A team of 3D CAD specialists from Solidtec Solutions recently attended SolidWorks World 2010 in Anaheim, USA, where, on the lookout for new and innovative technology for the Australian 2D and 3D CAD market, they reported back daily on 3D CAD news as it broke.
As always at SolidWorks World exhibitions, some amazing technology and great speakers featured on day one of the 2010 event.
Some of the highlights of the first day included:
- a look at new technology being worked on in SolidWorks labs, shown running on a netbook, an iMac, and a multi-touch interface
- everything being shown live in the cloud
- Bernard Charles CEO of Dassault Systems talking about his vision for the future of SolidWorks and 3D CAD
- a sustainable electric roadster, designed and built in collaboration with Mike North and Factory Five racing; and
- the announcement of "Let's Go Design," a new web video series hosted by Jeremy Luchini.
Mr. Ray noted that in these tougher times, SolidWorks Corporation seems to be doing something right; avoiding any layoffs, engaging customers, and working in secret on new products; some of which were making their debut at the exhibition.
Many audience members were excited to see an iMac on stage, and even more so to see what was being shown.
Rather than porting SolidWorks 3D CAD over to a Mac, SolidWorks have been developing a suite of applicationss that run based off the cloud. While hints of this have been evident in the past few years with products like 3D Content Central and 3DVIA, Mr. Ray was able to confirm that by the end of 2010, SolidWorks will be shipping a product to subscription customers that somehow works in the cloud.
Following Mr. Ray on stage was Roboticist, who spoke on swarm algorithms as they apply to robots and continued by driving a robot on stage to demonstrate said swarm.
CEO of Dassault Systems, Bernard Charles, made his first trip to SolidWorks World this year, taking the stage with an on stage demo of the 3DVIA application for the iPhone.