SOLIDWORKS User Groups, a tool for your success

by Sandy Ortez

SWUGNSOLIDWORKS user groups meetings (SWUGN) are a valuable resource to all members of the SOLIDWORKS community. These groups can be found worldwide and provide many benefits which include:

  • Learn best practice tips & tricks.
  • Network with peers.
  • Hear about SOLIDWORKS and related products.
  • Share experiences.
  • View technical presentations that help provide real-world techniques and methodologies.

In addition to these great benefits, giveaway’s and snacks are provided! If you’re located close to one of the GoEngineer offices, check out the GoEngineer SWUGN page or visit the SOLIDWORKS User Group site to search for a meeting near you.

SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader Spotlight:

John WatkinsJohn Watkins is the new Oklahoma City SWUGN leader. He was first exposed to SOLIDWORKS in 2001 at OSU-Okmulgee, where he used it to design parts to be made on CNC machines.  Today, John works at Kimray where he started in the drafting department working on drawing updates and changes.  In this position, he was in charge of updating and streamlining processes inside of SOLIDWORKS. He found that adding SOLIDWORKS EPDM, 2 years ago, has been a major benefit. He is now the CAD/EPDM Administrator.

Why are SOLIDWORKS User Groups important to John?

I feel that the SOLIDWORKS User Groups are a great way for all users to get together and talk about issues and triumphs they are having within SOLIDWORKS.  In the time that I have been attending the SWUGN events, I have learned many tricks for getting a process done quicker or more stable for future updates.  It is great having all of the different disciplines in an area getting together and learning from each other.  Now that I am leading the Oklahoma City SWUGN, I am looking forward to learning even more while getting to know more of the users around this area.

The next meeting for OKC is scheduled for November 3rd at 5:30pm CST. For more info visit:  OKC SWUGN LinkedIn Page, OKC SWUGN Website, OKC SWUGN Forum

For additional stories and news, visit the SOLIDWORKS User Group Blog by Richard Doyle.

 

 

 

 

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