December 12, 2018 is the end for new idea submissions.
December 13, 2018 voting on all ideas begins.
January 31, 2019 voting ends.
As of today, December 5th, there are now only 7 more days for idea submission.
Have you added your ideas, big and small? Remember, ALL ideas are treated as Enhancement Requests. Even if you think your idea has no chance of making it into the top ten of votes you should still submit it so it goes on the radar of the developers at SWX.
Just six days from today voting opens next Thursday, December 13th. Have you reviewed the ideas and bookmarked the ones you want to vote for? There are currently a little over 500 ideas. If you review them on a regular basis (sort by latest activity: newest first then go down the list until the date/time of the last time you reviewed). Bookmark the ones you want to vote on. If you do this as you go the task will not be so daunting.
There is usually a rush of new ideas as the deadline approaches so get on it before the number of ideas builds even higher!
The main point of the TTL is to build excitement for improvements to SOLIDWORKS. I see more benefits than that. The TTL is a better way to submit Enhancement Requests since we can more easily search and sort on them, but more importantly we can comment on them to better shape the idea. Often, users describe good work-arounds to use until the idea is implemented. This is a huge plus for the user community and for the developers at SWX. The current ER system does not support this kind of discussion.
Let’s exploit this opportunity to suggest ways to make SWX better!
Edit: I had requested a sort option in the TTL Ideas section for sorting on ideas we have bookmarked. Though this sort option does not exist (for this year), Daniel MCGINN replied with this handy tip: The best way that I know to view the bookmarked ideas is to navigate to https://forum.solidworks.com/bookmarks and click on “Ideas.” This takes you to your list of all items you have bookmarked. From there you can select Ideas and it will limit the list to just the ideas you have bookmarked.
Perhaps next year we will be able to more directly sort by the ideas we've bookmarked, but in the meantime, this gets the job done. Thanks, Daniel!!