SolidWorks World 2011: San Antonio, TX

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

SolidWorks World 2011 will be held in San Antonio, TX, from Jan 23 to Jan 26, 2011.  To highlight this new location, I’m going to give a few facts about this historic city.

Facts

  • Named for Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua.
  • On average, it has three hundred days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees.
  • Average January temperature is 62 degrees.
  • More than 26 million people visit San Antonio each year.

    Tower of the Americas
    Tower of the Americas
  • It is Texas’ second-largest city and the seventh largest U.S. city
  • It is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.
  • There were 2,808.5 persons per square mile in 2000.
  • Almost 60%  residents are of Hispanic or Latin heritage.
  • It is site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
  • San Antonio Zoo is the third largest in the U.S., with over 3,500 animals including 230 endangered species.
  • It is the home of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs
  • Tommy Lee Jones resides in Terrell Hills, TX, a town near San Antonio
  • Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade, was from San Antonio
  • Monterrey, Mexico is a sister city

Major attractions

  • The San Antonio Botanical Gardens and Conservatory
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
  • El Mercado (old Mexican marketplace)
  • Aztec On The River (restored historic 1926 movie palace)
  • Enchanted Springs Ranch (authentic old west 19th-century town used for westerns)
  • The San Antonio Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
  • Casa Navarro State Historical Park
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Japanese Tea Gardens
  • Brackenridge Park
  • Tower of the Americas
SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio
The Alamo
The Alamo
San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio River Walk

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I’m looking forward to having a great time in San Antonio, TX!

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.

9 thoughts on “SolidWorks World 2011: San Antonio, TX”

  1. My wife has always wanted to visit San Antonio. If I go next year I’m sure we will end up turning it into a vacation.

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