Category: SolidWorks

  • SOLIDWORKS 2017 Announced

    SOLIDWORKS 2017 Announced

    SOLIDWORKS took the wraps off their 2017 version today.  This is the 25th major release of the product.  (Had to count to make sure.)  There are quite a few enhancements as usual with over 90% of the updates being driven directly from user enhancement requests.  SOLIDWORKS has posted a Launch Page containing several videos highlighting the […]

  • SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta – Try Online

    SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta – Try Online

    For those of you who are interested in test driving SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta but had limited options to a hardware system or just simply didn’t want to have to deal with another install, there is a new option you might be interested in.  For qualifying Beta participants, you can test SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta software online through […]

  • SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced

    SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced

    Looks like SolidWorks World 2014 started off with a bang today with the release announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.  With an NDA that still appears to be in place, I can’t comment much on the specifics of it, but it does have some very unique tools for conceptual and mechanism design.  Currently it is available […]

  • SolidWorks 2014 Sneak Peek

    SolidWorks 2014 Sneak Peek

    Every year at SolidWorks World during the Wednesday General Session, users get a preview of what is coming in the next version of SolidWorks.  Its an event that many look forward to and is a great way to cap off the week.  So…here we go! As in past years the new features were presented in […]

  • New Product: SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

    New Product:  SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

    The BIG news of the day on Monday at SolidWorks World 2013 was the announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.  Over the last three years speculation has run rampant since the now infamous “Cloud” announcement was made at SolidWorks World 2010.  To begin with, I’m going to give you an overview on what was presented.  I’ll […]

  • SolidWorks World 2013 – Monday

    SolidWorks World 2013 – Monday

    SolidWorks World 2013 officially kicked off this morning with the Monday General Session. SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot greeted over 4,500 attendees to the conference. There are 280 Technical Sessions here and over 100 solution partners in the Partner Pavilion. SolidWorks crossed the 2 million user mark in December 2012. They have 25,000 schools all over […]

  • SolidWorks World 2013 – Sunday

    SolidWorks World 2013 – Sunday

      And so it begins.  Sunday at SolidWorks World is always a busy day.  The highlights of the day included the CAD Managers Boot Camp, Certification Testing, and numerous Roundtable Sessions.  (To name all the sessions would take quite a few lines.) During the CAD Managers Boot Camp, SolidWorks announced  This is a website […]

  • Coming Up: SolidWorks World 2013

    Coming Up:  SolidWorks World 2013

    It’s hard to believe that that time is upon us again, but SolidWorks World 2013 is set to begin in just two days!  SolidWorks users from across the world will gather in Orlando, Florida at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel and Convention Center.  This will be 15th year of the event.  Ten years ago, I […]

  • SolidWorks 2013 on a Tablet?

    SolidWorks 2013 on a Tablet?

    During the SolidWorks 2013 deep dive demo last week at the Dassault Systemes North American headquarters, the SolidWorks staff sprung a little surprise on us.  When we came back from one of our breaks, there was a Samsung 700T Tablet sitting on one of the tables.  It was plugged up to a dock that had […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]