SWW13: Monday Morning
***updates from the press conference following the main session at the bottom***
For those who didn’t follow it live, my comments and the comments of others I thought were important are listed below. The Twitter stream was maybe 1/3 of what it has been in previous years. A couple of things to take from this:
- SolidWorks Mechanical Concept
- eDrawings for Android
And that’s really it. So SolidWorks Mechanical Concept was the big announcement, and it’s not even going to be available in beta until May, available for customers in the Fall. To me, from the images shown, it looked like a 2D mechanism designer. That’s really disappointing news, even to a skeptic.
The second thing was My.SolidWorks.Com, which is also not fully functional yet. It sounds like it will be a NetVibes-like configurable portal for all SolidWorks info.
Bertrand Sicot says that eDrawings for Android is coming “very very soon”. Somehow the Twitter feed missed this until after the main session was over.
I’d be a little annoyed if I had gone to Orlando looking primarily for info on V6. Maybe tomorrow…
This will be updated throughout the day Monday….
Rob Rodriguez says “This graphic scares me.”
Brian McElyea: SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual
SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual saves to the cloud “so you never have to worry about versions, crashes” according to Monica Schnitger. “…blend of history, direct, and ‘learns’ how parts are used”.
Rob Rodriguez adds ” conceptual, social, instinctive, connected…The buzz words”, “Available for beta in May, Oct, Nov availability.” ” Can DS meet any deadlines on software release? SERIOUSLY!”
Evan Yares: “Dassault announces Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual Fusion 360?”
(matt), SMC looks like a 2d sketcher for mechanisms, which have been around for decades.
Monica Schnitger: “Bernard Charles did a great job of explaining DS’ vision & how integral SW is to that & reconfirmed vestment in brand.”
Chad Jackson: “Most exciting part about SolidWorks Mechanical Concept and Inventor_Fusion is the making PDM invisible
(matt) New customer portal My.SolidWorks.com goes live today trying to accumulate all the SW data in one place and allow you to arrange it as you see fit. Looks like NetVibes acquisition being used for this. Cloud hosted by DS.
Twitter stream is dead compared with last year.
A lot about Felix Baumgartners’ jump, but no Felix.
… and a 40′ paper airplane…
@RobRodriguez so is that 5 or 6 years they been dorking around with this?
and that’s a wrap.
….more from the press conference…
Brian McElyea: “SolidWorks: V6 is not a platform, it is a technology. 3DExperience is the platform”
Sean Dotson: “We never announced SolidWorks V6″. That was the public’s name for it
Daniel Herzberg: Since they started working on the next generation of cad tools,
#solidworks has “pivoted” several times to new ideas
UpFront.eZine (Ralph Grabowski) :
@SeanDotson The demo shown at SolidWorks Wold 2010 had “Solidworks V6″ on the title bar. The public did not name it; Dassault did.
Unheard of. A hands on session that is not booked to capacity within 5 minutes of sign up opening? I think this is a My.SolidWorks.com session.
“At the end of the day, SolidWorks is just a tool”. Hope he understands what that means.
2 million users
.5 million facebook fans
2.5 million students
eDrawings for Android (how did the twitter feed miss that??!?)