Bloggers and Press

If you have been frequenting some of the SolidWorks Blogs here lately, you can’t help but find a link back to Roopinder Tara’s CAD Insider Blog where he has been discussing the differences between the Bloggers and the members of the CAD Press.  If for some reason you’ve been living under a rock like Patrick Starfish, you should check it out.  The posts and comments left have been some of the most enjoyable Blog reading I have done in quite some time.

I’ll add a little flavor of my own to the subject.  I was fortunate enough to have been invited to SolidWorks World the last two years as a member of the press.  Both years I have met numerous members of the CAD press and I must say that each and every person I have spoken with has been very courteous and genuinly interested to hear about what I do as a Blogger.  Some of them I have even mentioned by name in my Blog posts.  The history of the CAD industry has always intrigued me and I’ve heard some really interesting stuff from some of the veterans of the CAD Press.

The way I see it you probably get more detailed technical information from the Bloggers.  With the CAD Press you get some of the technical details along with perspectives on how these new features or announcements stand in the CAD industry as a whole.  I really think the two groups complement each other very well and result in some very interesting reading!

Stay tuned….more to come!