Why the SOLIDWORKS Community is So Passionate

The SOLIDWORKS community consists of users, partners, resellers and employees, but no one is more spirited than our User Groups. Why are they so exciting, and why might you want to join one?

  • To learn about all the cool tools SOLIDWORKS offers
  • To hang out with passionate, like-minded people
  • To build an instant network of on-call advisors and friends who enthusiastically help with just about any SOLIDWORKS feature
  • To get leading-edge education and useful tips & tricks
  • To stay in the know for all kinds of networking opportunities
  • To get your skills discovered by potential employers
  • Free food and of course, giveaways (SWAG)!

I experienced that passion last week while visiting two User Group meetings in Charleston, SC and Graham, NC. The energy is self-evident – just take a look at what User Group Leader, James Adkins has to say:

“Fantastic, fabulous, amazing, A-game, …” these are just a few words that describe the User Group experience.

Chances are there’s a group in your area, too! Click here to find your local User Group, or plan to attend one of the upcoming SOLIDWORKS User Summits!

Mai Doan

Mai DOAN is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation. She has 20 years of experience in Simulation and Design. Prior to joining SOLIDWORKS in 2014 as a Territory Technical Manager, Mai worked as a Senior Application Engineer for ANSYS with expertise in Finite Element Analysis for more than 8 years. Before that, she developed her real world experience by designing mobile devices with an emphasis on Simulation for High Tech companies such as Siemens and Novatel Wireless. She holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and speaks English, French & Vietnamese fluently.