SOLIDWORKS USER GROUPS

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.

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EMSWUG - EASTERN MICHIGAN SOLIDWORKS USER GROUP

Thursday, Feb 1, 2024 11:30am ET

Join us for lunch and an afternoon of SOLIDWORKS learning :) Please RSVP through Meetup AND complete the food signup.

FOOD SIGNUP (REQUIRED if attending in person):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MKCau52INGfKBY-ihhrAd4F79f2jpiKRf_vOhZ0c9k8/edit?usp=sharing

This will be a hybrid meeting! In-person & virtual available
FANUC America Corporation - Headquarters
CTC Auditorium
3900 W Hamlin Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

Zoom link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84284308682?pwd=suTK2viJMZFEayw465Dk4ivWIxatBX.1

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

AGENDA:
11:30 Doors open
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch & Networking

12:15 – 1:45 1st Presentation (90 minutes)
Title: How to Make Additive Manufacturing Work for YOU. DfAM Tips, Lessons Learned.
*A bird’s eye view of the processes and principles for AM and a deep dive into DfAM.
*Pause, Embed, Print. Design parts for AM by combining process understanding & Case Studies & Learn how to select an AM process, material.
*Understand the Design Paradigm Shift Influence of Part Orientation,
*How to minimize support structure and post processing, The reversal of the Complexity paradigm MORE costs LESS.
*AM Design rules for Polymer and Metal parts.
*What threaded inserts to use,
*Why the machine resolution is important in Final design and datum selection and Latest Tech in AM
1:45 – 2:00 Break & Networking

2:00 – 3:30 2nd presentation: ( Glen Desmier+ 30 Minutes for Katelyn’s presentation.
Title: “Are we there yet !!”
“ latest trends in AM: Technologies, Implementation strategies and the Current state of the Industry “
Katelyn Desmier :
Research Case studies and latest trends in SLA technology and 3D printing.

3:30 – 3:45 Giveaways & Wrap up

 


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MILWAUKEE SOLIDWORKS USER GROUP

Thursday, March 14, 2024 4pm CT

SMART (SOLIDWORKS Milwaukee Area Resource Team) has been Milwaukee's local SOLIDWORKS User Group since 1999.

Join the local user community in an evening of tips, tricks, and insight into the tools that help streamline and accelerate your product development process.

Agenda:

Check-in, networking, and pizza: 4:00 - 4:10 pm

Don Glaske (DELMIA Team Lead, GoEngineer): 4:15 - 5:00 pm

  • "VIRTUAL FACTORY"
    Plan and Optimize plant layouts, workflows, and resources in a risk-free virtual environment before execution

Ryan Keenan (Senior Mechanical Designer, J.W. Speaker): 5:15 - 6:00 pm

  • See how JW Speaker uses automation equipment designed in SOLIDWORKS
  • Tips and Tricks for incorporating non-native files into your fixture designs

Factory Tour & Closing: 6:00 - 6:30 pm


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PMSWUG - PhOEnix solidworks user group

Thursday, March 21, 2024 5:00pm MT

Get ready and mark your calendars because our next SolidWorks User Group (SWUG) event is just around the corner! We're excited to invite you to join us for an engaging and informative session on March 21st!

What to Expect:

  • Learn from industry experts and fellow users about the latest tips, tricks, and best practices in SolidWorks.
  • Collaborate with like-minded individuals on challenging topics and share your own insights and experiences.
  • Teach and be taught as we explore various aspects of SolidWorks!

Keep an eye on your inbox for more details to come!
We can't wait to see you at our upcoming SWUG event!

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SAN DIEGO SOLIDWORKS USER GROUP

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 6:30pm PT

Please join us at our next meeting!

This month we will be centered about prototyping.

We will have a presentation from Too Tall John from Arrk.
will post a synopsis about his presentation latter.

The second presentation will be by Robert ONeill, from ONeill Design.
This presentation will focus on 3d printing.
Designing parts for 3d printing. Techniques for improving strength and quality.
More details to follow.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89182441165?pwd=cHNFNGgrYURXSzZ5aGxoeURkU1B6dz09
Passcode: 556509
I hope to have someone live monitoring the virtual chat. And ask questions from the virtual attendees.
We will have Pizza. To help plan on how much we need, please RSVP at:
https://www.meetup.com/san-diego-solidworks-user-group/events/293177422
I have heard some have had problems RSVPing. If you have problems please email me. Gives us a clue how much pizza is needed.
We will be having 3 presentations.

The schedule for the meeting is:
6:30-7 pizza, and happy hr.
7:00-7:15 meeting info (virtual meeting start)
7:15-7:20 news
7:20-7:30 Featured Feature
7:30-8:00 Arrk
8:00-9:00 3d printing

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CWSUG - CHICAGO WEST SOLIDWORKS USER GROUP

Thursday, January 18, 2023 6pm CT

We are planning a CWSUG meeting for Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  Location is APC-110A at Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove campus.  See attached map or go to their website for map (www.waubonsee.edu).

We will start with a short business meeting followed by the presentation.

 

AGENDA:

6:00-6:30PM        Sign-in and networking.

6:00-6:30PM        Food served.  Pizza & soft drinks.

6:00-6:30PM        Short business meeting during pizza time.

6:30-8:00PM        Presentation – Sean Borchert

8:00-8:30PM        Q&A, Door Prize Drawing.

8:30PM                 Meeting adjourned.

 

Presentation:

Moving the Needle – Using SOLIDWORKS Flow as a Comparative Analysis Tool

Sean Borchert  |  Sean Borchert Design

Sean has presented at SOLIDWORKS World and User Group meetings several times, always entertaining and educational. This is Sean’s 3DExperience World 2024 presentation. You get to “experience” it here first. This instructional course is geared toward the designer/engineer that doesn't have the time to prototype, build and physically test multiple iterations ("Reduce Time to Market"). 

Key takeaways are: 1) How to plan for a comparative analysis project (best practices), 2) How to setup multiple iterations and batch run (tips and tricks), 3) How to use the Parametric Study feature for multiple boundary conditions (instructional, tips and tricks).

This course will also touch on post-processing and review of results to see what improvements (if any) can be discerned from running multiple studies. The purpose is to "move the needle" for the design to see if changing a parameter (or two) benefits the design in a timely fashion.

 

We will have the usual pizza and soft drinks for refreshments, along with a door prize drawing (if we have prizes to give away).

The meeting should adjourn around 8:30pm

 

No RSVP necessary.

Looking forward to seeing the familiar faces along with any new members.


LOCATION
User Group Name
Leader
Alabama
Birmingham, AL Central Alabama SWUG Joel Gilbert
Huntsville, AL North Alabama SWUG Ricky Jordan   or   Brian McElyea
Arizona
Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Metro SOLIDWORKS User Group Katie Stewart  
Tucson, AZ Tucson SOLIDWORKS User Group Bill Schoening   or   Neil Mills
California
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
Florida
Panama City Beach, FL Panama City Beach SWUG Kendra Wardlow
Idaho
Boise, ID Treasure Valley SolidWorks User Group Ryan Okelberry, P.E.   or   Blake Young
Indiana
Elkhart, IN Northern Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Peggy Frantz   or   Dennis Ralston
Indianapolis, IN Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Michael Bridges   or   Bill Fletcher
Kansas
Wichita, KS South Central Kansas SOLIDWORKS User Group Eric Spurgeon
Louisiana
Lafayette, LA Lafayette SWUG Steve Andrepont
New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA New Orleans/Baton Rouge SWUG Bobby Moore or Joe Rowsey
Michigan
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
Oklahoma
Duncan, OK Red River SWUG Lee Brown
Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City SWUG John Watkins
Tulsa, OK Tulsa SWUG Patrick O’Hern
Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga SWUG Nicole Walden
Nashville, TN Music City SWUG Rudy Ottway
Texas
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
Utah
Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah SWUG Chad Clarke

 

 

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