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Reinventing CAD – Where are we headed? – Part 3

Reinventing CAD – Where are we headed? – Part 3
September 13, 2016 3 Comments »

  In this series of posts, I’ve laid out a few observations on some of the new trends in the CAD industry and where we might be heading as new platforms are developed for the future. You can catch Part ... Read More »

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Announced

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Announced
September 12, 2016 No Comments »

  SOLIDWORKS took the wraps off their 2017 version today.  This is the 25th major release of the product.  (Had to count to make sure.)  There are quite a few enhancements as usual with over 90% of the updates being driven ... Read More »

Reinventing CAD – Where are we headed? – Part 2

Reinventing CAD – Where are we headed? – Part 2
September 5, 2016 1 Comment »

In this series of posts, I’ve laid out a few observations on some of the new trends in the CAD industry and where we might be heading as new platforms are developed for the future.  You can catch Part 1 here ... Read More »

Reinventing CAD – Where are we headed? – Part 1

Reinventing CAD – Where are we headed? – Part 1
August 31, 2016 1 Comment »

Ok…so the title of this post could be taken a few different ways.  Do I want to reinvent CAD? Not really…but I’m always on the lookout for new ways to work reliably but efficiently.  Note that I didn’t title this ... Read More »

SOLIDWORKS Xdesign – Patiently Waiting

SOLIDWORKS Xdesign – Patiently Waiting
August 29, 2016 No Comments »

Ever since SOLIDWORKS Xdesign was revealed to the public at SOLIDWORKS World 2016, many have been patiently waiting for the Beta period to begin.  Originally scheduled for May, we’ve slipped to almost September now and still not a peep.  Hopefully ... Read More »

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta – Try Online

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta – Try Online
August 28, 2016 1 Comment »

For those of you who are interested in test driving SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta but had limited options to a hardware system or just simply didn’t want to have to deal with another install, there is a new option you might ... Read More »

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced
January 27, 2014 25 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 2014 Sneak Peek

SolidWorks 2014 Sneak Peek
January 26, 2013 13 Comments »

Every year at SolidWorks World during the Wednesday General Session, users get a preview of what is coming in the next version of SolidWorks.  Its an event that many look forward to and is a great way to cap off ... Read More »

New Product: SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

New Product:  SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual
January 22, 2013 18 Comments »

The BIG news of the day on Monday at SolidWorks World 2013 was the announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.  Over the last three years speculation has run rampant since the now infamous “Cloud” announcement was made at SolidWorks World 2010. ... Read More »

SolidWorks World 2013 – Monday

SolidWorks World 2013 – Monday
January 21, 2013 1 Comment »

SolidWorks World 2013 officially kicked off this morning with the Monday General Session. SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot greeted over 4,500 attendees to the conference. There are 280 Technical Sessions here and over 100 solution partners in the Partner Pavilion. SolidWorks ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2013 on a Tablet?

SolidWorks 2013 on a Tablet?
September 13, 2012 9 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 Announced

SolidWorks 2013 Announced
September 10, 2012 7 Comments »

It is Monday September 10, 2012 and the NDA is now officially lifted for SolidWorks 2013!  The launch site is now LIVE so make sure you check it out. In this post, I’m just going to hit the high points ... 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 »

eDrawings Pro for iPad Released

eDrawings Pro for iPad Released
August 31, 2012 No Comments »

SolidWorks released eDrawings Pro for iPad today.  This comes not long after the initial eDrawings for iPad release a few months back. eDrawings Pro for iPad features capabilities for Sectioning, Markup, and Measurement.  The App is available from the Apple ... Read More »