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As if those potatoes will peel themselves. Ok, so apparently they do, but it’s got to be the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen, besides that disco family of Sumatran rabbits and these links. Wayne Barlow – Yes, speaking of creepy. Wayne wins for his creature art. A fleshy sac on the back of a 3-legged…

Speaking of touchscreen display technology you’ll want to take a look at this. Found at Joe Moak’s, Hey, That’s a Great Idea via Develop3D, a revisit to the I(heart)Sketch. INDEED. You’ve seen I(heart)Sketch on SolidSmack before, but this actual demo of a ship being created is glorious. It’s even more amazing than the normal touchscreen…

Why, it was only a few days ago you were enticed to get your Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) certificate. Now, however, SolidWorks is elevating the enticement by offering the exam to current subscription customers for the rest of 2009… for FREE. Customers wishing to take the exams must redeem their code no later than December…

I saw it yesterday, a big ol’ metal silo that inches along the ground. It was filled with raccoons and smelled like cheese puffs. So, instead of calling the authorities, I sat down, had a cookie and looked at these links. Mecha Illustrations – Duster132 does mecha up so right. Excellent and inspiring illustrations to…

There are some things in life that are scary and others that are just plain fun. Robots and magneto-coaster-toy-thingies are both of those. If you’re a CSWP (Certified SolidWorks Professional), this year’s SolidWorks World CSWP event is full bore, roboteriffic, coaster-building fun. You have the food, drinks and a contest that’s even open to CSWP’s…

So, how many times are you sitting admiring the sunrise, contemplating the various ways to mirror an assembly in SolidWorks when you suddenly realize that’s not a bagel you stuck in the toaster, but your right thumb. With files sizes on the mind, you may have a tendancy to avoid mirroring SolidWorks assemblies as much…

It’s bound to happen. You’re walking past your local incinerator with that nice new shirt on and instantly your fine woolen threads are vaporized LEAVING YOU COMPLETELY UNPROTECTED AGAINST THE ELEMENTS. Scary isn’t it? So is not being able to protect those 3D models you’ve spent 1/3rd of your life working on. Fact is, sometimes…

The ‘S’ key. A single key on that clicky ol’ keyboard that can give you the POWER to HARNESS… tiny little icons… on a customizable pop-up toolbar. Power? Yes, faster access to commands and less time between them. Everyone knows it’s easier to get away from going through the menus by setting up keyboard shortcuts.…

I know. It happened here as well. Five people and a large parrot fell over convulsing when they thought of the possibilities. It’s one thing to use SolidWorks to turn your design and engineering department into a concept-crazy, model churning machine of product-cycle pleasure. It’s quite another to whip that interface into a tool that…

What good is Twitter for? It’s a powerful tool for many people as well as for businesses building brands, but it’s even more powerful where there’s a strong user base. In the CAD world, and SolidWorks in particular, the connection between users just keeps getting stronger. On twitter, you can interact with SolidWorks user, SolidWorks…

I occasionally choose to point the fire hose of SolidWorks tips and information into an unsuspecting person’s face without realizing how overwhelming it can be. A few hours later I see the the expressionless blank stare of a skinless and slightly tattered face gazing, begging me to stop. A few tips to simply get started…

Your SolidWorks drawings are standing out in the open like a very large and overly dressed target of 3D ninja violence. Hey, I’m just sayin. It’s actually a secret society of defected and very agitated ANSI and ISO standard authors that have passed this info on to me. Your fancy drawing is filled with more…

I had a conversation with someone yesterday about how to create really great looking images without using the SolidWorks rendering add-in, PhotoWorks. I told him it was simple and you can do it in just a few steps. ‘No way, show me.’, he said. If you have PhotoWorks, great; you can create some very slick…

Recently, SolidWorks thwarted a would-be Zombie attack by launching the SolidWorks Geniuses marketing campaign. First up was the Leonardo Da Vince Self-Powered (Zombie-eliminating) Cart. You saw it, I’m sure, and desired to get your hands on the model so you too could prevent an ensuing Zombie onslaught. Well, you’re in luck. Rob Rodriguez is putting…