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




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