Some Users Fly Under the Radar

We talk a lot here about some of our high profile SolidWorks users and how important they are to the SolidWorks Community.  Every now and then I am reminded of other "lesser known" users and their contributions to SolidWorks and the community.  Ed Cyganik is one of those people.

I don’t remember at which SolidWorks World conference I first met Ed, but I do remember the situation – listening to Ed pummel a couple of Product Managers at a focus group discussion over what he considered shortcomings with SolidWorks drawings.  Ed’s a real stickler for drawing standards (that’s his job after all), and to hear him tell it, SolidWorks drawings were NOT up to snuff.  I remember walking into that focus group with three or four of my own issues, and walking out with more than a dozen ("hmmm..yep, you’re right Ed, that does need improvement").

Ed’s determination and participation over the years has not gone unrewarded.  I don’t know if he’s completely satisfied yet, but I know he’ll stick with it.  A charter member of the drawings advisory board, he’s been directly responsible for many of the improvements SolidWorks users see today.

Ed will be back at SolidWorks World next year after a two year absence.  I’ve missed his presence at the conference, and I’m glad he’ll be there.   I also plan to attend his SolidWorks Implementation session (Monday the 5th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm).  If you’re the person responsible for getting off on the right foot with SolidWorks, you should be there too.  You can get a preview of his session by listening to his SolidWorks World podcast.

Thanks for everything Ed, I’ll see you in New Orleans.

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.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle