SWUGN Spotlight – Twin Cities COSMOS User Group

What do you get when you take a (self-admitted) rookie SolidWorks user with little or no FEA experience, a huge metro area with two terrific user groups (1 and 2), and a bunch of COSMOS users without a place to share, learn and network?

In this case, you get one of the best COSMOS User Groups in the world.

Anne Yust was in the audience of a SolidWorks sponsored COSMOS meeting on a late-summer day when Vince Adams told the crowd that "There can’t be a Minneapolis COSMOS User Group going forward without someone stepping up to lead it". Anne’s hand quickly shot up.  That was in 2006.

Fast forward to today, and the Twin Cities COSMOS User Group is one of the best.  Like most COSMOS user groups, TCCUG focuses on two meetings per year – Spring and Fall.  Attendance has steadily increased over the past two years, and the presentations that Anne is able to coordinate have been top-notch.  Vince Adams of SolidWorks is a regular contributor, as are the local resellers.  What’s really amazing is that Anne has been able to attract local COSMOS users to share their skills, techniques, and knowledge of analysis for the benefit of the entire group.

Anne keeps the group members well informed about events, meetings, and other topics of interest.  She also keeps SWUGN abreast of what’s going on.  A terrific communicator with a great sense of humor, it’s always a pleasure to get an email from Anne.  I understand she also plays the mandolin.

If you’re a COSMOS user in the Minneapolis area, you owe it to yourself to check out the fall meeting – you won’t be disappointed, and you will be back for spring.

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