Day three of SolidWorks World 2012! It came and went with a quickness. Then the travel and the catching up. But not to worry, we’ve got the final overview video and some more details coming at you. As you may know, the Day 3 General Session is the day when the top ten enhancement requests are brought forth, the new features coming to 2013 are shown via a comical skit (this years did not disappoint) and the location of the next SolidWorks World is announced. All that, after the jump.

SolidWorks World Day Three Video Blast

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SolidWorks World Day Three General Session

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Another glorious morning in southern new Hampshire... Or rather, California. Good morning
The last mad rush into the General Session ensues.
Yeah... That's about 6000 people... on the last day... of a cad conference... Yeah
You know him, @robwolkers on the front row. Special guest on @evd1 episode 11!
"Welcome to evolution of SolidWorks"... any big announcements today ya think?
Fielder Hiss back up on stage. "lot of things to excite you today, engage you... The future of SolidWorks"
Model Mania Contest: Mark Schnieder up. 13th year for Model Mania. 3 winners get a NVIDIA gpu.
Model mania winners
Mark going through the modeling process on the model mania part.
Fielder Hiss: Green Design Contest held to 'design a better airport chair'. Winner used bamboo for his design.
1.25 million SolidWorks licenses around the world. Marie Planchard on stage talkin' teachers and students.
Bruno Maisonnier is freakin' passionate about robots. Talking Nao of Aldebaran Robotics.

Bruno: robot building challenge... Making a cute robot. You don't want it to scare old ladies.
Bruno: even Japanese people are buying robots... love this guy.

Bruno: Nao robot (16k a pop) being used to help autistic kids learn.
(sorry this is cut off) Here's the breakdown. #10-Thread Creation Wizard, #9-add lock rotation, #8-esc key returns control, #7 dims stay there, #6 control planes, #5-reduce bounding box, #4-better shaded with edges printing, #3-don't delete children, dangle them, #2-mass props, include center of gravity, #1-use more CPU cores.

SolidWorks 2012 Features - Ha!!! Jon Hhirschtick in video, overhears convo about '3d cad in the future' gets idea for SolidWorks
SolidWorks 2013 Features.
More SolidWorks 2013 Features.
More SolidWorks 2013 Features.
More SolidWorks 2013 Features.
More SolidWorks 2013 Features.
Marty saves SolidWorks from becoming Biff-cad.
Where is SolidWorks World 2013? Orlando, Swan and Dolphin, January 20th-23rd.

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