This podcast covers the recent updates to the new My.SolidWorks, the content aggregator that debuted at SolidWorks World 2013. Topics covered:
- At a glance, what has changed
- Added features for those who sign in
- Navigation and sharing updates
- Mobile experience
- Impressions and suggestions
Back in February I covered My.SolidWorks in its early days and there were a number of issues including missing content and lack of support for mobile. Today a few of these things have been addressed and it appears to be adding some useful content segments.
One major addition is mobile support. This seems to work well and is the way I typically check the site. Whether you are on a phone, tablet or even a smaller screen laptop, the new site scales well with it's Windows 8-like tiles, making it easy to hit touch targets with my big fingers.
Despite the new additions and increased device support, something still feels missing to me. As many of you know, I am not considered a "normal user" but I wish I could put in my own content links too. It seems like the content that put SolidWorks on the map on the web would be bloggers and their content is missing here. I wish I could at least add my own feeds to the interface and make it truly the one stop for SolidWorks content. ~Lou