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SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Model Mania powered by NVIDIA

Model Mania is a SOLIDWORKS modeling contest for the resellers and users held during SOLIDWORKS World. This is a timed event that tests the ability to model a part then make some engineering changes to the model.  Usually, each contestant has 20 minutes to model the part and make the changes.  Prizes (sponsored by NVIDIA ) are awarded for the top 3 contestants in each category (Resellers and Users).

All of the entries are judged on accuracy first, and time second, because in the real world, it doesn’t matter how fast you get something done if it’s not right.

Here are the Stage 1 and 2 drawings for this year’s SOLIDWORKS World Model Mania contest.

The awesome prizes sponsored by NVIDIA

And finally congrats to all the winners

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I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 and I hope to meet you again at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas from January 31st – February 3rd, 2016.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List

Every year SOLIDWORKS users around the world submit their ideas on how SOLIDWORKS software can be improved further to meet their needs and requirements. Users are allowed to submit as many idea as they want. This year close to 972 ideas were submitted (almost twice than what was done last year) and then users are requested to vote for best ideas. Based on the voting, top ideas are picked for the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten list.

 

I always try to add ides/enhancement request based on what I feel can be used by most SOLIDWORKS users. Bruce Holway, SOLIDWORKS R&D Application Define Director, introduced the results in a video featuring cameos from SOLIDWORKS World 2015 keynote speakers.

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This year’s Top Ten ideas include:

1. Support zero thickness geometry

2. Bidirectional sweep

3. Export sheet metal parts of an assembly to dxf/dwg in flat state

4. Selection list box is too small; should be bigger or flexible in size

5. Display the exact item causing the error

6. Ability to make the inferred relations permanent in sketch

7. Selecting inner loops on a selected face

8. Both direction pattern

9. Topology optimization from Tosca for all engineers

10. Variable pull direction draft

I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 and I hope to meet you again at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas from January 31st – February 3rd, 2016.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 App is Now Available

We’re just 2 weeks away from SOLIDWORKS World 2015 which will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Join over 5,000 CAD software users who will descend on the 6th largest city in the USA to hear from a wide range of speakers and learn the latest about SOLIDWORKS. Register today!!

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And guess what, after a great success in SOLIDWORKS World 2012 and 2013, SOLIDWORKS World App is back for both Android and iOS.

Developed by Double Dutch, the app is now available in both the Play Store for Android & App store for iOS.

Here is a quick over view of the app.

Get All Details of Conference Schedule

General Session Details with Key Speaker

Every Day Agenda

Session Details

Speaker Details

Exhibitor List and Details

Attendees (you can follow others too and see who is following you)

Floor Plans for easy navigation thru the Convention Center

Social Media to get connected to other and see the regular updates

Apart from this, get general information about Phoenix, Places to Dine at, Directions, Parking etc. Everything is at your finger click. The above images are from iPhone app. Nice job by SOLIDWORKS World team in bringing back some thing everyone would love at SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

Stay tuned for more coverage of SOLIDWORKS World 2015!

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PS–be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS and hashtag #SWW15 on Twitter for regular news and updates.

NVIDIA Model Mania 16th Year at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 5,000 CAD software users will descend on the 6th largest city in the USA to hear from a wide range of speakers and learn the latest about SOLIDWORKS.

NVIDIA Model Mania 16th Year at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

Back for its 16th year, the SOLIDWORKS Model Mania Contest, powered by NVIDIA, will give you a chance to display your talents to the greater SOLIDWORKS Community. Model Mania pits user against user and reseller against reseller in a battle of wits to see who can model and analyze a part faster, more accurately and more efficiently. Winners receive the latest NVIDIA® products. Everyone is welcome to enter. If you have what it takes to win the battle and become the Model Mania Champ for 2015, be sure to stop by the Model Mania booth located in the Partner Pavilion.

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First Prize
• Reseller – NVIDIA® 32G SHIELD™ Tablet, Shield Wireless Controller, and NVIDIA Premium Backpack valued at $500
• SOLIDWORKS User – NVIDIA® 32G SHIELD™ Tablet, Shield Wireless Controller, and NVIDIA Premium Backpack valued at $500

Second Prize
• Reseller – NVIDIA® 16G SHIELD™ Tablet, Shield Wireless Controller, and NVIDIA Premium Backpack valued at $400
• SOLIDWORKS User – NVIDIA® 16G SHIELD™ Tablet, Shield Wireless Controller, and NVIDIA Premium Backpack valued at $400

Third Prize
• Reseller – NVIDIA® 16G SHIELD™ Tablet
• SOLIDWORKS User – NVIDIA® 16G SHIELD™ Tablet

Attendees can also see and hear about the latest NVIDIA professional graphics solutions. In the exhibit hall, NVIDIA® Quadro® and NVIDIA® GRID™ Technology will feature on Dell’s booth (#201). Lenovo will also showcase on their booth (#424) their new line of ThinkStation P Series towers and ThinkPad W Series mobile workstations equipped with the latest NVIDIA Quadro desktop and mobile graphics cards.

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In addition, NVIDIA and Boston Scientific will present a breakout session on February 9th on “Virtualizing your SOLIDWORKS Environment”, with a repeat for SOLIDWORKS VARs the next day. A class by Dell on virtualization will also provide information on NVIDIA GRID Technology, while Lenovo presents a tips and tricks session on workstation selection for SOLIDWORKS users.

If you’ll be at #SWW15, follow NVIDIA on Twitter at @NVIDIA_MFG for news on Quadro and GRID demos, classes and other info during the event.

Grab your spot at the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona to learn how to design better products, faster. Propel your business and gain competitive advantage in the market so run, don’t walk, to register today.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2014 and I hope to meet you again at

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

PS–be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS and hashtag #SWW15 on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Help Improving SOLIDWORKS: Vote for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List

Every year SOLIDWORKS users around the world submit their ideas on how SOLIDWORKS software can be improved further to meet their needs and requirements. Users are allowed to submit as many idea as they want. This year IDEA submission ended on December 12twith over 970 idea (almost twice than  ideas submitted last year).

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Now it’s the time to Vote for your favorite ideas and make them become one of Top Ten Ideas for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List.

Vote for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List

When voting, you are allowed to up or down vote as many ideas as you like. Voting will close on Friday, January 23, 2015.You can vote by clicking on the respective arrow next to the Idea title. Although down voting is available, it does not count against the total score for each Idea.  If you down vote an Idea, please leave a comment explaining the reason for your down vote.  For example, an Idea may be detrimental to your daily workflow.  In that case, simply leave a comment on the Idea saying how it would disrupt your workflow.

Voting

Please click [HERE] to go to the Ideas area and cast your vote! Also you can click [HERE] to watch a video on how to cast your vote (though the video is from last year but should be helpful). Let’s see which Ideas will make it to the Top Ten and presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 General Session on Wednesday 02/11/2015. 

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If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The SWW 2015 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

Want to be the first person to register? Then go, go, go!!!

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

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When you register to attend SOLIDWORKS World 2015 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWPCORE), or any of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Specialist exams alongside other SOLIDWORKS users-at no charge!

Get yourself registered before January 9th, 2015 and save $100. On top of it get three registrations when you pay for two. That’s a nice chunk of discounts. Get all fees details here

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2014 and I hope to meet you again at

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

PS–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 2015. Also residents of some countries may need a visa to enter the United States.

What are your Reasons to be at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2015

 

Have you registered for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 starting February 8 through February 11, 2015.

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Here is why I would attend SOLIDWORKS WORLD

SOLIDWORKS World is great place for meeting people in different disciplines who share similar interests and experiences. Talking to people who are having similar challenges gives me new ideas on how to solve them in the most efficient way possible; fully immersed in an expertise-rich, how-to environment. Moreover this helps in cultivation of global business and professional contacts. Finally I can keep myself updated with the latest trends and solutions offered by various partners in the Exhibit Hall.

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Grab your spot at the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona to learn how to design better products, faster. Propel your business and gain competitive advantage in the market so run, don’t walk, to register today.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2014 and I hope to meet you again at

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

PS–be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

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