SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 306 - November Tech News

November Tech News

This podcast covers the SolidWorks and CAD-related tech news that broke since mid-October covering the SolidWorks Blog, tech alerts and other industry news.  Topics covered:

SolidWorks Blog:

- Jon Hirschtick talks platform shifts and online data security

- Let's Go Design ultimate CAD chair is unveiled

- SolidWorks releases LEGO and robotics student tutorials

- Austin O'Malley, VP of R&D talks about current technology trends

- SolidWorks uploads 9 new videos to their YouTube channel

- SolidWorks launches the "Drive to Design" website (watch the behind the scenes)

- SolidWorks App debuts on Apple's App Store

Tech Alerts:

- SolidWorks 2011 SP1.0 EV (early visibility) is available for download

- SolidWorks 2011 SP1 Release Notes (Mostly updates to PhotoView 360)

- SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011 SP0 is available for download

- DraftSight for Windows Beta 2 is available for download

- SolidWorks productivity survey launched

SolidWorks:HEARD! Blog:

- Setup a Demo Environment for EPDM

- SolidWorks iPhone App, Just an Ad?

- Google Integration with SolidWorks EPDM

SolidWorks World News:

- Texas Shoot-out & BBQ - CSWP Event Details 

- Early Bird Content details

- Internet Correspondant details

- SolidWorks World fee schedules (GET REGISTERED NOW!)

Industry News:

- "Long Conversations" with Bernard, Jeff and Aaron -

- SolidEdge ST3 vs SolidWorks series -

- PTC re-brands their product line to CREO (PKA - "Project Lighting") (Dezignstuff / Deelip)

- Dassault Customer Conference 2010 (SolidSmack & Deelip)

As you can see this was one of the busiest months for tech news in the CAD industry.  2010 has been a big year for technology as a whole but the CAD industry seems to be shifting and morphing faster than any other time I can remember.

With SolidWorks 2011 launched, the focus is now shifting to getting ready for SolidWorks World 2011, which is now only 2 months away.  There are some contests and deals for getting to SWW11 and if you have not put in your requisitions to management to get yourself to San Antonio, you best get on that!  

There is also a tremendious amount of details starting to float to the surface on the SolidWorks V6 product and SolidWorks Connect comming out through interviews and other conferences so if you want to fill in the gaps left from the announcements at SWW10, you are in for a treat! ~Lou

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