Posts Tagged ‘Solid Edge University’
I think everyone knows KeyShot is one of my favorite products. It’s not just that I find it easy to use or that it makes even my attempts at rendering look good. It is more that when I suggest to one of our customers that they give it a try, they are generally pleased they did. (more…)
Now that Solid Edge University is behind us (2 weeks seems like forever), we’ve put together a “storify” that highlights all of the event’s activities. If you have a moment, either find yourself in the Tweets, Pictures, videos, etc or if you did not attend, see what you missed!
(It’s long but worth the time to read it all)
Last year I asked Dan Staples about his favorite customer story. (Disclaimer: Dan loves all Solid Edge customers ). In 2011, his favorite story was our friends at lawn manufacturer, Ventrac. I think that might have convinced Dan Swartz to present and bring the massive tractor and attachment as well as present at Solid Edge University. He did tell me this machine came off the assembly line 3 days prior to showing up in Nashville.
Ventrac was last year….so there is a new #1 for Dan.
This year, Dan’s favorite story is about Dr. Andrew Thomas from Energist, specialists in light treatment systems.
Andrew presented last year, participated in Solid Edge ST5 Beta-Testing and has a awesome accent. The part of Andrew’s story that really stuck in Dan’s head is about solving problems with the new heat transfer feature in Solid Edge Simulation. Here’s Dan telling his story:
During Karsten Newbury’s Keynote at Solid Edge University, he announced a new partnership between Siemens PLM and the organization Still Serving Veterans. The training initiative is a regional productivity program targeted at veterans of the US Armed Forces to develop their skills in STEM-related careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
To kick off this program, the Solid Edge team paid for 15 Veterans to attend Solid Edge University (Shout out to the Gaylord Hotel who picked up the tab for their room, thank you!). They attended the same hands-on classes that our users did. They are from every branch of the military, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, etc and have a variety of backgrounds from logistics to working on satellites to food service.
Needless to say, Karsten’s announcement was met with much enthusiasm….including our keynote presenter Jay Rogers (former Marine) who told his personal war story after hearing about this program.
I caught up with COL (R) Will Webb who leads the Still Serving Veterans Organization to find our more about what this means for his organization, Siemens PLM and the Veterans. Jay Rogers also got a chance to meet COL Webb and his team. There was much HOORAHing but I didn’t get that on film
I also stopped Edward Smith, a retired communication specialist from the Army, who gave me his thoughts about Solid Edge, the event and what his plans are. (FYI to our sister company Siemens Energy, you may want to contact Edward).
Rick Mason (MASCO Design Services) made the trek from Australia again this year for Solid Edge University. He has been using Solid Edge since V1 when it was announced in 1996. He is infamous among the Solid Edge user community so it was only fitting that I capture his thoughts on Solid Edge ST5 and the event.
Rick’s comments in this video validate a mantra that the Solid Edge team has used for years – by engineers, for engineers. Hearing him state that he believes Solid Edge ST5 will save him 10-12 hours per month in time is significant!
Thanks Rick…we’re happy to give you Saturday’s off
For those of us that like a nice serving of code with our CAD, Solid Edge University kicked off a day earlier for us. While our sponsors were setting up, we took over a couple rooms to learn about extending and Automating Solid Edge. (more…)
Solid Edge University is shaping up to be the most valuable event yet for Solid Edge customers. (more…)
Calling all Edgers! Find your cowboy hat and boots, we’re heading to Nashville, TN for this year’s Solid Edge University 2012.
Here’s a little view into what transpired at last year’s event and reasons why you need to attend Solid Edge University 2012