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SolidWorks World 2014 Proceedings are available now!

I hope every enjoyed their time at SolidWorks World 2014  at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. It was great to be a part of the event and meet lot of people.

This year also there were lot of interesting presentations and hands on sessions were conducted by various professionals including SolidWorks employees, SolidWorks Users and SolidWorks VARs. And like everyone, I was also waiting for them to get these presentation and videos upload for access to everyone.

So the wait is over now and the SolidWorks World 2014 proceedings site is now available.

Visit http://www.solidworks.com/sww/proceedings/ to acceess the proceedings information.

Be sure to take full advantage of this year’s proceedings site. Watch breakout session videos, download breakout session PowerPoints and check out photos from this year’s event. Also, view the 2014 highlights video and videos from general session each day.

Hope to see you at SolidWorks World 2015 in San Diego, CA!

P.S. The copyrights of the video content on this web site are owned by DS SolidWorks. Unless otherwise specified, DS SolidWorks only grants you the right to view the video content on this website

SolidWorks World 2014: Recap Day 3

We were at the final day of SolidWorks World 2014. The day I believe everyone waits for to see and know the SolidWorks World Top Ten list, the new features coming up in next version of SolidWorks.

On the stage was Mark Schneider, Produt Introduction Manager with his model mania contest. A contest that marked 15 years. This contest is about modelling some stuff in SolidWorks and users compete against users. The one to finish it in lesser time wins the game and prizes from NVIDIA.

Avelino Rochino and Michael Puckett were up on stage sharing the the great news of increasing numbers of SolidWorks Certified users. They also introduced the new certification exams coming up soon.

Marie Planchard talked to Max Lizarraga and Jerry Miranda on how CSWA certificate along with SolidWorks training have been helping their student in getting a better job. She also shared with us the increase in use of SolidWorks education sector.

Bruce Holway, Director Product Definition, revealed the list of Top Ten Ideas voted for SolidWorks World 2014.

Here is quick list with increasing number of votes:

  1. Auto-hide components
  2. Draw a line segment starting from the mid-point
  3. Equal spacing option for linear patterns
  4. Ability to rename a part or sub-assembly in the feature tree
  5. Unlimited undo/redo
  6. Pressing the ESC key should immediately stop the current calculation and return control to the user
  7. Fillets and chamfers should be managed by the same feature
  8. Ability to flip angle dimensions after they have been placed
  9. Hole callout should include all instances on the same face
  10. New Purge command

Finally what everyone loves to see at day 3 of SolidWorks World, the comic presentation by the technical marketing team of new features coming up in next release of SoldiWorks. This year it was “Cadman,” taking us back to old Batman TV show. Gordon, the CAD Manager called up Cadman and his assistant Ribbon to help catch “The Marker (the villein who screwed their CAD files)”. The show was full of entertainment.

Some of appealing new features for SolidWorks 2015 are:

I can’t wait to try my hands on the SolidWorks 2015 but yes we would have to wait till beta program.

Another great SolidWorks World was coming to end and this could not be possible without its sponsors. A big thanks to all the sponsors.

And finally came the big news of next SolidWorks World 2015.

It was great to meet you all at SolidWorks World 2014 and hope to see you all back at SolidWorks World 2015 next year.

Watch the SolidWorks World 2014 Day 3 here in action

SolidWorks World 2014: Recap Day 2

Had a a great time at for the CSWE event at Petco Park last night (Thanks SolidWorks Certification team for putting that together).

We were back in front of big stage for getting amazed about great customer stories and how they are inspiring the world. The day 2 is also about the SWUGN and its family members all around the world.

We were greeted with a big Mechanical spider.

The buzz from last day was still in the air.

Suchit Jain, Vice President of Strategy and Community SolidWorks introduced Jonathan Tippett with  from eatART Foundation “There is no ART without energy”. Jonathan discuss about the various mechanical creation of his organization ; Mondo Spider, Daisy, Black Ghost Electric Bike Car, Titanoboa and many other amazing creations. It was really cool when Jonathan comment on SWMC that it is like “Google Docs for CAD”.

Aaron Kelly talked about the SolidWorks 2014 BETA program which had amazing number 17,000 users and announced the winners in each category for over $1,500 worth of prizes.

Richard Doyle, User Community Coordinator for SolidWorks Corporation, shared about the SolidWorks User Group community which have User Groups in over 29 countries around the world.

Later he announced the awards for year 2014.

User Group of the Year: The San Diego SolidWorks User group lead by Phil Sluder and Jim Boland.

User Group Leader of the year: Jeff Holliday.

And luckily I got the Michelle Pillars Community Award. It is really an honor to receive this award.

Rapid Prototyping, Digital Manufacturing, 3d printing have given a new boost and engery to industry these days and there are many industry sectors where 3d printing is a part of process and it is further dominating the world. If you’ve done 3d printing ever OR even heard about it, then there was a amazing technology shown to us at SWW2014. Paolo Bassi, Vice President of Research and Development  introduced us to SolidWorks customer Greg Mark, co-founder of a company called Mark Forg3D . They have created the world’s first 3D printer designed to print composite materials and print carbon fiber. Isn’t it amazing.

To conclude the general session day 2 at SolidWorks World 2014, Bertrand Sicot introduced to us two great guys; Geoff Bodine, of Nascar fame and Bob Cuneo, to discuss the Bo-Dyn Bobsled project. The project was designing a Bobsled to help US team to win Gold in Soxhi Olympics. It was great to hear from them about the amazing story of doing trial and errors for designing the product and how SolidWorks and 3d printing technology helped them in overcoming some of the issues. Bertrand also shared his ride in the bobsled.

Day 2 at SolidWorks can’t be completed without the special event . This year the special event was held at Embarcadero Marina Park; with amazing food, cool graffiti  artist, a great live music and Trapeze (there was long queue till the show ended). This was a well spent evening with friends from all over the world. Finally the amazing firework to mark the day.

Watch the SolidWorks World 2014 Day 2 here in action

 

 

SolidWorks World 2014: Recap Day 1

Meeting old friends is the best time and I believe SolidWorks World is all about that. The SolidWorks World 2014 was no exception at all. Started my day meeting old friends from all over the world and San Diego treated me very well. Nice weather throughout the week.

The General Session Day 1 started with buzz that what would be there up on the stage. This year at SolidWorks World marked the highest number of attendees which is 5600 and to add to that there are more than 2.3 million SolidWorks users worldwide and the number is still getting up.

The CEO of SolidWorks, Bertrand Sicot welcomed us to SolidWorks World 2014 and kicked off the show quickly by introducing us to a young man named Boyan Slat who has a really interesting project called “The Ocean Cleanup.” SolidWorks launched a contest to help his team in this great cause. The winner was Dr. Amir Sadjadpour.

An quick overview of industry leaders where SolidWorks is used was shown and Forbes listed Dassault Systèmes at #3 most iinovative company.


Right after that there was announcements about other new products that will be coming soon to SoldiWorks community; SolidWorks Inspection for Inspection and SolidWorks Mechanical Industrial for collaborative industrial design (more on it later).


Announcement and showcase of Home.By.Me was kind cool. Home.By.Me is an online 3D space planning service to Imagine, Design and Share 3D housing projects. With HomeByMe, create your entire home in 3D and experiment with thousands of products and textures before sharing your projects with friends and experts.

This was preceded with detailed demonstration of of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual. This product will be available from April 2nd, 2014.  There was “LightHouse” program for this tool and we had the privilege to hear from SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual “Lighthouse” Customers who shared their experiences about this nice looking tool.

Finally we were honored to have Dr. Hugh Herr on the big stage. Dr. Herr is an engineer, biophysicist and rock climber who lost both his legs in a rock climbing accident in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in 1982. He is the head of Biomechatronics Research at MIT’s Media Lab. The MIT group team is engaged in creating bionic limbs and to give an example Dr. Herr himself is wearing them in both the legs. He showed the world that “There are no limits“. It was really a great story of someone who took something most people would see as a liability and turned it into an asset. A big salute to him.

Watch the SolidWorks World 2014 Day 1 here in action

SolidWorks World 2014 TweetUp

Let’s Tw(m)eet-Up at SolidWorks World 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 will be held January 26-29, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

If you talk about SolidWorks on your blog, or you’re a Twitter user attending the SolidWorks World 2014 (and you’re at least 21), then join Mathew West along with other fellow SolidWorks Bloggers at 6th annual SolidWorks World Tweetup / blogger social meet at SolidWorks World 2014 on Sunday, January 26th, 2014.


Details:

When: Sunday, January 26th, 2014 (following the welcome reception)

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: TBD

What: People. Beer. Wine. Snacks. Good times. (don’t worry Matt will buy the beer ;) )

Looking forward to meet you there :)

If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The SWW 2014 website will give you all the required details like Agenda, Location details (for checking near by hotels and the surrounding areas), registration, etc.

Need help convincing the boss to let you go?: Boss’ Justification Letter

Want to see which vendors will be exhibiting? They’re over here

Another reason to be there: Get SolidWorks Certified at no charge!

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When you register to attend SolidWorks World 2014 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SolidWorks Professional exam along with other SolidWorks users—at no charge!

Don’t forget, if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.

I enjoyed and had a great time at SolidWorks World 2013 and I hope to meet you again at SWW14-2

Be sure to follow SolidWorks World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2014. Also residents of some countries may need a visa to enter the United States.

SolidWorks World 2014: Be there and Join Others

SolidWorks World 2014: What’s Your Reason to be there!!

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SolidWorks World 2014 is only a few days away. If you’re going then what is your reason to be there.

“My reasons for going are simple; learning, networking and above all meeting old friends and making new ones. The world is small & round and we never know when we’ll bump into each other”

Click here to know as why others are going over there. Mine favorite reason is from Dwight Livingston

If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The SWW 2014 website will give you all the required details like Agenda, Location details (for checking near by hotels and the surrounding areas), registration, etc.

Need help convincing the boss to let you go?: Boss’ Justification Letter

Want to see which vendors will be exhibiting? They’re over here

Another reason to be there: Get SolidWorks Certified at no charge!

CSWP_New

When you register to attend SolidWorks World 2014 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SolidWorks Professional exam along with other SolidWorks users—at no charge!

Don’t forget, if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.

I enjoyed and had a great time at SolidWorks World 2013 and I hope to meet you again at SWW14-2

Be sure to follow SolidWorks World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2014. Also residents of some countries may need a visa to enter the United States.

SolidWorks World 2014 – last call for “EARLY BIRD 1 SAVINGS”!!

Are you planning to attend SolidWorks World 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA and haven’t registered yet? Also looking to save some dime on the registration? If yes, then today is the last to save $200 on registration! SWW14-EB1

Save $200 off a full conference registration when you register by the first Early Bird deadline of October 25, 2013 i.e TODAY!!

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If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The SWW 2014 website will give you all the required details like Agenda, Location details (for checking near by hotels and the surrounding areas), registration, etc.

Need help convincing the boss to let you go?: Boss’ Justification Letter

Want to see which vendors will be exhibiting? They’re over here

Another reason to be there: Get SolidWorks Certified at no charge!

CSWP_New

When you register to attend SolidWorks World 2014 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SolidWorks Professional exam alongside other SolidWorks users—at no charge!

Don’t forget, if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.

I enjoyed and had a great time at SolidWorks World 2013 and I hope to meet you again at SWW14-2

Be sure to follow SolidWorks World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2014. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

HP’s Z1 “Power without Tower”

It was a nice weather on Tuesday 14 in San Diego and every one was enjoying the SolidWorks World 2012. It was the day when HP unveiled the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display at a press luncheon.

Tom Salomone, HP’s MCAD & AEC Segment manager quoted on this machine “It’s power without tower.”

Designed like no other, the display of the new HP Z1 Workstation snaps open so users can easily swap out parts and make upgrades without any tools required.

The HP Z1 combines a sleek industrial design with accelerated performance featuring Intel® Xeon® processorsNVIDIA Quadro graphics, support for more than 1 billion colors and HP’s world-class reliability.

Built for computer-aided design, digital media and entertainment professionals, the HP Z1 provides blazingly fast rendering and performance. It offers a full range of workstation-class graphics cards and processors, and is thoroughly tested and certified to work with today’s leading industry applications.

Workstation performance without compromise

Workstation performance. Features professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics, ECC memory, quad-core Intel Xeon processors, independent software vendor solutions and whisper-quiet acoustics.

Tool-less chassis. Users can easily add a hard drive, upgrade memory or access the graphics card by snapping open the chassis to swap out parts.

Workstation-class storage. Users can choose from a variety of storage types, including 7.2K and 10K SATA, SSD, optional RAID configurations, removable drives (AMO), a multiformat media card reader and optical drives including a slot-load Blu-ray Writer.

Professional display. The 27-inch white LED diagonal display supports more than 1 billion colors and features a wide, 178-degree viewing angle and an in-plane switching (IPS) panel.

High-fidelity audio. Front-facing dual-cone speakers and SRS Premium Sound offer high-fidelity audio.

High-definition Webcam. Have face-to-face meetings and see every detail right down to the twinkle of an eye. Also captures HD-quality video.

HP Remote Graphics Software. Users can work remotely while still accessing the high-performance 2-D, 3-D, video and media-rich applications they count on.

HP Performance Advisor. Reduces the time spent troubleshooting by providing a consolidated report of the workstation’s hardware and software configuration that can be used to tune the workstation for specifically professional application workloads with just one click.

Pricing and availability

The new HP Z1 Workstation is expected to be available worldwide in April. Pricing starts at $1,899 in the United States.

Additional information is available at www.hp.com/z1.

SolidWorks World 2012 General Session Day 1 Highlights!!

I know I’ve been really late this year to talk on what was all there at the SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego. And I’m really sorry for that but would like to thank my reader for still appreciating my blog.

Every year at SolidWorks World amazing things happens. But there is one common thing which happens at every SolidWorks World. Can you guess??

Well she is Anne Yust, always the first person to enter through the door for the general sessions at SolidWorks World.

This year there were 5650 attendees from 33 different countries under one roof to celebrate SolidWorks World 2012.

The general session was kicked off with some cool animations of NAO robot band  which are designed in SolidWorks.

Up next on the stage was SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot.  He announced about growing number of SolidWorks attendees in comparison to around 4,300 attendees at SolidWorks World 2008 here in San Diego.  SolidWorks community has now grown up to 1.7 million users worldwide. As per him if they were to create a city of all the SolidWorks users, it would be the fourth largest city in America.

He also said that “We all are connected through design”

Sicot then mentioned about  my friend Daniel Hertzberg, who was an intern at SolidWorks. He has been operated for his heart valve and amazing thing was that the heart valve was designed by a company called On-X Life Technologies using SolidWorks.

The amazing thing about these heart valves is that unlike other artificial heart valve recipients, the person having these new heart valves doesn’t requires blood thinners. This is really impressive.

Finally it was time of the surprise we all were waiting for and here he comes. Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and CEO of mikeroweworks.com.

Mike talked about how the show came in as a tribute to his grandfather. After the first show was aired he received so much mail from people taking about various things and emotions related to show that it was further converted into a series. So far over 150 episodes have been aired with over 300 dirty jobs. The show has been filmed in all 50 states.

Mike said that when he got the invitation for the SolidWorks World 2012, he thought “it’s a convention for SolidWaste management“.

Bertrand  then talked about the feedback received on some of the new features of SolidWorks 2012 like Costing Tool, Large Design Review, Equation dialogue and Magnetic Lines.

He also introduced the R & D who works in the background to make these cool things possible.

Some of the points he mentioned were:

DraftSight has been downloaded more than 2 million times since it has been released for use. DraftSight is free 2d tool for editing/viewing your CAD files.

Increased number of Certified SolidWorks Professionals and now there are more than 50000 CSWP’s around the world. It feels nice to be a part of CSWP community.

He also pointed out the number of job openings increasing per day demanding SolidWorks knowledge as compared to few other 3d tools.

Next on stage was Bernard Charlès introducing Dr. Maia Hoeberechts, Research Theme Integrator for NEPTUNE Canada

NEPTUNE is the world’s first underwater observatory network. It includes more than 130 instruments and 400 sensors in the northern Pacific, linked by over 500 miles of cable—all connected to the Internet and constantly collecting data. This data is available freely to a community of researchers around the world, twenty-four hours a day. The public can also take part and make discoveries, and this combination of professional and hobbyist research is leading to new insights about the ways in which our oceans work.

You can join in the Neptune community project fun at http://www.neptunecanada.ca/

Bernard then talked about the horizon after PLM i.e. 3D Experince “the new symbol for Dassault Systèmes”

And about the new trademark “IF WE

Things were getting more excited and soon after Bernard, Joe Dunne, Director Product Management was rocking the stage along with Tony Fadell, “the father of the iPod.”

He talked about the origins of the iPod and showed his latest product, Nest, a digital thermostat designed to learn and can be controlled from anywhere even from your iPhone.

The beauty of the NEST is that it has been designed in SolidWorks with just team of 8 people. He commented that “Working together is the way“. He also said that “It’s our duty to create products for next generations

And here is the SolidWorks World 2012 – Day 1 General Session Video by SolidWorks

SolidWorks World 2012 Day 1 Highlights!!

Nice Weather out here in San Diego

General Session Area (this is going to be packed from tomroow morning)

Registration Area (and don’t forget to pick your cool SolidWorks World 2012 T-Shirt)

Shhhh… be quiet… Free CSWA / CSWP Exam going on (one exam is free per registration)

SolidWorks Boot Camp (great stuff to learn on Managing your data)

Everyone wants to enter the partner’s pavilion

SolidWorks Model Mania (check the cool prizes)

SolidWorks Geeks at the Tweetup

More stuff coming up soon… I’ll keep you posted.. Watch this space or follow me on Twitter


Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2012. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

Don’t forget, if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.