Happy 10th Anniversary NMSUG!

Happy 10th Anniversary NMSUG!

Rachel York and I headed out to Albuquerque last week to help the New Mexico SOLIDWORKS User Group celebrate their 10 year anniversary. It was a great meeting complete with 3D Printing, Rachel’s “The Certification Game” session, students, and three

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SWUGN Group Leader Spotlight: Rodney Hall

SWUGN Group Leader Spotlight: Rodney Hall

“I have learned that we never stop learning. There is always something we can learn from others, especially if we open our ears and actually listen to what others have to say.” Rodney Hall, Augusta, GA SOLIDWORKS User Group leader. This

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Making My Way Around England

Making My Way Around England

I’m in England this week to present at three SOLIDWORKS User Group meetings, but it hasn’t been all work.  The antiquated “Saturday night stay” rule for airfares “forced” me to arrive a day early, and I managed to get in

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SWUGN Group Leader Spotlight: James Adkins

SWUGN Group Leader Spotlight: James Adkins

“The user group community provides an invaluable resource for users to brainstorm and resolve issues with design approaches and models and in general, communicate with like-minded professionals. Most of the users are willing to offer suggestions, ideas, and/or techniques which will

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You Never Forget Your First…

You Never Forget Your First…

…SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting. I’ll never forget the first meeting of the Central Texas SOLIDWORKS User Group.  About 40 people showed up at the Aquarina Center in San Marcos in September 1999.  We ate sandwiches and fruit trays (hey, I

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SOLIDWORKS Meets the Icon Explore

SOLIDWORKS Meets the Icon Explore

Christian Bagg once identified himself as a journeyman machinist, but more recently, he’d tell you he’s an inventor and entrepreneur by trade; “I design and build things. That’s the easiest way that I can tell people what I do. I

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