Over the last couple of months I have been buried in work and this means I haven’t had a lot of time to blog. I’m still buried in work, in fact I’m processing a lengthy fully rendered animation as I’m posting this but some e-mail landed in my mail box today I had to share with you. I think you’re going to like it.
About 3 weeks ago Ben Eadie dropped me a note letting me know he had set up a new SolidWorks help site, SolidJott. Ben has been a very active guy in the SolidWorks community for many years so I was not surprised he was once again finding a new way to help SolidWorks users. While I liked the idea of SolidJott I wasn’t sure how much I would use it myself. There are already a number of on-line resources I use to gain and give SolidWorks help and I wasn’t sure I needed more. That thinking changed today because Ben has done something that moves his SolidWorks help site in front of the others. What has Ben done to make me want to give up my long used on-line help resources? He’s created a plug-in that adds SolidJott right into the SolidWorks Task Pane. You no longer have to leave SolidWorks to ask or answer a SolidWorks question from your peers. You simply open the SolidJott tab on the Task Pane and your ready. It’s so simple, so easy, I can’t believe someone hasn’t done this already. According to Ben’s e-mail the SolidJott plug-in will become even better. Soon users will have the ability to capture screen shots, "pack n go" the file they are working and add it directly to the SolidJott post all without ever leaving SolidWorks or switching windows. NICE!