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 submissions ends on December 15, and voting starts on December 16, 2016!
As you may know, I’ve been compiling data on the Top Ten List going all the way back to its inception in 2000. This data tracks all previous idea submissions, implementation time, popularity, and other patterns. Check out some previous ideas on the SolidWorks World Top Ten List Data page, and you may get some good ideas for submissions to this year’s list.
According to SolidWorks Product Definition Manager Matt Lorono, “Over 600 idea submissions are now available on SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Top Ten list!
“If you wish, you can also choose to view ideas based on categories (such as Assemblies, Drawings, Simulation, etc.), which are available to the left of Ideas page. You may up or down vote as many ideas as you like. To vote for an idea, simply click that idea’s title and click the up or down button.
“This year, we had a Top Ten rule change regarding ideas about bugs and stability. Focus more on fixing bugs is available for those interested in asking SOLIDWORKS to focus more on bug fixes.
“The other is asking for more stability (reduce crashes): Substantially increase stability in SOLIDWORKS. According to this year’s rules, if anyone wishes to call more attention to bug and stability, they are asked to bookmark or comment on these ideas (instead of creating individual ideas for particular bugs and crash fixes), then vote for them once voting
“Voting will close on Friday, January 20, 2017.
“The ten ideas with the most votes will become this year’s Top Ten List, and will be presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles, CA on February 8, 2017. Voting is an easy way to tell us how to improve SOLIDWORKS products to meet your needs.”