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There’s been some interesting things going on the past week. Here’s some links you may find interesting and the one of the best from last week here on SolidSmack Interesting Posts SolidWorks Super User’s Group – Matt Lombard and Rob Rodriguez report the Central Mass/Norther CT User’s Group is getting a visit from the SolidWorks…

While the Northern Hemisphere is getting ready for SolidWorks World 2008, our friends on the Southern Hemisphere are getting ready for SolidWorks World 2007. The SolidWorks 2007 International Users Conference,hosted by InterCAD, a SolidWorks reseller, is being held in Melbourne, Australia on September 10th, 2007. It runs shorter than the User Conference in the States…

I have absolutely no interest in golf. Before you choke or stop reading the blog, It’s not that I don’t like it, I’ve just never really played. My excuse is that I’m left-handed… which is working less and less each time I’m asked to play. For the first time since 1994, the PGA Championship is…

You may be interested to know that SolidWorks PR 1 is available for download. This is the step before the final release and is intended to be used in a production environment to test for quality. If you’re going to use it in production, be sure to make back-ups of whatever you try it on…

Most everyone has posted about SolidWorks World 2008 and Mike Puckett has given a really good breakdown of what to expect. I’d just like to add two things: Three for the price of two You can get a ‘Three for the Price of Two’ pass here. That’s a savings of $795 smackers you could use…

Today, my little boy is turning 1 year old. I extremely excited and just can’t help but tell you all and show you some photos. His name is Sebastian Alexander and he’s a bubble of fun. He’s taken over our personal blog at joshandmaggie.com where there are some videos also. Here’s some photos. Custest Boy…

I was going to wait and have some links from this site in the Friday Smackdowns, but there’s just so much good stuff I thought it deserved a post of it’s own. If design matters to you at all or you’re interested in color, art or just making things look good you need to check…

On August 4-5 Team SolidWorks will be going on a bike ride to support a cure for cancer. SolidWorks started officially doing this in 2002 and will ride with a team of over 70 people this year. Their goal is to raise 500,000, a goal they nearly achieved last year. I’m usually not into this…

This is so off topic it’s rediculous, but it’s the weekend. Two of my favorite movies are Goonies and Pirates of the Carribean. Now, imagine if they were mixed together? Don’t imagine skallywag. watch the trailer!

I have no idea. This is the funniest video I’ve seen in so long. Leave it to the Japanese to make American television look boring. Basically, contestants have to contort their bodies into weird shapes to avoid being hit by huge blocks of Styrofoam that come flying at them or else be pushed into a…

Some artist are having their designs put onto the bottom of skateboards with a laser. I love to skateboard and my last board had a really cool tattoo graphic on it done by my brother. I almost didn’t want to skate it… but I did. I ended up breaking it. I was actually kind of…

SolidWorks sent out their press release today for SolidWorks 2008. It’s currently in the last stages of Beta and can be purchased, but there is no published timeline of when it starts to ship. Some may not think so, but I see a lot of benifits coming out in this release. I also see where…

The SolidWorks Users Group Network site has put up a page listing the bloggers within the community. Lovingly called “the blog squad,” they are the ones that you’ll usually find over in the sidebar links on any of the blogs. There’s good info and personal insight into a lot of the different applications SolidWorks is…

Today, SolidWorks launched the final Beta version of 2008. This means the launch is right around the corner and it’s the last chance you’ll have to get in on the beta testing. You can be assured that there will be a whole slew of news, podcasts, and video coming out so keep your feeds running…

I was on a trip recently and pulled off into a gas station when I saw this incredible beast of a truck pull up next to me. It had sponsorship decals all over it and down on the passenger side door I saw the good ‘ol SolidWorks logo. I was wondering what the relationship was…

What happens when you take an artist, turn him into a software developer and stir in some Java OpenGL? Answer: Mark Napier and some funky looking stuff Play with some of the links on the right side at his site. I made this with one of his programs. Now this isn’t done in SolidWorks, but…

In the states here, it’s Memorial day. Our three-day weekend we turn into four, our day we mow the lawn or paint that last wall. I want to thank my grandfathers that fought, bleed, cried, laughed, went to serve, came home to live and helped me never have to wonder what it is to be…

We’ll I said there just might be something about ninjas on this site. You might as well forget about the fancy, schmancy algorithmic based modeling technology coming out. This has the potential of changing everything. Listen as ninja enlightens you on the SUPERIORITY of TechNINlogy.