Five Questions Friday with Devon Sowell

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Devon Sowell

Title: Owner, Designer, PDM Consultant

Company: 3-D Design Solutions and

Hometown: Carlsbad, CA

1) Why did you choose to do the work you do? My father was a mechanical genius. He taught me well! I grew up building and improving boats, cars, and motorcycles, and we designed and built many winning racing motorcycles. Today, I enjoy using CAD to design better products and manage engineering information.

2) What are your proudest career moments? My Patent # 7288109; winning the California TT Motorcycle Championship Race when I was 17 years old; and inventing, designing, manufacturing, and selling my first design at 21 years old.


3) What goal do you have that inspires you most? Retirement! I'm looking forward to spending more time with my family, volunteering to improve the community, and snorkeling as much as possible! I've been working since I was 12 years old!

4) How has SolidWorks made a difference in your life? A huge difference, it changed my life. It provides a good living for my family and the SolidWorks community is fantastic.


5) What do you to for fun? I like to exercise, go to the beach, and we go on snorkeling adventures every year in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Hawaii.

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.