[Lab] A SolidWorks Christmas ...

Nigel Vezeau nigel_vezeau at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 19 10:58:39 EST 2010

I'd only go with a small form factor if we can get a decent video card with it.  Solidworks is very video intensive and will bring many built-in graphics cards to their knees if larger assemblies or complex parts are built.


--- On Fri, 11/19/10, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Lab] A SolidWorks Christmas ...
To: "Andrew Plumb" <andrew at plumb.org>
Cc: "lab" <lab at artengine.ca>
Received: Friday, November 19, 2010, 10:31 AM

Might I suggest going with a small form factor PC, in order to improve portability and ease of storage. Small PCs can be had for a reasonable price with decent performance these days, which would be only slightly larger than the Mac Mini that modlab already has.

- Paul

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Andrew Plumb <andrew at plumb.org> wrote:

I've added a Windows PC to the lab wish-list.

SolidWorks is Windows-only, along with plenty of other software packages and equipment drivers out there.

Booting up a Linux distro via USB is easy to do as the need arises.


On 2010-11-19, at 9:40 AM, krazatchu . wrote:

> Hello members of ORE and ArtEngine,


> At a yet to be disclosed location, on an unspecified day, I will be giving an introductory seminar on my favorite CAD package, SolidWorks.

> The venue will most likely be Algonquin, and the date depending on resources, sometime in the near future...


> SolidWorks has offered a number of 150 day licenses for use by the attending members of ORE and ArtEngine community.

> The purpose of this mail is to determine interest and likewise the number of licenses to give out.


> If you are interested, reply to the list or reply directly to me at michael at krazatchu.ca.

> As SolidWorks is a very comprehensive package, I would also be interested in hearing what areas are of interest.


> Michael Grant

> www.krazatchu.ca




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