A while back the IMTS 2012 was held in Chicago, USA. Now for those of you not familiar with IMTS it´s a trade fair for the manufacturing industry and IMTS is short for “International Manufacturing Technology Show”. Missler Software has been presented on IMTS for years and this year was no different.
MCAD Café got a chance to interview Missler Software Technical Director Bill Genc who explains TopSolid 7 and the possibilities of next generation CadCam software.
As this was the second year being invited by Missler Software to attend the TopSolid seminar, i had some idea of what to expect. I had a great time last year and this year was no different.
I arrived at the legendary Carlton Hotel wednesday afternoon and metup with American TopSolid superstar and friend Bill Genc.
Traveling from a cold and snowy Scandinavia i sure enjoyed the sunny weather in Cannes and what would be better than going out for a beer to catchup with some old friends?
Even though there is a welcome dinner on wednesday evening the the one event to kick-off the seminar is the global meeting where Missler Software summarizes the past year and presents news about the coming year. One being a new strategic union with French Comapany Alma, experts in Sheet-Metal. Exciting news for anyone working with Sheet Metal.
There was also some success stories, and presentations of some resellers around the globe from Brazil to Thailand. The latter being 4D Corporation in Thailand who has posted a bunch of cool videos on YouTube.
The next couple of days was filled with interesting workshops about TopSolid product lineup aswell as other useful topics much appreciated by everyone.
There was one meeting this year that was very special for me, i finally got to meet with Saad Gasmi, an AE at Missler Software who is considered to be one of the very best and has some many, many years of TopSolid experience. Saad has been helping out alot since i started the blog, and infact he is behind alot of the material presented on TopSolidBlog. Thank you Saad!
On saturday afternoon there was some other activites, sailing, bus rides or…. driving 2 CV around Cannes which was alot of fun! Check out the video below this post!
Saturday ended with a gala award ceremony where the most successful French and international Sales Teams were rewarded.
One might think that spending almost four days at the seminar you would have plenty of time for meetings or just hanging out. But suddenly i find myself on a plane heading for home and i wonder what happened? Lot´s of people i did not have a chance to talk to or only got the chance to meet briefly.
I would like thank Missler Software and especially the marketing team for letting me be apart of the 2012 TopSolid Seminar! _
As you might know, there already are a number of tutorials available from inside TopSolid 7. And if that´s not all, there is one more in the pipes that will be added in a future update .
But if you can´t wait and want to get you hands dirty right away i suggest you check out the Clear Cut Solutions website.
You probably already now Bill Genc by now, the founder and owner of Clear Cut Solutions. He keeps providing the community with high quality content and as of yesterday he added this extensive tutorial for those who want to learn the basics of
“TopSolid 7 releases software updates every 6-8 weeks. Why? That’s simple. Software needs to evolve. It’s that simple. As well, from time to time, there might be a bug or two in the product. It happens. (Even to us). However, if a software isn’t continually evolving, then bugs can’t be fixed and new features can’t be added and thus evolution stops and end user frustration begins.
Missler Software understands this all too well. That is why with TopSolid 7, updates are automatic and easy to deal with. Here’s how.”
Tired of doing the same sketch twice in order to be able to use it in more than a single operation? Wouldn´t it just be so much easier to simply just use the same sketch again? Sure it would, it´s smart, it´s efficient and it´s easy!
Recycling is on everyone’s lips these days so why not?