This last month I finally got make a submission to the PhotoWorks/PhotoView 360 Rendering contest at www.rendercontest.com. This contest used to be hosted by Rob Rodriguez at http://robrodriguez.com. It is now hosted by Chris Thorn, a SOLIDWORKS user for several years. He like your feedback on contest. With that, more about the contest. Each month a SOLIDWORKS model is selected to be rendered in either tool you would like in the SOLIDWORKS suite of tools, PhotoWorks or PhotoView 360. […]
SOLIDWORKS 2010 has begun!
November, I was approached by SOLIDWORKS to give a presentation at SOLIDWORKS World. People that have worked with me know I enjoy rendering and animation, so that’s the route I’m taking. “25 Things you need to know about getting images from SolidWorks,” is a lofty attempt to get 15 years of imagery on to power point celluloid and into your heads. This talk is for the beginner so if you have no idea what a pixel is don’t worry I’m […]
Stewy, Chill!!! On the Support line, we have been getting reports of users not being able to double click and browse to a file in the Edit Referenced File Dialog. Yes young Mr Griffin there is a way to fix it. It is actually a new undocumented functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2009 SP 5.0 and SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP 1.0, which went over like a ton of bricks. So, the functionality was for you to hold your Ctrl Key and then double […]
One of my co-workers was creating a very important blog article, and came across a problem. While compiling his blog, he noticed that he needed the images as their own files for typepad. Well, you can't just right mouse button click and hit save image as in Word. (WHAT! are you kidding). But I did find this great little nugget of kryptonite. The new Word DOCX format is really a ZIP file. I thought this was very cool and needed to share it […]
Another little tidbit for those of you, are just like me, a crappy typist….TYPOMagia. It's a typing program with a roll playing game twist. You type words to build up the strength of your Soliders and then release them upon your enemies. This can also be a good FREE!!! tool to help your kids with their word list for school, because you can create your own custom list. This is if you can type your kids word list without […]
I was at Borders last night and came across the May 2009 issue of Maximum PC Magazine. May issue…, at the first of April, that's a different rant for a different day. While flipping through the articles I saw"Eight UI Inconsistencies That Annoy Us" So, I've modified that list and added my own. 10 WINDOWS DOES NOT CLEAN UP AFTER ITSELF BY DEFAULT In XP and Vista the Windows temp folder is not cleared regularly. But with 2009 you […]
For those of you that did know and I didn’t until today. You can take your Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam and be entered to win an amazing Trek Fuel EX 5.5 bike. I have a link to a video on how to get the free exam along with the link to the contest. Check out both and win yourself a dirt flinging piece of steel and rubber. How to get the free examContest Details