Thursday, February 11, 2010

SolidWorks World 2010: 100% electrical Hot Rod

Green. Fast. Hot. Antique?

Hot Rod '33 ford

Spot any different? (the engine motor compartment)

It maybe an antique, but it is the fastest green/environmental friendly antique you ever see on the road. It did zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds on the first try, with street tyres, in a parking lot! I did 0-60 mph in 13.8 seconds with my 5 years old car on the first try.

SolidWorks did it again! SolidWorks ROCK!!!

Drove in by Jeff Ray, CEO of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp and beside him is Bernard Charlès, president and CEO of Dassault Systèmes. Both of them enjoy the ride into the Arena,  the '33 Ford stunted the crowd and all were amazed by the latest creation of Factory Five Racing (FFR). 100% electric car, powered by a DC induction motor, produced 660 ft-pound of torque (o.O) with no transmission. This ride really spice up the event!~

the power pack

Posters is now in my office and ready to give to my fellow followers. Just drop me an email for the poster. 1st come 1st serve basis. No fighting!~

FFR is an American automobile company that designs and manufactures assembly kits for replicars and sports cars.

click below links for more info about Factory five and an exclusive interview with the creator behind the green hot rod:

An interview with  Jeremy Luchini, Mike North and Dave Smith .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SolidWorks World 2010: SolidWorks? the Cloud?

A big sorry for my followers who waiting anxiously for SolidWorks World 2010 updates.

Is my honour to attend this great event, SolidWorks World 2010 and be part of the 5000 other participants and over 110 partners. any other software developer can do it?

Jeff Ray, CEO of Dassault SolidWorks shocked the whole CAD industry on the 1st day general session. Imagine, in the near, very near future, SolidWorks can run on multiple platforms, Not only on Mac (I can't wait for this), Linux, Windows, Firefox, chrome OS.. Something call the cloud system is under-going and with this technology, you can access the design database anytime, anywhere.

5000 participants were so excited when Mark Schneider unveils a Mac with netbook and touch device seating next beside it. We has been waiting to run SolidWorks on Mac since long time ago and finally it's here.

Direct editing capability in assembly. Simply drag an assembly, all the parts involve updated to the latest dimension while maintaining the feature history.I bet most of you like this enhancement, right? Even with the cloud, open a huge assembly didn't cause any lagging or slow performance when rotate or moving around.

Although no product announcement, only preview but  I pretty sure what we see today going to be available very soon. A cloud-based 3D modeling system is coming to town!~

Below is a video SolidWorks has posted that has Fielder Hiss and Austin O’Malley of SolidWorks explaining the cloud and what next in the development.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Valentine

Valentine is just around the corner! Here I Have used SolidWorks to create a rose and render with PhotoView 360!
I have choose the "matte" material under rubber catergory to represent the flowerHowever, the existing color of the matte material is not suitable for the rose.

So, what I have done was, just applied the matte material to the rose and change the color using the advanced tab under appearance funtion!