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SolidWorks 2012: Drawing Enhancements

SolidWorks 2012:  Drawing Enhancements
November 13, 2011 5 Comments »

In many companies, Drawings are still were “the rubber meets the road”.  Let’s take a look at what I think will be some of the more popular enhancements to the Drawing and Detailing area of SolidWorks 2012.  I’ve tried to ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2012 Announced

SolidWorks 2012 Announced
September 11, 2011 6 Comments »

I just got back from a 10 day road trip for some family commitments, so I’m sharing the news about SolidWorks 2012 a little later than most.  🙂 On September 6th, SolidWorks officially lifted the embargo on sharing details about ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2012 Beta 1 is Available

SolidWorks 2012 Beta 1 is Available
June 28, 2011 8 Comments »

Its a little later in the year than usual, but the time has arrived for SolidWorks 2012 Beta Testing.  You can download the SolidWorks 2012 Beta 1 software from the Beta Site if you are currently on subscription service with ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Import DXF/DWG Set Origin

SolidWorks Tip:  Import DXF/DWG Set Origin
March 15, 2011 7 Comments »

I ran across this today when importing a DXF file from a vendor.  I’m not quite sure how long it has been there, but this is the first time I have noticed it.  🙂 When importing a DXF/DWG file  you ... Read More »

SolidWorks World 2011 General Session Tuesday

SolidWorks World 2011 General Session Tuesday
January 25, 2011 5 Comments »

The Tuesday General Session is now over and SolidWorks World is nearing it’s halfway point. The focus of today’s session was on The SolidWorks User Groups and SolidWorks Customer Stories. Fielder Hiss led off the with an award for HP ... Read More »

SolidWorks World Monday General Session

SolidWorks World Monday General Session
January 24, 2011 3 Comments »

The first General Session is over and WOW we have had quite the beginning to SolidWorks World. Jeff Ray kicked off the event by sharing how companies using SolidWorks assisted in the rescue of the miners trapped in Chile in ... Read More »

Arrival at SolidWorks World 2011

Arrival at SolidWorks World 2011
January 22, 2011 2 Comments »

Arrival at SolidWorks World is always one of the coolest parts of the trip.  Getting to see friends who I haven’t seen since last year is fun and is certainly one of the highlights of the day.  You also get ... Read More »

Announcements to look for at SolidWorks World 2011

Announcements to look for at SolidWorks World 2011
January 19, 2011 3 Comments »

We are still a few days away from the start of SolidWorks World, but here are a few interesting announcements coming that you’ll want to keep your eye on. T-SPLINES FOR SOLIDWORKS I caught this post over at SolidSmack thru ... Read More »

Back in Action and Ready for SolidWorks World 2011

Back in Action and Ready for SolidWorks World 2011
January 18, 2011 4 Comments »

For the first time in this site’s existence, I had to take a break.  The last two years have brought MANY exciting changes in what I do everyday which has resulted in much LESS free time for Blogging.  So with ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2011: User Interface Enhancements

SolidWorks 2011:  User Interface Enhancements
October 22, 2010 13 Comments »

Although in general, the User Interface is the same when comparing SolidWorks 2010 to SolidWorks 2011, there are some subtle differences.  Lets start with one of the most simple, yet effective enhancements.  I’ll bet  you thought I was going to ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2011: Weld Bead – Part 1

SolidWorks 2011:  Weld Bead – Part 1
September 6, 2010 31 Comments »

So why would one “new” feature necessitate having a Part 1 and Part 2?  Its mainly due to the many different ways the feature can be applied.  SolidWorks 2011 introduces a new “Weld Bead” feature.  While you’ll find just a few ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2011: What’s New Highlights

SolidWorks 2011:  What’s New Highlights
September 1, 2010 13 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 »

DraftSight – FREE 2D For ALL

DraftSight – FREE 2D For ALL
June 22, 2010 51 Comments »

Dassault Systemes today announced the introduction of DraftSight, a 2D CAD tool that is available for download for FREE at DraftSight.com.  Last week I was contacted by a PR agency and was asked if I would like to see the ... Read More »