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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.

3Dconnexion CadMouse: Zoom The Way You Were Meant To

With already having nice products for engineers throughout the world, 3Dconnexion is show casing it’s new product at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, the CadMouse, the first mouse for CAD professionals.

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CadMouse combines powerful, ergonomic hardware and smart, easy-to-use software to provide a level of performance ordinary mice just can’t match, inside and outside the CAD environment.

With Intelligent Ergonomic Design The days of clicking the mouse wheel are over thanks to the 3Dconnexion CadMouse’s dedicated middle mouse button. It’s simply more comfortable and convenient to press than the scroll wheel. And because enhancing the way CAD professionals work, rest and play is in our DNA, we housed it in a stylish matte black and steel ergonomic design that supports your hand in a comfortable and natural position, hour after hour.

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“We developed the 3Dconnexion CadMouse because CAD users asked us to,” says Antonio Pascucci, VP of products at 3Dconnexion. “We took the time to understand what they needed.”

With 3Dconnexion’s QuickZoom, you can effortlessly zoom in and out of your geometry with a single click of a thumb button.
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With the 3Dconnexion CadMouse, you’re in complete control thanks to its advanced laser sensor. With 8200dpi and a poll rate up to 1000Hz(responsiveness of 1 millisecond) you’ll click exactly where you need to, when you need to. It’s the level of precision CAD professionals demand—and deserve.

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“With the introduction of the 3Dconnexion CadMouse, we are excited to be meeting the demands of CAD professionals across a broad range of industries and professions,” Pascucci says.

“The icing on the cake is that CadMouse enables a new level of Two-Handed Power for our current customers. In other words, using a CadMouse together with a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse like the SpaceMouse Pro or SpaceNavigator makes it possible to interact with digital content in a way that wasn’t possible before.”

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Technical Specification:
  • 7 buttons total (including dedicated Middle Mouse Button)
  • 8200dpi / 1000Hz laser sensor
  • QuickZoom
  • Smart Scroll wheel
  • Gesture / radial menu button
  • PTFE feet
  • 2m braided USB cable
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 128mm x 80mm x 44mm / 5” x 3.15” x 1.7”
  • Weight: 130g / 0.29lb (without cable)
  • 2 year warranty

Visit 3Dconnexion Booth 317 at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 to see the CadMouse and other products in action.

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Don’t Miss to check out the SOLIDWORKS World App to get the latest news on SOLIDWORKS World 2015

And if you aren’t able to attend this year’s SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona you can still be part of the action and watch the live streaming of General Sessions from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Monday February 9th, Tuesday February 10th, and Wednesday February 11th.  We have a compelling and exciting line-up of speakers for all three days of SOLIDWORKS World General Sessions including SOLIDWORKS Executives and customers, as well as an amazing line up of keynote speakers. SOLIDWORKS World 2015: Free Live Stream:

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.

A Warm Welcome by Phoenix for #SWW15

 

After a long journey which ended this after noon, it was time to meet friends and make new ones. And there can not be best place than SOLIDWORKS World.

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Phoenix has been really nice with nice sun out here.

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This year you would see redesigned SOLIDWORKS World badge. Though it is light weight but you’ll miss the little booklet with sessions details. There is no plastic bag so you need something to keep your cards. Here is a glimpse of this year’s badge via Mike Puckett

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Had spent the evening meeting old friends.  And then finally my day ended with CAD Monkey Dinner at Alice Copperstown organized by Daniel Herzberg

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Luckily they have some vegetarian stuff for me.

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Don’t Miss to check out the SOLIDWORKS World App to get the latest news on SOLIDWORKS World 2015

And if you aren’t able to attend this year’s SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona you can still be part of the action and watch the live streaming of General Sessions from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Monday February 9th, Tuesday February 10th, and Wednesday February 11th.  We have a compelling and exciting line-up of speakers for all three days of SOLIDWORKS World General Sessions including SOLIDWORKS Executives and customers, as well as an amazing line up of keynote speakers. SOLIDWORKS World 2015: Free Live Stream:

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.

Goodies Bag from SOLIDWORKS WORLD Team

We’re just 2-3 days 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.

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Here is list of goodies for SOLIDWORKS users and engineers throughout the world:

–  Free Access to SOLIDWORKS World 2015 with Exhibit Hall Only pass: Register today, free of charge and get access to daily general sessions, the partner pavilion and also some informative SOLIDWORKS training sessions. Register for a complimentary expo only pass today, use code SWW15EX116

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–  SOLIDWORKS World 2015: Free Live Stream: If you aren’t able to attend this year’s SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona you can still be part of the action and watch the live streaming of General Sessions from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Monday February 9th, Tuesday February 10th, and Wednesday February 11th.  We have a compelling and exciting line-up of speakers for all three days of SOLIDWORKS World General Sessions including SOLIDWORKS Executives and customers, as well as an amazing line up of keynote speakers.

DON’T MISS these exciting General Sessions on February 9th, 10th, and 11th! Register for each of these sessions and watch the excitement of SOLIDWORKS World unfold from the comfort of your desk!

– SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Mobile App for iOS and Android Users

- SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Web App for all other Mobile or Web users Users

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Become an Engineering Leader 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.

The Annual CAD Manager’s Boot Camp at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

Each year since the SOLIDWORKS World hosted in Boston, SOLIDWORKS team have held the CAD Admin Boot Camp. This is an opportunity to discuss and learn more about how to manage SOLIDWORKS and the hardware it runs on. Variety of topics (that’s why it’s really 4 hours long) are covered and members of support team available to answer questions. Greg Jankowski has been leading this session since 2005, and 600 to 900 SOLIDWORKS World attendees take advantage of this pre-conference session for good reason – it’s packed with information that everyone can use.

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At four hours, it’s a very long session, but its definitely worth it. There are plenty of breaks, some refreshments at the back of the room, and you’ll get a chance to meet some of the attendees before the conference really gets going. Pre-registration is recommended, but don’t worry – there will be plenty of room.

Explore a wide range of topics and issues to help you effectively deploy and manage SOLIDWORKS software. The goal of the camp is to show system administrators and IT personnel how they can use a combination of IT and CAD best practices, tools, and methodologies to reduce the total cost of ownership and maximize their investment in SOLIDWORKS software.

There’s so much more to the Boot Camp, including (but not limited to);

  • TECHNICAL RESOURCES
  • COMPUTERS AND NETWORKS
  • INSTALLATION
  • ADMINISTERING SOLIDWORKS
  • MANAGING YOUR DATA
  • TROUBLESHOOTING AND MANAGING ISSUES

Bring lots of note papers.

CAD Managers Boot Camp
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Room/Place: TBA

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.

The Foundry at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

The Foundry is excited to be participating at SOLIDWORKS World 2015. This year, they’ll be joined by CG artist and engineer Paul McCorey of McCrorey Digital, who will be demonstrating our software in action on some fantastic projects. In addition to Paul, The Foundry’s John Bavaresco – design creative specialist and creative industry veteran – will be on hand to show you how you can get the best out of The Foundry’s tools in your design pipeline.

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The Foundry will also be showcasing product developments in MODO 801 & MeshFusion; thjeir iterative design tool COLORWAY; plus MODO for MakerBot – the brand new addition to the product family. Don’t miss out!

Paul McCrorey is a CG artist and engineer who runs a 3D visualization company, McCrorey Digital, that produces stunning visuals and animations. An ambidextrous thinker, Paul is passionate about visual communications. Paul is also the founder and former president of the SOLIDWORKS Louisville User Group.

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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.