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Another chance to see what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2012

Monday December 5, 2011 at 4:47pm

If you missed our launch events across the country, this Wednesday there will be a live Webcast going through the highlights of the 20th release of SOLIDWORKS.

To register for this webcast, go to

At the launch days, we also launched a new website, exclusively for Solid Solutions Subscription customers  As the URL suggests, it is mainly video tutorials, video tips and tricks, as well as archived Webcasts but there is a wealth of useful documents, links and white papers as well.

At the launch events there were lots of interactive exhibits to get involved with. Two of such were the Model Mania competition, and the Simulation Challenge. Model Mania was all about fast, accurate modelling. The winner was whoever could produce the part from a 2D drawing in the shortest time but still get all the dimensions correct. The Simulation Challenge was all about getting to the design with the least weight but still have a minimum factor of safety and minimum deflection.

The launch events were a huge success and there was also a prize draw to win a brand new mini, ultra-portable Dell Projector. This was drawn from all of the feedback forms collected from all of the events. The lucky winner will be announced shortly! 

Here is a collection of some of the comments from the feedback forms...

“The morning session on Introduction to SOLIDWORKS was excellent. The delivery was well executed and reassured me of the know-how within Solid Solutions on the SOLIDWORKS product” – Michael Silvey, Caleva Process Solutions

“Great event well managed” – Greg Phillips, Schneider Prototyping 

“I’m a sucker for free stuff!!! And technology!!!” – Gavin Turnbull, Pudsey Diamond Engineering Ltd 

“Did what it said on the tin! Provoked ideas!” – Simon Newman, University of Southampton 

“Best one yet that I’ve been to (third one!)” – Michael Anders, RNLI

“SSM Surgery Live was excellent” – Keith Tubman, Wise Handling Ltd 

 “Excellent event and product” – Nicholas Hampson, Lancereal Ltd 

 “Very good presentations!” – Graham Rees, Nanometrics UK Ltd 

 “Thanks for the invite – Professional and very informative” - John Cloughley, E4 Structures Ltd 

 “Fantastic Launch Event. I have been to the last 4 and they just get better. This is what I have come to expect and I am certainly getting it. Well done!” – Steve Sissons, S.G. Sissons 

“Excellent presentation between Oliver & Mark, good banter with purpose, detailing performance improvement between releases – a refreshing approach!!” – Paul Boden, University of Wolverhampton 

 “Very informative, entertaining, concise.” – Stephen Brookes, University of Birmingham 

“Excellent event.” – John Lawrence, Nikon Metrology 

“Great idea to compare and contrast 2011 to 2012.” – John Bennett, Bennett Engineering Design 

“Thank you for a well organised and informative event.” – Brian Wilson, Trac Measurement

For more highlights of the day check out

Below are all of the winners of the competitions...

• Model Mania winners (each winning a SpacePilot Pro) -

  • Karl Motherwell - Dynafluid 
  • Richard Everitt - RKDE
  • Chris Louch – Murata Power (Celab)
  • Steve Bottomly - Hedley Hydraulics

Simulation Challenge (winning a Kindle) -

  • Matt Wyre - Haughton Design
  • James Linfield - SCITEK Consultants Ltd
  • Iain Morgan - J&S Ltd
  • Keith Tubman - Wise Handling

Thank you to all who did attend and we hope to see you all next year!

Solid Solutions


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