Let’s Recap, shall we…

Let’s Recap, shall we…

“Despite what they may claim in the final days before the midterms, Trump and the GOP are doing all they can to strip protections for pre-existing conditions” Continue reading

Join the BANSWUG team for this year’s Boston Heart Walk!

Join the BANSWUG team for this year’s Boston Heart Walk!

Dear friends,   This year, the Boston Area North SolidWorks User Group (BANSWUG) has made a commitment to help raise funds for lifesaving science. The funds won’t go into someone’s back pocket. They’ll go to real, human hearts, like mine – and help keep them beating. But, just like my heart needed the help of … Continue reading

What I Learned at SolidWorks World 2018

What I Learned at SolidWorks World 2018

Fresh off my return from SolidWorks World 2018 in LA last week, here are the most interesting tips, tricks, tools, and tidbits I picked up, which may help my fellow CAD users out there. Section Views Kill Drawing Performance Thanks to Alin Vargatu of Javelin Tech and Grant Mattis of Feature Walters, I learned that … Continue reading

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Demo Files

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Demo Files

The demo files from my SOLIDWORKS World 2018 presentation “This is Not a Toy – A Dozen Assembly Tools Taught with LEGO” are now available free in my model store! If you’re interested in creating even more SOLIDWORKs LEGO models, check out my collection of over 300 LEGO part files, and share images of your … Continue reading

Great American Eclipse 2017

Great American Eclipse 2017

Hi all, I spent last week chasing the eclipse down to Nebraska. Here are some of the highlights. Good morning Sunshine! Can’t wait for your show today! This is what the sky looked like just before the eclipse began. Uh oh… But thankfully, there were enough breaks in the clouds to get some good partial … Continue reading

Join Your Fellow CAD Monkeys at SolidWorks World 2017

Join Your Fellow CAD Monkeys at SolidWorks World 2017

SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years have probably heard rumblings about something called the CAD Monkey Dinner. This community-organized event brings together bloggers, users, employees and user group leaders to eat, drink, mingle, and take in the city’s sights and tastes before the main event gets underway. If you’re eager to spend an … Continue reading

Sharing 3D Data with Non-CAD Users… for Free!

Sharing 3D Data with Non-CAD Users… for Free!

If you’re spending your precious time reading CAD blogs, it’s very likely that you’re the resident CAD Monkey at your company. And with that esteemed title comes every CAD-related question your co-workers can throw at you… “Can you open this and take some screenshots?”     “I just need to know this one dimension.”         “Can you just … Continue reading

SolidWorks World 2017 Top Ten List Submission Ends Soon

SolidWorks World 2017 Top Ten List Submission Ends Soon

For anyone interested in making an impact on the future of SolidWorks, it’s not too late to head over to the Ideas section of the SolidWorks Forums to submit your enhancement requests. Idea submission is open to all – you can participate even if you’re not attending SolidWorks World in person. The end for new … Continue reading

SolidWorks Visualize Integration will Cause Activation Headaches

SolidWorks Visualize Integration will Cause Activation Headaches

Now that SolidWorks 2017 is in Pre-Release, there’s some confusion about how SolidWorks subscription customers should claim and activate their free seat of SolidWorks Visualize Standard. When Visualize (formerly BunkSpeed) was released alongside SolidWorks 2016 last year, any SolidWorks subscription serial number could be used to download and activate the new rendering tool. Now, in … Continue reading

SolidWorks World 2017 Early Bird Registration Now Open!

SolidWorks World 2017 Early Bird Registration Now Open!

In an announcement sent to customers this week, SolidWorks officially invited their community to “the premier 3D design event of the year, SOLIDWORKS World 2017! Taking place in Los Angeles, CA, from February 5-8, 2017, SOLIDWORKS World is the one event where like-minded professionals come together to share and explore their passion for all things SOLIDWORKS.” … Continue reading