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What’s New with Consumer Expertise, Training, and the Consumer Group

For those who comply with any SOLIDWORKS fanatic on social media, you’ve most likely seen the phrase “SOLIDWORKS is in all places” over time. The phrase takes on a number of meanings: from the merchandise you create with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, to you, our superb, worldwide person neighborhood.

Equally, what “SOLIDWORKS” means to every of us is sure to be a bit completely different. In some senses, we’re speaking a few software program package deal once we use the time period. For a few of us, we consider the place we acquired our begin in engineering, or the place we first began to really feel we belonged inside knowledgeable neighborhood of likeminded friends.

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Over the previous few months on SOLIDWORKS LIVE, we’ve checked in on every of those facets of the SOLIDWORKS expertise – together with “person expertise!” On this article, we’ll present temporary teaser summaries of episodes pertaining to person expertise, training, the person neighborhood, and extra.

 Consumer Teams, Content material Creators, and SOLIDWORKS Champions

To finish 2022, we had on a number of company for a “Better of SOLIDWORKS” episode on SOLIDWORKS LIVE. This included content material creators like JBV Inventive, Rafael Testai, and Aryan of Assume-CAD GmbH. It additionally included acquainted faces resembling Danute Petrova-Nikolova and Dan Wagner.

Concerning Danute: Danute is a SOLIDWORKS Champion who, like many customers nowadays, hosted their very own episode of SOLIDWORKS LIVE Design. In Danute’s case, this was an episode about designing inside SOLIDWORKS for 3D printing (particularly, FDM) purposes. We mentioned this episode with Danute, remarking humorously that user-hosted episodes outperformed SOLIDWORKS worker episodes this yr!

Dan additionally joined us to debate the significance of livestreaming content material relating to maintaining designers and engineers who use SOLIDWORKS updated on the newest developments, modeling methods, and far more. We additionally recapped one of the crucial seen LIVE streams of the yr with SLUGME7, the seventh yearly installment of the SOLIDWORKS Largest Consumer Group Assembly Ever.


The one co-hosted episode of SOLIDWORKS LIVE was our Training and Early Engagement replace, the place we had been joined by Marie Planchard, Senior Director, Early Engagement Ecosystem, 3DEXPERIENCE Works.

Marie and I traveled throughout the globe throughout this episode. We heard in regards to the story of an 8-year-old Consumer Group presenter in Armenia (Vahag Yurmuzyan), STEM training days within the UK carried out by the staff at Techwuman, all-electric FSAE automobiles at WPI in Massachusetts, and the Residing Heritage Venture (sponsored by Dassault Systèmes).

Consumer Expertise: one-on-one

On the SOLIDWORKS 2023 What’s New episode, I joked with my colleague Mark Peterson that the one expertise widespread to all is “person expertise.” And a month later, we did our first video podcast-style episode of SOLIDWORKS LIVE, after I sat down for a freeform dialog with SOLIDWORKS UX Director, Kevin Berni.

Inside this episode, we lined plenty of floor. Kevin supplied a number of private insights on questions like:

  • What does the UX staff do? And the way is the UX staff built-in into R&D?
  • Traditionally, what have been among the hardest forms of UX issues to unravel?
  • In terms of person enter and suggestions: How does the UX staff use person suggestions?
  • What’s the significance of person suggestions by way of what we’re doing in SOLIDWORKS R&D?
  • What are the methods the UX staff is gathering suggestions?
  • What are among the largest UX challenges the staff is making an attempt to unravel in the present day?
  • What’s actually been prime of thoughts?
  • How is the UX staff dealing with its time and assets relating to SOLIDWORKS Desktop and  3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS?

Every of the episodes embedded above supply completely different views on what’s going on, worldwide, relating to “SOLIDWORKS” – whether or not we’re speaking in regards to the software program package deal, or the varied forms of person neighborhood members that decision it ‘dwelling.’

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Sean O'Neill

As an Business Course of Marketing consultant, Sean’s position is to assist amplify the ‘better of’ each our merchandise and our neighborhood, by way of the tales we showcase on our livestreaming applications (like SOLIDWORKS LIVE) and different digital retailers. Sean can also be the creator of each the SOLIDWORKS Champions Program and the SOLIDWORKS Influencer Program.

Sean O'Neill



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