JLABS @ TMC Quick Fire Challenge

In honor of the upcoming Grand Opening of JLABS @ TMC, Johnson & Johnson Innovation has launched a Quick Fire Challenge to award up to four new game-changing early-stage innovation companies with the use of a bench, workstation and access to the JLABS @ TMC community for one year.

Deadline to apply is January 18, 2016

Winners will be announced on March 2, 2016

See More: http://campaign.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/

 

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Calling All Houston Area Designers, Startups, Incubators And Maker Spaces

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The SolidWorks Community team and MLC CAD Systems are pleased to announce The SolidWorks for Entrepreneurs Program.

The SolidWorks for Entrepreneurs Program will partner innovative designers, incubators and maker spaces in the Houston area with MLC CAD Systems, the local SolidWorks training, technical support, and license provider in Houston.

Sponsorship Application Requirements

  1. Application (submitted in English only)
  2. Three references
  3. A business plan or pitch deck
  4. Less than $1M in funding for individual entrepreneurs and annual revenue
  5. Be headquartered in US, Canada, or European Union
  6. Incorporated/LLC with tax ID number
  7. New product producing company or incubator/maker space supporting product producing companies
  8. $200 application fee

90% of all proceeds are given to the Rwandan Girls Scholarship Program

Application Process

  1. Applications reviewed in 7-10 business days of submittal.
  2. Entrepreneur/incubator/maker space contacted by DS SolidWorks to review sponsorship requirements
  3. Sponsorship agreement signed and SolidWorks software provided to MLC CAD Systems – Houston for new entrepreneur customer.
  4. SolidWorks software valid for one year.

Important Dates

  1. Thursday, July 23 – Day 1 of the SolidWorks Entrepreneur Program, check out the website to begin | solidworks.com/SW_EntrepreneurProgram

Contact your Houston SolidWorks Account Manager with questions:
Sean Strande
(713) 682-7490 ext.1009
seans@mlc-cad.com

SolidWorks MyCADTools: BatchConverter

Below is a quick 10 minute video showing the “BatchConverter” tool in MyCadTools.

Here is the video

The Back Story: One of our customers was doing a demo for a company down in Florida that does a TON of conversion of documents back and forth between AutoCAD and SolidWorks and also needs to crank out PDFs in bulk. The BatchConverter tool in MyCADTools was the perfect fit.

Use the BatchConverter tool from myCADtools to convert an infinite number of drawing files into PDFs and DWGs in a matter of seconds.

You can request a free 30-day trial subscription to myMLCservices.com by going to the link below.

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SolidWorks MyCADTools: LayerManager

Below is a quick 8  minute video showing the “LayerManager” tool in MyCadTools.

Here is the video

The Back Story: One of our customers wanted to quickly add layers to existing SolidWorks drawings. They also wanted to assign a “layer” to each “part” in the assembly drawing…the perfect solution: The “LayerManager” tool in MyCadTools.

MyCADTools is a suite of tools, utilities, and functions that is included with eachmyMLCservices.com subscription which installs directly within SolidWorks.

You can request a free 30-day trial subscription to myMLCservices.com by going to the link below.

 

Request Trial Login

SolidWorks MyCADTools: ScaleDimension

Below is a quick 10 minute video showing the “ScaleDimension” tool in MyCadTools.

Here is the video

The Back Story: One of our SolidWorks Application Engineers did a support call for a customer, and noticed that the customer was using the wrong units on a part that he was designing. He was using metric numbers on an inch template and he thought that it was too complicated to fix it. That became the perfect opportunity to show him the ScaleDimension tool in MyCADTools.

MyCADTools is a suite of tools, utilities, and functions that is included with each myMLCservices.com subscription which installs directly within SolidWorks.

You can request a free 30-day trial subscription to myMLCservices.com by going to the link below.

Request Trial Login

 

OTC 2015 & SolidWorks Software in Houston, Texas

Attend the OTC 2015 conference, and stop by the SolidWorks software booth #5606 to say hi.

Register today for a complimentary 1-Day Pass to attend OTC 2015, courtesy of MLC CAD Systems & SolidWorks Software. After completing the registration, you will receive your conference attendance badge in the mail.

The 1-Day Pass allows you to register to attend OTC 2015 free either Wednesday, May 6th or  Thursday, May 7th 2015 only.

After OTC 2015 is over, meet us at the MLC CAD SolidWorks Tech Center in Houston for 2 hours of free SolidWorks training on May 8th from 10AM – 12Noon, the Friday after OTC 2015.

Our instructor will:

  • Familiarize you with the design controls and interface of SolidWorks 2015
  • Help you design a single part in SolidWorks
  • Instruct you on how to mate that part to create an assembly
  • Walk you through creating a shop drawing with a bill of materials (BOM)

After the open house, you will have the opportunity to fire questions at our SolidWorks instructor specific to your industry.

We will have workstations set up for you to use, all you will need bring is:

  • Something to write on / to write with.
  • PDF’s of drawings if you’re interested in having us take a look
  • Questions!

When: Friday, May 8th from 10AM – 12Noon

Where: MLC CAD Systems

Houston SolidWorks Training Center

10777 NW Freeway, Suite 175, Houston, TX 77092

The Houston Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

Check out the OTC 2015 list of exhibitors

OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts. Here are some of the reasons why you should attend.

  • Quality: Technical program selected by knowledgeable and experienced professionals.
  • Value: See ground-breaking innovations and meet the leading providers of products and services in just four days.
  • Networking: More than 90,000 professionals from 120+ countries are there.
  • In the World’s Energy Capital: Combine OTC with client meetings, business proposals, and company training.
  • Always Something New: Encounter different languages being spoken, never-seen-before technologies, and C-suite speakers that you might not hear anywhere else.