Don’t you just love the smell of a new operating system? Goes well alongside the boiling adrenaline shooting out your eyes as you become familiar with it’s functionality and problems, doesn’t it? Actually, there are a lot of people and companies in the design and engineering community who still use Windows XP. There are many reasons, but with Windows 7 out, XP loosing the support from Microsoft and increased 64-bit hardware support… that’s changing.

With that transition, there may be new ways to do things, strange dialog boxes or problems that keep us from busting out fabulous 3D designs. Nothing like focusing on problems huh? Don’t worry, we’ll talk solutions too, but before we can do that…

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Have a more specific problem? Hit the comments! Next week we’ll address a couple problems you may come across and cover any other issue you come up with.


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.