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David Suelflow walked into room 217 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Conference Center this morning a SolidWorks World 2011 “attendee.” Two hours, forty-five grueling minutes later, he walked out a Certified SolidWorks Professsional, or “CSWP.” From the exam room, he strode straight across a wide hall to the outdoor balcony.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at The SolidWorks Blog
Name: Elmer Plett Title: Engineering Support Technician Company: Pro-Fab Industries, designer and manufacturer of alternative energy heating systems, including high-efficiency indoor and outdoor wood boiler models and more traditional outdoor furnace designs. Job description: I provide technical assistance to the SolidWorks users at our company as well as running the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at The SolidWorks Blog
Name: Susan Evans Title: P resident and Founder Company: MCAD Technologies, Inc. MCAD specializes in sales, support, and training of engineering productivity tools, including 3D solid modeling, design validation, product data management, product documentation and 3D color printing technology. Hometown: Tolland, Conn. 1) Why did you choose to do the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
A little bit of SolidWorks World 2010 will go into orbit if University of California Irvine students successfully complete their ambitious space camera. Already presented to NASA in a formal design review, "CubeSat" would float in near-zero gravity, point itself at the earth, photograph our planet, and send the picture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
When a hurricane tore the roof off a customer’s plant, recalls Jason Williams, all that remained intact were some steel girders and an industrial fan – a Big Ass fan. Please pardon the language, but that’s not us cussin’. Big Ass Fans is the name of Williams’ employer and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
If you’ve luxuriated in the sleekness of Amtrak’s Acela, you can thank two SolidWorks Worlds 2010 attendees, Bruce Hoffman and John Campbell. They and their teams use SolidWorks software not to design new train cars – those last for decades – but to continually retrofit, refurbish, and modernize them from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog