need to do is log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal https://login.solidworks.com/nidp/idff/sso?id=cpenglish&sid=0&option=credential&sid=0.
Happy Beta Testing
CATI Support Manager
Email From SOLIDWORKS Sent out on 5/29/2012
Dear SOLIDWORKS Professional,
The SOLIDWORKS Beta team has been hard at work and is very excited to announce that the 2013 Beta program will be launched in June 2012.
SOLIDWORKS 2013 includes many new user-driven enhancements – along with some entirely new areas of functionality!
Visit the 2013 Beta site and click "Join Now" to keep updated on the latest Beta News and learn about upcoming contests and prizes for Beta participants.
This year's Beta program includes an expanded list of on-premise Beta events at several SOLIDWORKS regional offices worldwide. Learn more and sign up for these opportunities at: 2013 End User On-Premise Beta Events.
For more information about Beta and upcoming SOLIDWORKS 2013 related events, please contact your Reseller.
We encourage you to participate in the 2013 Beta Program and experiment using copies of your own production data. This will enable you to learn about the new functionality and how it will work with your data before SOLIDWORKS 2013 is released. Testing with your data is something only you can do.
Be part of the SOLIDWORKS 2013 Beta program to test and explore all the new and exciting features for SOLIDWORKS Design, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM!
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SOLIDWORKS Beta Team.