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Keep Shooting Bugs – SolidWorks 2015 Beta

SolidWorks 2015 Beta testing is in full swing and 4th week is almost about to finish with SolidWorks users and VAR employees from all over the world are enjoying shooting the Beta bugs.

Not only that, they are also competing with each other in various SolidWorks 2015 Beta Contests.

So how about you? Have you join in the force for the Beta testing or still need some good reasons for Beta Testing? Here are some of my reasons for being a part of Beta testing Force:

See New Features/Options: Get information of what new features are coming up.

Test New Features/Options: And not only the information but you’ve a real chance to test the New Features/Options before the software is released. And you can see how the New Features/Options will affect your productivity.

Learn Something New: The New Features/Options give you an opportunity to learn new things and be ahead of other users. You can be a pro in your team when your company upgrades to new version.

It’s like playing an online game with competing to other beta testers.

And the most favorite one; Win Prizes. There are a lot of prizes to be won by participating in various contest. Isn’t that cool.

So what else you need!! Go and shoot some bugs today..

P.S. Your SolidWorks Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs. Also during the beta testing you’re under an NDA.  Do read “OFFICIAL RULES FOR SOLIDWORKS 2015 BETA CONTESTS

SolidWorks 2014 Beta Arriving Soon!!

Each new release of SolidWorks is preceded by a beta program. The idea is to allow users to try the new functionality, and lets SolidWorks gather the feedback before the release is finalized.  DS SolidWorks is gearing up for releasing SolidWorks 2014 Beta (expected to be released this month i.e. June, 2013).

But “Why one should Participate”??

This is your opportunity to impact the quality, performance, and reliability of DS SolidWorks products. SolidWorks beta team appreciate the valuable time you invest in testing SolidWorks software. And as a way of thanking you for your efforts, there are several exciting contests where you can win valuable prizes.

DS SolidWorks‘s Team’s objective is to provide you with early access to the next version of SolidWorks so you tell them about issues specific to your environment, data and workflows that would impact your migration experience.

But what Else??

How to Participate

SolidWorks 2014 Beta programs will be listed on this page as they become available. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SolidWorks Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs.

What is included?

  1. Access to Beta Downloads
  2. Beta Forum access where you can contribute to public discussions with other participants and SolidWorks staff
  3. Problem reporting

Get more details here and join today

SolidWorks 2013 Beta 3 final shot..

SolidWorks 2013 Beta 3 is available for download and B3 contest has begun. 

Everyone starts with a clean slate in Beta 3.  So if you were at the bottom of the class in B1, you have a new chance to be on top in this release.

And don’t forget that your points from each Beta release count toward the overall contest totals.  So even if you don’t win an individual release, you could still compete in the overall contest.

Attention XP users! SolidWorks 2013 will NOT INSTALL on computers using Windows XP.

Participating and Downloading Beta:

The programs indicated are only open to customers with an active Subscription Service contract. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SolidWorks Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs.

Do read “OFFICIAL RULES FOR SOLIDWORKS 2013 BETA CONTESTS

Get the details here and DOWNLOAD today.

Survey: 2012 DS SolidWorks Customer Satisfaction Survey

DS SolidWorks has again commissioned an independent marketing firm to conduct an annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. As a result, you may receive an email from surveys@netreflector.com inviting you to participate.

This is a legitimate invitation and is not spam. DS SolidWorks team encourages you to take the opportunity to participate in the survey. It is expected to take just 10 to 15 minutes and they look forward to your feedback. As a valued customer your opinions and experiences are extremely important and help DS SolidWorks continue to improve your productivity and efficiencies utilizing the SolidWorks software suite.

There are Prizes too :)

Last year, Raymond Mears from SSAB in the USA was the Grand Prize Winner, and he was one of the participants who completed the survey.

Participants who complete the survey may be eligible to win a 3DBOXX 4050XTREME workstation, one of four NVIDA Quadro Graphic Cards, one of four 3Dconnexion devices, one of four iPads with eDrawings for iPad app, or one of six passes to SolidWorks World 2013.

You will not be contacted as a result of this survey for any sales purposes.

You may be eligible to win a


Get seated next to SolidWorks 2013 Beta soon!!

Each new release of SolidWorks is preceded by a beta program. The idea is to allow users to try out new functionality, and lets SolidWorks gather the feedback before the release is finalized.  DS SolidWorks is gearing up for releasing SolidWorks 2013 Beta (expected to be released this month i.e. June, 2012).

But “Why one should Participate”??

This is your opportunity to impact the quality, performance, and reliability of DS SolidWorks products.

DS SolidWorks‘s Team’s objective is to provide you with early access to the next version of SolidWorks so you tell them about issues specific to your environment, data and workflows that would impact your migration experience.

But what Else??


How to Participate

SolidWorks 2013 Beta programs will be listed on this page as they become available. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SolidWorks Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs.

What is included?

  1. Access to Beta Downloads
  2. Beta Forum access where you can contribute to public discussions with other participants and SolidWorks staff
  3. Problem reporting
And in case you’re interested and avaible to do the Beta testing at on of the Solidworks centre, then get yourself registered here: Beta 2013 On-Premise Testing
 

Do read “OFFICIAL RULES FOR SOLIDWORKS 2013 BETA CONTESTS

Get more details here and join today

Get ready for SolidWorks 2012 Beta

DS SolidWorks is gearing up for releasing SolidWorks 2012 Beta (expected to be released at the end of June, 2011).

But “Why one should Participate”??

This is your opportunity to impact the quality, performance, and reliability of DS SolidWorks products.

DS SolidWorkss Team’s objective is to provide you with early access to the next version of SolidWorks so you tell them about issues specific to your environment, data and workflows that would impact your migration experience.

But what Else??


How to Participate

SolidWorks 2012 Beta programs will be listed on this page as they become available. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SolidWorks Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs.

What is included?

  1. Access to Beta Downloads
  2. Beta Forum access where you can contribute to public discussions with other participants and SolidWorks staff
  3. Problem reporting

Do read “OFFICIAL RULES FOR SOLIDWORKS 2012 BETA CONTESTS

Get the details here and join today

My Journey with SolidWorks

It’s almost 5 yrs now since me and SolidWorks are playing together and happily growing. SolidWorks is more like a friend to me other than just CAD software. I cherish my time working with SolidWorks. I never know the tool I started using 5 yrs back will give network of SolidWorks gurus. It’ll be better to call them as friend. And I feel the list will keep on increasing. I would like to thank SolidWorks for being a part of my life.

I just wanted to share my little journey with SolidWorks with you all. A journey which is to go miles and miles, with both me and SolidWorks improving.

My first encounter with SolidWorks

It was year 1999 and I was in third year of my college. We were trained to work on AutoCAD only till that time. Computers were mostly new for us and we hadn’t had much exposure of other stuff we can do with computers. One of my friend got a video of a colorful box rotating. That was first 3d model I had seen. I was overwhelmed with joy just a child does when he gets a new toy to play. Wow was the word came out of my mouth. Without looking at the complete video, I immediately bombarded my friend with questions.

Did you make it? How you did it? Can I do it?

His answers were mostly NO but I was still excited and wanted to know more. Then I asked him if he know how it had been done. He told me that this all has been done through SolidWorks 98. He was sure that I’m still going to ask more so he told me that even he hadn’t much idea about SolidWorks. He said he only know that there is lot of cool stuff we can do in the software. I was still in thoughts that SolidWorks must be some kind of animation software (just like making movies). That day I made my mind that someday I’ll learn the software and do some cool stuff.

We passed out of the college, got into the job. The industry was 2D dominated. Most of the companies were using AutoCAD for their design work. With the year passing I was building expertise on AutoCAD but still that dream of 3D thing was in the mind. I started making 3D models using AutoCAD commands. Though the results were cool but still I wanted to do more.

Years passed like anything and I changed my job from Design & Development engineer to Tool Room head. I have been always fascinated with machines and love their aura. But I know there is something else I have to do apart from just a machine shop guy. I look around and got in contact with IDSPL, a SolidWorks Channel Partner and a Value Added Reseller. When they came to know about my zeal, they offered me to join their technical team. I had no reasons to reject the offer as I can see my dream coming to life. So it was mid 2005 I got my real encounter with SolidWorks and started with 2005 version. And from then onwards it just like a friend to me, helps in doing lot of cool stuff. And best ever gift from SolidWorks is the network of friends I have made in these years. I’m really thankful to all the SolidWorks geeks who have helped me to gain some expertise on the tool and SolidWorks team for their continuous support.

Growing with SolidWorks

SolidWorks has been improving years over years with new versions, adding new features, options and lot of other cool things, thus making a life easier not only for design people but lot of other communities. I’m sure there are many users out here who would admire this it has improved a lot over years and trying to give the users the best technology

Animation and rendering have always brought excitement to me. I see and talk with lot of SW experts and get to know more and more. With lot of improvements in Animator, I’m able to make animation in very simple ways for which I had to spent hours. And similarly with the introduction of PhotoView 360, I’m sure people like me who are beginners in the rendering thing, can easily learn the techniques as this tool is so simple to use. I’m excited for the release of SW2011 though I hadn’t had the chance to have hands on the Beta and Pre Releases because of some other priorities

Are you Exhausted

Thanks for your time for reading my story. I know that was way long though a short but never ending journey with SolidWorks. Hey wait the story doesn’t end here, you’ll have to read more. For your time I would like to tell you about the gift for you in the box; “Two SolidWorks Student Edition software”! Yes, you read it right and don’t need to read again. SolidWorks has sponsored to give away “SolidWorks Student Edition softwarefor the two best comments being made on this post. Whether you’re an engineer or a student, just share how SolidWorks has helped you in any work you do.


Still hungry for more? Ok, you can also win prizes by taking part in the

But what is SolidWorks Innovation Day Virtual Event?

Last year Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. announced the first Solid Works Innovation Day virtual event. The event offers a brand new and exciting experience for SolidWorks community and is an industry first for CAD users in the Asia-Pacific region. The event was launched thinking of people like me who are not able to make it to SolidWorks World or similar events because of many reasons. The idea was to connect SolidWorks users and experts who are spread all over the world on a single platform so that they can share their knowledge and gain more expertise.

Some of the highlights of last year event

  • Through this virtual experience platform, attendees can choose over 40 different sessions from an action-packed agenda.
  • Speakers include CAD industry veterans, DS SolidWorks key executives, and product and technical experts.
  • Event was available in three languages; English, Simplified Chinese, and Korean, To better address the cultural and language diversities in Asia-Pacific region.
  • Attendees were able to connect and chat with one another. This gave the opportunity to share knowledge and gain expertise.

Moreover the event gave a feel like we are in an event similar to SolidWorks World. There was presentation on lot of tools by SolidWorks as well as its partner’s products. The best thing was the tips and tricks and finally the technical question session where a user can ask their questions regarding SolidWorks and talk about new development in the tool, features, etc. All the presentations were available to user even after event was over so that if anyone has missed any session, he/she can take it at a later stage.

Similarly this year also the SolidWorks Innovation Day Virtual Event will be hosted in same manner it was done last year. The SolidWorks Innovation Day Virtual Event will start on November 1st 2010. Registrations are already open for the event. So go and get yourself registered

The early bird prize for registration this year is new 8GB iPod Nano!

I hope some more prizes are being sponsored like last year.

The prizes offered last year were

The prizes offered this year are

  • First Prize: Ipad 32GB WIFI (1 Winner)
  • Second Prize: HP Netbook (Mini 210-2015tu PC) (2 Winners)
  • Third Prize: Ipod Shuffle 2GB (5 Winners)
  • Apart I hope to see lot many changes (new stuff) in the event as there is quite improvement in the tool and lot other partner products have been developed and used over the year which help to reduce your design cycle in a way or other. So if you have missed the event last year, I would strongly recommend you not to miss this year.

    Here is sneak peak on the agenda for this year.

    Choose Join the SolidWorks Innovation Day virtual conference, November 1-3,2010.  Through this online venue, you can attend the conference anytime you prefer, right from where you are! Each day, you will be able to view new exciting videos on the platform. At the end of the three days event, most popular videos will be available on the platform for you!  So, remember to come back every day to check out on the latest presentations!

    Also if you like to feature your design on the event or have some cool tips/tricks to share with fellow SolidWorks users, SolidWorks AP Community would like to hear from YOU! Write us a short description about yourself and insert 2 of your rendered images. Download and complete the user profile template from http://files.solidworks.com/ap/ve2010/community.pptx and send it to lxyi@solidworks.com. Stand a chance to win some of the prizes! What are you waiting for? Go Register and submit your design too. Who knows you can be one of the lucky winner!!

    Finally just want to tell you again to share your experience with the SolidWorks like

    “How do you actually find out about SolidWorks and started using it? What version was it then? How SolidWorks has helped you in your career growth? Any other cool story with regards to SolidWorks. Whatever you want to share, simply post in the comment area and take away “Two SolidWorks Student Edition software

    This is not the end of story. You can still win a coupon for taking CSWA exam for free. There are 10 coupons to be win, so hurry up and share your experience with SolidWorks and become a winner.

    Follow LetsG0Design on Twitter for every new updates!!

    Thanks for your time to read my story. Hope to hear about your experience with SolidWorks.