With the summer months almost upon us, the arrival of SolidWorks
Beta 2013 comes closer. Prior to the official new release
typically in October, SolidWorks runs a beta program during the
summer to give all users with subscription service early access to
the new release.
This is a great opportunity during the summer months to test out
the software and help identify any issues before the full
release. SolidWorks has a dedicated support team during the
beta period to help users during this testing period. You also get
an opportunity to win prizes for your efforts.
Why is it important to participate? Before any upgrade to
a new release, we always encourage a migration plan and
testing. By building up this plan and testing during the beta
period during the slower summer months, you can increase the
chances of potential issues getting fixed prior to the full
release. Bug fixes can be implemented a lot faster when they
are identified in the alpha/beta cycles.
When the beta program launches, you can sign up and download
SolidWorks from the Beta home page at beta.solidworks.com. If
you'd like to get notified by email about beta events, be sure to
set up your SolidWorks Customer portal preferences to "Notify me
for Beta Programs". To change your settings, log into your SolidWorks Customer Portal
account. Click on the "My Profile" link and check on the
settings you'd like for your preferences.
DesignPoint is also considering running a beta event at our
locations depending on customer interest. If you're
interested in participating in a beta event at the DesignPoint
offices where you can bring your data and test the software using
our computers, please fill out the brief online form - Beta 2013 Testing Event