Joins SolidWorks Partner Program As Research Associate

Ever since I started writing about the products that I develop plug-ins for, I have been walking a fine line. The companies I previously owned had formal partnerships with the CAD vendors due to which I got access to early builds of software and a great deal of confidential information, almost all of which was kept clear from the CAD media for weeks if not months. Actually I get two sets of briefings from the CAD vendors, one with marketing fluff given by the marketing and PR folk, and the other by people in the product development team as they updated their partners on the changes being made to their products. As you can imagine I have to be careful and keep the information I receive separate and not mix up my notes, so to speak.

Now that I have sold Sycode and Print3D to 3D Systems I have started the process of moving their partnerships over to 3D Systems and creating new partnerships for I decided to do this in order to keep things clean and separate as I no longer own those businesses. As a first step I have enrolled into the SolidWorks Partner Program at the level of Research Associate.

  • Matteo

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone can write about CAE software (including publishing screenshots) without holding all software licenses (it would be impossibile) or having any kind of agreement (like Sycode in the past or now).

    • CAD vendors give free NFR licenses to people in the media so that they can write about their software. Of course, these licenses cannot be used for commercial work.

  • Matteo

    thanks and
    compliments for your interesting web site. I cannot wait for a review of SC2011+