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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!!

SWW14- Be there

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 2014 Teasers

SolidWorks 2014 will be officially unveiled on September 9, 2013 and while you’re waiting for the big reveal, here are quick peeks at some of the new features (I’m sure you’re going to love them)

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No Edge Bleed-Through for Thin Parts

SolidWorks 2014 now eliminates this problem with a new System Option to optimize hidden line removal for thin parts. This provides clearer visual feedback on the geometry and the exterior components. It also allows for more stunning screen captures directly from SolidWorks.

SolidWorks 2014: No Edge Bleed-Through for Thin Parts

Replace Model View

You can now easily replace the model references in any drawing view using Replace Model View. This streamlined approach to changing document references not only reduces the needed steps, but can also prevent drawings referencing the wrong part or assembly. This tool also makes creating a drawing similar to an existing one, but referencing a different document incredibly simple and significantly faster.

SolidWorks 2014: Replace Model View

Lock Rotation for Cylindrical Mates

SolidWorks 2014 introduces a new option that allows you to optionally lock rotation when adding cylindrical mates. This lock rotation eliminates the step of adding an extra mate to fully define components that are constraints with cylindrical mates which is ideal for components such as fasteners and bearings.

SolidWorks 2014: Lock Rotation for Cylindrical Mates

Consistent Patterning Tools

Assemblies now offer the same patterning capabilities available at the part level, with sketch and curve-driven options added in SolidWorks 2014. One key feature is curve-driven patterns. It’s now possible to pattern components or subassemblies along curves in an assembly. This makes creation of patterns, such chains and conveyor systems, faster and easier than ever before.

SolidWorks 2014: Consistent Patterning Tools

Reference Plane Normal Condition

When creating or editing planes in SolidWorks, you will now have the opportunity to specify the direction of the plane’s “normal.” This setting controls the orientation of any other feature or sketch created using this plane. Control over this new capability is a simple checkbox found in the Property Manager for a Reference Plane.

SolidWorks 2014: Reference Plane Normal Condition

Path Length Dimension

The Path Length Dimension is an entirely new dimension available in sketches. It allows the creation of a path in a sketch to define the exact length of an item like a chain or belt. Like all dimensions in SolidWorks, its value can be parametrically controlled in a variety of ways including equations.

SolidWorks 2014: Path Length Dimension

Sketch Picture Scale Tool

The Sketch Picture Scale Tool makes it easy to properly scale the size and position of images inserted into a sketch, saving significant amounts of time and frustration. This new tool allows users to make use of known reference points in the image, which often provide an understanding of size. Using these known points, users simply enter the corresponding value–the image resizes accordingly. Likewise, rotation of the image is provided within the same tool, to capture proper orientation of the sketch.

SolidWorks 2014: Sketch Picture Scale Tool

Network Rendered Animations

With this new release, SolidWorks Subscription Services customers can share the load of rendering animation frames with PhotoView 360. You’re now able to render frames in parallel across multiple computers on your network. The time needed to create photo-realistic animations of designs and mechanisms is drastically reduced with this powerful capability.

SolidWorks 2014: Network Rendered Animations

Results Interaction in Simulation

SolidWorks Simulation puts results control at your fingertips with fantastic enhancements for interacting with results. You can now:

• Modify Chart Definition, Chart Options, and Settings from just one Property Manager;
• Directly edit the minimum and maximum values on plot legends;
• Get access to the Mesh Display, Deformed Result, Probe, Section Clipping, Iso Clipping, List Selected, and Fringe Options of the plot by right-clicking in the plot legend on the graphics screen.

SolidWorks 2014: Results Interaction in Simulation

Be sure to bookmark the new SolidWorks 2014 website and check back on September 9 to see all of the new features and enhancements