NTSUG Members See Some Magic

I was invited by Christie Buresh of the North Texas Solidworks User Group to show off a few of the new “delighters” in SolidWorks 2014 this week, and the group members and I had a lot of fun with it.  The best part was when I showed my #2 favorite from 2014 – “Maintaining Proportions in a Sketch Profile”.

ScaleSketchI started off by creating a sketch similar to this one, making sure that everyone saw the 1.16 inch initial value, and then I entered the 300 inch dimension I was using to make the point.


……so I did it again.  After the second showing, they still weren’t seeing just how cool this really is.  Once I pointed out that I was making the horizontal line 300 inches long, they started to see what was happening and the oohs and ahhs filled the room.  We then had a spirited discussion on just how it was happening – was the viewport being scaled or was it the entities?  A little of both perhaps?  Since none of us in the room really knew how the SolidWorks programmers made it happen, we just decided to call it “Magic”.

Thanks NTSUG members (and Christie).  I always have a terrific time when I visit the Dallas area user groups and this week was no exception.  See y’all soon.

For more infotrmation about NTSUG and the SolidWorks User Group Network, visit the website at www.swugn.org.

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle