Since joining the Solid Edge team, the status of this blog has been up in the air. However, the powers that be have decided to migrate some of the better posts from this blog to the official Solid Edge Community blog area. This will happen over time, and this blog will also be laid to rest, like the Dezignstuff blog. So all my new blog content will be on the Community blog. Here is a link for the new blog area. I should mention that the GTAC area for subscription users is also being consolidated into the new Community. This will bring the user interaction mostly under a common banner.
For those of you wondering about the coverage of SEU, the coverage (from me) will be on the community blog, plus, it’s really difficult to actually be at an event and live blog it, or even tweet it without missing stuff. There were plenty of other people tweeting, and I was participating actively in enough of the events that I just felt I’d miss something if my head was down in my smartphone all the time.
I’m going to make an effort to make the new Solid Edge Community blog even better than the old Dezignstuff blog in its hey day. Part of the advantage of my new position is that I’m full time on this, so I can focus on creating engaging content. Believe it or not, I’m even working on including some controversial topics, and I will definitely bring back technical and philosophical content. As always, this new blog will embrace people of all CAD stripes, but will of course focus on Solid Edge.
Solid Edge University this year provided a lot of material for great discussions, but it’s going to take some time to write about it all. A new “CAD neutral best practice” scheme was proposed, which I will take some time to review. I’ve got an interview with Karsten Newbury where we dig through some CAD controversy, and I’ve got tons of SEU presentation data to sort through, evaluate, and learn from. Maybe more than anything is the “What’s New for ST6″.
If you’re wondering if this move to Solid Edge was a “sell out”, I don’t think so. I think I will just get to spend more time on blogging and community building and content creation that I used to have to fit into the empty spaces of my day job. Yes, some of the posts will lose some of the “edge”, but the last couple of years at Dezignstuff were getting tedious. I’ll be able to return to digging deeper into the software, helping people learn what I really think is the next big thing in CAD. If you’re still stuck in history-only modeling methods, you are seriously missing out, particularly for people who work on primarily prismatic parts and assemblies.