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Oct 25, 2013



I believe SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual will be a very good product! What I don't like is that I see SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual getting the powerful direct modeling tools that SolidWorks Corp. has for over ten years refused to add to legacy code SolidWorks. We can not blame Siemens for refusing to license Synchronous Technology as the sole reason for SolidWorks Corp refusing to add the needed direct modeling tools to legacy code SolidWorks.

Think about stuff like these facts for a moment:

Does it really make sense that SolidWorks latest 2014 release just got Bezier Curves? SolidWorks calls it a Style Spline. Other CADCAM products have had Bezier Curves for many years now!

How about all the ways SolidWorks has blown it with Sub-D modeling?

I can't wait to see what Belmont Technology has to offer because Jon Hirstick companies don't do business like DS/SolidWorks does. The best part is that Jon and his team learn from their mistakes and they are willing to take constructive criticism. For sure I've given it to them. :>)

DS/SolidWorks does not wish to deal with reality. Many of their quality employees have left and many of them are actively looking! SolidWorks 2014 looks like the first release in years that finally has gotten back to the business of fixing the many CAD areas that SolidWorks has lagged so badly in. One release like this from DS/SolidWorks isn't enough to change my mind. It's not even close to enough! Say the kind of truths I have written above on the SolidWorks Forum long enough and you will be banned. Too bad banning and censorship no longer work like it use to for CADCAM companies trying to hide from what they truly are/have become.

Jon Banquer
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Mark C.

We also use Solidworks in my old company. We use it along with other expensive programs like CATIA and ANSYS. But we were able to cut back on the license cost by using software asset management tools. My former colleague uses Open iT ( www.openit.com )for monitoring license usage.He's an IT guy there, he's mainly using it for reporting and facilitating IT chargeback. They say the software also has license harvesting feature. I'm not sure if they have a free program, but i think they have free demo. Anyways the good thing about it is that, it works even without the license manager. Haven’t tried it yet, but i maybe evaluating the Open iT software soon. Will let you know if it works for me.

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