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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.

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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 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.

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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

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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 World 2015 Presentations are available now!

I hope every enjoyed their time at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ.

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It was great to be a part of the event and meeting lot of friends from all over the world.

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. A total of 162 sessions, wow this is enormous. And like everyone, I was also waiting for them to get these presentations upload for access to everyone.

So the wait is over now and the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 presentations are available now:.

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Be sure to take full advantage of this year’s proceedings site. View General Session highlights and event highlights, watch breakout session videos and download breakout session PowerPoints, as well as share and see photos from this year’s event.

SWW15PRESENTATIONS2I hope to meet you again at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas from January 31st – February 3rd, 2016.

P.S. The copyrights of the video content on this website are owned by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. Unless otherwise specified, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. only grants you the right to view the video content on this website

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.