SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 371 - January Tech News

January Tech News:

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

SolidWorks Blog:

- Tool Highlights

- Bend it like a football star (Motion Simulation)

- Ultimate igloos & Cooling Engineering (Nonlinear Simulation)

- Let's Go Design Baby Buggy comes to a close (finally!)

- SWWC Partner Profiles

- RaipdForm (Reverse engineering scan -> parametric features)

- Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (PLM tools and services)

- SpaceControl (3D mice and controllers)

- Objet 3D Printers (multi-material in a single print)

- SWWC Contests

- Hobbyist Contest (Winner: Kevin Lin)

- Trivia Contest #2 (Winner: Bob Prochnow)

- SWWC Keynote Speaker: Tony Fadell "Father of the iPod"

Tech Alerts:

- SWWC Top 10 List open for voting

- SWWC Model Mania Archive launched

- SolidWorks 2012 SP2 Early Visibility available for download

SW Support Monthly FAQ:

- Various Toolbox solutions

- A ton of new Enterprise PDM KB articles

- Simulation mesh size and result effects

Technology Spotlight:

- Onlive Desktop hands-on

We are just weeks away from SWWC 2012 and much of the news is related to contests, attendees and partners that will be at the conference this year.  With one of the speakers announced (Tony Fadell), I am starting to get excited to go and see many friends that I only get to see at SWWC.

I am starting to compile my list of breakouts and partners I am going to visit.  Remember, if you are unable to attend this year's SolidWorks World Conference, visit the Live Coverage page to sign up for the live blogs.  Also submit your sessions that you would like coverage of by emailing me at lou 'at' or on any other networks you choose to get your votes in.  I will post notes are well on the page.

I hope to see many of you at SolidWorks World and look forward to bringing as much of the show to you that I can.  It is an exhausting and exciting week so I have a lot of planning to still do! ~Lou

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