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Scott Wertel
Scott Wertel
Scott is a full-time Configuration Manager. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MSOE and over 10 years experience in mechanical design and engineering. Scott started his career on the drafting board, a discipline he feels every new designer or engineer should experience. He discovered … More »

Solid Edge Productivity Summit Tour

August 18th, 2010 by Scott Wertel

Solid Edge, the best CAD program you never heard of.  How many remember that moniker?  Just a couple of years ago, the Solid Edge name was revitalized because of the buzz surrounding Synchronous Technology.  Once that buzz diminished though, Solid Edge reverted back to shadows, hidden by the Velocity Series and Siemens logos.

I am happy to say that those days are numbered.  Siemens has put more effort into marketing Solid Edge.  As a matter of fact, you will find product ads that actually say “Solid Edge” in them instead of the ambiguous Velocity Series or Siemens brand names.  They hired great talent spearheading the new marketing plan.  They even hired well known ringers, or big-guns, to consult for them.

One particular event that has gotten great reviews is the Solid Edge Productivity Summits spanning the US and two cities in Canada.  The Summits have been announced before, but a reminder deserves mention since they are half over, but still plenty of locations left to attend.  Word is spreading about these events.  Attendance is reaching into the hundreds for each location.  These aren’t just your regular forum participants; these are your every day users who consist of the silent majority.

Seeing the attendance numbers, hearing users’ stories, and seeing feedback about these events permeate the media makes me think that Solid Edge will not continue to be the best CAD system you have never heard of.

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One Response to “Solid Edge Productivity Summit Tour”

  1. RT @TopsyRT: Solid Edge Productivity Summit Tour
    Thanks Scott for a great couple of posts!

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