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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CSUG - Chicago SOLIDWORKS User Group

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 5pm CT

We are planning a CSUG meeting for Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 5pm to 8:30pm at the DES PLAINES Campus of Oakton College, in ROOM 1610. The address is 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016. 

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



5:00-5:30PM     Sign-in and networking.

5:30PM                Food served.  Pizza & soft drinks.

5:30-6:00PM     Short business meeting during pizza time.

6:00-6:30PM     VAR & Partner Spotlight – T.B.D.

6:30-8:00PM     Presentation – Ed Eaton & Mark Termion

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

8:30PM                Meeting adjourned.


VAR & Partner Spotlight:

CATI – GoEngineer

Graphics Systems Corp. – GSC (An Ellison Technologies Company)



When was the last time you updated your SOLIDWORKS document templates?

Ed Eaton  |  DiMonte Group Inc.

Mark Termion  |  DiMonte Group


Ed has presented at SOLIDWORKS World and User Group meetings several times, always entertaining and educational.


There have been a lot of improvements and neat features added to document templates over the years.  After you first set up your templates it’s easy to forget about them – that’s the great thing about document templates for Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings.  But it also means that it’s on us to revisit them every few years to be sure we aren’t missing out on anything that could help us work better in SOLIDWORKS. In addition to the obvious document properties, during this presentation we’ll be talking about things in the feature tree, in configuration properties, in lights, etc. that are also part of the templates that will make us more productive and prevent errors.  We’ll also be opening the floor for everybody to share what they have in their templates that they can’t live without!


We feel that this is an especially appropriate subject for our 25th Anniversary. This is the type of stuff we did at the beginning of CSUG, where we were all just trying to figure stuff out and share what we learned. 25 years later and we’re still learning.


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.

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Monday, December 4, 2023 5:45pm CT

Please join us at our upcoming meeting!

Please join us in-person for the next MVSWUG meeting. We will be meeting at the AMTAC (Advanced Manufacturing Technology Adoption Center), which is part of the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). It's located in the basement of Daniel J. Curran Place at UDRI's main office (former HQ of NCR) across from Carillon Historical Park. Please be on time to ensure that someone is available to let you into the building.
IMPORTANT: Park in VISITOR PARKING on the RIGHT side of the building and look for someone with badge access to greet you at the main (front lobby) entrance between 5:45-6:00 pm.

5:45 – 6:00 Registration & Networking
6:00 – 6:30 Dinner
6:30 – 7:45 Presentations by Robert Warren
7:45 – 8:00 Prizes and Wrap-up

"SOLIDWORKS Simulation" by Robert Warren

Robert Warren is an Elite Application Engineer from GoEngineer (SOLIDWORKS VAR) who manages the Software Presales Simulation Application Engineer team, which focuses on meeting and exceeding customer expectations in all things simulation software. Many of you will remember Robert's brief introductory presentation in August. He has graciously offered to again travel down to Dayton to share his expertise with us, with the goal to open up opportunities for us to utilize more of the many simulation tools offered by Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS. If you want to design better products and reduce time to market, consider incorporating simulation into your development process.

Please RSVP and plan to join us on the 4th of December!

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Tuesday, Sept 12, 2023 6:00pm CT

Join us at MRIGlobal North Kansas City facility for a night of food, networking and of course a GREAT SolidWorks presentation.

Food: BBQ

Agenda: Drew Tucker will be presenting Simulation Tools

6:00 - 6:45 PM Sign-in, Food and Networking

7:00PM - 7:45 PM Presentation

8:00PM - 8:45 PM Presentation

8:45PM - 9:00PM Raffle, Wrap-up & mingling

Please RSVP so we can plan to have enough food.

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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.
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:
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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Friday, December 15, 2023 7:30am ET
The West Michigan Lakeshore SOLIDWORKS Users Group (WMLSWUG) is inviting you to a West Michigan SOLIDWORKS Users Technical Summit!

This free event on Friday, December 15th at Grand Rapids Community College's Lakeshore Campus in Holland, 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!
Door Open at 7:30am, free attendance includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks!  Keynote by Suchit Jain,  VP Strategy & Business Development, SOLIDWORKS.


Location: GRCC Lakeshore Campus, 12335 James St, Holland, MI 49424

We are excited to see you there!

User Group Name
Birmingham, AL Central Alabama SWUG Joel Gilbert
Huntsville, AL North Alabama SWUG Ricky Jordan   or   Brian McElyea
Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Metro SOLIDWORKS User Group Katie Stewart  
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



Don’t see a SWUGN listed near you? 


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