SWW2008 – Pre-marathon

So I have been in San Diego since Friday Jan 18 @ 10 PM.   Flight out of Hubert H Humphery terminal in Minnesota (Tundra land) was delayed 3 times.   Apparently the planes were afraid of the 30 below wind chill.   The bump to 1st class payed for it though.   Free beer – Good.

Anyhow, back to my story – been here since Friday and I am already wearing a knee brace.   I chose the Hampton Inn about 1 mile North of the convention center and have probably put on 15 miles since I arrived.

Met with many people so far, Richard Doyle (unfortunately I missed his blogger event last night) the great folks from COSMOS (Had dinner with them last night (Thanks guys!   Even my wife had fun) and some of my regular chums in passing.

Did some alpha testing in which I had to sign the NDA with my wife as collateral so I cannot mention that any further.

Today I set out for round table discussions.   These are always fun to me.   I love listening to what others are looking for because often it is something that I want.   At the same time I find out new and creative ways people are using SolidWorks.   My favorite still is the Mayo Clinic   Precision Blown Glass Colons used to test CT and MRI machines.   This year I am hoping to also note these for my students to ensure they are more prepared for industry.   Any of you who think you have great ideas for Engineering Drafting Design and CAD technolgy curriculum please find me.   I am anxious to get your ideas and implement what I can.   Today I am wearing a white Hawian shirt, blue jeans and a knee brace on my right knee.

Take care all!   Off to work I go.

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.

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