Boston Area North SolidWorks User Group

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Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: DS SolidWorks Corp.

175 Wyman Street 

Waltham, MA 02451


5:00pm - 6:00pm  Eat, mingle, network

6:00pm - 6:15pm  Business and Introductions

6:15pm - 6:35pm  SOLIDWORKS Visualize Tips and Tricks – Chris Mowatt, Trimech

6:40pm - 7:00pm   Presentation 2 – John Nolin, SolidXperts 

7:05pm - 7:25pm   How Much PDM do you Need? – Jenny Johnson, Fisher/Unitech

7:30pm - 7:45pm  Break & Networking

7:45pm - 8:45pm  (Simulcast) SolidWorks Tips and Tricks you need to Know, SLUGME Edition - Neil Custard, Company.

8:45pm - 9:00pm  Q&A, wrap-up, prize drawings

175 wyman st waltham

Battle of the VARs

The three New England VARs will battle it out in a contest of style, content, and technical know-how, as they vie for your vote for SLUGME 2018 New  England VAR of the Year.

Chris Mowatt, TriMech   / Jenny Johnson, Fisher/Unitech  /  John Nolin, SolidXperts

Trimech Presentation

Render to Win: Visualize Tips & Tricks to Stand Out from the Competition
Chris Mowatt – Application Engineer, CSWE

As the overall winner of SOLIDWORKS’ first Visualize Rendering Contest for NAM resellers, Chris will demonstrate the tips and tricks he used to outperform the competition in each of the 3 stages of the contest. He'll start by sharing the simple steps to achieve ultimate photorealism with Visualize, then introduce the best workflow to develop a winning product pitch presentation for investors and he’ll finish up by sharing his method for producing amazing and immersive VR output. Equipped with this information, attendees will be empowered to make the most of their Visualize projects and achieve success of their own.

Chris Mowatt earned his BSME at the University of Rhode Island and has worked in Boston as SOLIDWORKS Application Engineer for TriMech Solutions, and formerly CAPINC, since 2013. Chris has attended the last 4 SOLIDWORKS World conferences and gave 3 presentations last year at SWW 2018. Chris is very passionate about his work with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, with which he performs professional services for TriMech clients from across the east coast. In his off-time, Chris enjoys escaping to the White Mountains in NH with his girlfriend, whether it is for relaxing, hiking or skiing.

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TriMech Solutions is a leading SOLIDWORKS VAR run by engineers, for engineers. TriMech delivers technology and services to their engineering, manufacturing and product design clients from Maine to Florida to Arkansas. With 26 offices spanning 26 states, TriMech has a deep bench of skilled engineers from a variety of disciplines, allowing them to provide top-quality software, hardware and project engineering services on-demand.

SolidXperts Presentation

What’s New Review: SOLIDWORKS 2015 – 2019 John Nolin – Senior Technical Representative

Functions, applications, tips and techniques you may have overlooked in the last few releases.

John Nolin has multiple decades of experience in Mechanical Design Engineering and directly in the MCAD software industry. After designing a variety of technology products for 12 years; from infrared optical systems to broadcast antennas, John worked for Cimlogic and SOLIDWORKS as part of the team that built Hole Wizard and Toolbox.

Before coming to SolidXperts as an Applications Specialist, John spent the prior 8 years as a Project Engineer III for UNH Space Science Center. He designed, produced and tested solar physics instruments for 3 different NASA satellite missions. He currently leads a technical team for the SolidXperts Nashua office that has grown to 4 applications engineers and is part of the international SolidXperts organization.

SolidXperts is a premier VAR with offices in Montreal, Nashua NH, and Quebec City. The organization is over 95 members strong and provides sales and services for Markforged, SOLIDWORKS, and related products. Training centers are located in 4 urban locations with selected courses offered as live instructor led web classes.

Fisher/Unitech Presentation

How much PDM do you Need?

Jenny Johnson – Elite Applications Engineer, PDM Project Manager and Solution Consultant

This presentation is based around a "no sales" approach to PDM, to help you decide what you need. I will go through what each product offers to solve the challenges an engineering company faces.


Jenny Johnson is a PDM Project Manager and Solution Consultant and has been with Fisher Unitech (formerly SolidVision) for over twelve years. Jenny is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and Elite Application Engineer having earned over 15 SOLIDWORKS Certifications including Mechanical Design, Simulation, Inspection, Electrical, and Data Mangement. Prior to joining Fisher Unitech Jenny spent 10 years in the custom machine design field designing everything from test handlers to Ice Cream machines!

SLUGME Simulcast Presentation

SolidWorks Tips and Tricks you need to Know - SLUGME Edition

Neil Custard – 3Di Design

Picking up from fellow users I have come up with a presentation on using tools to a deeper use.  I will go deeper into some tools and go over some other tools that I don’t see used enough and should be used more.

Neil Custard has used SOLIDWORKS since its beginnings in 1996 and is one of the fastest 3D modelers on the planet having earned first place in the SOLIDWORKS World 2012 Model Mania contest in San Diego, CA. as well as placing second in 2008 and third in 2010. Neil owns and runs (formerly since 1999) that has helped millions of users over its time online. My background includes years of training users, tech support, consulting and full-time engineering on some of the smallest parts to the largest in the world.

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