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  • SolidWorks 2013: Multiple Exploded Views

    SolidWorks 2013:  Multiple Exploded Views

    In looking at all the enhancements included in SolidWorks 2013, there was one addition that I HAD to talk about first.  That is because this is an enhancement that I have wanted in SolidWorks since the day I began using the software.  I have employed workarounds for this for years.  Rather than go on about […]

  • SolidWorks 2013 Announced

    SolidWorks 2013 Announced

    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 of some of the enhancements that are my favorites.  So lets get started! Vary Patterns […]

  • SolidWorks 2013 Press Event

    SolidWorks 2013 Press Event

    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 talk about over the coming weeks. The purpose of this post is to give a […]

  • eDrawings Pro for iPad Released

    eDrawings Pro for iPad Released

    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 App Store and will be priced at $4.99 for the next 30 days.  After that, […]

  • New Site Design for 2012

    New Site Design for 2012

    It has been almost 4 years site the last site re-design, so to say it was overdue is probably an understatement.  I still have some tweaking to do, but for the most part, the bulk of the changeover is complete.  The new layout sports wider posts and images along with some nice options for the […]

  • SolidWorks 2013 Preview: Center of Mass

    SolidWorks 2013 Preview:  Center of Mass

    The folks at SolidWorks are doing something a little different this year in that they are releasing a few details of SolidWorks 2013 EARLY.  You can find all the details over at the SolidWorks Blog. The first “preview” is the center of mass tool.  I put this one in the category of one of those […]

  • Coming Soon: SolidWorks 2013

    Coming Soon: SolidWorks 2013

    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 features coming to SolidWorks. We got a Sneak Peek back in February at SolidWorks World […]

  • E-Drawings Viewer for iPad

    E-Drawings Viewer for iPad

    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 files, DXF/DWG, and Draftsight files. The software has a couple of sample files that you […]

  • SolidWorks 2012 – Select All

    SolidWorks 2012 – Select All

    Its easy to overlook some things when you are browsing a 179 page What’s New Document. This was the case for me as I was looking through the SolidWorks 2012 What’s New document. SolidWorks 2012 adds a “Select All” feature that is pretty self explanatory. This is of course one of the handiest features in […]

  • SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek

    SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek

    One of the things attendees of SolidWorks World always look forward to is the Wednesday General Session which is normally the day where we get a Sneak Peek of the next version of SolidWorks. Any hopes of seeing “SolidWorks V6” or the “new platform” were dashed on Monday as it was said that it will […]

  • SolidWorks World 2012 – Wednesday General Session

    SolidWorks World 2012 – Wednesday General Session

    The ever-popular Wednesday General Session at SolidWorks World 2012 showed some new features coming in SolidWorks 2013 as well as highlighting some new technology from companies using SolidWorks. First up were the Model Mania contest winners. As usual, Mark Schneider played a video showing how the part was built and then modified. The picture below […]

  • SolidWorks World 2012 – Tuesday General Session

    SolidWorks World 2012 – Tuesday General Session

    SolidWorks World 2012 Tuesday’s General Session kicked off with Fielder Hiss showing off some video clips of the CSWP event from the Midway aircraft carrier the previous night. With the number of CSWPs continuing to grow, the event next year will be limited to CSWEs (Certified SolidWorks Expert) only. My guess is we will see […]

  • SolidWorks World 2012 – Monday General Session

    SolidWorks World 2012 – Monday General Session

    SolidWorks World “officially” began this morning with the first General Session of the week. The conference kicked off with some nice CG Animations of a robot band featuring a bot named “NAO” (pronounced “Now”). (The Robot was designed in SolidWorks.) The video ended with a NAO robot on stage introducing SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot. Bertrand […]

  • SolidWorks World 2012 – Sunday

    SolidWorks World 2012 – Sunday

    After a long day of travel and a busy afternoon at SolidWorks World – Sunday Edition, we are all getting geared up for the first General Session in the morning.  Myself and a small group of us from Huntsville attend the Partner Pavilion opening, the ModernTech Mechanical Event, and the Tweetup. San Diego is absolutely […]