Disco solidsmack the smack is what you lack

SolidSmack gets around. You know it. Here’s a list of relationships and things we need to disclose so you know what we write about comes straight from our beating hearts. By the way, none of the people or companies listed below has any say or editorial power over the content that goes on SolidSmack. We just want to get that out there.

Industry events

SolidSmack attends industry events hosted by various CAD industry vendors. This most often involves them paying for conference fees, hotels and occasionally flights to the event. If they don’t pay for flights, we try to get them too with compliments about their yappy dogs. Any post, articles or coverage of the event is left solely up to SolidSmack with no input or editing from the event host or sponsors.


You’ll notice SolidSmack has ads, lot’s of big ones. That’s how we fund this operation and pay for the enormous cereal intake required to put out such awesome content. If you would like to not have ads, contact us and we’ll show you the donation box that accepts extra large checks. But, just like our advertiser, you won’t have any say in the content, editorial or images that cover a product or service (or the amount of said content about such product or service). We are brutal, I know.


Occasionally, we will be given software or hardware to use and review. Sometimes we don’t have to send it back, sometimes we give it away in a contest, sometimes we toss it through a window (not really, but yeah, really). The software is usually not for resale (NFS), which means, no, I can’t sell it to your uncle so he can give it to you.

That’s basically it. Here are some lists.

Events we cover:

Autodesk University
Siemens PLMWorld
SolidWorks World

Companies we talk to:


Publications we talk to”

Desktop Engineering
Design World
Ten Links
WorldCAD Access

Wondering about anything? Feel free to contact us and ask.