November 2014 was a good month for the SOLIDWORKS users in the greater Seattle area as we had two meeting this month!
The first one was held by SASPUG-South on November 6th, who hosted Phil Sluder. For those of you who don’t know Phil, he has presented at every SOLIDWORKS World, is the leader of the San Diego user group, owns Triaxial Design and is also the Western SWUGN representative. He’s also an all-around good guy and very knowledgeable about SOLIDWORKS. He presented a Tips & Tricks session that was very well received. It was actually his third user group meeting in as many days. He also presented at the Yakima group and the Portland group. Thanks, Phil!
The following week on the 13th, SASPUG had its meeting at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (thanks, Ken!). On the agenda was a presentation by Rapid Sheet Metal and a ‘What’s New in 2015′ by MCAD. Imagine my dismay when both speakers had to bow out that day! While Rapid had a backup in place, I was scrambling to figure out what to do for the second slot and settled upon having a crowd-sourced solution session. I sent out an email letting people know that the agenda had changed and to bring in their problem files. Suddenly, Hawk Ridge emailed me and said they could do a 20 minutes ‘What’s New’ session if needed. Phew!
In the end, we had an excellent presentation by Rapid Sheet Metal and Hawk Ridge. Thankfully they were able to step in because no one apparently got my email about problem files.
A big thanks to all who support both groups!
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