It’s new and shiny and doesn’t hurt, plus…

  • The conversation is happening there
  • You find out stuff before anyone else
  • You have access to people you normally wouldn’t
  • I’ve meet a lot of people and a lot of SolidWorks users
  • I’ve found new CAD related and SolidWorks Blogs (see below)

It’s pretty amazing when you can talk with someone you’ve never meet and suddenly feel like you know them.

I’ve been able to hear about someone as they travel from the US to Israel, here about a photomob develop at Google’s web2.0 booth, see people discussing SolidWork tips, and get invites to closed betas – Pretty cool stuff. You just don’t realize the relationships that can develop out there either. I’m hoping to meet a lot of people I’ve had conversations with since being on.

Additionally, it becoming a resource. I’ve just started tagging all SolidWorks tips I give out and there’s plenty of talk about news that’s happening.

So, if you’re interested, follow me @solidsmack. Say hi, tell me where you’re from and if you like .

Tools that make Twitter more fun
Twhirl – Twitter Client
Tweetscan – real-time twitter search
Twitterholic – Twitters Top 100
HashTags – Tag your Tweets – Search conversations

Blogs I’ve found through Twitter:
Clinging to Ideas – Brian Slick makes the transition from I-DEAS to SolidWorks.
TheSwGeek – Alex Ruiz geeks out bigtime.
Schmalls – Josh Thomson puts the hook on SolidWorks and Programming
Chris Kelly – yeah, he’s Siemens PLM nut 🙂 but also very nice

Some other blogger on there that you may know are Ben Eadie, Brian McElyea, and Lou Gallo

Where are you?


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.