My.SolidWorks.com – Growing Up

Posted on April 8th, 2013. Posted In SolidWorks Community

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Last week, my.soldiworks.com exited beta testing and is now a full-fledged site. What is my.solidworks.com? I’m quite sure I touched upon it during world, but let’s go over it just in case, shall we?

In a nutshell, it’s like an electronic funnel for just about all things SolidWorks. You can find answers to questions or see latest posts from the SolidWorks forums. It’s all part of the 3D experience that Dassault has been espousing of late. Their plan is to add more services over time, while consolidating web properties, thereby making it easier to find what you’re looking for, be it insight, help or a place to share and discover.

Currently, the sources for my.solidworks.com are the SolidWorks forums, YouTube channel, Twitter feed, SolidWorks Blog and SolidWorks Teacher Blog, with plans to add more sources as time goes on. The Search sources include everything I just mentioned (aside from Twitter), and the online help with the SolidWorks Knowledge Base to be added ASAP. They also plan on adding mobile capabilities and an add-in to SolidWorks itself soon.

You’re able to filter what you want to see, or not see, bookmark articles for later reading or share them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or via email. There really is a ton of stuff up there right now to peruse through.

The obvious question is: is it any good? Frankly, I’m on the fence right now. I haven’t played with it too much, but there just seems to be a lot of stuff and it’s not readily apparent where the stuff came from. Not that I’m implying the sources aren’t good. I think, for me anyway, it’d be nice to know where an article came from. Then again, maybe I’m just being overly picky. I just think it’d be nice to have some more headers up there or something…

That all being said, go and check it out for yourself and then let me know what you think.



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