There's Plenty to Get Excited About in the SOLIDWORKS Community

This is a great time of the year to be a SOLIDWORKS user and a member of the SOLIDWORKS Community.  SOLIDWORKS 2015 has been released and SOLIDWORKS resellers all over the world are gearing up for their launch events.  SOLIDWORKS World 2015 planning continues, and the technical session agenda will go live later this month.  There are also more than 25 SOLIDWORKS User Group meetings on the calendar for October.

A great time of the year indeed.

I’ll be in the Philadelphia area next week for two SOLIDWORKS reseller events – October 9th in Garwood, NJ with the team from DesignPoint Solutions, and October 10th in King of Prussia, PA with my friends at Prism Engineering (will I get to hear the “Fully Defined” song?).  I encourage all of you to attend the events in your area.  They’re fun, informative, and a great place to meet fellow SOLIDWORKS users.  Check the calendar for a complete listing of events.

The SWUGN Calendar is also jam-packed with meetings this month – here are some highlights:

Yoshihiro Dobashi and 8 members of the SOLIDWORKS User Group (Club) of Nagano will travel to Ho Chi Mihn City for a special meeting with the SOLIDWORKS User Group of Saigon.  It’s not often that we see a meeting featuring group leaders from different counties.

Jeff Holliday and the Mid-Atlantic Region SOLIDWORKS User Group might get a surprise visitor on October 8th.

Dean Kerste gets a ton of attendees to show up at the Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio SOLIDWORKS User Group meetings, and they’ll try to break their own attendance record on October 14th.

The first meeting of the Long Island SOLIDWORKS User Group happens on October 14th.  Some of you may recognize group leader David Antanavige, formerly the leader of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group in Albany, NY.

Sal Lama is back, and the folks at the Rochester SOLIDWORKS User Group are glad to have him present at their October 14th meeting.

Western Ontario SOLIDWORKS User Group leader Richard Laflamme and some guy named Alin travel to Calgary, Alberta to help Vladimir Yun restart the Calgary SOLIDWORKS User Group on October 16th.

For more information about SOLIDWORKS User groups, and a complete calendar listing, visit

There is still time to get your abstract submitted for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  SOLIDWORKS World presenters get free admission to the conference, and you can delight your fellow SOLIDWORKS users with your knowledge and speaking skills.

And finally, Jeremy Regnerus and I had a great time last week visiting SOLIDWORKS User Groups in Huntsville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.  We also took a short side trip to the US Space and Rocket Center, where the nice folks talked me into actually buying this picture.

What a Couple of Geeks







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