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Presentations and Videos from SWW2012 are available now!

I hope every at enjoyed their time at SolidWorks World 2012, San Diego, California. It was great to be part of the event and meet lot of people. This year also there were lot of interesting presentations and hands o sessions were done. And like everyone, I was also waiting for them to get these presentation and videos upload for assess to everyone.

So the wait is over now and the SolidWorks World 2012 proceedings site is now available.

Visit http://www.solidworks.com/sww/proceedings/ to access 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 2012 highlights video and videos from general session each day.

Hope to see you at SolidWorks World 2013, January 20-23, at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida!

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

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.

Registration Done!! SWW12

It was a great weather this morning in San Diego. The first thing to do was get my registration done. So visited the Press room at the San Diego Convention Center and got my registration done with the CSWE badge :)

By the way, the free CSWA/CSWP exam has already started. So if you’re at the conference center, check out the certification testing area for more details.

On the way I collected my special  SolidWorks World 2012 T-Shirt. I nicely fit into the size.. LOL



Keep looking for more exiting stuff coming your ways over the next few days…

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Watch ExactFlat Design Studio in action at SolidWorks World 2012

For manufacturers working with industrial fabrics, such as those in automotive, marine, aerospace, furniture, apparel, architecture etc., a new breed of tools is emerging – tools that have integrated functionality that previously did not exist on the same platform.  Manufacturers adopting these tools and related processes are poised to realize noteworthy improvements in design, engineering and production speed while containing fixed costs.

 

ExactFlat Design Studio is a Revolutionary New Product Which Brings Digital Design Directly to Production & Manufacturing.  ExactFlat Design Studio works inside the SolidWorks CAD environment and brings exceptional productivity benefits to users – up to 400% faster or twice the amount of work in half the allotted time for many design tasks.

ExactFlat Design Studio is the first product to integrate 3D design, 3D-to-2D flattening, nesting and costing on a leading CAD platform This means:

  •  Integrated Platform
  • Team Collaboration
  • Up & Running in Hours

Tri-D Technologies Incwill be demonstrating ExactFlat Design Studio at the SolidWorks World 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA at booth 724.


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.

Witness the power of 3DBOXX XTREME workstations at SolidWorks World 2012

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems for visual effects, animation, product design, engineering, architectural visualization, and more. Combining record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge, BOXX is the trusted choice for creative professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.boxxtech.com.

BOXX Technologies will be demonstrating their 3DBOXX XTREME workstations (the world’s fastest SolidWorks solutions) at the SolidWorks World 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA at booth 506.

In addition to the workstation demos at SolidWorks World 2012, BOXX is also providing SolidWorks World attendees with two opportunities to win a free 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME.

First, BOXX is co-sponsoring (with Dassault Systèmes DraftSight) the Dream Workstation Giveaway, a scratch ticket drawing open to conference attendees.

Second, in addition, BOXX is sponsoring the 3DBOXX Giveaway open to certified SolidWorks professionals and experts.


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.

Watch MESH SURFACE in action at SolidWorks World 2012

What is Reverse Engineering?

Per Wikipedia’s definitionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_engineering:

Reverse engineering is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object or system through analysis of its structure, function and operation. It often involves taking something (e.g., a mechanical device, electronic component, biological, chemical or organic matter or software program) apart and analyzing its workings in detail to be used in maintenance, or to try to make a new device or program that does the same thing without using or simply duplicating (without understanding) the original.

Reverse engineering has its origins in the analysis of hardware for commercial or military advantage. The purpose is to deduce design decisions from end products with little or no additional knowledge about the procedures involved in the original production. The same techniques are subsequently being researched for application to legacy software systems, not for industrial or defence ends, but rather to replace incorrect, incomplete, or otherwise unavailable documentation.

ReverseEngineering.com, a Certified SolidWorks Gold Partner reverse engineering plug-in, now supports non-contact measurement capabilities for Point Cloud to Mesh Surface for Solidworks. ReverseEngineering.com provides an easy to learn four- step workflow, for mesh surface creation:

  • Set Alignment, 2-Laser Scan, 3-Process Point Cloud, 4-Create Surface Mesh.
  • Optimized dialog boxes allow for quick processing of large point clouds for profile extraction and surface mesh visualization.
  • Process millions of points in seconds for parametric modeling in Solidworks, while working direct in both SolidWorks Standard and SolidWorks Premium allowing for STL support.
  • Transform and reduce large point clouds for Solidworks to work with even after the data capture device is disconnected.
  • Simplify the extraction of geometric entities on digitized models, accelerating the development of parametric wireframe, surface and solid models in SolidWorks.

ReverseEngineering.com will be demonstrating MESH SURFACE at the SolidWorks World 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA at booth 404.


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.

Watch TransMagic PowerPack in action at SolidWorks World 2012

The TransMagic PowerPack for SolidWorks combines the design power of SolidWorks software with the multi-CAD freedom of TransMagic to unleash true design freedom.  Opening CATIA V5, NX or JT or any major 3D file format into any other software is a breeze with TransMagic. TransMagic converts 3D CAD data into a variety of formats and repairs the issues caused by the way different software applications interpret geometry. This process eliminates hours of manual rework, or remodeling that is otherwise required to create usable solid models, thus reducing the barriers created by model incompatibilities. 

“TransMagic is a one-of-a-kind CAD data repair and exchange tool that should be on every engineer’s desktop,” said Todd Reade, CEO of TransMagic.  “It’s about getting the job done right the first time, without wasting a lot of time!”  

Supported Formats:

TransMagic reads and converts all major CAD files into multiple formats as high quality models usable in any 3D software including CATIA, SolidWorks, JT, UG/NX, Inventor, Pro/E, and many more.  TransMagic also exports files into several non-CAD formats such as STL, OBJ, PLY, HSF, PDF and 3D HTML. 

TransMagic, Incwill be showcasing its Gold Partner Product, TransMagic PowerPack, at the SolidWorks World 2012 Certified Partner Theater.  The presentation focuses on their joint TransMagic/SolidWorks customer, TeraFlex Suspensions, and demonstrates how TeraFlex uses TransMagic to achieve high quality solid models from non-native OEM CAD data.

Visit Booth #708 to learn more about how TransMagic products fuel production efficiency for TeraFlex and help them maximize market opportunities at SolidWorks World 2012 at the  at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA.


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.

Watch Inspection Geni in action at SolidWorks World 2012

Inspection Geni enables designers and engineers to expedite business processes, automate approval processes, slash costs and enable paperless documentations for storage and retrieval – taking SolidWorks® software to a new dimension. Inspection Geni allows manufacturers to close the gap in going fully paperless by completely eliminating the need to print documents for inspection using its fast, low-cost and fully digital system.

Inspection Geni 3.1 offers a host of new features, including:

- Automated functions such as Ballooning Dimension IDs & Track Changes History

- Enhanced Performance and Quality improvements for a more continuous workflow

- Fundamental changes to your product development process

- Extensive support for project collaboration and team connectivity

Albitech will be demonstrating Inspection Geni at the SolidWorks World 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA at booth 741 E.

Win a 1-year license for Inspection Geni – free of charge. Attendees can also receive up to $100 reduction on the official price of Inspection Geni (www.inspectiongeni.com) if they leave their business card with our representatives and place their order no later than a week after the event. 


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.