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Veeco Gets Some Screen Time in Avatar

January 25, 2010 7:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I got this from Tom Cote this morning. It's pretty cool to know that your products are used in a movie, even cooler to actually pick them out while watching it, and the icing on the cake is getting a mention during the closing credits.

5 Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 1

January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I suppose it's officially "tax season," though that term doesn't seem to be tossed out by popular media until late March or early April, when the deadline is looming and pressure is on. If you're an early bird, you may already be thinking about your taxes.

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

This is it, the last session for this year's SolidWorks World. Take advantage of some really great presentations to complete your day, and then get ready to go back to the office and put the information to good use. The Other Project BUB, Part 2 - Land Speed Racing Designs for...

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

January 25, 2010 5:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Can you believe it, only one more session after this one. By now a lot of folks are experiencing information overload, but are excited to pick up a few more tidbits of information before heading home. You might be disappointed that it's almost over, but you won't be disappointed by the...

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, Birds-of-a-Feather

January 25, 2010 4:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

For the past several years at SolidWorks World, lunchtime has meant Birds-of-a-Feather seating. This year will be different. Instead of setting up tables in the main dining room, special rooms have been set aside for an after lunch networking session starting at 12:45pm. The session lasts...

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 10:30am to 12:00pm

January 25, 2010 3:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

The Wednesday general session is always "Sneak Preview" day at SolidWorks World, and you'll get a chance to see some of the functionality being considered for SolidWorks 2011. We'll also be handing out the SWUGN Awards, the Model Mania winners will be announced, and there's always a...

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 2, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

January 24, 2010 7:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Since the "off-site event" is on-site this year, you won't have to rush to your room and back to the bus line after this session. Soak in some great information, take your time changing into your rockin' clothes, and we'll see you at the show. 25 Things You Need to Know About Getting...

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 2, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

January 24, 2010 5:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

By this time on Tuesday, people are getting excited about special event. If you're a fan of Aerosmith music, you're in for a treat - Draw the Line, the only endorsed Aerosmith tribute band will be the pumping out such classics as "Dream On", "Walk This Way", and "Rag Doll" while you eat,...

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'Avatar' Coming to Life at Keesler AFB

January 22, 2010 8:31 am | Comments

The new blockbuster movie "Avatar" seems total fantasy, yet Keesler Air Force Base already is using avatar technology in a pilot cyberspace program.

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

January 22, 2010 7:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I'll be heading to the next set of sessions from a private working lunch with SolidWorks user group leaders. There are some great choices here. System Options: Understanding the Effects on SolidWorks DocumentsKelly Frazier, THNKtions, LLCI sat in on this presentation at the SWUGN Summit -...

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 2, 10:30am to 12:00pm

January 21, 2010 1:54 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

After a whirlwind Monday full of technical goodness, it doesn't get any easier to choose sessions on Tuesday. Some of the top-rated presenters of all time are on the agenda, and the first session block presents quite a challenge. What Sheet Metal Manufacturers Wish You KnewGerald Davis,...

SolidWorks World - Bigger Than Last Year!!

January 21, 2010 9:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Everyone was surprised by the attendance number at SolidWorks World 2009 in Orlando. When Jeff Ray announced the number on stage at the general session, the crowd murmur said it all (Wow. Whoa. Really?). Given the state of the US economy at the time, nobody expected more than 4,000...

What Was Your Surprising Energy-Saving Discovery?

January 21, 2010 5:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Amy told you how her dog, Matilda, revealed that they were losing a lot of heated air from ducts damaged by

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 1, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

January 19, 2010 8:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Now that I've looked at the schedule closer, there's a hard break starting at 3:45pm. That's where you'll find the food and drinks, and hundreds of people. There are some great sessions starting at 4:30pm, so break away from the goodies a little early and get a good seat. Tips and Tricks:...

Tax Credits Might Be Your Ticket to Savings

January 19, 2010 5:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Most of us love saving money from anywhere we can pinch it. You can do it the hard way, by writing up a budget and finding all the fun, little things you spend money on that you don't really need. For me, I'm thinking about that double dip at the Sunday movi

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