MVSUG meets at Gander Mountain

Monday night I had the honor of being asked to present my “SOLIDWORKS Best Practices” presentation to the Miami Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group. (Dayton, Ohio) They had a good turn out, I didn’t count but I am sure there were over twenty members there.

After my presentation, they had a competition of who could submit the best SOLIDWORKS tip, the winner won SOLIDWORKS on a stick. Congratulations to Mark Miller of Force Design for his winning submission showing an easy way to work with extruded aluminum. His solution is pretty simple: The first feature was simply an extruded rectangle, the second feature was the t-slot, hole cutout shape. Thus made it easy to create a simplified configuration and the mates never crashed!

I always enjoy user group meetings, especially ones where the entire group gets together trying to “out tip” each other, or works together to solve a member’s CAD problem.

The door prizes from SOLIDWORKS were top notch -bookbags, windbreakers, pens, glass cleaners, magnets and of course they supplied the pizza!

Group co-leader Randy Adams presents his technical tip working with SOLIDWORKS Explorer. (See Don Hope’s shiny head on the left?)

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