SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 430 - February Tech News


February Tech News:

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

SolidWorks Blog:
- Tips
  - SolidWorks Hole Callouts for Hole Wizard Holes on Cylindrical Faces
  - Get Started with SolidWorks Simulation
  - Why Does M y EPDM Calculated BOM Change?
  - Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Lighting
  - SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: Initial Temperatures
  - Rendering Liquids in PhotoView 360
  - SolidWorks Composer: An Easy Way to Rotate Actors
- SWW News
  - SolidWorks World 2013: The CEO's Perspective
  - Overview on My.SolidWorks
  - Overview on SW Mechanical Conceptual
  - SWW13 Day 1 General Session Video
  - SWW13 Day 2 General Session Video
  - The SolidWorks World 2013 Top 10 List
  - SWW13 Day 3 General Session Video
- News
  - Celebrating 15 years of SolidWorks certification
  - Manage 2D Data in EPDM and DraftSight
  - Display your CSWP on LinkedIn
  - SolidWorks wins the 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards

Tech Alerts:
- SolidWorks 2013 SP2 is available for download
- Featured content updated for February
- SolidWorks EPDM 2013 SP2 available for download
- Model Mania 2013 files available for download

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

Industry News:
- gets notable updates
- eDrawings for iOS Augmented Reality

Typically the weeks following SWW tend to be dry, although littered with opinions and summaries of the news out of the conference.  This month has a few nice highlights and as well as some updates to the 2013 product line.

What seems to be more unbelievable is that in just 4 months we should be getting ready for yet another beta season even though SolidWorks 2013 still feel pretty new.  SolidWorks also rebranded 3DVIA Composer to SolidWorks Composer which seems to make sense and maybe that will come with more integration as well.

There was one thing that was mentioned at SolidWorks World, product wise that did make it in the hands of the masses and that is eDrawings augmented reality feature that was shown on the main stage.  I have had some time to test it out and will talk about that as well.  ~Lou

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