SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 460 - October Tech News

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October 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 & Tech Blog:
Tips:
- Design Scenarios for fluid flow in SolidWorks Flow Simulation
- Improving Performance of Large Assemblies
- Dramatically reduce design errors by using SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT)
- SolidWorks Lofted Bends for Complex Sheet Metal Parts
- Quicker Access to Tools = Quick Productivity Gains
- SolidWorks 2014 - In Mold Residual Stress & Displacement

News:
- See What's New in DraftSight!
- Check Out the Latest Updates to My.SolidWorks
   Catching Up with the SolidWorks Community at Maker Faire NYC
- Are you currently using workarounds in SoildWorks Drawings?
- Designing for Precision on the Shop Floor at Wamore, Inc.
- Enter The Ocean Cleanup Contest for a chance to change the world (and win prizes)
- TenLinks to Award Top SolidWorks Bloggers
- New Getting Started Video Series Launch on SolidWorks Composer YouTube Channel
- "He's a designer, so he shouldn't touch CAM right?" Wrong - and here's why.
- SolidWorks World User Agenda is Live.
- eDrawings is Updated (Android file association is fixed!)

  Tech Alerts:
- SolidWorks 2014 SP0 is available for download
- SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 SP0 is available for download
SolidWorks 2013 SP5 is available for download
- SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2013 SP5 is available for download

SolidWorks Support News:
- Top questions and issues
- My.SolidWorks.com update
- Service pack news
- SolidWorks World 2013 proceedings - part 3
- Noteworthy solutions from the SolidWorks Knowledge Base

Industry News: 
- Apple Ships iPhone 5s & 5c, debuts new iPad and Mac line
- Apple Ships OSX update for free along with iLife and iWork with new devices
- Google's rumored Nexus 5 by LG blows away benchmarks
- Google ships Coder for the Raspberry Pi
- Microsoft ships Remote Desktop app for iOS and Android
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 ships

Mid October marks the time when the new SolidWorks product line has been launched, rollout events are underway and the jury is out of how users are responding to the new version.  This time of year is fun for me since I get to travel around to show the shinny new software but something is different this time around.

SolidWorks 2014 marks 12 versions of SolidWorks that I have done these "What's New" presentations and this year we stuck to showing SolidWorks for most of the event.  The trend in 2014 seems to be on so many little front-facing improvements and features leaving these tid-bits out would be a shame.

Since we spent the last few weeks plowing through the 2014 What's New, this issue of the tech news show will skip those news bits and focus on what we all missed over the past 5 or so weeks.  This has also been an interesting few weeks for the big three, Apple, Google and Microsoft.  ~Lou

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