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SOLIDWORKS User Groups are a valuable resource to all members of the SOLIDWORKS community

  • Learn more about SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS related products.
  • Better educate yourself on how SOLIDWORKS can be used.
  • Network with your peers.
  • Share experiences and technical presentations to help provide you and your company with valuable, real-world techniques and methodologies.
  • Give-away’s, food, and refreshments usually provided for each meeting.

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WMLSWUG - SOLIDWORKS Users Technical Summit

Fri, Dec 16, 2022 7am ET

The West Michigan Lakeshore SOLIDWORKS Users Group (WMLSWUG) is inviting you to the first ever West Michigan SOLIDWORKS Users Technical Summit!

This free event on Friday, December 16th at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan brings together students, educators, instructors, professionals, engineers, and industry experts for a full day of food, networking, technology demonstrations, and over 25 breakout sessions educating and inspiring with the awesome power of Dassault Systems SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE!
Space is limited, register today!

07:00 - 08:00am - Breakfast - free to attendees!
08:00 - 08:45am - Keynote Presentation By:
  • Manish Kumar (SOLIDWORKS CEO)
  • Suchit Jain (SOLIDWORKS VP Strategy & Business Development)
09:00 - 10:15am - Over 5 breakouts including hands on with 3DEXPERIENCE
10:15 - 10:45am - Networking and refreshments
10:45 - 12:00pm - Over 5 breakouts including hands on with 3DEXPERIENCE
12:00 - 01:15pm - Lunch - free to attendees!
01:15 - 02:45pm - Over 5 breakouts including hands on with 3DEXPERIENCE
03:00 - 04:30pm - Over 5 breakouts including hands on with 3DEXPERIENCE
04:30 - 07:00pm - Networking, refreshments, and prizes!
We are excited to see you there!

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EMSWUG - Eastern Michigan SOLIDWORKS User Group

Wed, Feb 8, 2023 11:30am ET

WELCOME BACK! EMSWUG returns exclusively to in-person meetings in 2023! Join us for lunch and an afternoon of SOLIDWORKS learning :)

Please RSVP through Meetup AND complete the food signup.


The next EMSWUG meeting is
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

FANUC America Corporation - Headquarters
3900 W Hamlin Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

  • Free meeting, free lunch & giveaways
  • Learn about SolidWorks 2023
  • Improve your SolidWorks Skills

11:30 Doors open
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch & Networking
12:15 – 1:45 SOLIDWORKS Routing by Shaun Bentley of GoEngineer
1:45 – 2:00 Break & Networking
2:00 – 3:30 All About 3DEXPERIENCE World by Dan WAGNER of Dassault Systemes
3:30 – 3:45 Giveaways & Wrap up

Please add your name to the food signup if you can make it to the meeting so we can order the right amount of food. We are excited to see you there!

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CAD Monkey Dinner 2023

Sat, Feb 11, 2023 6pm CT

Welcome back to the CAD Monkey Dinner, making its triumphant in-person return after a 2 year hiatus!

What began as a small intimate gathering between a few hard-core SolidWorks nerds in 2012 has since exploded into a can't-miss event that has welcomed executives, power-users, bloggers, user group leaders, and the biggest names in the SolidWorks community, who have been taking in the city's sights and tastes before the main event gets underway. Saturday night's CAD Monkey Dinner is an event where far-flung friends can get together to check in, catch up, and celebrate another year at our favorite nerd convention!

The CMD is open to all the savviest CAD Monkeys in town for a night of food and fun in one of our host city's hottest locations. Those who arrive in Nashville by Saturday night can eat, drink, mingle, and network at the unofficial kickoff to 3DExperience World 2023!

This year's event will take place at Headquarters Beercade, a Nashville hotspot that's home to over 30 vintage arcade and pinball games! Just minutes from Music City Center, this unique venue features an incredible atmosphere, plus great food, craft beers and clever signature cocktails - all of which are included in the price of admission. It's sure to be an unforgettable night.

Once again, we're also producing limited edition badge ribbons and CAD MONKEY T-shirts for the event! With these threads, you'll always be recognized as an official CAD Monkey, especially once they're covered with the signatures of all your closest Monkey friends. Make sure to add a shirt to your order during check-out, and we'll have them available for pick-up at the venue.

Note: T-shirts will be available for purchase through January 20th to allow for printing and shipping before the event.

User Group Name
Birmingham, AL Central Alabama SWUG Joel Gilbert
Huntsville, AL North Alabama SWUG Ricky Jordan   or   Brian McElyea
Tucson, AZ Tucson SOLIDWORKS User Group Bill Schoening   or   Neil Mills
Bakersfield, CA Kern County SWUG Mathew Stevenson
Fountain Valley, CA Orange County SWUG Gabriel Corbett
Fresno, CA Fresno SWUG Jose Saldana
Mountain View, CA California Tech Hub SWUG Edward Gilbert
Oakland, CA Laney College SWUG Elise Moss
Sacramento, CA Sacramento SWUG Tom Davis
San Diego, CA San Diego SWUG Phil Sluder
Sunnnyvale, CA Silicon Valley SWUG Brian Titus
West Covina, CA Mount San Antonio SWUG Rhiannon Britney
Panama City Beach, FL Panama City Beach SWUG Kendra Wardlow
Boise, ID Treasure Valley SolidWorks User Group Ryan Okelberry, P.E.   or   Blake Young
Elkhart, IN Northern Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Peggy Frantz   or   Dennis Ralston
Indianapolis, IN Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Michael Bridges   or   Bill Fletcher
Wichita, KS South Central Kansas SOLIDWORKS User Group Eric Spurgeon
Lafayette, LA Lafayette SWUG Steve Andrepont
New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA New Orleans/Baton Rouge SWUG Bobby Moore or Joe Rowsey
Holland, MI West Michigan Lakeshore SOLIDWORKS User Group Jake Vlietstra   or   Michael Falik
Monroe, MI Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio SOLIDWORKS User Group Dean R. Kerste, Ph.D., CSWE   or   Mike Reaume
Rochester Hills, MI Eastern Michigan SOLIDWORKS User Group Dan Bovinich
Duncan, OK Red River SWUG Lee Brown
Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City SWUG John Watkins
Tulsa, OK Tulsa SWUG Patrick O’Hern
Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga SWUG Nicole Walden
Nashville, TN Music City SWUG Rudy Ottway
Austin, TX Central Texas SWUG Steve Calvert
Corpus Christi, TX Corpus Christi SWUG Shane Vest
Houston, TX Houston SWUG Joe Lance or Lanny Kwan
Richardson, TX North Texas SWUG Thomas Allsup
San Antonio, TX San Antonio SWUG James Lowery
Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah SWUG Chad Clarke



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