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Yakima, WA - USA
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YSWUG News (updated 1/21/2014):                      Back to the Top

Job Opening: None lately, please check back. 

Exact Flat, one of SolidWorks Gold Partners has some free webinars coming up that you may be interested in.  Please visit the ExactFlat website for additional information on products and solutions.

Our recent WINTER MEETING: Our recent winter We had an informative meeting recently with about 8 people in attendance to hear  Michael Steeves from Quest Integration  present his SWW presentation on “How to Innovate within the Bounds of Industry Standards" and Chris Scarlett demonstrate "Using a Multibody Part in Assembly Design ”.  Pizza, licorice and pop were served for dinner.  The meeting wrapped up with the SolidWorks Clinic where we modified a part model submitted by Francisco Martinez who was experiencing  difficulty in applying a fillet feature on a complex surface.  Winter 2014 Meeting.

We need you back to our meetings.  When only 8 people attend our meetings it makes it difficult to justify continuing.  If you have any interest in the these meetings then please provide us with support by showing up and engaging with your fellow designers and engineers.

Thinking about future meetings,  If you want to present to the group on any topic related to SolidWorks let me know, we would love to have you.  Please contact Chris Scarlett.

NEXT MEETING, THE SPRING MEETING:                             Back to the Top

Our next meeting is scheduled for sometime in May either the week of May 7th or the 20th at the Oxford Suite's in Yakima in their 1st floor meeting room, 6 - 8pm, click here to email a confirmation RSVP if plan on attending.


We are working on 2 speakers for this and the summer meeting including the following potentials: 

  • A tips and tricks presentation by a long time SolidWorks user and guru
  • A representative from SolidWorks presenting on the Mechanical and Industrial Conceptual programs
  • A representative from a CAD company that provides a social media website allowing for the exchange and sale of various CAD models
  • A Solid Works World presenter on "Multibodies are Better Than One" 
  • Plus a few others
Stay tuned for further developments.

Raffle: A raffle drawing will be held at about 8pm with various prizes from our meeting sponsors including: the Rapid Group which will provide various $25 gift certificates for Exxon Mobile, some really cool gifts from the SolidWorks Users Group Network including SolidWorks polo shirts, notepads, pens, flash drives, some well-designed foldable pocket “mice” and 2 black mugs that magically reveal some SolidWorks logos when hot beverages are involved, plus some ball caps provided by SigmaNEST that were popular at our last meeting. 

SolidWorks Clinic: At the end of the meeting we will be having our “SolidWorks Clinic”.  If you are experiencing some sort of SolidWorks related issue, perhaps a problem file or question on modeling methods, please send them our way. 

Dinner: Dinner will be sub sandwiches or pizza with pop, chips and snacks and served at the beginning of the meeting and at the break.

I would like to expand our presence on Facebook and LinkedIn as a way to communicate our meetings.  Please visit these sites and become a member. 

This meeting is sponsored by the Rapid Group and SigmaNEST which will be providing raffle prizes for our meeting. 

  • Consider the Rapid Group for "Quick Turn Metal Prototypes - 24 Hour Quotes - 48 Hour Expedites - 1-2 Week Standard Ship - ITAR Registered" - The Rapid Group will be providing some generous gift cards for raffle prizes. 
  • SigmaNEST provides “the industry’s most advanced CAD/CAM nesting engine, with their new SigmaNEST V10 which can be taken for a test drive right from your desk delivering “…unmatched nesting efficiency, speed, and manufacturing / business process automation”.  SigmaNEST will be providing some stylish ball caps as raffle prizes for our meeting.
  • We will also be having some of the usual fun prizes from the SolidWorks Users Group Network. 
Looks like the snow is coming back, see you soon.

FUTURE MEETINGS:                                               Back to the Top

We need presenters for our upcoming meetings.  If you have a suggestion on a speaker or topic for any meeting or if you would like to present, please contact Chris Scarlett.

If your firm is willing to host and give us tour of your facilities that would be most welcome.  Please let me know if you can help here by emailing Chris Scarlett.  One additional advantage to hosting is that it provides some additional funds (that would normally go to renting a room) that we can use to serve a more interesting and compelling dinner fare.

If you have a suggestion on a speaker or topic for any meeting or if you would like to present, please contact Chris Scarlett.

    Chris Scarlett, John Walden, Clem See.  The YSWUG Team.


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