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About Tandy Banks

Tandy is an Elite Applications Engineer in Oklahoma. He has been using SolidWorks since version 97+. His mechanical design background includes: high-pressure pumps, fluid systems, heavy fabrication, high-precision machining, various oilfield equipment and electronics packaging. He is very experienced in manufacturing processes and collaboration between technology and manufacturing systems. He was awarded SolidWorks' Elite status in 2009.

Inspect What is Expected

by Tandy Banks

QualityXpert provides an easy-to-implement, connected quality system to guide your team through the process. Join us for a webinar to learn more.

Shape Your World 2017 is here. Register today.

by Tandy Banks

If you love the thought of design awesomeness and want to master the technology that you already own, come experience a technical buffet of customer driven course requests that will help you Shape Your World for future creativity!

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 – Top Ten Ideas

by Tandy Banks

From December 16, 2016 through January 20, 2017, let your voice be heard and vote for your favorite SOLIDWORKS 2017 enhancement request. The Top Ten ideas will be presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this February.

GoEngineer Hosts SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Events

by Tandy Banks

SOLIDWORKS Launch 2017

It’s That Time of Year – SOLIDWORKS 2017 is here!

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch season is here and GoEngineer is hosting a series of events near you. Come and see what makes great design happen with the new SOLIDWORKS 2017 release

Shape Your World

by Tandy Banks

If you love the thought of design awesomeness and want to master the technology that you already own, come experience a technical buffet of customer driven course requests that will help you Shape Your World for future creativity!

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch Event – Visit an Ecosystem Near You

by Tandy Banks

The anticipated release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is nearing. Many exciting additions and enhancements have been added to their family of products, with the end-user in mind. GoEngineer has been excitedly preparing to host this year’s SOLIDWORKS 2016 launch events. Come see how we connect our communities of SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, 3D Scanning & CAM by taking a tour while you attend our Launch sessions.

Consuming in the Age of Experience

by Tandy Banks

Take a look at how seemingly little details can make a huge difference in how positive an experience can be. What impact do the 5 senses have on your design project?

Shape Your World

by Tandy Banks

Imagination and creativity are some of the most attractive aspects of our world.  As kids, imagination is used to build sand castles, make forts from a simple box or a tent made of extra sheets.  You might gather with friends

Dessert in the Desert

by Tandy Banks

The Arizona desert has been covered with SOLIDWORKS enthusiasts from all over the world this week. Packed with jaw-dropping announcements and technical marvels, SOLIDWORKS World 2015 was in full swing. This is the event many look forward to each year in

A Rope of 3 Strands Can Do Great Work

by Tandy Banks

The gap in work force skills in the United States today is becoming alarming.  Our country and industries were built upon the hard work of our parents and grandparents. One of history’s largest generations is exiting the workplace in droves

What Shall I Do With All This Time? – A Christmas Epilogue

by Tandy Banks

Tinsel, parties, gifts and last minute rush. We are full on in the 2014 Christmas season. This is the time of year when sales professionals are biting nails and eating antacids as if they were grandma’s fudge. The rest of us just have the “normal” holiday craziness. In the midst of all the stress there is one activity that makes all of that go away for me.

Turkey Talk and SOLIDWORKS World 2015

by Tandy Banks

SOLIDWORKS World is right around the corner. Be sure to register to attend this amazing event February 8-11 in Phoenix, Arizona . Learn, Network, Collaborate – Everything SOLIDWORKS.

Playground For Big Kids

by Tandy Banks

Remember what it was like to imagine something and be able to bring it to life. SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is now included in the 2015 suite.

Be True to the Pioneer Spirit!

by Tandy Banks

How Small Businesses Invest in Technology Part 3: Business-centric Companies The Pioneer Spirit Prevails! For hundreds of years, ordinary people have forged new paths, pioneering ahead of the masses to find new ways—explorers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Every field

Surprising Solutions

by Tandy Banks

How Small Businesses Invest in Technology Part 2: Engineering-centric Companies

Engineering is all about problem-solving.

One of my favorite design problems involved a small