Ahhh, it’s the middle of the summer. Vacations are planned, mosquito are biting and there’s so much going on in the world of SolidWorks the coffee pot at SolidWorks HQ in Massachusetts is on 24/7.

Yes, things are heating up and it’s a perfect chance for you to get all your incredibly helpful designs, thoughts, tips and ideas on anything and everything about SolidWorks out in the open for everyone else to be utterly amazed at with low mumblings and quiet discussions. Here’s the rundown on all the craziness.

SolidWorks World 2009 – Call for Papers
Here’s your opportunity for honor, infamy or a combination of the two, plus a FREE PASS to SolidWorks World 2009. Each year the SolidWorks community is invited to present at the Annual SolidWorks World Conference. This year it’s being held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Check your calender for February 8–11, 2009 and get those presentation ideas flowing! Make sure to read Mike Puckett’s Tips for presenting at SolidWorks World and saving yourself from embarrassment.

SolidWorks World 2009 Papers

SolidWorks Beta 2
The SolidWorks Beta program is roaring along and this week starts Phase 2 of you chance to check out the new features, push the buttons and win some prizes just for letting SolidWorks know about any bugs you come across. If a mini DVD camcorder, GPS system or LCD Television sound nice to you, walk nonchalantly over to the Beta Site and download that latest version of SolidWorks 2009!

SolidWorks 2009 Beta

Create the Future Design Contest
With a $20,000 grand prize, this is one of the best contest held each year to get your concept or invention out in the public eye. You can see 2007 winners here and get some great tips about improving your entry.



Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.