SolidWorks World – Is it Your First Time?

Every year when the SolidWorks World buzz really gets going, a lot of conversation focuses on "how many have you attended"?

Plenty of SolidWorks users can say they've attended multiple events, far fewer can lay claim to every single one (four, based on my very unscientific data).

But what if this is your first SolidWorks World conference?  Where do you go for advice, tips, and general information on how to make your first experience a good one?  Try the SolidWorks Discussion Forums.

There's a category specifically to discuss SolidWorks World.  Some of the conversations you can get involved in include "best technical sessions", "best airfare", "best hotels", etc.  You can learn more about the CSWP offsite event, and eventually discuss announced keynotes, the general offsite event, or get tips on visiting the exhibit hall.

First-timers should also take a look at the SolidWorks World Survival Guide written last year by Muggs Ferguson (with Wayne Tiffany and Brian Lindahl contributing).  The document can be found in the SWW category as well.

If this is your first time, you're in for quite a treat.  I've never heard anyone come back from their first SolidWorks World and not want to go back again.

As for the four "every timers", well, I hope to see the other three of you there in 2010.

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