SolidWorks World Day 1

Familiar faces, and plenty of new ones.

It’s always great to see old friends at SolidWorks World. The energy from attendees that have been here before is special because they know from experience what’s going to happen over the next few days. New faces express awe at the size of the event, but you can see the anticipation as they take in Sunday sessions such as the roundtable discussions or the CAD Administrators Bootcamp, and get a sense of what’s coming up. New or old, everyone here feels the sense of community, evidenced by the many ad-hoc conversations taking place all around the conference center.

User groups were a big part of my Sunday. Several conversations started with, “Hi, I’m Joe, do you have a few minutes to talk about users groups?” I heard that introduction many times on Sunday, and I look forward to hearing it the rest of the week. The annual SWUGN Summit meeting is Monday afternoon, and we’re looking forward to hosting the 50+ user group leaders that are here, as well as those wanting to learn more about SolidWorks user groups in their area. A report on the SWUGN Summit will appear here tomorrow.


Richard Doyle

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.