Solidworks World 2018, Los Angeles | Day Two: Editor’s blog “Something for Everybody”

“What’s the most immersive experience possible? Real life.” So said Brent Bushnell, keynote speaker on day two of Solidworks World 2018. Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, an ‘experiential entertainment’ company that specialises in the use of cutting-edge technology to design micro-amusement parks and interactive games. A PT Barnum for the millennial age perhaps. His words struck a …

Solidworks World 2018, Los Angeles | Day One: Editor’s blog “Renaissance Fair”

It was Solidworks World 2014 when the then CEO of Solidworks Bertrand Sicot made his entrance atop a rather intimidating mechanical spider. Not to be outdone in the entrance stakes, Sicot’s successor and current CEO Gian Paolo Bassi made his way to the stage this morning riding one of those pedal-powered tables normally piloted by beer-fuelled stag parties in Amsterdam. …

Dassault Systèmes announces programme to support design start-ups

Dassault Systèmes has announced details of its Global Entrepreneur Program at CES in Las Vegas. The scheme will accelerate the development of breakthrough innovations by startups, entrepreneurs and makers by leveraging the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform alongside its network of mentors and services. Dassault Systèmes, which publishes a host of product development software packages including Solidworks, Catia, and Simulia, intends to …