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YSWUG News (updated 11/14/2013): Back to the Top
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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 FALL MEETING: Our recent fall meeting was informative and entertaining. Rhyc Sandberg gave his presentation ‘’What’s New 2014’’, the best of the best on SolidWorks latest upgrade. He was followed by the main event, Neil Custard who presented his "SolidWorks Tips You Need to Know 2.0”, “Covering Parts, Assemblies, Drawings and Misc. Tools That Should Be Used But Do Not Get Used Enough”. In the format of a Jeopardy game show we chose from various categories including Parts, Assemblies, Drawings and Potpourri. The meeting wrapped up with a look at our part model which we had difficulty in changing orientation for some features and sketches. Images of the meeting and video links of some of Neil’s presentation can be found on the following meeting page Fall 1013 Meeting.
Thinking about future meetings, The results of our recent Topics Survey are in with "Sheet Metal" and "Weldments" tying for first place followed by "Simulation", "Rendering/Photoview360/Animation", "Drawings and Detailing", "Design Tables/Excel and Configurations" and "Bill of Materials". We will soon be lining up some speakers to present on these topics. If you want to present on these topics please contact Chris Scarlett.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5th at the Oxford Suite's in Yakima in their 1st floor meeting room, 6 - 8pm, click here for an email RSVP if plan on attending.
We have one of our speakers slated for this meeting: Michael Steeves from Quest Integration will be giving his SolidWorks World presentation on “How to Innovate within the Bounds of Industry Standards”. As his abstract for the conference states: "Industry certifications and regulations such as ISO and AS can help your business. Regardless of where your company is in the process of certification, there are a number of lessons to be learned and benefits to be gained". This should be a very useful presentation on the business aspects of design and manufacturing certifications.
We are looking for our second presenter, if you would ike to help please let me know.
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 Best Buy and Exxon Mobile and SigmaNEST which will provide some of those ball caps that were popular at our last meeting.
At the end of the meeting we will be having our “SolidWorks Clinic” where members and clients can submit troublesome SolidWorks files so we can get some expert advice on potential solutions. If you have something that you would like to submit please send it to me so we can share it with the group before our next meeting.
Dinner will be sub sandwiches or pizza with pop, chips and snacks and served at the beginning of the meeting and at the break.
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.
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