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SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced
January 27, 2014 3 Comments »

Looks like SolidWorks World 2014 started off with a bang today with the release announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.  With an NDA that still appears to be in place, I can’t comment much on the specifics of it, but it ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013 on a Tablet?

SolidWorks 2013 on a Tablet?
September 13, 2012 7 Comments »

During the SolidWorks 2013 deep dive demo last week at the Dassault Systemes North American headquarters, the SolidWorks staff sprung a little surprise on us.  When we came back from one of our breaks, there was a Samsung 700T Tablet ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013 Press Event

SolidWorks 2013 Press Event
September 8, 2012 1 Comment »

I just spent all day Thursday at the SolidWorks 2013 Press Event in Waltham, MA. The event was held at the newly opened Dassault Systemes North American headquarters. It was an action packed day and there are many things to ... Read More »

Coming Soon: SolidWorks 2013

Coming Soon: SolidWorks 2013
August 22, 2012 No Comments »

Its that time of year again folks.  SolidWorks 2013 Beta will be drawing to a close soon and the NDA for SolidWorks 2013 will be lifted in early September.  We’ll then be able to talk about some of the new ... Read More »

E-Drawings Viewer for iPad

E-Drawings Viewer for iPad
April 30, 2012 8 Comments »

E-Drawings Viewer for iPad is now available from the App Store. I’ll have to admit that the first words out of my mouth when I saw this, were FINALLY! You can view SolidWorks Parts, Assemblies, & Drawings along with e-Drawing ... Read More »

DraftSight Officially Released

DraftSight Officially Released
February 23, 2011 6 Comments »

Dassault Systemes today took the “Beta” wraps off DraftSight and have announced it’s full release. With this full release you also get a few enhancements.  Those enhancement include: Trapezoid command API Support (Only included with the paid Premium Pack) Localization ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2012 Sneak Peek

SolidWorks 2012 Sneak Peek
January 27, 2011 9 Comments »

One of the favorite parts for many attendees at SolidWorks World each year is the Sneak Peek preview of the upcoming SolidWorks release.  This year at SolidWorks World 2011, we all got a Sneak Peek of SolidWorks 2012.  Like many ... Read More »

Forecasting the Clouds for SolidWorks V6

Forecasting the Clouds for SolidWorks V6
January 19, 2011 9 Comments »

Ok…with all the Cloud jokes rolling around I couldn’t help but have a little fun with the headline.  SolidWorks V6 or “The Cloud version” as dubbed by many has been somewhat quietly talked about off and on for about the ... Read More »

DraftSight for MAC now available

DraftSight for MAC now available
September 21, 2010 30 Comments »

In case the news hasn’t made it to your Inbox, DraftSight for MAC is now available for download at DraftSight.com. Since I don’t own a MAC…I’ll just have to listen to the feedback from folks that do. The LINUX version ... Read More »

DraftSight for LINUX Screenshot

DraftSight for LINUX Screenshot
September 2, 2010 44 Comments »

Wondering what DraftSight will look like when the Linux version is released?  Well…wonder no more.  Here’s a screenshot!  Looks just as clean as the MAC & Windows versions.  I did not hear exactly when we might see this available for ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2011: What’s New Highlights

SolidWorks 2011:  What’s New Highlights
September 1, 2010 12 Comments »

DS SolidWorks Corporation today unveiled SolidWorks 2011, the latest release of the most popular 3D CAD software on the market. There are many new features to talk about, but today I’m going to hit the highlights of what is coming. ... Read More »

First Look: Let’s Go Design Ultimate CAD Chair

First Look:  Let’s Go Design Ultimate CAD Chair
September 1, 2010 10 Comments »

Part of our activities at SolidWorks today included a tour of Jeremy Luchini’s Let’s Go Design studios.  We got to see the set where all the episodes are filmed.  Jeremy has some pretty awesome “props” in there which are products ... Read More »

Coming Soon: FREE DraftSight for MAC

Coming Soon: FREE DraftSight for MAC
August 31, 2010 8 Comments »

At the SolidWorks Blogger Press Event today in Concord, MA, we were shown a screenshot of the upcoming DraftSight version for MAC.  DraftSight for MAC will be available as a FREE download here in a couple of weeks over on ... Read More »

SolidWorks to Provide Software for Boy Scouts

SolidWorks to Provide Software for Boy Scouts
August 8, 2010 10 Comments »

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has brought the Inventing Merit Badge out of a long retirement and SolidWorks has agreed to provide a FREE copy of the SolidWorks Student Design Kit to any scout pursuing the Badge. The “new” ... Read More »