Bam! Zok! Poit! Get Hit With What’s Coming in SolidWorks 2015

From the desk of CAD Manager Gordon:

Help us Cadman and Rib-in! The evil Marker is terrorizing CAD City! Only the power of SolidWorks 2015 can stop him!

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You’ll have to perfect your equipment…

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…Find his lair…

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…Defeat his henchmen…

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…And unmask the villain himself!

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Egads! An exploding BOM!

:Cue Twirly Batmusic:

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CADMAN!

CADMAN!

 

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SolidWorks World 2014 Early Bird Registration Now Open!

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In an email sent to customers today, SolidWorks officially  invited their community to “Join us for SolidWorks World 2014 being held from January 26-29, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.” This years registration gives “Early Bird” a whole new meaning. It feels like they’re opening up the registration earlier every year. This is good news for us, since the usual $200 early bird discount is available for more than two months!

If you’re already sure you’ll be attending, head on over to the Registration page and make it official! (And tell us in the comments when you’re done.) Don’t forget to check out the 3-for-2 deal and other justifications you can forward to your boss.

See you there!
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SolidWorks World 2013, Wednesday General Session

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 Fielder Hiss opens Day 3, and introduces the partner from Dell.

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Next, Mark Schnieder makes us all feel like incompetent children as he explains the Model Mania contest, and introduces the winners.

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 Congratulations to Richard Wand (3rd), Tom Smith (2nd), and Satakal Khalsa (1st), with a stunning time of 8:45!

 

Marie Planchard – described by some as “6 feet of passion in a 5-foot frame” –  spoke to us next about her favorite thing: education. 

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 She introduced Tom Atchison of the Mavericks Civilian Space Program, who mentors high school students throughout the entire process of designing, building, and launching a rocket.

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We learned how the team used SolidWorks throughout their design process, and Marie made a special announcement!

 

Our next speaker was from Platinum sponsor, nVidia. What started out as a standard “commercial” soon turned into something more exciting. We got out first peek at the eDrawings mobile app on a Google device. The Google Nexus 7 – powered by an nVidia Tegra chip – ran eDrawings live on stage.

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Bruce Holway then took the stage to go through the SolidWorks World 2013 Top 10 List, as presented by SolidWorks’ most senior employees.

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The list follows, from the SolidWorks Blog:

1.       Make rebuild time faster

2.       True backward compatibility

3.       Slot mate

4.       Cylindrical mates need an option to lock rotation

5.       Provide a version of the eDrawings mobile app for Android devices

6.       Option for equal spacing on linear patterns

7.       Default concentric mate for axis to cylindrical surface

8.       External thread wizard for all thread types

9.       Draw a line segment starting from the midpoint

10.   Create auxiliary line for dimensioning angles

Next up, Jeremy Regenrus, Neil Cook Mark Schnieder, and the rest of the Product Marketing team gave us a hilarious sneak peek at SolidWorks 2014, through a fake infomercial called “Jeremy’s Designer Gift Show.”

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Jeremy hosted cheesy inventors hawking such products as the SolidGrill 3000, the SolidWorkout, and the DesignBelt.

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Take a look at the What’s Coming in 2014 post for more information about the features revealed during the General Session.
Bertrand then took the stage once more to close out the show, and announce next year;s location. SolidWorks World 2014 will be held in San Diego once again, January 26-29, 2014.