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SolidWorks 2015 Launch Event Report

Each year our subscription customers are invited to attend one of our regional SOLIDWORKS "What's New" launch events. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for our customers to network with other customers, exhibitors, sponsors and our team. Hands on sessions allow our customers to experience the new version for themselves. Every year at the main launch event we invite a guest speaker to give a keynote speech. Previous speakers have included Chris Boardman MBE, Sir Ranaulph Fiennes, Richard Noble OBE, Jeff Ray former SOLIDWORKS CEO and Bertrand Sicot, current CEO.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 has arrived! Our regional launch events have been a huge success.Thank you to all who attended, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Below are some quotes from your feedback and of course, our competition winners!


Our event sponsors Dell and NVIDIA are providing a great survey prize this year, a Dell M3800 Mobile Workstation the lucky winner is announced below. The Model Mania and Simulation Challenges were popular competitions this year. The challenge of modelling a part as quickly and accurately as possible proved to stimulate the competitive edge in many customers. A 3D Connexion Wireless CAD Mouse and a Kindle Fire HD were the prizes up for grabs, winners and times below...

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Model Mania Prize Winners
SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Flow Analysis Optimisation Prize Winners
SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Dell Prize Draw Winner
Keynote Speaker - Richard Seymour

Food for thought was the main substance of Richard Seymour’s well delivered and humorous speech, the bounds of creativity and technology explained by what can only be described as a forward thinking mind. Bold ideas such as an old typewriter being just a laptop that printed as you type and that floating hotels were a possibility we just hadn’t invented yet certainly held the floor tightly and provoked imminent shifts in perspective.

The key note in the speaker’s repertoire was the power of imagination and how to harness it from those who have the most, children.

Read a detailed review "See More Potential" from our customer Plunkett Associates


"Great launch event well no less than I expected but you guys certainly excel yourselves and my expectations year after year well done to solidsolutions team keep it up."
Steve Sissons - Bradshaw Electric Vehicles

"Thank you so much for the event yesterday, Mick Sharpe and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the hospitality you and your team showed everyone was superb. Well done for an excellent day."
Clive Simmons – Uppingham School

"This was the first time i have attended one of these events. I found it very informative and next year will arrange my diary to attend the breakout sessions as well. "
Adrian Jeramiah - Royal Mint

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors Dell and NVIDIA for partnering with Solid Solutions to provide these great launch events.


For more than 29 years, Dell has empowered countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world.


NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. From our roots in visual computing, we’ve into super, mobile and cloud computing. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in smartphones, tablets and auto infotainment systems.

Event Exhibitors

A huge thank you to our fantastic range of exhibitors who helped make the event such a success.

3D Connexion

3Dconnexion is the world’s leading provider of 3D mice for design and visualization professionals. 3Dconnexion 3D mice make interacting with digital 3D content more natural, resulting in shortened product design cycles, a reduction in work-related fatigue and improvements in design quality.


DriveWorks is proven technology for automating repetitive tasks to generate accurate manufacturing drawings, 3D models and sales documents quickly and easily. From a single seat to enterprise-wide deployments, there is a DriveWorks Automation product to suit the needs of most companies creating custom products


Laser Lines Ltd is a Platinum reseller for the UK & Ireland for Stratasys Ltd. They also offer a Rapid Manufacturing Service, this provides an opportunity to evaluate the technology and gain an understanding of the benefits offered without making a significant financial commitment.


Lantek is an Information Technology company specialised in their own developed software solutions whose main goal is to provide the customer with an integral product and service to suit his needs.

Malcolm Nicholls

Malcolm Nicholls Limited has established itself as one of the most prestigious rapid prototyping companies in Europe. MNL offer concept models through to fully operational working prototypes, Hi-tech rapid prototyping methods and traditional skills coupled with integrated project management ensure that high quality prototypes are delivered on time, every time.


SolidCAM UK Ltd offers bestin-class CAD/CAM solutions for manufacturing and is the UK reseller for SolidCAM; the de facto standard Gold-Certified fully integrated CAMengine for SOLIDWORKS. SolidCAM2013; SolidCAM supports 2.5D/3D HSM Milling, iMachining™, Simultaneous 5-Axis Milling, Turning, Mill/Turn and Wire EDM.

Measurement Solutions

The UK’s premier supplier of 3D scanning systems for product design, development, quality control and archiving. Our scanners are fully compatible with SOLIDWORKS software, providing a rapid path from physical component to digital data, including industrial solutions many industries.

Plunkett Associates

Plunket Associates uses an extensive network of suppliers in the UK and in Asia to produce tooling, prototype and low volume production parts for a wide range of industries. We combine an unparalleled knowledge of materials and production processes, from additive to more conventional machining options, to source the ideal solution for your requirements.


Creative Engineered Solutions including Fixed and Working Platforms, Lifting Equipment, Racks Stands and Frames, Stillages and Storage and Work Benches/Stations

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