Why Are You Going to SOLIDWORKS World 2017?

I asked our SOLIDWORKS User Group leaders why they go to SOLIDWORKS World.

I’m addicted!

Tony Cantrell – Palmetto SOLIDWORKS User Group

Tips, tricks, fun, and friends.

Cory Derico – Portland Area SOLIDWORKS User Group

Learn, network, build relationships, enjoy, and..because I still can.

Peter Fischer – Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group

Don’t want to be at work, drink, eat, and party with like-minded geeks.

Deepak Gupta – Tri-City SOLIDWORKS User Group

See old friends, meet new friends, talk SOLIDWORKS with people I know, and learn something new.

Steve Calvert – Central Texas SOLIDWORKS User Group

Learn, teach, connect!

John Matrishon – Western Mass SOLIDWORKS User Group

To give a presentation and pass along my knowledge to others in the SOLIDWORKS Community.

Dan Herzberg – Boston North SOLIDWORKS User Group

Friends, learning, networking

Todd Blacksher – SOLIDWORKS User Group of Nebraska

For the community, technology, and the exciting surprises.

David Antanavige – Long Island SOLIDWORKS User Group

To see what’s new in the Partner pavilion, learning, sharing, and networking.

Chris Scarlett – Yakima SOLIDWORKS User Group

Education, friendship, and memories.

Casey Gorman – Southeastern US SWUGN Rep

For the SOLIDWORKS education, to meet other SOLIDWORKS users, and to connect with my fellow user group leaders.

Betty Baker – LA Crosse, Eau Claire, Winona Area (LEWA) SOLIDWORKS User Group

To learn, network, and find new sources of bacon.

Ed Poole – Connecticut SOLIDWORKS User Group

To run as fast as possible to get a front row seat during general session.

Travis Newton – Louisville SOLIDWORKS User Group

All of the above.

Dean Kerste – Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio SOLIDWORKS User Group

I love to learn and make new friends while enjoying the craziest nerd-fest ever.

Kendra Wardlow – Panama City Beach SOLIDWORKS User Group

I can’t believe I’ve never been.  Networking, SOLIDWORKS products, and bacon.

Ingvar Magnusson – Icelandic SOLIDWORKS User Group

Speak the same language with people for a week, have a family reunion, and alpha testing.

Nicole Walden – Chattanooga SOLIDWORKS User Group

The nerd-fest, learning more SOLIDWORKS, seeing old friends, and making new ones.

Tom Cote – Central MA SOLIDWORKS User Group

All of the above, plus Los Angeles in February sounds better than cold dreary Missouri.

Rhonda Jacobs – St. Joseph SOLIDWORKS User Group

Friends, fellowship, fun, and the CSWE event.

Randy Adams – Miami Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group

What’s your reason for going?


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