SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 405 - September Tech News


September Tech News:

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

SolidWorks Blog:

- Bolt Connector Tips

- High Quality Animations from Composer

- Hidden Doc Props (default prefs)

- Save As Copy (missing manual?)

- Mastering Fill Pattern

- Five Free Tools for Engineering (some SW, some not)

- Dual Dimension Discussion

- eDrawings Pro for iPad announced

- Wonders of Weldments

- SolidWorks unveils 2013 product line

- Cutting All Ties (Best Practices for Removing External References)

- Seven Simple Tips for Modeling Springs

Tech Alerts:

- SolidWorks Featured Author Blog - Ed Eaton

- Featured content updated for September

- SolidWorks 2013 PR1 available for download

Support Monthly FAQ:

- Top Questions and Issues

- New KB articles

Industry News/Misc:

- What's New Series layout

Well SolidWorks lifted the embargo of the 2013 beta program allowing everyone to say whatever they like about the new product.  SolidWorks also has continued to push out a number of updates and "Sneak Peaks" of the next major release of the SolidWorks product line.  2013 looks good and we are going to be starting the What's New Series here soon.

About this time every year right after SolidWorks makes a pre-release version of the next build of SolidWorks available to the public, a number of in-depth posts start to surface about the product.  This is when you can really get a feel of what users impressions of the product is.  This release is about small upgrades and necessary enhancements to much of the core product.

As we begin next week to break down the entire What's New manual, you will also get a sense of what the real goals were with this release.  The product that seems to have gotten a large UI and functionality update is Enterprise PDM, especially on the administrative side of the product.  What are your thoughts thus far? ~Lou

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