I take notes and make myself reminders. It’s what I do. So after my day at the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network’s Technical Summit in Nashville, I’ve got a lot of notes and reminders to review.
The SWUGN Technical Summits are one-day training and networking events in cities across the country. If you have attended a SOLIDWORKS World in the past, you can think of them as an entire day of breakout sessions.
The day starts with an introduction to the User Group Network, followed by several presentations during which attendees get to choose what technical content they want to see. The sessions are geared toward all levels of users and are given by an all-star lineup of presenters from SOLIDWORKS employees, resellers and User Group leaders.
Over the course of the day’s training sessions, I took 17 pages of notes on part modeling, simulation, large assembly management, PDM and surfacing. I jotted reminders about things I want to be sure to share with my User Group (Panama City Beach SWUG) as well as techniques to use and ideas to implement at work. I made a record of folks I met for the first time and reminders about where prior acquaintances were from. It’s all about networking.
I know that every attendee will leave the Summit having learned something they didn’t know. There is so much to gain from the presentations, the questions asked by fellow attendees and discussions amongst users. This event will be $40.00 with breakfast and lunch provided. You can see the scheduled locations, technical lineups and register at http://swugn.org/swugn/events.htm.
If there isn’t a Summit nearby, consider attending a free User Group meeting in your area. Whether it is a time-saving trick, a functionality you didn’t know existed, or a new approach to an old method, you are bound to take something away from either a Summit event or User Group meeting.
To look for a SOLIDWORKS User Group in your area, visit http://swugn.org/swugn/directory.htm. If you would like to be added to the Panama City Beach SWUG mailing list, please feel free to contact Kendra Wardlow at PCBSWUG@gmail.com.