Did you miss it? SOLIDWORKS World 2011! I did

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  Just like you, I was unable to attend this year's wonderful SOLIDWORKS World Conference in sunny ????San Antonio, TX. Someone had to hold down the fort, although it would have been nice to meet Kevin Bacon. If your thirst for SOLIDWORKS is great, well you are in luck. All the breakout sessions, which are jammed pack with info, are available from SOLIDWORKS World 2009, 2010 & 2011. So if you missed my presentation at 2010 SWW, you can get that […]

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Future SOLIDWORKS Enhancements – 2011

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As part of Wednesday’s presentation at SOLIDWORKS World, they post the user’s top enhancement requests… Top 10 Enhancements as read at SOLIDWORKS World 2011: 10. Pressing ESC return to interface 9. File version compatibility 8. Ideas seclum in from aviabe all the time 7. Convert solid body to surface 6. Enhanced Equations 5. Feature Freeze 4. SOLIDWORKS should cleanly uninstall itself 3. Dangle children instead of delete 2. Better utilize processor cores 1. Angle mates that don’t flip around Before I comment, […]

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Sneak Peek into SOLIDWORKS 2012

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SOLIDWORKS World 2011 is now in the books. It started Monday, yet this is my first SOLIDWORKS World post? Yes, I stayed in a hotel that did not have free Internet. When I grow up and become Earth Czar, it will be illegal to be an inn keeper to not have free Internet. [If being an Earth Czar was an elected position that would be the platform I’d run on.] It is widely known that the third day of SOLIDWORKS […]

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SOLIDWORKS World 2012 Location is….

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Well it has just been announced where SOLIDWORKS World 2012 will be. It’s going to be February 13th thru the 15th. I’ll give you some hints on the location: This place has 70 miles of beaches surrounding it. The GPS coordinates are: 32°42’54″N 117°09’45″W The average high and low temperatures in February are 66°F/51.5°F. There is an average of 6.6 rainy days and 228.8 hours of sunshine. Tired of guessing? Well the location for SOLIDWORKS World 2012 is…. San Diego, […]

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Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

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Do you ever catch yourself grumbling while using SolidWorks?  Well, I know of a few from my recent Essentials classes that do!  Whenever you find yourself saying, “That’s stupid, it should work THIS way!”, do this: Freeze Grab a pen and a pad Write your thoughts down, so you don’t forget them Log into the customer portal and submit an Enhancement Request (located under ‘My Support’). But for the next month or so, you’ll also be able to post your […]

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3DVision at SOLIDWORKS World 2011

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The agenda for SOLIDWORKS World has been released, and there will be plenty of good presentations provided by familiar faces.  3DVision will be sending seven of our technical resources to host presentations at SWW in San Antonio from January 23rd-26th. Monday the 24th: Jeff Sweeney presents “How to Create a Best Practice Document” @ 1:30pm Robert Warren & Josh Spencer present “SOLIDWORKS Utilities and The Kitchen Sink” @ 1:30pm Bill Reuss presents “CAD is not flat – 2D to 3D […]

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Where was everyone?

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This year,  SOLIDWORKS World sessions were divided into one of the following tracks: CAD Administration, Customer Success/Designing Better Products, Data Management, Design Automation, Design Communication, Design Validation, Education, Modeling Essentials & Productivity Tools. I decided to do something different, I followed the Data Management track for all of the sessions I attended. I am glad I did, there were some great sessions given by top notch presenters: Jerry Winters, Dan Burmenko, Joy Garon, Randy Simmons, Jeff Sweeney, … [though my […]

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SOLIDWORKS World 2011

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For the record, the rumors of SOLIDWORKS World 2011 being in Columbus Ohio turned out to not be true. SOLIDWORKS World 2011 will be in San Antonio Texas, January 23rd – 26th. Drat, I just purchased a new hot tub and was looking forward to showing it off to all of you. San Antonio seems like a nice second choice though. We’ll get ’em next year Columbus!

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Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2011

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Wednesday at SOLIDWORKS World has always been my favorite…it is the day they give us a sneak preview into what will be in the next version of SolidWorks. These enhancements aren’t anything to bet the house on…I know of some things they have shown in the past that still aren’t in the product, but for the most part things they promise here are in the software by fall. Here is a list of the “big hitters” as they presented them: […]

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