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Day three of General Sessions at SOLIDWORKS World started off with Mike Puckett, Senior Manager of the Worldwide Certification Program, who gave the audience a glimpse of the workforce of the future. According to Mike the SOLIDWORKS certification program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, initially took 16 years to reach 100,000 certified users, but over the last two years it’s doubled in size with 200,000 new users now certified. In 2017 alone, the program added over 52,000 new certified
SOLIDWORKS Blog
12 days ago
SOLIDWORKS World celebrates our community of Educators, Students, Makers, and Researchers. In and out of the classroom, SOLIDWORKS is preparing skilled students to get the best jobs. We couldn’t achieve this success without the help of educators from university, college, community college, and high school present at key break out sessions. Every presenter on the SOLIDWORKS Education Track is focused on student success.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
14 days ago
Start your engines, folks. The Microsoft Surface team is ready to roll on the ground here in Los Angeles for SOLIDWORKS World 2018. The opportunity to listen and learn from the thousands of engineers and designers who live and breathe SOLIDWORKS helps build the type of devices can bring their creations to life. SOLIDWORKS World attracts individuals and businesses that create all kinds of awesome, innovative products – including some fancy hot rods.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
15 days ago
There are so many things to see and do at SOLIDWORKS World. Inspiring keynote speakers at the General Sessions, a packed tech session agenda, a Partner Pavilion with over a hundred SOLIDWORKS Solutions partners waiting to help you tackle unique challenges, Model Mania, the Product Showcase filled with amazing new products designed in SOLIDWORKS—all in one place. The list of things to do and see at SOLIDWORKS World goes on and on, but how can you possibly pack in everything in just a few days?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
21 days ago
Many of the world’s coolest new products get their start in SOLIDWORKS. If you are going to be attending SOLIDWORKS World 2018, be sure to check out the Product Showcase to see some of these exciting new products that help us see and explore the world in new ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and to talk to the people behind these innovative designs so you can go home inspired to create tomorrow’s great new products. Let’s dive in and preview some of the companies behind the “cool
SOLIDWORKS Blog
26 days ago
The Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World is the place to be to see the latest and greatest new products being designed in SOLIDWORKS. This year’s Product Showcase will also be featuring products designed by some of the latest and greatest startups. In advance of the event, let’s take a sneak peek at some of the cool new SOLIDWORKS-inspired products you’ll be able to see in the Startup Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Sphero This Boulder, CO-based startup fuses robotic and digital
SOLIDWORKS Blog
28 days ago
SOLIDWORKS World is a great place to learn new skills, network with peers and get inspired to create great designs, but after a full day of learning you might be ready to cut loose and have some fun. One place where fun is near certainty is at the Beach and Brews Special Event, taking place Tuesday night, February 6th. From Santa Monica to Malibu, Venice to Laguna, the beach is the place to be in Southern California. Get into the spirit with us for an evening of Beach & Brews at the L.A. Live
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
If there’s one lesson fans of science fiction have learned in the last month it’s that the past is gone (right Kylo?). In reality, however, the past is never gone. Surely 2017 was full of lessons learned and challenges hurdled. Unfortunately for us there are no end credits when we emerge victorious after completing a major project.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The goal of SOLIDWORKS World has always been to inspire attendees so they can take the knowledge and new skills obtained from the event home with them and use them to create truly innovative designs. One way that is accomplished is by providing ample opportunities to network and share tips and tricks with the over five thousand like-minded peers in attendance. There is also the Partner Pavilion where you can get your hands on the newest technologies that further leverage the power of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering: Oxana Scheming Oxana Scheming Erin Venables and Oxana Scheming are the core of the engineering team at InFocus Energy Services Inc., a company from Alberta, Canada that designs specialized tooling in the energy industry. The two make a great team according to Oxana: “My position is a mechanical engineer, and Erin does most of the design. She’s our design master and I do calculations to verify whatever she designed, verifying if parts she designed are strong
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for idea submissions and discussion. For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS. Once ideas are submitted, you will be given the opportunity to vote for your favorite ideas.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Are you interested in learning new skills and best practices that might advance your career? Would you like to master new tips and tricks to overcome everyday challenges? Maybe you’d like to become the in-house expert on model-based definition (MBD) or designing products for the IoT? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to register for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 4th through the 7th.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
Are you an avid SOLIDWORKS user? Are you creative? Do you have mad design skills? If you answered “yes” to any of those three questions, you need to enter the SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt Design Contest.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
It’s been awhile since the last blog and much has been accomplished on the Torpedo. Here’s an update on those accomplishments. If you want to start reading from the beginning, or any of the others you can navigate here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In the last blog I mentioned the next major milestone Rob Ida was to undertake was marrying the body to the chassis. Rob succeeded in this milestone at the end of July when the body structure was lifted off the wooden buck
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
When I first went to Rwanda in October of 2014, I really didn’t know what to expect. To say that my preconceptions of the country and the people were completely wrong would be an understatement. What I found were friendly people, a clean and safe country, and young people more than eager to learn. It’s the learning part that has stuck with me each time I have gone back, and each time I leave, I can’t help but wonder if we’re really making a difference there.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
Have you ever dreamed of taking a longboard and walking to the water’s edge, as waves crash against your feet, gazing out watching the swells gather and other surfers paddle to catch the perfect wave, wishing you could do that too? Maybe, like me, the dream was much better than the reality. Make no mistake, I’m not a klutz by nature, but standing up on that surfboard lasted all of two seconds while I took in a mouthful of salt water, realizing I was no closer to actually catching that perfect
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
City driving is no fun. With gridlocked roads, multi-lane traffic and baffling one-way systems, it’s no wonder motoring in the metropolis is a hotbed of tension. To combat this, scientific evolution is manoeuvring into the fast lane. Smart_Cities_Scientific_Evolution_SOLIDWORKS_2 Hi-tech on the highways Driving is at the forefront of the digital age.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam (CSWP), we have something very special in the works, but you will only be able to be a part of it if you attend SOLDWORKS World 2018 in Los Angeles. Way back in 1997, SOLIDWORKS wanted to create a way to verify the skills of its users, and a way to verify the quality of the training we were providing. So early in 1998 we launched the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) Certification. While not the first
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Each year, hundreds of hopefuls submit their presentation abstracts to present at SOLIDWORKS World. Ever wonder why they’re so excited? Here are a few reasons our community loves to present: 1. FREE ADMISSION!
SOLIDWORKS Blog
4 months ago
Here’s a question for you. What do deer antlers, fighter pilot helmets and elite sports cars have in common? The answer – because you give up, right? – is that they have all been used to inspire the next generation of Paralympic sports equipment.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
5 months ago
Last year, our Community and User Advocacy Manager, Rachel York, interviewed a mechanical engineering entrepreneur from Texas A&M University, who used SOLIDWORKS to help create his own business. This year, Rachel and I wanted to catch up with him. This student is none other than rising junior, Tyler Wooten; the man who stepped up in figuring out a way for visually impaired students to no longer feel inhibited around college or business campuses.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 months ago
The Red Bull Soapbox Race is a global series of events that pit amateur drivers racing in homemade soapbox cars against each other in a battle not just for speed but for most innovative design. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. The rules are quite simple: all crafts must be human-powered, meaning no engines, pedals or
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 months ago
Rachel York and I headed out to Albuquerque last week to help the New Mexico SOLIDWORKS User Group celebrate their 10 year anniversary. It was a great meeting complete with 3D Printing, Rachel’s “The Certification Game” session, students, and three of the four leaders of the group from the past ten years. NMSUG members are all smiles 10 year ago, Nestor Montano put together the first NMSUG meeting, and I was there along with one of the company founders. We did a Tips and Tricks session in trivia
SOLIDWORKS Blog
8 months ago
Choosing the right digital tools is becoming a critical aspect of business strategy for today’s companies. When those tools are the ones you entrust with creating your company’s new products, the lifeblood of product development organizations, choosing the right ones becomes vitally important. There are so many factors to take into consideration when considering software vendors to partner with; an important one is the financial strength of that company.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
8 months ago