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Yakima, WA - USA
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YSWUG News (updated 03/14/2015):                  Back to the Top

Job Opening: None lately, please check back. 

Our Recent WINTER MEETING: We had a fun and informative meeting recently with about 15 people in attendance to hear our own Silas Curfman, of FSI Fabricators, and Michael Steeves, from Quest Integration, co-present their recent SolidWorks World 2015 presentation on a case study on the application of “SolidWorks Composer” titled: “Vector Magic with SOLIDWORKS Composer”.  We also had a fun slide show of the various happenings from SolidWorks World conference.  The evening was wrapped up with a look at a few different approaches to the SolidWorks World Model Mania contest including a demonstration of the Delete Face and Move Face commands as was demonstrated by Mark Schneider, from SolidWorks, at the conference.  Pizza and pop were served for dinner.  Winter Meeting 2015

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 tentatively planned for Wednesday, May 13th 2015 right back at Yakima Maker Space between 6 and 8pm.   This will be an all inclusive night dedicated to SolidWorks Sheet Metal.  We are planning on hearing a presentation from David Torick from Hawk Ridge on Sheet Metal basics followed by a GoToMeeting presentation from the Rapid Group on Sheet Metal Tips and Tricks.   Plus all of the goodies that come with each meeting.

Location: Yakima Maker Space, 16 South 1st Street in Yakima.
RSVP if plan on attending.

Yakima Maker Space is new in Yakima and provides “workshops and creative outlets for children and adults, a collaborative making environment, and a flexible facility.”  According to the founders John and Wendy, Wednesday’s are their “Open Hardware Night” so they may be able to talk a bit and give us a tour.  If you are at all curious about the maker environment and 3D printers you won’t want to miss this meeting.

Agenda for the Winter Meeting:

Presentation information coming soon.

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 now.  I will make the file or question available to our group members prior to the meeting. 

Just before we depart for the evening we will be giving away our usually raffle prizes from SolidWorks and the Rapid Group.

Please consider the Rapid Group, our meeting sponsor, 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 at the end of the meeting.  We will also have some really cool gifts from the SolidWorks Users Group Network

Dinner will be pizza, pop and chips - served at the beginning of the meeting and available all evening. 

Please consider joining us on Facebook and LinkedIn and stay in touch with group happenings.

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

Spring Meeting is slated for Wednesday, May 13th, details soon.

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.


Group Information          Back to the Top
Map, to Maker Space in Yakima Suites below, click on the image below for a link to Google Maps 

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Rapid Prototype Sheet Metal 24 Hour Quotes48 Hour Expedites1-2 Week Standard Ship
ITAR Registered

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