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Every few years we undergo a redesign of our logos and certificate backgrounds which is done to keep them looking fresh. This week we released the latest version of both the certification logos, and the certificate backgrounds. New logos are available to everyone that has passed one of our certification... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
For a few years now we have offered users who possess a SolidWorks Certification the option to be listed in an online directory. At SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando we announced some new functionality that would allow users who choose to be listed in the directory the additional option to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
Name: William Mayo Position: Design Engineer Company: IDEAL Fastener Corporation Date of CSWP: Nov, 2009 Date of CSWE: Aug, 2010 Advanced Certifications: Sheet Metal, Surfacing, Mold Tools William (Will) Mayo has been a CSWE since 2010 and is one of the first 100 users to have achieved the highest SolidWorks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
Jared, If you can pass along the files to me I can get them to the development team so they can try to replicate the issue and possibly suggest a different way of saving it out, or enact a fix in the app if that's what is needed. I know that it's sometimes hard to send out private files, but if you can share them, we'll keep them internal. If you can share it, email it to: certification @ and put attn: Mike
Jared, Not sure why you had any issues, I was just able to purchase, download, and the run the app with no issues. On top of that I'm sitting in an airport terminal and did all that over the 3G connection on my iPad. Only variable in your case sounds like the file you're trying to open, perhaps it's corrupt, or wasn't created correctly. Working fine here even with out restarting or lclosing other apps.
Are you all set to head to SolidWorks World 2012? Ready for a chance to win a high end computer workstation while you're there? Well SolidWorks Solution partner BOXX has stepped up to the plate. The first thing you'll need to know about having a chance to win this powerful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at The SolidWorks Blog
On Monday night, February 13th, 2012, CSWEs and CSWPs in attendance at SolidWorks World 2012 will board a bus and make the short drive to the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum in San Diego Bay. The annual gathering of Certified SolidWorks Experts and Professionals will board the retired U.S. Navy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at The SolidWorks Blog
I remember back to 2006 when I attended my first SolidWorks World in Las Vegas. Everybody that had already been to one told me I would be blown away at the general sessions that are held each morning. I was not disappointed! The general session 'set' design is always fun... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at The SolidWorks Blog
Dean, You will be happy to know of the nine trucks we 'packed up' after the event ended, four of those were won by people from out of the country so we shipped them so they wouldn't have to pay the fees. One of them was pretty beat up and had a bunch of broken parts, so we kept it to put in a diaplay case at the SolidWorks office along with other products designed in SolidWorks. We Gave two of them away to CSWP's that helped us with the set up and breakdown of the event along with lots of other stuff they helped with, and the last two were given away during the year, again to CSWP's around the country that helped us out with some projects. You can rest assured that we will once again give away whatever we buy for the event in San Antonio. Hope to see you there! Mike Puckett DS SolidWorks
Are you getting excited about SolidWorks World 2011 yet? If you are going, and you are a Certified SolidWorks Professional, or a Certified SolidWorks Expert, you have even more to be excited about! And if you are not a CSWP or a CSWE, then maybe this will help you decide... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
Recently I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of Formula SAE events around the country. One of the things I noticed first was the complexity of the cars that the students had built and designed. The first event I attended was the Formula Hybrid event in New Hampshire.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
Within the next few weeks we'll be releasing the newest version of our Virtual Tester Pro client software that is used to take our certification exams. One of the bigger enhancements coming will be the addition of portrait scaling that will allow the test taker to resize the tester interface... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
Robcohee, As with any DS product there are a bunch of ways to handle a task, and 3DVIA Composer is no different in regards to updating documents. Check out 3DVIA Sync, it will do the updating for you, no need to do it yourself: When I was learing SolidWorks some 10 years ago what made it so easy to learn was that fact that the software seemed to work just as I expected it would. There was no wierd learning curves, or commands to remember, it just simeply worked. Sitting thru the Composer class last week, it was the exact same way, the tools just work the way you would expect them too. And Garth, maybe once I get as good as you, I can do it in under a minute!
Last week I had the chance to attend the 4-day 3DVIA Composer training course here in Concord. Two of those days were the introduction class, and the second two were the advanced class. So did I get anything out of it? Of course I did. There was a lot to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
I am one of those people who likes to try to pinpoint a moment in time that sets about a series of events that all lead to something. In this case it's how did I end up working at SolidWorks. Well it goes all the way back to October 2005,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
At SolidWorks World 2010 we announced the newest certification exam added to our growing list, the Certified SolidWorks Expert exam (CSWE). For those who were not there, here is some information on it. The CSWE exam is targeted at the SolidWorks user who you may think of as the 'go-to'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at The SolidWorks Blog
A brand new advanced topic certification exam is now available for users to take. The Advanced Weldments exam is the fifth advanced topic exam offered by SolidWorks Certification. The new Weldments exam focuses on these key areas of Weldments functionality: Weldment profile creation Placing the Weldment profile in the Weldment... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at The SolidWorks Blog
The CSWP event at SolidWorks World 2010 is going to feature the Team Associated SC10 Remote Control Offroad Race Truck. In fact we're going to have about 50 of them at the event. The plan is to construct 7 tracks which will be made out of 2 X 4 pieces... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at The SolidWorks Blog
This past weekend we released the fourth edition of the Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam. The new exam is different to the past versions in one big way. Instead of requiring a user to commit three continuous hours to take the exam, this release has been broken down into three separate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at The SolidWorks Blog
The SolidWorks Certification Logos provided to users that have successfully completed a SolidWorks Certification exam have been updated and we have also added logos for Certifications that previously didn't have one. To download your logos, simply visit the SolidWorks Certification Center. Let's take a look. Certified SolidWorks Professional: Certified SolidWorks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2009 at The SolidWorks Blog
Actually Mikeo the rendering is either done with PV360 or PhotoWorks. Mike Puckett Via iPhone On Sep 12, 2009, at 1:38 AM, wrote:
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Rob, Would live to know. They show a bunch of similar models in that video. Mike Puckett Via iPhone On Sep 11, 2009, at 9:21 PM, wrote:
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2009 on Now This Is A Large Assembly at Mike Puckett's Blog