Who Says Twitter Is Useless?

Who says Twitter is useless? Today I actually found myself using it to test my SolidWorks add-ins. At SYCODE, we are getting ready to release our CATIA V4 and V5 file import add-ins for SolidWorks. The thing is we do not have a CATIA license here in office. So stress testing of the add-ins is limited to the few CATIA files that we have managed to accumulate over time, which is not a lot.

So I posted a status update on Twitter saying:

Looking for some bad ass CATIA V4 and V5 files to test our CATIA import add-ins for SolidWorks. Zip & send to deelip (at) sycode (dot) com.

And they started coming in, all shapes and sizes. I even started updating people on the progress of my testing. Here are a couple of tweets from good Samaritans.

And here are my replies.

Who says Twitter is useless?

  • CAD Guy

    Can you put a disclaimer on Twitter that you are not responsible for the IP rights that “might” have been broken by folks who sent you the files?

    After all the files may belong to the employers of people who sent you the files :-).

  • CAD Guy

    Can you put a disclaimer on Twitter that you are not responsible for the IP rights that “might” have been broken by folks who sent you the files?

    After all the files may belong to the employers of people who sent you the files :-).

  • I get files every day. When they are confidential, I am asked to sign an NDA. Either way, I delete the files after I am done with them. My bigger problem is to find a large enough place for keep these NDA’s that I have accumulated over these past years.

  • I get files every day. When they are confidential, I am asked to sign an NDA. Either way, I delete the files after I am done with them. My bigger problem is to find a large enough place for keep these NDA’s that I have accumulated over these past years.