Life Long Memories When Fathers Share with Daughters

Brad Hakeman's Daugthers

Father’s Day is this Sunday.  Happy Father’s Day to dads in our SOLIDWORKS Community.  We received this photo of two future designers from SOLIDWORKS Sioux Falls User Group Leader, Brad Hakeman.

The photo was taken at the local Home Depot in Sioux Falls, during one of their Kids Workshops.  This project was to build their own Home Depot pickup truck.  This is the third Home Depot workshop Brad has taken the girls to.  Caroline loves to swing the hammer, while Julia loves to paint the finished project.

Caroline has helped Brad on several home projects, including a gate for their deck and building a PVC pipe drum that Brad designed for his wife, a middle school band teacher.

Snap on

I cherish memories growing up with my dad.  I loved shopping with him for SEARS Craftsman tools, visiting the Snap-on Tool truck when it stopped at his shop, and working on beautiful cars.

SOLIDWORKS users can share memories with their children with the SOLIDWORKS Summer Edition.  There are plenty of “build it” project ideas at

CUDA country SOLIDWORKS tutorials

Brad, thank you for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community and to all dads’ Happy Father’s day.  You are our best advocates to get more girls into our community.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard