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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,…

If you try to connect with Certified SolidWorks Professionals (CSWP’s) on the SolidWorks website you may have a little trouble finding exactly where those SolidWorks specialists are hiding. Don’t worry, the link is still there. From SolidWorks Certification, “We had to change it due to the request by many CSWP members to keep their information…

This little orange square is raising all sorts of mean looks and a hefty lawsuit from AutoDesk to Dassault Systemes SolidWorks along with a list of other alleged misdeed. Ralph Grabowski brings up the lawsuit (pdf) filed on September 19th that slaps it’s own lovemark, so to speak, across the cheek of Dassault Systemes SolidWorks…

Hot dang. Were you around last week? Did you get a SolidWorks 2009 taste in the back of your mouth that made your nose tickle and pupils dilate? Yeah? No? Kinda? Well, there were so many post about the SolidWorks Press event and goings on, that it may have happened if you consumed it all…

In a sudden rush of jet-setting and drink-getting out here at the SolidWorks 2000000000009 press conference, all of us have become aware that SolidWorks development has release the smokin’ hot new version of SolidWorks. Available for download at a customer portal near you. Are you going for it? Personally, I’d recommend it. Not because I…