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First Look: Let’s Go Design Ultimate CAD Chair

First Look:  Let’s Go Design Ultimate CAD Chair
September 1, 2010 10 Comments »

Part of our activities at SolidWorks today included a tour of Jeremy Luchini’s Let’s Go Design studios.  We got to see the set where all the episodes are filmed.  Jeremy has some pretty awesome “props” in there which are products ... Read More »

Coming Soon: FREE DraftSight for MAC

Coming Soon: FREE DraftSight for MAC
August 31, 2010 9 Comments »

At the SolidWorks Blogger Press Event today in Concord, MA, we were shown a screenshot of the upcoming DraftSight version for MAC.  DraftSight for MAC will be available as a FREE download here in a couple of weeks over on ... Read More »

SolidWorks to Provide Software for Boy Scouts

SolidWorks to Provide Software for Boy Scouts
August 8, 2010 10 Comments »

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has brought the Inventing Merit Badge out of a long retirement and SolidWorks has agreed to provide a FREE copy of the SolidWorks Student Design Kit to any scout pursuing the Badge. The “new” ... 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 »

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 »

Part Numbers and Configurations

Part Numbers and Configurations
May 25, 2010 56 Comments »

If you do a little searching around the net, there are many discussions on the subject of internal company part numbers.  Many of the discussions center around the great debate of intelligent part numbers vs. unintelligent part numbers.  I’ll dive ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Sketch Pictures in Drawings

SolidWorks 2010:  Sketch Pictures in Drawings
May 17, 2010 34 Comments »

With my schedule relaxing a bit, I’m finally back in the groove and am excited to bring some new posts to the site.  This one is kind of a “reminder post” of a new feature in SolidWorks 2010 that is ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2010: Awesome Tables!

SolidWorks 2010:  Awesome Tables!
February 21, 2010 59 Comments »

Sometimes when testing newer versions of Software you discover some “unreported” enhancements that really can be a time saver.  That type of enhancement is the source of this post, but first we’ll take an overall look at the enhancements to ... 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 2011 Sneak Peek

SolidWorks 2011 Sneak Peek
February 5, 2010 60 Comments »

One of the things that attendees look forward to the most when attending SolidWorks World is the sneak peek of the next version of SolidWorks. Attendees were treated to TWO previews this year since the SolidWorks Cloud technology was shown ... Read More »

SolidWorks in the Cloud

SolidWorks in the Cloud
February 1, 2010 38 Comments »

This is just the first post of many to come on this. I’m going to try and hit the highlights and then we will get into some of the details later. Today at the first General Session of SolidWorks World ... 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 »

SolidWorks World Sunday Part 1

SolidWorks World Sunday Part 1
January 31, 2010 3 Comments »

Well…I’ve got a small amount of time between sessions here so I thought I would post a few pictures of the convention center areas.  Below is the Convention Center entrance.  Nice Sign! Here’s a further out shot from the street ... Read More »

Arrival at SolidWorks World 2010

Arrival at SolidWorks World 2010
January 31, 2010 8 Comments »

Well after some flight delays, I finally made it to Anaheim about 4:30pm PST this afternoon.  While at the baggage terminal we ran into Alex Ruiz who was there to pick up Jeff Mirisola.  Alex gave Richard Hall and myself ... Read More »