They Call it SLUGME


When Todd Blacksher first approached me with his idea for the “SOLIDWORKS Largest User Group Meeting Ever”, my immediate response was “No”.  I didn’t think the work required to pull something like this off was worth the effort.

I was wrong!

This Wednesday, December 7th, more than 30 SOLIDWORKS User Groups will participate in a very unique event.  All around the country (and a couple of places outside of the US), SOLIDWORKS user group members will gather together at local meetings for food, networking, and other group business.

Then, at 8:00pm EST, each group will join a webinar featuring a welcome message from SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi, followed by Tom Cote (Central MA SOLIDWORKS User Group) with a one-hour presentation covering large Assembly Performance in SOLIDWORKS.

Based on the number of groups that will tune in, an estimated 1000 SOLIDWORKS users will be involved in what will truly be the SLUGME.

NOTE: This is a LIVE event, and will NOT be broadcast publicly.  You MUST attend your local SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting to participate.

Check the list below to find out if your local chapter will be participating, and click the link for more information including the meeting address and start time.

Panama City Beach SOLIDWORKS User Group

Panama City Beach, FL

Colorado SOLIDWORKS User Group

Denver, CO

North Atlanta SOLIDWORKS User Group

Duluth, GA

Northeast Ohio SOLIDWORKS User Group

Cleveland, OH

Rockford Area SOLIDWORKS User Group

Rockford, IL

Miami Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group

Dayton, OH

New Orleans/Baton Rouge SOLIDWORKS User Group

Livingston, LA (This meeting is hosted by LIGO)

SOLIDWORKS User Group of Nebraska

Lincoln, NE

Northern Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group

Elkhart, IN

South Central New Jersey SOLIDWORKS User Group

Mount Laurel, NJ

Southern Colorado SOLIDWORKS User Group

Colorado Springs, CO

Central New Jersey SOLIDWORKS User Group

Manasquan, NJ

Central Texas SOLIDWORKS User Group

Austin, TX

Mid-Atlantic Region SOLIDWORKS User Group

Skippack, PA

Kansas City SOLIDWORKS User Group

Kansas City, MO

Boston Area North SOLIDWORKS User Group

Boxborough, MA (host site)

Seattle Area Power SOLIDWORKS Users Group

Renton, WA

San Antonio SOLIDWORKS User Group

Schertz, TX

Central MA SOLIDWORKS User Group

Boxborough, MA (host site)

New Mexico SOLIDWORKS User Group

Albuquerque, NM

Chicago West SOLIDWORKS User Group

Sugar Grove, IL (combined)

Chicago SOLIDWORKS User Group

Sugar Grove, IL (combined)

South Central Nebraska SOLIDWORKS User Group

Kearney, NE

Omaha Nebraska SOLIDWORKS User Group

Omaha, NE

Minnesota SOLIDWORKS User Group

Minneapolis, MN

Palmetto SOLIDWORKS User Group

West Columbia, SC

Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group

Indianapolis, IN

Eastern Shore SOLIDWORKS User Group

Wye Mills, MD

If you do attend the event, we’d like to hear from you.  Add a comment later this week and let us know how you enjoyed it, and if you’d like to see this as a yearly event.

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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  • toddblacksher

    Don’t forget about the St. Joseph, Missouri User Group and their fantastic leader Rhonda Jacobs, I think they are already over 50 RSVP’s!

  • Daniel Herzberg

    We’re so excited to be hosting! And you’re right, Richard. It’s been a lot of work, but absolutely worth it!

  • William Radigan

    They just. keep. coming! #NMSUG is now expecting more than 50 people to participate in in the #SLUGME. This is going to be the most exciting events NMSUG has done in years.