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Clash of the Beta SW2017 Testers – The Chase Begins!!

The wait is over and SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0 is finally available for download and so is the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Contest.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0

 

SOLIDWORKS users and VAR employees from all over the world are enjoying shooting the Beta bugs while competing with each other in various SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Contests.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0

So how about you? Have you join in the force for the Beta testing or still need some good reasons for Beta Testing? Here are some of my reasons for being a part of Beta testing Force:

See New Features/Options: Get information of what new features are coming up.

Test New Features/Options: And not only the information but you’ve a real chance to test the New Features/Options before the software is released. And you can see how the New Features/Options will affect your productivity.

Learn Something New: The New Features/Options give you an opportunity to learn new things and be ahead of other users. You can be a pro in your team when your company upgrades to new version.

It’s like playing an online game with competing to other beta testers.

And the most favorite one; Win Prizes. There are a lot of prizes to be won by participating in various contest. Isn’t that cool.

Participating and Downloading Beta: The programs indicated are only open to customers with an active Subscription Service contract. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs. You are under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) during the Beta period. You cannot share any information about SOLIDWORKS® Beta products during this period. Do read “OFFICIAL RULES FOR SOLIDWORKS 2017 BETA CONTESTS

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to SOLIDWORKS® software customers, VARs or other partners worldwide who are 19 years of age or older and have a valid subscription service ID prior to June 20, 2016 and at the time of entry, with access to the beta software that must be downloaded and used. Void in Australia, Brazil, Israel, Quebec, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and where prohibited. Contests end September 12, 2016. Subject to complete Official Rules. Sponsor: Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, 175 Wyman St Waltham, MA 02451, USA.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 2.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 2.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.SOLIDWORKS.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

As stated by Tom Spine, code changes for SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP02 were locked down at the end of December and SP2 EV (Early Visibility) is planned for next week as we finish up final stability testing. SP2 contains over 200 customer-driven and stability fixes, so we need to stay on schedule with that as we continue to work on your important UI concerns..

Among other things, 2016 SP2 (final version to be released yet) includes:

  • Text contrast in the FeatureManager design tree.
  • Mate icons.
  • Other fixes: About 25 fixes for issues related to the user interface brightness settings, most about problems with the Dark theme.

Make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program* to get access and notified for early visibility releases.

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at evis@SOLIDWORKS.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

Help Improving SOLIDWORKS: Vote for SOLIDWORKS World 2016 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 16th, 2015th with close to 600 ideas submission in various categories of the software.

SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Top Ten List

Now it’s the time to Vote for your favorite ideas and make them become one of Top Ten Ideas for SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Top Ten List.

Now it's the time to Vote for your favorite ideas and make them become one of Top Ten Ideas for SOLIDWORKS World 2016 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 22, 2016.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! There are only two weeks left!  Get your votes in now. Check the video below on how to cast your vote

The ten ideas with the most votes will become this year’s Top Ten List, and will be presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas on February 3, 2016.  Voting is an easy way to tell us how to improve SOLIDWORKS products to meet your needs. Remember, you don’t have to attend SOLIDWORKS World to vote! 

Vote for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List

I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 and if you’re going over to SOLIDWORKS World 2016 then do catch up at RAPID’s booth #628 in Dallas, Texas for some awesome selfies

SOLIDWORKS World 2016

Be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS and hashtag #SWW16 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 2016. Also residents of some countries may need a visa to enter the United States.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 1.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP 1.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.SOLIDWORKS.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at evis@SOLIDWORKS.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 4.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 4.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.SOLIDWORKS.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at evis@SOLIDWORKS.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta Arriving Soon!!

Each new release of SOLIDWORKS is preceded by a beta program. The idea is to allow users to try the new functionality, and lets SOLIDWORKS gather the feedback before the release is finalized. DS SOLIDWORKS is gearing up for releasing SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta (will be launched in late June 2015).

SW2016 BETA

You are under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) during the Beta period. You cannot share any information about the prototype SOLIDWORKS products during this period.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 includes hundreds of new user-driven enhancements that will help you:

  • Design – Focus on your design, not the software
  • Validate – Solve complex problems faster and easier
  • Collaborate – Streamline your parallel design processes
  • Build – Fast-track your designs to manufacturing

But “Why one should Participate”??

The Beta Program is your opportunity to influence the quality, performance, and usability of SOLIDWORKS products. The R&D and management teams want to hear from you, and they are available to listen and react to your feedback in the Beta Forum. SOLIDWORKS beta team appreciate the valuable time you invest in testing SOLIDWORKS software. And as a way of thanking you for your efforts, there are several exciting contests where you can win valuable prizes.

DS SOLIDWORKS‘s Team’s objective is to provide you with early access to the next version of SOLIDWORKS so you tell them about issues specific to your environment, data and workflows that would impact your migration experience.

But what Else??

How to Participate

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta programs will be listed on this page as they become available. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs.

What is included?

  1. Access to Beta Downloads
  2. Beta Forum access where you can contribute to public discussions with other participants and SOLIDWORKS staff
  3. Problem reporting

SW2016 BETA

Get more details here and join today. If you have any questions then please email the SOLIDWORKS Beta Team at beta@solidworks.com or visit http://www.solidworks.com/beta

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 3.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 3.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.SOLIDWORKS.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at evis@SOLIDWORKS.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.