Welcome: Guests

Standard Meeting Schedule

5:30—6:00 meet and greet
6:00—6:30 meal time!
6:30—8:00 Presentation
8:00 –8:15 Door Prizes and wrap up.

Meetings in the making

August 2nd 2018
No Meeting In August! Enjoy your time off.
September 6th 2018
Topic to be Determined
October 4th 2018
Topic to be Determined

February 22nd 2018Download Meeting Handout

3D Scanning - Get the real picture

3D Scanning has come a long way over the last 15 years. It is now a principle tool for reverse engineering, prototyping and inspections. This presentation will provide an overview of the how to use an Artec 3D scanner and quickly capture an object or part. We can pass quickly through the process assembling the scanned data using Artec Studio 12 to create the data file. The scanned data will be opened in Geomagic Control X, a comprehensive metrology software platform. There a direct comparison between the 3D scanned data and the 3D model data will be performed. When used for inspections, this will identify the deviation between the actual manufactured part, and the CAD model. You will see how to convert 3D scanned data into a complete 3D parametric model to be imported into a SolidWorks.

Presented by:
Christopher Duchaine

Christopher C. Duchaine is an Elite Application Engineer with 10 years engineering experience using CAD to design mechanical and electromechanical systems in the industrial equipment industry. He has worked for over six years for SOLIDWORKS Value-Added Resellers (VAR) and at TriMech. TriMech delivers technology, services, and people to our engineering, manufacturing, and product design clients, which results in stronger, more profitable businesses

February 22nd 2018Download Meeting Handout

Recap of SWW 2018 - an Insider scoop

If you missed the live feeds, you will hear about some of the great things coming in SW2019! Watch the Parametric Optimization video recently posted by Mai on www.youtube.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaYgx1HQRlU

Presented by:
Mai Doan

Mai DOAN is a Territory Technical Manager for SOLIDWORKS based in Austin, TX with 17+ years of experience in the CAD/CAE industry. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from France and the US. Prior to joining SOLIDWORKS, Mai was a Mechanical Design Engineer and a Senior Application Engineer.

April 5th 2018Download Meeting Handout

3D Printing - Whats new!

In this presentation we will show you how companies are using 3D printing in manufacturing and design throughout the following processes:  
- Jigs and Fixtures
- End of Robot Effectors
- Short Run Tooling
- Low to Mid-Volume Manufacturing

Presented by:
Matt Luther

Matt has over 10 years of experience helping manufacturers and designers implement digital manufacturing technology.  Currently Matt serves as director of 3D printing at TPM.  TPM represents 3D printing technology from MarkForged, HP and BigRep. 

May 3rd 2018Download Meeting Handout

Simulation and Optimization - Getting the most out of your design!

Forth coming

Presented by:
Justin Lingerfelt

Justin Lingerfelt is an application engineer with TriMech and has held that position for several years. Prior to joining the reseller world, Justin spent 8 years as a mechanical designer. Justin is a current Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) and offers support through demonstrations, and customer consultations/design reviews.

June 7th 2018Download Meeting Handout

DriveWorks - Let's get certified!

DriveWorksXpress, the free design automation tool that sits inside every seat of SOLIDWORKS. Heather will also be presenting on the DriveWorksXpress Training and Certification program.

Presented by:
Heather Hasz

Heather Hasz is the Brand and Community Ambassador for DriveWorks Ltd. Heather spends a large part of her time working and networking with technical resources to assist with presenting on DriveWorks at SOLIDWORKS User Groups in North America and other parts of the world. Heather has a strong background in program development, project management and building relationships. She holds her B.S. in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in the Northeast with her husband Earl, daughter Abbey and their 2 dogs (who she refers to as her 'interns'). Before joining the DriveWorks team, Heather spent eight (8) years working for SOLIDWORKS where, she helped manage the SOLIDWORKS Partner Program. Those that are veterans to SOLIDWORKS World may recognize her as the former "voice" of the Partner Pavilion. In her spare time, you may find Heather out on a run or walking her dogs. She also likes to camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband or catching local live music in her community.

July 12th 2018Download Meeting Handout

Kenesto - Is your head in a cloud?

Presented by:
Leslie Minasian

Leslie Minasian, Vice President, Partnerships and Alliances has more than 25 years of experience building partnerships and alliances that enhance systems and technologies to streamline product development and lifecycle processes. Leslie’s experience has resulted in establishing channel sales and partner product infrastructures that promote the collaboration of distributed production and design teams across the global supply chain. In addition to having an extensive global sales, partner, channel and reseller network, Leslie has advised companies with their go-to-market strategies, including prototyping, debugging, use-cases, messaging and co-branding campaigns. Prior to joining Kenesto, she worked at SpaceClaim making early introductions to Ansys additionally work Active Endpoints, now Informatica expanding her engineering knowledge to the BPM/IT world. Working with Mike Payne, the co-founder of PTC, SolidWorks, and SpaceClaim, she was among a founding group of employees that led to the product technology leader PTC being publicly traded. Leslie earned a BS in Information Systems from Northeastern University.

November 8th 2018Download Meeting Handout

SOLIDWORKS Tools: Things you should know about!

This presentation provides an introduction to SOLIDWORKS Tools you should know about. How to navigate and maintain your files without losing your references. How to capture and share your SOLIDWORKS settings. How to automate and schedule some of those more tedious tasks. And most importantly, some tips and tricks on how to properly maintain and troubleshoot your installation. This talk is focused on tools outside of SOLIDWORKS that will make your daily usage more pleasant. I like to call it “everything you need to know about SOLIDWORKS...without SOLIDWORKS.”

Presented by:
Rachel York

Rachel York is the Community and User Advocacy Manager for DS SOLIDWORKS. She’s a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, a former user group leader (user group leader of the year 2011), a former reseller application engineer (taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS products), and she’s a huge fan of the SOLIDWORKS Community. In her spare time she enjoys: billiards, reading, and playing video games.