Solidworks World 2018 – Day 2 Part 2

So, what happened today at SOLIDWORKS World 2018?

Well, the General Session we had Boom Supersonic tell us about their plans to produce the world’s first commercially viable supersonic aircraft. They reckon that a flight from London to New York would only take 3 hours 15 minutes. Wouldn’t that be nice!

It’s 3440 miles from London Heathrow to JFK New York… That’s a speed of over 17.5 miles a minute. That’s fast!

Then Marie Planchard explained why education is key and just how SOLIDWORKS are doing their part to help students develop their engineering skills.

We spoke about SG Robotics in yesterday’s blog so it was great to hear Professor Kyoungchul Kong talk about his robotics project and how it came about

Meron Gribetz of Meta Augmented Reality demonstrated the Meta 2 headset. It’s safe to say, everyone in the audience wanted one!

Finally, the keynote speaker for todays General Session was Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus. Excellent way to end the General Session!

“Everyone knows what to do in a room full of lasers…”

After the General Session, we headed over to Room 409 for a session called What’s New in DraftSight 2018 by Wai-Ming and Marco. I’ve been using DraftSight a long time but I still managed to learn something new today.  I never knew you could draw a 3D Helix in DraftSight, did you?

Other new features covered in todays session include Entity HighlightingArrow Key Movements and Paste on Active Layer. If you would like to find out more about the new features in DraftSight 2018, check out these blog posts.

Wai-Ming going thrrough some of the new commands in DraftSight 2018.

Marco explaining some of the new options available to users in DraftSight 2018.

When you walk around #SWW18, you get to see lots of very interesting tech products. Today, the EXO x3m 3D Printed Splint caught my eye. The EXO Splints are produced by Creatus Design Studio, established in 2015 by Gintare Cerniauskaite whilst a student at the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

The splints are designed as a replacement / alternative to traditional splints and can be applied right after an accident.

Because of the open structure of the EXO, they can be used on open bone fractures.

Tomorrow at 2:45pm in Room 411, “DraftSight Essentials: DraftSight for the AutoCAD User”. This session is aimed at those who have switched or are thinking of switching from AutoCAD to DraftSight. If you can’t make this session, don’t worry, it will be streamed live on Twitter and Facebook.

That’s pretty much it for today. Don’t forget the party tonight and keep using the hashtag #SWW18 when tweeting about SOLIDWORKS World 2018.

To learn more about DraftSight 2018 here

Purchase DraftSight Professional 2018 for as low as $149 here.

MJ Smyth
The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the day it was released and haven't looked back!