2013 Beta Program

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Beta is coming fast (in June)!  If you’ve never participated in the program before, consider the following reasons to join the beta team: If you want SOLIDWORKS to get better, there’s never a more influential period of time to communicate directly with the SOLIDWORKS development team.  About 90% of the feedback I gave them last year was implemented before SP0!  This is a period of hectic enhancement implementations.  If you want to see a tweak to the tools, interface, […]

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Are You Ready to Beta?

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I hope you are ready to start Beta testing because it was just released today!!! How do you become a Beta tester?  You need to log into the customer portal and under user preferences, select to become a Beta tester.  Now you can download and test 2012 and participate in the beta events .  There are many great prizes that you could win if you find bugs in the Beta version of 2012. Download it today and happy Beta-ing.

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Beta Testing in XP Mode

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A few posts ago, I wrote about the importance of beta testing SolidWorks. For many of us the major obstacle is hardware. You’re nervous about installing beta software on your production machine. I think that is a very valid concern. Your production machine needs to be lean, fast and mean…she’s your money maker. For all of you Windows 7 users out there, I think I have a nice solution for you. As long as you have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise […]

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Beta testing Enterprise PDM

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We all know it is difficult to test new versions of SolidWorks. …but testing the newest version of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM is even more difficult -not only do you need to have a client machine with the new version, you also need a new version of the database and archive server too! Tuesday Joy Garon wrote in her blog: In an effort to alleviate part of the resource issue, the SOLIDWORKS Beta team has created a “Hosted EPDM Beta Environment” that our […]

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