Author Archives: Christine Washburn
I was fortunate enough to recently stumble on the online edition of “Getting Real,” a book written by the founders of 37signals (you can click the link above to read it for free online, or check out the updated version... Continued
I had the opportunity to sit in on one of our Executive Forum gatherings in Minneapolis recently. Despite unseasonal heat for Minneapolis, approximately 30 customers from our largest accounts in the area joined us for the day at the Walker Art center downtown.
If you’re not familiar with them, the Executive Forums are a fairly new program started last year and sponsored entirely by SolidWorks. They’re geared more toward managers than the power users who normally attend SolidWorks User Group meetings. The sessions are small, informal, and provide attendees an opportunity to hear the SolidWorks strategy as well as network with peers and exchange best practices (two users from Trail King in South Dakota earned the honor of having driven the farthest with a 4.5 hour road trip). Customers present as well – rather than a case study on WHY they picked SolidWorks, they talk about HOW they’re using SolidWorks products. For the SolidWorks employees in the audience, this is the best part.