Enhancements to MySolidWorks announced at SolidWorks World

Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by The Manufacturer

At SolidWorks World 2015 in Phoenix Arizona, Dassault Systèmes announced the latest enhancements to MySolidWorks, the online gateway that provides single-point of access to all SolidWorks communities and content.

Launched last year, MySolidWorks has been updated with new features to help 2.7 million SolidWorks users get the best answers to their questions about SolidWorks, stay current, sharpen design skills, and share expertise, all from the convenience of their mobile device or desktop.

“I need to ensure that our users are efficient in their use of SolidWorks and are working at maximum productivity.  MySolidWorks is a tool that helps me do just that,” said Greg Johnson, Senior Applications Specialist at Vermeer, a global industrial and agricultural equipment manufacturer.

“With MySolidWorks I can search for and find the best answers to questions about SolidWorks and share those answers with my team.  Plus, there’s real value in the online training at MySolidWorks.  When my engineers are confronted with a problem, they can easily find online training content that presents a quick solution.”

“We listen to our users’ advice, what they’re saying to each other, and what they need to be more successful and productive. MySolidWorks is about leveraging the knowledge and expertise in our community to help engineers become more productive,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “We have an incredible amount of knowledge in our user community and MySolidWorks is the gateway to that expertise.”

In addition existing community content (forums, blogs, videos, and 3D ContentCentral), MySolidWorks now includesthe following new services:

  • MySolidWorks Training – 120 new online training modules tailored to meet SolidWorks users’ needs, including SolidWorks Certification prep courses. New training content includes SolidWorks Essentials, Advanced Part Modeling, Sheet Metal Design, Assembly Modeling, and more;
  • MySolidWorks Drive – Connects cloud-based file storage services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive with MySolidWorks. MySolidWorks Drive enables SolidWorks users to easily share large designs files with manufacturers, colleagues and vendors from anywhere, as well as view their designs online with the eDrawings online viewer;
  • My VAR – Allows resellers to promote information and technical content to their users. Resellers can plug in their content feed for blogs, videos, and news, and display a schedule of events such as webinars and seminars;
  • MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network – Designed to connect SolidWorks users and reliable manufacturers with capabilities in 3D Printing, Sheet Metal, CNC Machining and Injection Molding. Today, manufacturers can register to get listed on the Manufacturing Network and SolidWorks users can recommend manufacturers to be added.

In the future, SolidWorks users will be able to find and connect with these manufacturers to get physical parts made quickly, while manufacturers will be able to reach SolidWorks users more directly to promote their services and respond to RFQ’s.

MySolidWorks consists of three levels: MySolidWorks, MySolidWorks Standard and MySolidWorks Professional. Each level offers users an increase in capabilities and content. Users can contact their reseller for more information about a special MySolidWorks Professional promotion or visit www.solidworks.com/locateVAR/.