Network and Educate with Other SOLIDWORKS Users


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.

NUSWUG is BACK! Join us as NUSWUG returns for its first meeting in over two years. Enjoy some food, networking, and SOLIDWORKS!SOLIDWORKS User Groups Badge


Wed, June 8, 2022 5pm MT

Free food and SolidWorks? That's a no brainer! Meet and network with other SolidWorks users while learning about simulations, tips, tricks, and more!

Time Breakdown:
5:00 Soft opening, food, & networking
5:30 Tips & Tricks by Mark Knowles
5:45 Intro to SolidWorks API by Mike Spens
6:25 Tank Flow Simulation Case by Dylan Pratt
6:45 Questions

Get to know our guest speaker:
Mike Spens has been a part of the SOLIDWORKS community since 1997. After several years designing ski lifts in SOLIDWORKS, he spent 15 years in the VAR channel demonstrating and teaching SOLIDWORKS to thousands of users. He specializes in data management and API, but is still a modeling junkie. Mike is currently responsible for worldwide sales enablement at Dassault Systemes.

This is a hybrid event, with in-person attendance at our office and virtual attendance via Zoom.

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Thu, June 16, 2022 5pm ET

Hello West Michigan Lakeshore SOLIDWORKS users!

The next Users Group meeting is scheduled for June 16th! You won't want to miss it, here are some highlights:

  • Various representatives from SOLIDWORKS are planning to attend!
    • Manish Kumar (SOLIDWORKS CEO)
    • Gian Paolo (3DEXPERIENCE Works Executive Vice President)
    • Suchit Jain (VP Strategy & Business Dev)
    • Dan Wagner (SOLIDWORKS User Group Network, Manager)
  • Tour of the Fogg north and south facilities
  • A panel discussion with SOLIDWORKS representatives
  • As always fantastic food, desserts and various presentations, there's something for everyone!

First Session (1 hour and 15 minutes):

  • Tour of Fogg (North and South buildings)
  • Machine Design continuation (part 3) - Ryan Cole (Go Engineer)
  • Evaluate it’s the Whole Reason We Assemble – Brennen Sands (CATI)
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Cheri Guntzviller (Go Engineer)
  • Open Admin Panel with PDM Emphasis - Jesse Reda (Fogg Filler)
  • Basic Sketching and modeling - Saran Haldar (Hawk Ridge Systems)

Second Session (45 minutes):

  • Panel discussion - SOLIDWORKS CEO and others
  • Machine Design continuation (part 4) - Ryan Cole (Go Engineer)
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh Tips and Tricks - Ken LaVictor (CATI)
  • Advanced Sheetmetal - Darin Grosser (Go Engineer)
  • Basic Drawings - Saran Haldar (Hawk Ridge Systems)
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer the Technical Storytelling Tool - Brandon Nelms (CATI)

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Thu, Sept 29, 2022 5pm MT

NUSWUG is BACK! Join us as NUSWUG returns for its first meeting in over two years. Enjoy some food, networking, and SOLIDWORKS!


  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Food (The Pie Pizzeria), Drinks, and Networking
  • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm | SOLIDWORKS Modeling Tips | Mike Spens
  • 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm | Break
  • 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm | The Future of Design w/ 3DEXPERIENCE and xDesign | Mike Spens
  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Open Mouse - share a favorite tip or trick!
  • 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm | Raffle/Wrap-up (must register to be entered to win)

Sponsored Prizes:

  • Apple Watch Series 7 ordered to spec (up to $500 value)
  • $25 Digital Gift card

About the Presenter:

Mike Spens | Dassault Systèmes | Global Learning Experience & Certification Manager

Mike Spens graduated from the University of Utah in 1997 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Mike spent about 14 years with GoEngineer before joining the Dassault Systèmes team in 2012. As a Mechanical Engineer, Mike is passionate about the product design and development process. He’s fascinated with cutting edge software development and implementation and customized applications for design automation.

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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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