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TenLinks announces Best of SolidWorks University 2015

By Design Engineering staff   


SolidWorks, ATI, Mcor and Proto Labs take top honors.

15-June-Solidworks-Industrial-Design-360Online CAD news and directory site, TenLinks, announced the winners of its Best of Show for SolidWorks World 2015, which took place in Phoenix, Feb 8-11, 2015. With an attendance of 5,500, the annual SolidWorks user meeting attracts the largest gathering of MCAD users in the world and more than 100 companies showing their products in the exhibit hall.

In total, 10 SolidWorks “power-user” judges choose the best of the products and services nominated in three categories in Hardware, Software and Service. The winners were chosen based their ability to enhance productivity of SolidWorks users software and interest to CAD, CAM and CAE users, in general.

“TenLinks takes care to attend a CAD event with real experts — the power users — who are asked to determine the best tools on display,” said Roopinder Tara, founder of TenLinks. “We are delighted to present the most useful and interesting of those to every SolidWorks user, most of whom were not able to attend SolidWorks World.”

In the software category, SolidWorks own Industrial Design software took gold for its ability to replicate hand-sketching techniques and turn them into organic shapes. DriveWorks’ rule-based engine for creating configurations in SolidWorks took silver followed by Sigmetrix CETOL Tolerance analysis software and the I GET IT SolidWorks training software.


In the Hardware category, AMD’s FirePro Graphics cards and a 3D printer by Mcor Technologies that uses paper as its build material shared the top spot. Silver went to NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics technology followed by Wacom large 27-inch drawing tablet.

Finally, Proto Labs won Best of Show in the Services category for “driving towards push button manufacturing”.

For a full description of the products, criteria for selection and judges, check out Tenlinks website.


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