SolidWorks World 2013: The Numbers


This year marks the 15th anniversary of SolidWorks World.  In 1999, when we had our first SolidWorks World in Palm Springs, there were approximately 800 people, 60 partners, and 70 technical sessions.  I was there, and I remember thinking how great it was to meet so many people with a passion for 3D design. Things have changed quite a bit.

At today’s event we have over 4500 attendees, over 240 technical sessions, and over 100 partners.  The number of SolidWorks users is continuing to grow at an amazing rate. It was only four years ago that we announced our one-millionth user, and today, we have over two million. In fact, if you stacked two million SolidWorks DVD cases, it would make a pile over 3.2 times the height of Mount Everest! To me, that is an amazing number, and if you are using (or learning how to use) SolidWorks today, it’s confirmation that you are in good company. Here’s a quick look at some of the community statistics:

  • Total SolidWorks Users: 2 million
  • SolidWorks Resellers: 407
  • SolidWorksSolution Partners: 800
  • Certified SolidWorks Users:  61,000
  • SolidWorks User Groups: 218
  • Facebook Fans: 525,000+
  • 3D ContentCentral Users: 1 million
  • DraftSight users: 1.3 million

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