Who Doesn't Like Gifts?

While it doesn’t make the short list of good reasons to attend Solidworks World, part of the fun is the swag.  Buttons, T-Shirts, Yo-Yo’s, etc. – we all come home with a bagfull of stuff.  At some point, it gets passed on to the kids, or thrown into a box and forgotten.

This year a few of our SolidWorks User Group leaders brought me some very nice swag that I’m going to call gifts.  Gifts are meant to convey friendship, and none of these are going to end up anywhere but my SolidWorks momento box (Yep – I’m THAT guy).

Thanks everyone for thinking of me.



  1. #SWW14 key from Todd Blacksher, SolidWorks User Group of Nebraska.
  2. My.SolidWorks button from Marie Planchard (sure, she’s an employee, but she USED to be a group leader).
  3. Connecticut SolidWorks User Group button from Ed Gebo.
  4. Pure Maple Candy from Northern Vermont SolidWorks User Group leader Craig Lalumiere.
  5. SolidWorks World Japan 2013 banner from the Solidworks Japan User Group.
  6. My Bacon Brotherhood ribbon (for more on the #baconbrothehood, see Solidworks World 2015).
  7. Part of a collection of Smith & Wesson swag from John Matrishon.
  8. A burnt-orange, wearable can coozy complete with the Texas Longhorn “T” from Peggy Franz, Northern Indiana SolidWorks User Group (Hook’em).
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