NASWUG September 2015 SolidWorks User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SOLIDWORKS Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our September 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 5:15pm to 7:30pm at the Dynetics Solution Complex.

Please join us as Brad Williamson, Territory Technical Manager from SOLIDWORKS will give a fast-paced preview of What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 that is sure to whet your appetite for your local VAR’s What’s New Launch Event.  Brad will also give a demonstration of the new SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer, a component of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Dinner will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SOLIDWORKS, Dynetics, and The Rapid Group.

Please click here to RSVP. Please note that you do not have to print a ticket for entry, there will be a sign-in sheet to record attendance.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SOLIDWORKS users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan Co-Leader NASWUG
Brian McElyea Co-Leader NASWUG

NASWUG July 2015 SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SOLIDWORKS Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our July 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at the Dynetics Solution Complex.

Please join us as some of our regular users answer the call for presentations for some special prizes!  Here is the line-up:

  1. Bill Beam will demonstrate his own design of a metal stamping die to form a pilot hood for a gas furnace.
  2. Robert Conklin will demonstrate weldments by showing a current design of a conduction-cooled electronics enclosure.
  3. Randal Holt will show off a model of a MakerBot Replicator 2X he made for a college project, including a Photoview 360 rendering and animation.  He will talk about some of the features used and how he created custom appearances and decals, as well as some of the frustrations of using SOLIDWORKS for animation.

And speaking of Photoview 360…  It is a coincidence that following the user presentation contest, Matt Lyle, Application Engineer at Concepts In Production, will give a short photo-rendering presentation and be able to answer any rendering questions you may have.

Dinner will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SOLIDWORKS, Dynetics, and The Rapid Group.

We would like to extend special thanks to our local VAR’s, Concepts In Production, MLC, and ModernTech, for their generous support of special prizes for our user presentation contest!

Please click here to RSVP.  Please note that you do not have to print a ticket for entry, there will be a sign-in sheet to record attendance.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SOLIDWORKS users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan Co-Leader NASWUG
Brian McElyea Co-Leader NASWUG

NASWUG-RSA June 2015 SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SOLIDWORKS Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our June 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Redstone Lanes.  Please note that you must provide your own access to Redstone Arsenal.

Please join us as Brad Williamson, Territory Technical Manager from SOLIDWORKS will give a demonstration of SOLIDWORKS Inspection and SOLIDWORKS MBD.

SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that streamlines and automates the creation of ballooned inspection drawings and inspection reports.

SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) including 3D model data in industry standard file formats such as 3D PDF and eDrawings®.

Come and see how these two products can work together to increase productivity and improve the efficiency of your design and manufacturing tasks.

Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SOLIDWORKS and The Rapid Group.

Please click here to RSVP (please note that you do not need to print a ticket).

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow SOLIDWORKS users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan Co-Leader NASWUG
Brian McElyea Co-Leader NASWUG

NASWUG April 2015 SolidWorks User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our March 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Dynetics Solution Complex.

Please join us as Matt Lorono, Product Definition Manager from SolidWorks, will give a demonstration of SolidWorks MBD.

SolidWorks MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) including 3D model data in industry standard file formats such as 3D PDF and eDrawings®. Unlike traditional 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, which helps streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors, and support industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.

Dinner will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorksDynetics, and The Rapid Group.

Please click here to RSVP.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan Co-Leader NASWUG
Brian McElyea Co-Leader NASWUG

NASWUG March 2015 SolidWorks User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our March 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Dynetics Solutions Complex.

Please join us as Dana Parrish and Ramesh Lakshmipathy from SolidWorks will give a demonstration of SolidWorks Simulation. SolidWorks Simulation enables users to efficiently evaluate performance, improve quality, and boost product innovation.

Dinner will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorks, Dynetics, and The Rapid Group.

Please click HERE to RSVP.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan Co-Leader NASWUG
Brian McElyea Co-Leader NASWUG

NASWUG-RSA January 2015 SolidWorks User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our February 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 1100am to 1:00pm at Redstone Lanes.

Please join us as Brad Williamson, Territory Technical Manager, SolidWorks, NA South, will give a demonstration of SolidWorks Composer. SolidWorks Composer enables repurposing of existing 3D design data to rapidly create and update high-quality graphical assets for use in technical communications (such as product manuals or assembly instructions), illustrations, and interactive animations.

Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorks and The Rapid Group.

Please remember that you MUST provide your own credentials to access Redstone Arsenal.  If you have any questions regarding this, please let us know.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

To RSVP, please click here.  You do not have to print tickets, if prompted.

Ricky Jordan Co-Leader NASWUG
Brian McElyea Co-Leader NASWUG

NASWUG January 2015 SolidWorks User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our January 2015 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 5:15pm to 7:00pm at the Dynetics Solutions Complex.

Please join us for a special presentation featuring Jim Worth, Engineer with Rapid Sheet Metal.

Mr. Worth will demonstrate some of the basics and best practices of designing sheet metal parts, show some sheet metal tips and tricks, and cover The Rapid Group’s websites and the multiple resources they provide.

Dinner will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorks, Dynetics, and The Rapid Group.

Please check our website for more details or click HERE to sign up.  You do not have to print tickets, if prompted.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan, Co-Leader, NASWUG
Brian McElyea, Co-Leader, NASWUG

NASWUG-RSA December 2014 SolidWorks User Group Meeting

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our December 2014 NASWUG-RSA meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Redstone Lanes.

Please join us as Brad Williamson, Territory Technical Manager, SolidWorks, NA South, will give a demonstration of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual. SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual allows users to:

  • Rapidly create and evolve concepts without design barriers.
  • Instinctively design the way you think with agile design tools in a structureless modeling environment with direct editing.
  • Use familiar social collaboration tools in an interactive environment.
  • Enhance collaboration with automatically saved design iterations.

Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorks and The Rapid Group.

Please remember that you MUST provide your own credentials to access Redstone Arsenal.  If you have any questions regarding this, please let us know.

Please click here to sign up.  You do not have to print tickets, if prompted.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan, Co-Leader, NASWUG
Brian McElyea, Co-Leader, NASWUG

NASWUG September 2014 10th Anniversary SolidWorks User Group Meeting Announcement

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our September 2014 NASWUG meeting.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Dynetics Solutions Complex.

This meeting is a very special one, as it marks our 10th ANNIVERSARY!

Please join us as we welcome two very special guests from SolidWorks: Richard Doyle, Senior User Advocacy & SOLIDWORKS User Groups, and Jeremy Regenerus, Senior User Advocacy and Community Manager.  Jeremy will be giving us a sneak peak at What’s New in SolidWorks 2015, and Richard will be giving us an update on the user group network and he will also show some of his famous What’s REALLY New in SolidWorks tips and tricks.

Dinner will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.  This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorks, Dynetics, and The Rapid Group.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Click here to register today!  (Please note that you do not need to print a ticket.)

Ricky Jordan
Co-Leader
NASWUG

Brian McElyea
Co-Leader
NASWUG

NASWUG-RSA August 2014 Meeting Announcement

The North Alabama SolidWorks Users Group (NASWUG) is proud to announce our August 2014 NASWUG meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Redstone Bowling Lanes on the grounds of the Redstone Arsenal. This is located just to the right when coming in the Patton Road Gate. Click HERE for a Google Map of the Meeting Location.  Please note that you must provide your own access to the Arsenal for this meeting.

Please join us as some of our users will present some handy tips and tricks, including working with Display States and Configurations and others.

Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by SolidWorks and The Rapid Group.

Click here to register today!

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with fellow SolidWorks users, gain valuable information, and eat free food!

Ricky Jordan
Co-Leader
NASWUG

Brian McElyea
Co-Leader
NASWUG