Gearing up for SolidWorks 2010

August 6, 2009 17 Comments »
Gearing up for SolidWorks 2010

This week I was fortunate enough to take a trip up to SolidWorks headquarters with several other Bloggers to see first hand the new features of SolidWorks 2010. Since I am a Beta tester, this wasn’t the first time I had seen it, but this trip gave us a chance to get an in-depth overview of some of the coming features in the software. Since the NDA has not been lifted just yet, I’ll have to wait a few weeks before I can start sharing what I have learned. It was a VERY informative session and I look forward to posting MUCH more information soon!

If the curiosity has gotten the best of you, then check out SolidWorks 2010 for yourself. The Beta 2 build is currently available to all subscription customers. This POST will give you some background info on how to get started.

Not all of the trip was spent looking at SolidWorks 2010 though. We were given a presentation highlighting SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress which is already posted for testing over at SolidWorks Labs. I must admit that I have somewhat overlooked this product partly due to my busy schedule lately, but after seeing more details and witnessing first hand the passion that the folks at SolidWorks are putting into this product, I’ll be taking a much closer look at it for sure. Look for an article soon here at the site.

Things might be a bit slow here for the next few weeks as I will be preparing my SolidWorks 2010 posts. My hope is to have lots of information available once the NDA is lifted. Hopefully, that time will come towards the end of August.

You can read more about the Blogger visit to SolidWorks from Josh Mings, Devon Sowell, Gabi Jack, & Matt Lorano.

A BIG thanks to all the folks at SolidWorks for their efforts in making this trip a very productive and FUN event.

Stay tuned….lots of great stuff coming soon!

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  • Hi Ricky,
    Can't wait to hear and see about the “new” stuff coming out. I'll bet it is some exciting stuff. Keep me posted. Bye.

  • HoffY

    Ok i dont' mean to sound nasty or anything but if i read one more person say this…..

    “check out SolidWorks 2010 for yourself. “

    and then imediately follow it up with the inevitable marketing “gotchya”..

    “The Beta 2 build is currently available to all subscription customers.”

    Someone is going to die a slow and painful death via old version SolidWorks installation CD insertion to the nose!

  • HoffY,

    LOL! It sounds like you just might be having that same kind of Monday morning I am having. :-)

    Ok…maybe it sounds a little “marketing-ish” but I would rather let someone know up front about that requirement than have them find out after the fact.

  • HoffY

    Hi Ricky,

    lol yeah it was one of those days. Nothing bad meant toward you at all. Hey… how's that 3rd routing vid coming along? ;)

  • im a beginner in solidworks please give me some tips.thanks!

  • Steve_Calvert

    Ricky, can't wait to hear from you and others about SW2010. Am looking forward to what you found.


  • HoffY,

    It's coming. Should have it posted in the next few days. I'm glad you asked about it. I was wondering how useful that series of posts were to folks. I plan on doing more than just one more. With the SolidWorks 2010 stuff coming up, the later videos in the series will probably be mixed in with the new stuff.


  • narendrasharma

    I was wondering how useful that series of posts were to folks. Thanks for sharing.

  • HoffY

    Awesome Ricky. That will be muchly useful yse uhuh indeed. :)

  • maneeshbhati

    Awesome Ricky. That will be muchly useful yse uhuh indeed.

  • fcsuper

    Tips abound everywhere. Ricky's blog here has many, plus many of the other bloggers he mentioned above. Don't forget to checkout SolidWorks forums ( and also there's a lot of good SolidWorks FAQ's on Eng-Tips (

  • Frugalocal

    It's gotta be a blast to go to SolidWorks headquarters and get the behind the scene tour!

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  • packagetourstokashmir

    really ricky it' good work…

  • Gr8!! idea and a great blog. I appreciate your work & hope for some more informative posts.

  • That's cool, I wish I could also come on conferences like that.

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