SOLIDWORKS World Japan in Pictures

SOLIDWORKS World Japan in Pictures

My first ever trip to Japan was a memorable one. Here’s why.   I attended not one, but two SOLIDWORKS World Japan conferences in Tokyo and Osaka.  There were over 1000 attendees in Tokyo, and just over 500 in Osaka.  … Continued

What??  I Was in Tulsa??

What?? I Was in Tulsa??

I love traveling for my job and visiting SOLIDWORKS User Groups all over the world, and I tend to remember vividly each meeting I attend.  Not so for my April 2014 trip.  While in Oklahoma last week with Suchit Jain, … Continued

The Long Trip Begins

The Long Trip Begins

The first leg of my 13 day trip has begun, and in a couple of hours I’ll be visiting the North Texas SOLIDWORKS User Group and the Fort Worth SOLIDWORKS User Group for their combined meeting tonight.  Suchit Jain is … Continued

Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, and in the US, most of us will be setting our clocks back an hour.  I don’t like the dark very much, but I’m not afraid of it – just apprehensive. … Continued

East Meets East

East Meets East

Combined SOLIDWORKS User Group Meetings are fairly uncommon, but they do happen. Often it’s due to a special guest or presenter that’s in the area, but the groups are usually in close proximity to each other.  Calgary and Edmonton, Chicago and … Continued

I’m Going to SOLIDWORKS World (Japan)

I’m Going to SOLIDWORKS World (Japan)

In May of 2011, Yoshihiro Dobashi started the first independent SOLIDWORKS User Group in Japan.  The group has been growing ever since, and that’s caught the attention of a few folks in Japan.  During the week of November 10th, I’ll … Continued

So..I was Craving a Philly Cheesesteak…

So..I was Craving a Philly Cheesesteak…

“One Wiz With” or “One Provolone Without” – try to order a Cheesesteak in Texas using “proper” terminology and you’re likely to get nothing but a blank stare.  Sure, we have great BBQ, great Tex-Mex food, and more Taco trucks than … Continued

October in the SOLIDWORKS Community

October in the SOLIDWORKS Community

I could probably come up with something special about every month in the SOLIDWORKS Community, but October brings with it the newest release of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software.  I’ve watched the comments throughout the Beta program, seen the look on … Continued

A Southern Swing with a (Side) Trip to Space

A Southern Swing with a (Side) Trip to Space

Jeremy Regnerus and I spent this past week visiting SOLIDWORKS User Groups in Alabama and Tennessee where we helped Ricky Jordan, Brian McElyea, and Rich Hall celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the North Alabama SOLIDWORKS User Group.  Before heading out … Continued

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

I am very pleased to introduce Austin Laniosz and Kevin Hauger to the SOLIDWORKS Community.  Austin and Kevin have formed the first student-run SOLIDWORKS User Group, the Illini SOLIDWORKS User Group at the University of Illinois.  I attended their first meeting on … Continued