SWW8 Pre-Day (Jan 20, 2008) Part II

Sunday was beautiful, as I mentioned before.

On route to the convension centerGaslamp Quarter

But did I get to enjoy it?  No.  Being the dedicated SolidWorks user (geek) that I am, I attended workshops (called Focus Groups) about different functions of the software.  The convention center wasn’t all that crowded on the Pre-Day.

Entering Focus Group meetings

Did we change the world in the Focus Groups?  Only time will tell.  Later in the evening, the Partners Pavilion was opened to us early attendees as a reception.  I got to leisurely stroll around.  This would be my only chance to do this, as my schedule for the next three days was booked with hella events and things.  One of the displays in the Partners Pavilion that struck my fancy at the sheer irony was this item, labelled as a competitive class luxery off-road racing truck.  If that isn’t a whole series of oxymorons, I don’t know what is…but hey, I wouldn’t mind having one of these in my garage!  (And yes, luxury appeared to be purposefully spelt with an e.)

competitive class luxery off-road racing truck

This truck was completely laid out in 3D before production began.  It is called the Luxery Prerunner and made by Stewart’s Raceworks, Inc.  Another cool vehicle getting a lot of attention was an Orange County Choppers creation made for SolidWorks World 2005.

Orange County Choppers' SolidWorks Chopper

I took this picture at just the right angle to catch the star sheen gleaming off the chopper’s chrome, and just in time to avoid yet another person trying to take of shoot of themself sitting on the seat pretending to ride it.

I didn’t go out that evening too late, as I wanted to be well rested for the next day’s activities.

Author: fcsuper

As a drafter, mechanical designer and CAD engineer, I've been in the mechanical design field since 1991. For the first 8 years of my career, I was an AutoCAD professional. I utilized AutoLISP and many other AutoCAD customization features to streamline drafting activities for 6+ drafters and designers. I authored several custom functions, one of which was published in the March 1997 issue of Cadalyst Magazine. Since 1998, I've been used SolidWorks non-stop. I've worked to utilize the SolidWorks' user environment to simplify drafting and design activities for 20+ engineers. I've created this website to provide current information about SolidWorks from a variety of contributors. More recently, I am now employed by Dassault Systemes as SOLIDWORKS Sr. Product Definition Manager to improve drawing, annotation and MBD related areas.

One thought on “SWW8 Pre-Day (Jan 20, 2008) Part II”

  1. man, I’m still bummed I didn’t get to meet you. I should have got your number before I went out. I’m sure you were super busy too.

    Great shots by the way.

    ************
    Josh,

    Thank you. Too bad we didn’t get to meet up.

    -Matt Lorono

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