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  • Next Up: SolidWorks World 2012

    Next Up:  SolidWorks World 2012

    That time of the year is almost upon us.  I’ll be flying out to SolidWorks World on Sunday and should arrive mid-day in San Diego.  It looks like it will be a busy conference.  What will be shown this year?  Soon we will find out. Two years ago at SolidWorks World 2010 in Anaheim the […]

  • Download the SolidWorks World App!

    Download the SolidWorks World App!

    SolidWorks has posted a SolidWorks World App for Android and iOS (iPhone & iPad) devices.  I’ve only spent a few minutes using it, but it looks like it will be a GREAT App if you are attending SolidWorks World. You can view Floor Plans of the Conference Center and Partner Pavilion. There is a complete […]

  • SolidWorks World 2012 Top Ten List

    SolidWorks World 2012 Top Ten List

    The SolidWorks World 2012 Top Ten List candidates are posted.  You can log in to the SolidWorks Forums (link provided above – click the picture) and vote your favorite ideas up or down.  Idea submission is already closed but voting will be open right up until just before SolidWorks World 2012 begins. For the sixth […]

  • SolidWorks 2012: Drawing Enhancements

    SolidWorks 2012:  Drawing Enhancements

    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 keep the descriptions short and sweet because like me, I’m sure many of you don’t […]

  • SolidWorks 2012 Announced

    SolidWorks 2012 Announced

    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 SolidWorks 2012.  You can read the official announcement HERE and you can browse the What’s […]

  • SolidWorks 2012 Beta 1 is Available

    SolidWorks 2012 Beta 1 is Available

    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 SolidWorks.  I highly recommend you visit the Forum and download the What’s New document for […]

  • SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)

    SolidWorks Electrical Routing – Part 3 (FINALLY!)

    Almost two years ago I posted two videos to the site detailing the use of SolidWorks Electrical Routing.  I had full intentions of producing a Part 3 but life as it does sometimes had other plans for me.  Finally after several friendly reminders from readers via e-mail and comments on the site, I have released […]

  • Tornado Relief

    Tornado Relief

    It has been quite an eventful week here in North Alabama.  For me it all started with an early morning wake up call last Wednesday of intense lightning and thunder.  Those storms were just the beginning of what turned out to be one of the worst severe weather disasters in US history. We spent much […]

  • SolidWorks Tip: Import DXF/DWG Set Origin

    SolidWorks Tip:  Import DXF/DWG Set Origin

    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 are presented in an import wizard with many options.  The first screen is shown below. […]

  • DraftSight Officially Released

    DraftSight Officially Released

    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 of help files Command Variables – Enhanced to allow users to set and change system […]

  • SolidWorks 2012 Sneak Peek

    SolidWorks 2012 Sneak Peek

    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 years in the past, the new features were revealed in the form of a “skit”.  […]

  • SolidWorks World 2011 General Session Tuesday

    SolidWorks World 2011 General Session Tuesday

    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 who is a platinum sponsor for SolidWorks World. He then introduced Richard Doyle, User Community […]

  • SolidWorks World Monday General Session

    SolidWorks World Monday General Session

    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 2010. SolidWorks customer Center Rock designs and manufactures drill bits that were used to drill […]