SLUGME7 Workstation Reveal – One Year In The Making

On the Community and User Advocacy Team, one of our constant goals is to highlight the love, passion, and expertise that SOLIDWORKS users have for all our products. It’s a truly rewarding experience to see a project to completion that accomplishes this goal. One project, that was more than one year in the making, has accomplished this goal in a big way.

As part of an event called SLUGME7 (The SOLIDWORKS Largest User Group Meeting Ever), our team created a design for a very special recipient named Jenica Miller. She is an Electrical Engineering student at Purdue Polytechnic in Indiana and she is a certified SOLIDWORKS User. We were introduced to her through our relationship with Magic Wheelchair.

The goal of SLUGME7 was to design a custom workstation for a disabled SOLIDWORKS User and Jenica graciously agreed to come on this journey with us. She met with the design team regularly, offered feedback and ideas, and she helped to complete the final version. She is a truly inspirational and positive person and the design team had a lot of fun working with her. Special shout out to our insanely talented design team; Jordan Tadic, ​​​​​​​Andrew Barnes, ​​​​​​​Jason Pohl​​​​​​, and Shreyas Vaidya.

Jenica is a self-proclaimed nerd and big fan of the show Dr. Who. With this in mind, they decided to theme the workstation around different aspects of the show. SOLIDWORKS Connected, xShape, xDesign, xGenerative Design, and much more were the perfect suite of tools for this challenge and they were all used to design this masterpiece.

After the design was completed live during SLUGME7, they handed the plans over to Jeremy Fielding. He is a YouTube Content Creator and he uses and advocates for our tools in his videos. He was able to physically create this crazy design with a combination of woodworking, metal work, and 3D printing. He is truly a very talented multi-faceted maker. He even brought in another YouTube creator for final paint and detailing. Special thanks to Matt Clegg for connecting the design team with Jeremy.

I met Jeremy in Indiana in early May to deliver and install the workstation in Jenica’s house. It was very rewarding to see her face when she saw the workstation in her room for the first time. The design and fit were perfect, and it seemed like Jenica loved the final product.


The symbolic close of this project occurred on June 11th, as Jeremy posted his video that chronicles his build and install. It’s about 20 minutes long. It already has over 15,000 views and the comments are totally gushing with positive feedback.

In the video, Jeremy also does a nice job of highlighting 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers. Most of the design tools (such as SOLIDWORKS Connected, xShape, and xDesign) that Jeremy used for this project are included in the Makers Offer. Be sure to check the description for Jeremy’s video to learn more about the Makers offer and receive a 20% discount.

Thank you to everyone who supported this project over the last year. Stay tuned for details about SLUGME8, coming this fall to the SOLIDWORKS YouTube Channel.

Dan Wagner

Dan Wagner

Dan is manager of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN). he has spent over 12 years in the reseller channel providing technical support to SOLIDWORKS users, teaching SOLIDWORKS classes, and delivering marketing & sales presentations to new and experienced SOLIDWORKS users. He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and is thrilled to continue serving the SOLIDWORKS community for many years to come.