Rob Spiegel
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Practical improvments
Rob Spiegel   10/14/2013 5:14:56 PM
Sounds like Solidworks is presenting some helpful improvements, Cabe. The simulation function and the recording of changes in an ongoing history seem pretty good.

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Interesting but misleading ...
eSetter   10/15/2013 8:20:11 AM
The author looks like copied and pasted a lot from "whats new"  for the new release of SolidWorks. The term "drawings" is used for everything  - from a part model through assembly to actual drawing.

Would be better if simillar articles are written more professionally.

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Review article..?
ungarata   10/15/2013 8:56:37 AM
Cabe...some constructive criticism here.

I agree with eSetter.  I read this entire article, and then I see at the bottom that you haven't actually used it yet. I did get a sense that was the case, though, when I read "This will surely make working with complex...", focusing on the word "surely". Is this a review article, or free advertising for SW?

Once you've used the software, please write a review of it for us; the good, the bad, etc.  Maybe compare it to other CAD programs you've used, etc.  Do the new features work as promised, or are they buggy and a hassle?

You get the idea; it would be far more worth my time to read a review article made by an objective person that's testing out the software, than what I can read by going to SW's web sight, which is basically what this article is.  My only concern is that it appears that you're a big fan of SW (why else write this article?), and thus any review will not be objective, but will be biased towards SW by highlighting the good and glossing over the bad.

If you're going to write for the CAD/CAM corner, please give us some substance, not sales literature.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Review article..?
Cabe Atwell   10/23/2013 6:29:25 PM

I used SW2014 at the launch event, and wrote that at the event. (10 or so articles)

But I have used past versions for years, including 2013 this past year. I'm versed.

I am a working engineer after all.


TJ McDermott
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Fix the chronic problems!
TJ McDermott   10/15/2013 7:03:22 PM
I used SW2006.  My company didn't continue with software maintenance fees, and I eventually left that company for another.  My new company purchased SW2013 and one year's maintenance, so I'll get SW2014 when it rolls out.

In the 7 years between the two versions I've used, some of the same software bugs still exist!

Pray tell what good the maintenance fee is to a user?  We KNOW what good it is for Dassault Systems.

I'm minded to demand a free year of maintenance for each bug that crosses a major revision.

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