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SolidWorks 2011 Beta – Coming Soon!

SolidWorks 2011 Beta – Coming Soon!
June 20, 2010 24 Comments »

Well, its that time of the year again folks.  SolidWorks 2011 Beta appears to be just a few weeks away.  No official dates have been given, but according to the SolidWorks Customer Portal site, the first Beta will be released  ... Read More »

Al Predicts the Future of SolidWorks

Al Predicts the Future of SolidWorks
February 21, 2010 53 Comments »

If you are active in the CAD world and haven’t heard of Al Dean and Develop3D, then you are seriously missing out. Al does a great job of looking at the MCAD Industry as a whole and his latest article ... Read More »

SolidWorks World Sunday Part 2

SolidWorks World Sunday Part 2
February 1, 2010 4 Comments »

Well, Sunday has now wrapped up and everyone is getting geared up for the first General Session tomorrow morning starting at 8:30am PST. The rest of my day included a few more Roundtable Sessions followed by the opening of the ... Read More »

Dassault Systemes in NASCAR

Dassault Systemes in NASCAR
October 12, 2009 25 Comments »

If you are a NASCAR fan and a CAD user like myself, you might have noticed a little something different at this weekend’s race at the California Speedway.  Dassault Systemes was the primary sponsor for A.J. Allmendinger’s Richard Petty Motorsports ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010 Beta Details

SolidWorks 2010 Beta Details
April 2, 2009 19 Comments »

Spring is just around the corner (or already here for some) and usually that means it’s Beta Testing Time for many SolidWorks users.  A few days ago I contacted SolidWorks to see if I could get some details on the ... Read More »

SolidWorks Tip: Heli-Coil Tap Drills

SolidWorks Tip: Heli-Coil Tap Drills
March 30, 2009 28 Comments »

Here’s a GREAT SolidWorks Tip that was brought to my attention on the latest project I am working on.  When you work in the commercial design world, you don’t often run across the need for the use of Heli-Coil inserts.  ... Read More »

3 Dudes Gone 3D – SolidWorks Video Series

3 Dudes Gone 3D – SolidWorks Video Series
March 10, 2009 10 Comments »

Ok…without elaborating too much, it has been a stressful week for me so far.  Lots of things going on which IS  good thing.  As I was reading my Twitter feed tonight, I came across a tweet from SolidWorks founder and ... Read More »

SolidWorks World 2009 Monday: A Special Honor for a Special Guy

SolidWorks World 2009 Monday: A Special Honor for a Special Guy
February 10, 2009 9 Comments »

At the end of the day Monday the 2009 SWUGN International User Summit was held.  It is the annual User Group Meeting held at SolidWorks World that is open to SolidWorks User Group Leaders, Members, and any other conference attendee ... Read More »

The S Key Experiment – Part 3

The S Key Experiment – Part 3
December 21, 2008 10 Comments »

The S Key Experiment continues for me and in this post we dive into Part 3 which covers using the S Key shortcut menu in the Drawing environment of SolidWorks 2009.   In case you missed it, I covered the Part ... Read More »

Richard Branson to be Keynote Speaker at SolidWorks World 2009

Richard Branson to be Keynote Speaker at SolidWorks World 2009
November 12, 2008 3 Comments »

Hot off the presses today is the news that entrepreneur extraordinaire Richard Branson will be a Keynote Speaker at SolidWorks World 2009.  Richard is the man behind the Virgin Group which started as a record company but has since expanded ... Read More »

Ben Eadie on Revision3

Ben Eadie on Revision3
October 14, 2008 2 Comments »

Ben Eadie of SolidMentor recently filmed an episode with Patrick Norton at Revision3.com showing off his home built laser scanner.  Click the image above to check out the episode! Congrats to Ben for making his first appearance on Revision3! Read More »

SolidWorks on the Military Channel!

SolidWorks on the Military Channel!
October 12, 2008 10 Comments »

As I was channel surfing this morning I ran across a program on the Military Channel called Backyard to Battlefield.  I came in about halfway through the episode but it IMMEDIATELY caught my attention.  If you are not familiar with ... Read More »

SolidWorks Name Change

SolidWorks Name Change
August 3, 2008 16 Comments »

Yes, you read the headline correctly.  SolidWorks is changing its name….but only slightly.  The new name is Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation.  The “DS” has been in their logo for years so is this really that big of a change?  Everyone ... Read More »

BigDog

BigDog
July 25, 2008 No Comments »

A coworker of mine sent this to me today. (Thanks Johnnie!)  This is one of the coolest looking Robotics projects I have seen to date.  Check out the Boston Dynamics site to find out about BigDog.  The video is definitely ... Read More »