Jan 24

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!!

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

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!

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

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

Jan 23

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.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

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.

NVIDIA® Quadro®

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.

Jan 23

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

 

SOLIDWORKS 2015 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.

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.

Jan 20

Broken Out-Half Section View (One View Only)

 

Do ever need to show broken out section and want the depth to the center of one of the component in assembly OR part center.

Broken Out Section Assembly Broken Out Section Part The usually method is to either select some edge (you may have to add one more view for this some times) OR define the depth in most cases. But it could be troublesome some times to get to exact center. And further if there is a size change then one need to make sure to update the depth or select the proper edge. Defining Broken Out Section Here is simple technique that you can use to avoid any hassle and get the required depth automagically.

1. Place you view and start the Broken out section command.

2. The pointer changes to a pencil with spline icon.

3. Draw the desired sketch (I’ve drawn a rectangle. In case you do this then once you finish the sketch you’ll have to start the Broken-Out section view again. make sure the sketch is selected before you do that).

4. After finishing the sketch you would be prompted for section view scope. Set your options as desired and click OK.

5. Broken out section view property manager show up.

6. Set the temporary axis to show under View Menu.

7. Select the desired temporary axis.

8. Click OK and get your broken out view.

With this method there is no need to add any additional view or define depth. Also in case of size change, the view would update itself.

Dec 18

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 what was done 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. 

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

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.