This Week in the SolidWorks User Group Network (07/08 – 07/12)

I'm in the office this week, but that changes dramatically starting with the SWUGN Summit – Denver on the 16th, and continuing on through the SWUGN Summit – Minneapolis in late August.  In between, I will visit SolidWorks User Groups in Yakima, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas.  And let's not forget the SWUGN Summit – Detroit July 23rd, nor the SWUGN Summit – Columbus on August 6th.  And then it gets really busy in September and October.

A brand new SolidWorks User Group is up and running in Duncan, Oklahoma, and they'll have their first meeting this week:

Red River SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, July 10th – 11:00am to 2:00pm

I once drove from Sioux Falls, SD to Fargo, ND on what may be the straightest highway in the country.  I wouldn't mind being there for the summer weather, and for this weeks Sioux Falls SolidWorks User Group meeting.

Sioux Falls SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, July 10th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The San Diego SolidWorks User Group wasn't the first, but you can bet they've had more meetings than any other group in history.  In August, Aaron Kelly and I wll help them celebrate their 200th meeting.  In the meantime, number 199 is this week.

San Diego SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, July 10th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Last week, the President of the US was visiting, this week in South Africa we have a SolidWorks User Group meeting.

Gauteng SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, July 10th – 6:30pm to 10:00pm

I stil miss the days when Wes Cobb and I would trade emails at 3:30 in the morning, but Phil Behm has done a great job with the WNC-Asheville SolidWorks User Group.  I'll finally get to visit in late September with Gian Paolo Bassi.

WNC-Asheville SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, July 10th – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Bill Casnovski has been running the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group for a long time now, in fact, longer than I led the group.  I guess I can't call it "my group" anymore (well, maybe I will anyway).

Central Texas SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, July 11th – 5:30pm to 9:00pm

User groups are a valuable resource to all members of the SolidWorks community. The ability to network with peers and partners helps your company become more productive. Take the time to find your local user group or if there is not one in your area, look into starting your own. To start your own group, visit the SolidWorks User Group Network website at www.swugn.org

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
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