SolidWorks 2016 Beta is now Live!

Late Monday night, DS SolidWorks released SolidWorks 2016 Beta to current subscription service customers. After getting a sneak peek at the latest features and enhancements at SolidWorks World 2016, I’m excited to give it a try. I’m looking forward to checking out PhotoView360 proof sheets, PDM Standard, and bi-directional sweep. If you’re on subscription service, … Continue reading »

The Possible Project is Looking for Volunteers!

The Possible Project is Looking for Volunteers!

Hi Boston friends! The Possible Project is looking for volunteers! If you like working with kids, and know a thing or two about SolidWorks, Adobe Illustrator, Manufacturing/Making (such as laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, heat presses, etc.), or are just interested in helping some young entrepreneurs start a successful small business, we need you! … Continue reading »

Onshape Teams Up with SolidProfessor to provide FREE Training

Onshape Teams Up with SolidProfessor to provide FREE Training

SolidProfessor announced today that they are providing free training resources to users of Onshape, the new, cloud-based 3D modeling and CAD platform. This joint effort between Onshape and SolidProfessor is targeting both new CAD users – attracted by Onshape’s no-cost payment model – and SolidWorks converts looking to try something new: “Many of Onshape’s functions will … Continue reading »

Free training and Free CSWA Exam Through April 30th

Free training and Free CSWA Exam Through April 30th

For anyone wanting to build and prove their SolidWorks knowledge, the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam is the best place to start. The exam is aimed at college students, new engineers, and experienced CAD users transitioning over from a different CAD platform. Over 88,000 people have already successfully earned this certification, and you can too. … Continue reading »

“Did You Know…” Tips and Tricks I Learned at SolidWorks World 2015 – part 2

“Did You Know…” Tips and Tricks I Learned at SolidWorks World 2015 – part 2

<< Part 1 Below are all the Tips and Tricks I picked up on during the Technical Training Sessions day 2 of SolidWorks World. On Tuesday I attended: “The World Is Still Flat: Everything You Need to Know About Drawing Views” presented by Rachel Diane York of Fisher Unitech “An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual” presented … Continue reading »

Mcor Makes 3D Printing Improvements that Aren’t Paper-Thin

Mcor Makes 3D Printing Improvements that Aren’t Paper-Thin

I’ve attended SolidWorks World for several years now, and ever since they appeared on the scene in 2013, I’ve been fascinated by the work Mcor Technologies is doing in the field of 3D printing. Mcor’s Iris printer uses plain old printer paper (Letter or A4) for the build material. Each layer is printed using Mcor’s … Continue reading »

“Did You Know…” Tips and Tricks I Learned at SolidWorks World 2015 – part 1

“Did You Know…” Tips and Tricks I Learned at SolidWorks World 2015 – part 1

SolidWorks World is all about learning. Before all the parties, special events, and free beer, 5500 engineers came to Phoenix this week to learn about the tools they use every day. I’m certainly no exception. Not being much of a journalist’s journalist, I opted to attend more technical sessions than press events. Between Monday and … Continue reading »

Capture Some Enhancements! What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2016

Capture Some Enhancements! What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2016

On the final day of each SolidWorks World, the Portfolio Marketing team unveils a sneak peek of several new features which will (hopefully) be included in the next major release of SolidWorks. However, instead of a dry technical presentation, the team never fails to put on a show that’s funny, engaging, and only mildly humiliating. … Continue reading »