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Well, mostly fresh and mostly hot. It’s been a few weeks since SolidWorks World, but that won’t stop you from being able to view, in full virtual glory, all the events caught on video, photo and double-sided sticky tape. The SolidWorks World 2009 Proceedings site has it all. You’ll be able to see some of…

You know that handy little thing that sits on the left side of your screen? The sidebar that keeps track of all features, mistakes, workarounds and wonky bits? Yes it’s a veritable visual of your organizational ability and it had it’s start somewhere. Beleive it or not, it came out of a customer visit Jon…

So barring the shuttle ride that was longer than the last leg of our flight, we (the familia Mings) have arrived. I didn’t make it to the blogger meet-up because of the splendid shuttle ride, but was able to make it to the first annual SolidWorks tweet-up at the Dolphin Hotel Lounge. A lot of…

So, this year’s illustrious SolidWorks World is being held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. That’s a small dog kick* away from the Epcot Center and Disney World. Some of you could be dropped in the everglades, legless and blindfolded and still make it on time to the first general…

So, what were the best and brightest post of 2008 on SolidSmack.com? I was sifting through all of them and thought the quickly-trained monkeys that wrote some of them did a pretty good job. I kid. It was actually just one monkey, with a day job and an extra finger… I kid again. Here’s some…

It’s time to get all activism on ya. Imagine just getting a seat of your favorite 3D CAD software with plans to create some sweet kids products. Imagine being a small toy manufacturer, a hobby woodworker that sells wooden kid’s toys online, or somebody that makes cool robot dolls. In Feburary of 2009, you will…

Hey everyone. I’d just like to say thanks for reading, commenting, loving, hating, cheering, puking and pondering each post here on SolidSmack. I wish I could buy a turkey for everyone (and throw a cranberry at some) that make me wanting to keep doing this, at times with the incessant rage of a rabid beet…

(will somebody please give me a decent drumroll. I mean seriously, let’s do this proper-like. ) The SolidWorks World 2009 mystery guest… that is no longer a mystery… but very much a guest… that you will now find out about IS… The world record attempting… The billionaire extraordinaire…

Speaking of Objet 3D printers , there’s a new rapid-prototyping option available this fall from the company enabling you to upload a 3D designs for rapid-prototyping, Shapeways . It’s smooth, it’s black and just screaming your name. The black photopolymer material is used with their Objet Eden 500 machine and gives you a very fine,…