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CADCAST is your all-CAD podcast. On this show, Nick Sweeney takes you around the world of CAD to talk about SOLIDWORKS, PDM, 3D Printing, Simulation, and everything in between. Guests will be a fixture on the podcast as well. We'll be bringing in professionals from around CATI and around the Dassault channel community. Be sure to check in every Wednesday for the latest episode, you won't want to miss it.

CADCAST is your all-CAD podcast. On this show, Nick Sweeney takes you around the world of CAD to talk about SOLIDWORKS, PDM, 3D Printing, Simulation, and everything in between. Guests will be a fixture on the podcast as well. We'll be bringing in professionals from around CATI and around the Dassault channel community. Be sure to check in every Wednesday for the latest episode, you won't want to miss it.

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CADCAST is your all-CAD podcast. On this show, Nick Sweeney takes you around the world of CAD to talk about SOLIDWORKS, PDM, 3D Printing, Simulation, and everything in between. Guests will be a fixture on the podcast as well. We'll be bringing in professionals from around CATI and around the Dassault channel community. Be sure to check in every Wednesday for the latest episode, you won't want to miss it.

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@inflowtech

Language:

English


Episodes

Welcome to CADCAST

1/19/2022
We're back! Under a new name and a whole new (well kinda new) set of topics, the CATI podcast has returned. To kick off the CADCAST era, Nick Sweeney breaks down what you should expect from our new podcast. Then, he gets into an interview with the President and CEO of CATI, Rich Werneth. They discuss CATI as a brand, why InFlow was ultimately absorbed into CATI, and what they're excited about for 2022.

Duration:00:23:31

What to Expect When You're Expecting!..... PDM

6/11/2021
No, I don't have any news to share with all of you, but I do have some information! People always want to talk about how they can prepare for a SOLIDWORKS PDM implementation. When should they have their servers ready? What should they be doing with their data? All good questions, so I dove into those topics and more last week on my Innovation3D presentation about preparing for your SOLIDWORKS PDM Implementation. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and follow me on Twitter:...

Duration:00:23:34

Innovation3D Preview

5/28/2021
Get ready for Innovation3D! CATI's event all about innovation is already underway with exciting presentations happening each day. Next week, I'm doing 2 presentations and wanted to give you a sneak preview. First, we'll talk about getting ready for your PDM implementation. Then, we'll dive into preparing for your migration into SOLIDWORKS PDM. Don't forget to sign up for Innovation3D, hope to see you there! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and follow me on Twitter: @NSweeney_InFlow

Duration:00:17:08

It's All About Sharing Knowledge

5/14/2021
"Let me Google that for you." That's one phrase that works for almost any question. So it's no wonder people are hesitant about calling support sometimes. What if they could have found the answer themselves? That's what we're talking about this week, how you can find answers yourself. Justin Maxwell and John VanEngen join InPod to talk about tools you can use yourself, great resources for finding information, and what keeps them coming back each day to help more users. Don't forget to...

Duration:00:37:10

Engineers Like to Break Things

4/30/2021
Let's be honest, it can be fun to break stuff! Sometimes it's a great way to blow off steam, sometimes it's just interesting to see how it breaks. I love simulation tools because it makes it so we can break things virtually, without worrying that maybe it's a little excessive. This week, Joe Formicola, founder of CAELYNX and the VP of CAE solutions at CATI joins the podcast to talk CAELYNX. We talk about the origins of the company, how Joe got where he is, one of his favorite studies, and...

Duration:00:22:27

How To Deploy (and Get Users to Fall in Love With) PDM

4/23/2021
There are 2 main steps for getting started with SOLIDWORKS PDM. The first is installing and configuring the tool, server side. The second is getting users set up and to buy into the new solution. We're going to talk through that second point. Let's talk through setting up your users, what the installation process is like, and what you can do to get them onboarded faster. Get in touch with the show and follow me on Twitter: @NSweeney_InFlow

Duration:00:17:55

Answering some "Why does PDM do....?" Questions

4/9/2021
Why? It's a question even a little kid can ask. Well with PDM, every engineer is like a little kid again. "Why do I need a license?" "Why are we using these big workflows?" You get the idea. This week, I tackle 3 common questions I've been getting a lot lately. Today, let's talk about templates, updating assemblies, and workflows.

Duration:00:13:14

How DriveWorks Solo Saves You Time

4/2/2021
I did a presentation earlier this week that was diving into how DriveWorks Solo saves you time and money. I thought the content was worth sharing with all of the InPOD listeners as well, so let's talk about what makes Solo such an appealing tool. I start off talking about how you should think about DriveWorks, how to get started, and finally, I take a dive into an example. If you want to play with the example from the webinar, check it out here:...

Duration:00:55:48

An Ounce of Prevention...

3/24/2021
Is worth a pound of cure. Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, disaster can strike any company at any time. When that happens, it's incredibly important that we have a disaster recovery plan in place. The biggest key to that? Backups! This week, Joe Frank joined the podcast once again to talk about what we should be doing to ensure we have solid backups and why it's so important. If you want to read up on backups, check out this blog post on the InFlow blog:...

Duration:00:24:21

Be Open to Change with Lynn Allen

3/12/2021
Nobody likes change. So it's no wonder that whenever I talk with engineers about new tools, they're a little hesitant. This week, Lynn Allen was kind enough to join the podcast to talk about her latest substitute to AutoCAD - DraftSight! If you've never heard about DraftSight, this is the perfect episode for you. Lynn and I talk about what makes DraftSight such a great tool to look into, some of her favorite features in DraftSight, as well as address one of my biggest questions for the...

Duration:00:39:13

Work From Anywhere

3/3/2021
We've all had to make adjustments this last year to how we work. One of the biggest ones is learning how to work from anywhere. That's what I want to talk about today, working from anywhere with your data management tool. This week, I talk about cloud hosted vs on-premise. Additionally, I talk about what you can do with tools like SOLIDWORKS PDM to access the vault from anywhere and how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform gives you a fully portable solution. Make sure you check out Kyle's Blog about...

Duration:00:18:00

Training The Next Wave of Automation Junkies

2/24/2021
Last week, we had part 1 of my conversation with Heather Hasz and Bridie Mills. This week, we continue the conversation and talk a lot about growth and development with careers. One of the big topics we discuss is getting people into a "design automation headspace". Once people learn what automation can do, they become and automation junky. Make sure you tune in to hear a little bit about my experience with a DriveWorks internship, as well as a little bit from the team about how we view...

Duration:00:22:03

Wait, the community changed?

2/17/2021
A few weeks back, I logged into the DriveWorks Community and I realized the page had changed! Come to realize, there were a whole host of updates to the DriveWorks Community and they're pretty sweet. This week, I wanted to talk with DriveWorks about the actual community of DriveWorks users, the EDU program and much more. Heather Hasz and Bridie Mills join InPOD to talk about some exciting stuff happening in DriveWorks. Tune in next week for part 2! Make sure you register to attend...

Duration:00:30:05

The Professor on Rocket Surgery

2/3/2021
New servers and getting everything ready for an upgrade is a big deal. Some people get so nervous about it that it almost seems like rocket surgery! This week, I brought Ryan Dally (The Professor) back into the podcast to talk about PDM servers. We talk about Archive servers, Database servers, and go into every detail you could ask for. Let's dig into server recommendations, moving servers, and even what to do if you want to get better connections for remote locations! Check out the Server...

Duration:00:48:06

3DEXPERIENCE World Is Almost Here!

1/27/2021
That's right, the biggest event of the SOLIDWORKS and Dassault year is coming up in just about 2 weeks! I love 3DEXPERIENCE World. It's a great place to learn about Dassault products, network with other users, and get an idea for what to expect coming up in the next year. This week on InPOD, I talk about what 3DEXPERIENCE World has been in the past, as well as what you can expect for this year with virtual 3DEXPERIENCE World. Make sure you register for the event! - Register for 3DEXPERIENCE...

Duration:00:17:01

Make Your Job Easier

1/21/2021
Wait, InPOD on a Thursday? That's right! Yesterday, before starting the recording, I got news that DriveWorks released 18.2. I wanted to take a few minutes to go over what's new, so that's where we start today. However, the main topic is DriveWorksXpress. Today, I dive into how you can get started, why it's a great tool, and what you can do next. If you're interested in learning the tool, check out this free training and certification from DriveWorks:...

Duration:00:21:51

Be Flexible with Your Revision Scheme

1/13/2021
Flexibility is key with SOLIDWORKS PDM. We're flexible about how we can access our files, store our data, and so much more. One topic that's come up a lot recently is flexibility with our versions and revisions in PDM. This week, I take a dive into versions and revisions. I start by talking about what a version is, how can we manage the potential high volume of versions, and why they're a great tool. Then, I take a look at revisions. I talk about what creates a revision, having a major-minor...

Duration:00:14:16

Which SOLIDWORKS license is for you?

1/6/2021
Can you believe it's 2021? With the start of a new year, I thought it would be a good time to make an episode to talk with all of you about SOLIDWORKS licensing. This week, Will Kefauver joined InPOD once again and we talk about SOLIDWORKS Standard vs Professional vs Premium. Additionally, we talk about network licensing vs standalone, and even spend a few minutes talking about SOLIDWORKS cloud options. Don't forget to subscribe to InPOD and follow me on Twitter - @NSweeney_InFlow

Duration:00:46:52

Lock Your Cookie Jar!

12/30/2020
The holiday season is still in full swing, so I've been thinking about fresh baked cookies all week. But have you ever thought about how many cookies everyone that opens the cookie jar is eating? I wondered the same thing and then wondered how many files people are downloading from my PDM Vault and then what they're doing with them (the holidays are lots of fun in my family). Well for the 4th time this year, Jeff Sweeney is joining InPOD to talk with my about file security. We talk about...

Duration:00:25:37

Do you want a Honda or an Acura?

12/23/2020
Different tools do different jobs. Do you want a Honda or do you want an Acura? Both are cars, but which one does the job you need it to? This week, Tim Ramos joined the podcast to talk with me about a CAD tool not called SOLIDWORKS, but actually CATIA. We talk about practical uses of CATIA, where is shines, and what makes it so powerful. From everyone at InFlow, happy holidays everyone! Follow and get in touch with me on Twitter: @NSweeney_InFlow

Duration:00:35:37