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

What’s New in SolidWorks 2017: Chapter 2 – User Interface

What’s New in SolidWorks 2017: Chapter 2 – User Interface

The leaves are turning, the air is chilling, and the smell of sweet, sweet CAD is in the air. Welcome to SolidWorks 2017! Take a look below for some of the best new features from the User Interface chapter of the 25th major SolidWorks release. You can learn more at the SolidWorks 2017 launch page: https://www.solidworks.com/launch … Continue reading

Central Coast, CA, April 2016

Central Coast, CA, April 2016

San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, and surrounding coastline. Most shots taken with 62mm polarizing filter.

July 4th Fireworks, 2016

July 4th Fireworks, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Review

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Review

   Greetings readers! After SolidWorks World 2016, I partnered with Develop3D to publish an in-depth review of SolidWorks Visualize, which launched that week. If you subscribe to the print version of Develop3D Magazine, you may have already seen the review. However, starting today, you can read my article (as well as dozens of other CAD … Continue reading

SolidWars: Episode 2017 – The Phantom Edges (What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2017)

SolidWars: Episode 2017 – The Phantom Edges (What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2017)

There’s nothing hotter right now than Star Wars. That is, unless you’re a SolidWorks user attending Day 3 of SolidWorks World 2016, where you’ve just learned about some of the new enhancements you can look forward to in SolidWorks 2017. The clever skit, which somehow made it past the Dassault legal department, featured such cringe-inducing … Continue reading