SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 441 - May Tech News

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May Tech News:

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

SolidWorks Blog:
Tips:
  - Breaking a sheet metal loft so it shows bend lines.
  - Using SolidWorks Sub-Weldments
  - Revision Clouds in SolidWorks 2013
  - Driving SolidWorks Assemblies with Curve-driven Patterns
  - Simplify Your Models Using the Intersect Tool
  - Note-Building Machine: SolidWorks vs Infinite Monkeys
  - Creating Section Views in SolidWorks 2013
  - 5 SolidWorks Tips You May Have Never Seen Before

News:
  - Free SolidWorks Certification for Subscriptions Service Customers
  - Q&A: Keeping up with the U.S. DoD Requirements
  - Romotive turns your iPhone into a programmable robot with the help of SolidWorks
  - Learn More About SolidWorks Using the Built-in Tutorials

Tech Alerts:
  - May Featured Content
  - 2 Questions Survey

Support Monthly FAQ:
  - New format from SW Support
  - Service Pack News
  - Noteworthy Solutions from the SW KB

Industry News:
  - Google Now comes to iOS
  - GrabCAD Workbench Launches
  - Windows "Blue" officially now Windows 8.1 (will be free!)
  - Google I/O 2013 Announcements

I know this is a little late but I opted to give myself a little break, catch up on some work and wait till the Google I/O conference was over so I could add some interesting information to the Industry news area of the show.

SolidWorks news seems to be a little slim.  I would imagine there will be a high volume of stuff hitting the web once the beta for 2014 comes out.  I am hoping to hear more news in the coming weeks about SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, which was announced at SolidWorks World in January.  As many of the announcements of years past, it has been silent, however I am anxious to see if we get a beta opportunity in conjunction with the desktop version of SolidWorks 2014.

As you might imagine, I was focused on the big Google Developer conference that launched this week so I decided to push the show out till I could add some of the announcements from Google I/O since they have such a powerful impact on the future of the web.  Every year Google gives a good outlook on the future of the web and all it could potientially offer us.  Whether you love or hate them, the employ more PHDs than any other company so "pushing the envelope" is woven into their DNA.  ~Lou

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