It’s the first day of February, 2016. Time for the biggest CAD industry event for a single software package. SolidWorks World 2016 is on and there’s an ethereal feel in the air. Maybe it’s the rapturous, simultaneous geeking of thousands of SolidWorks users. Maybe it’s the 75 degree Dallas, Texas weather in the middle of winter. Maybe it’s a bit of both. As is usual, they’ll have guests and announcements galore, but what are you hoping to hear from SolidWorks?

SolidWorks has some great customers, keynotes and announcements lined up. You have the illustrious Yves Behar, David Pogue interviewing customers behind Beer, Bra and Space Elevator tech, new entrepreneur focus and new product announcements to be sure. There’s been a lot going on with Dassault SolidWorks, from a new release and a new UI with SolidWorks 2016 to subscription policy changes and an expansion of products that begin to show how SolidWorks is converging with the 3D EXPERIENCE platform. So, what are your hopes, fears and dreams around all of this?

You’ll be able to watch the live webcast here for the SolidWorks World General Sessions each morning. They kick off at 8:30 CST each morning, so tune in and let us know what you’re waiting/hoping to hear.

What do you want hear from SolidWorks this year?


Josh is founder and editor at, 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.