SolidWorks 2007 Pre-Release 1 is available!

June 28, 2006 No Comments »

It’s official!  We have now hit the Pre-Release stage of SolidWorks 2007.  Unless things have changed, it should be available for download to all subscription customers.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out SolidWorks 2007, you can now ... Read More »

SW 2007: Boundary Surface

SW 2007:  Boundary Surface
June 26, 2006 5 Comments »

With the public announcement of SolidWorks 2007 last week, several new enhancements related to surfacing were released and demonstrated. This release shows significant improvements in the area of C2 (Curvature Continuous) surfacing tools. One of the tools that provide this ... Read More »

3D PDF coming to SolidWorks!

June 20, 2006 4 Comments »

In last week’s press release, it was announced that starting with SolidWorks 2007, users will be able to “save any file in Adobe Systems’ new 3D PDF format”. In my opinion, this is a GREAT addition to SolidWorks.  I think ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2007 announced

June 15, 2006 No Comments »

SolidWorks unveiled key new features of SolidWorks 2007 today in Concord, MA.  In addition to the press release, a 2007 highlights page has been setup with some video clips of some of the new features. You will be seeing more ... Read More »

Keyboard Shortcuts – TRY IT!

June 15, 2006 4 Comments »

One of my favorite “customizations” of SolidWorks is programming my own keyboard shortcuts.  If you want to save some significant time in model and drawing creation, give it a try!  To access keyboard shortcuts in SolidWorks right click any toolbar ... Read More »

CATIA & SolidWorks

June 13, 2006 4 Comments »

There has been some recent blog traffic regarding Catia & SolidWorks and how the two programs still cannot exchange native data. This has been a hot topic for years now (pretty much since Dassault bought SolidWorks).  For anyone that has ... Read More »

PDMWorks Enterprise: More options for PDM users

June 8, 2006 1 Comment »

A few weeks back SolidWorks announced the purchase of GCS Scandinavia AB of Sweden, the makers of Conisio PDM/PLM software.  Eighteen days later a second announcement was made regarding the release of PDMWorks Enterprise (looks to be Conisio renamed).  The ... Read More »

Welcome to Ricky Jordan’s Blog!

June 8, 2006 No Comments »

Welcome to Ricky Jordan’s Blog! The focus of this blog will be topics related to SolidWorks CAD software as well as the CAD community in general. My hope is to provide insight into several aspects of the SolidWorks Community which ... Read More »