SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 426 - January Tech News

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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 tech news. Topics covered:

SolidWorks Blog:
- Tips
   
- Creating Drawings for SolidWorks Multi-body Parts
   - Dimension Tangent to an Arc or Circle
   - SW Simulation 2013 - Two of My Favorite Additions
   - How to overline text on a SolidWorks drawing
   - Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Appearances
   - SolidWorks Electrical: What's in the Black Box?
   - How to Add a Custom Hole Size to the Hole Wizard Database in SolidWorks
   - SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - Using the Report Generator

- Partner Profiles:
   - Delcam (CADCAM)
   - Capvidia (3D data translataion, validation, visualization and CFD)
   - Luxion (Rendering... KeyShot)
   - C&G Systems (CADCAM)
   - NVIDIA (graphics cards)

Tech Alerts:
- NEW Installation and Deployment Survey
- SolidWorks 2013 SP2 Early Visibility available for download
- The Featured Content Blog for January is now available

Support Monthly FAQ:
Top Questions and Issues
- New Knowledge Base articles

Industry News:
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CES is a bust

The week before SolidWorks World Conference is here and typically the news is quiet due to the news that will be streaming out in the next week.  This month, however, seems to be littered with a ton of tips, a new service pack on the horizon and even a Support FAQ!

With CES finishing up last week, and for the most part a bust for innovation, I am looking forward to seeing old friends and wondering if I will be amazed this year at SW World.  It has been a while since SolidWorks World showed the magic it had just a few years back  Don't get me wrong, i still enjoy the event and the community aspect but the revealing on the mainstage has not been at the level is was in years before.

SolidWorks events crew always goes big so I know there will be no disappointment there.  We all hope to see and get a launch date of V6, if it will ship, maybe Live Buildings and how about an Android version of eDrawings?  Maybe?  I will hold my breath... ~Lou

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