SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 295 - September Tech News

September Tech News:

This podcast covers the SolidWorks and CAD industry news that broke since the middle of last month.  Topics covered:

SolidWorks Blog:

- Let's Go Design: Steel vs. Aluminum (Asheen's perspective)

- SolidWorks 2011 "What's New" videos

- SolidWorks & Tech Pioneers

- Curbing Energy Demand at the Source

SolidWorks 2011 News:

SolidWorks Launch site

- SolidWorks World 2011 Connect page

- SolidWorks 2011 blog coverage

- Ricky Jordan

- SolidSmack

- SolidWorks Legion

- Jeff Mirisola

- RockSolid Perspective

- Dezign Stuff

SolidWorks Tech Alerts:

- SolidWorks 2011 Beta 3 shipped (August 23)

- SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011 Beta 3 shipped (September 1)

- SolidWorks 2011 B3 fixes VPN issues for SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL)

Industry News:

- 15 year anniversary of SolidWorks 1st seat sale

- DS ships 3dvia Mobile HD for iPad

- Autodesk ships AutoCAD for the Mac ($4K)  (Draftsight for Mac around the corner (Free))

- Vuuch 3.0 ships

- Deelip talk to Jeff Ray about SolidWorks 2011, The Cloud and DraftSight

We are in the final weeks of SolidWorks 2011 beta testing and with the NDA lifted, the news is flooding in about new features to come.  The quantity of posts on 2011 features seem to be down from previous years but the coverage is still there.  SolidWorks 2011 launch site is live and video posts are going up on the SolidWorks blog regularly.

The CAD industry overall seems to be full of new product launches and technology advances, even some news on CAD on the Cloud. Deelip Mezenes talks to Jeff Ray, Matt Lombard stops blogging (for now), and 3dvia brings 3D to the iPad.  Another busy month of tech news without any slowing in sight! ~Lou

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