|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 19, 2017 at 9:50 PM||comments (2)|
The August 31st meeting was possibly our biggest ever! Medica Corp hosted over 60 members, VARs, Sponsors, and SolidWorks staff at their Bedford facility. Plus, nearly a dozen sponsors contributed a boatload of prizes to our group raffle! We learned a little about homebrewing and a lot about SolidWorks Electrical from Earl Hasz's Brewing with Electricity presentation. Then, Chris Mowatt of https://trimech.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TriMech taught us how we can use surfacing tools to make better solid models in his Surfacing Tools for Solid Designs presentation.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g4w09o0n821ouyq/AAD4IDjgMF4aQNS-BGc3Fpmua?dl=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Download Presentation Materials
To commemorate this impressive meeting, we've put together a short recap video. Watch it here!
SolidWorks 2018 Launch Event
It's not too late to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/swlaunch2018" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">register for the SolidWorks 2018 Launch Event. Hear from SolidWorks execs and developers, attend round table discussions with Product Definition, and take a deep dive into the features of SolidWorks 2018. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/swlaunch2018" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, September 26th
8:30am - 4:00pm
SolidWorks Waltham Campus
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This year's SLUGME (SolidWorks Largest User Group Meeting Ever) is scheduled for November 15th, 2017. Expect great presentations from SolidWorks experts across the country, a ton of prizes, and best of all: pizza. We're still looking for a venue large enough to host three of New England's User Groups: BANSWUG, CMA-SWUG, and NHSWUG. Contact us if you have suggestions.
At the end of the meeting, the BANSWUG committee raffled off dozens of prizes, generously provided by our sponsors. In addition to the trunkful of branded swag, courtesy of SolidWorks HQ, we also gave away nearly $300 in gift cards from our sponsors, as well as an Amazon Echo Dot from DriveWorks, and a robotics kit from https://rapidmanufacturing.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rapid!
Remember, if you'd like to host a BANSWUG meeting at your facility, or give a presentation during one of our meetings, please contact us!
Develop3D Live Boston
This international conference will be held right in our own backyard! Learn from industrial leaders in 3D CAD, Additive Manufacturing, Laser Scanning and more.
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After being postponed due to yet another late-winter Nor'easter, the March 29th meeting of the Boston Area North SolidWorks User Group was held at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. Surrounded by artifacts from the American Industrial Revolution - designed without the help of CAD tools - our presenters discussed some of the most advanced areas of modern engineering software, from general tips and tricks to API coding to data disaster preparedness.
We kicked off with a brief recap of SolidWorks World 2017, the SWUGN Awards, and SLUGME! - SolidWorks Largest User Group Meeting Ever! Download the slides here:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0c341c1aa955aee817a7dd011/files/dcb434a9-8ad3-478a-a59c-49e34fad15fb/2017.03.15_Charles_River_Museum.pptx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Download Intro Slides
Richard Friedman, volunteer docent at the Charles River Museum of Industry and SolidWorks API expert, presented a brief but comprehensive overview of SolidWorks API tools, including a tutorial on how to record and edit macros for automating model creation.
Attendees were then treated to a fascinating lesson on the history of the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation by the museum's director, along with live demonstrations of the belt-driven machine shop.
Half of the Bacon Brotherhood was also in attendance that night. Ed Gebo - ConnSWUG leader, SWUGN Rep, and owner of Digital Detail & Design - gave one part of the acclaimed SolidWorks World 2017 presentation containing several hidden SolidWorks tips & tricks, as well as best practices for preventing data loss in a small business setting.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on April 7, 2017 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Thank you making our September 22nd meeting another great success, and a special thank you to all of our presenters and sponsors who made it all possible! The meeting was hosted by FLIR Systems in North Billerica.
We kicked off by learning a little about the launch of SolidWorks 2017 at Gillette Stadium, early bird discounts for SolidWorks World 2017 in LA, and other local CAD events. Download the slides here:
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Chris Mowatt, Application Engineer at CAPINC, presented a comprehensive overview of the SolidWorks Visualize tool, including enhancements made in 2017.
Heather Hasz, the Stateside face of DriveWorks, introduced us to DriveWorksXpress. This powerful design automation tool is already included in every seat of SolidWorks.
At the September meeting, we were lucky enough to be jopined by several surprise guests!
Maria Sarkar - VP & Owner of DriveWorks
Brian Hillner - Product Portfolio Manager of SolidWorks Visualize
#FlatSWUGN - Senior Manager, User Advocacy & SolidWorks Worldwide User Groups (Two-Dimensional Division)
Meanwhile, a few lucky BANSWUG members attended the SolidWorks Product Definition breakout session, where SolidWorks Product Definition Manager Rob Jost previewed several sketching and surfacing features slated for SolidWorks 2018. The feedback provided by BANSWUG members will help SolidWorks refine their products. If you're interested in shaping the future of SolidWorks, don’t forget to sign up for a breakout session for a future BANSWUG meeting.
At the end of the meeting, the BANSWUG committee raffled off dozens of prizes, generously provided by our sponsors. In addition to the trunkful of branded swag, courtesy of SolidWorks HQ, we also gave away nearly $300 in gift cards from our sponsors, as well as an Amazon Kindle fire from DriveWorks!
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Date: September 29th 2015
333 Wyman St #225, Waltham, MA 02451
5:30pm - 6:00pm Eat, mingle, network
6:00pm - 6:15pm Business and Introductions
6:15pm - 6:30pm Introduction to PD/UX Breakout Sessions
6:30pm - 7:15pm Live Demo of the Markforg3D MARK ONE Printer - Mark Lyons
7:15pm - 7:30pm Break & Networking
7:30pm - 8:30pm Using BOMs to Represent a Family of Parts - Annie Cheung
7:30pm - 8:30pm SolidWorks Product Definition Breakout Session
8:30pm - 9:00pm Q&A, wrap-up, prize drawings, next meeting info
ProSource Technical Recruiting - Tom Lyons and Chris Costa
Applied Rapid Technologies - Don Ensign
Live Demo of the Markforg3D MARK ONE Printer
As seen at SolidWorks World 2014 and 2015, this upstart 3D printing company is now shipping the MARK ONE printer, capable of printing plastics, carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass composites. The resulting components are as light as plastic but stronger than aluminum.
Introducing PD/UX Breakout Sessions
BANSWUG is piloting a new partnership with the SolidWorks Product Definition and User Experience groups! At each meeting, PD and UX representatives will host a parallel breakout session for a select few BANSWUG members (who pre-register on the Eventbrite page). Discussion topics can range from SolidWorks limitations and enhancement requests to alpha testing of new features. See the Breakout Session section below for info on this month's discussion topics.
Attendees of this month's breakout session will get a sneak peak at several new functions under development at SolidWorks.
Rob Jost: Chamfer/fillet functionality, including hands-on testing of a working prototype build.
Jody Stiles: Hole functionality, including hands-on testing of a working prototype build.
Don VanZile: An open-ended discussion about Large Assembly performance. Come prepared to talk about your experiences with Large Assemblies.
Additional discussion of other concepts, enhancement request, and questions as time allows.
Using BOMs to Represent a Family of Parts - Annie Cheung, Senior Application Consultant
"Design tables are traditionally used to manage a family of parts in SOLIDWORKS. We will compare design tables and BOMs and introduce some techniques to represent the family of a part with a BOM." Attendees were also treated to free CSWP exam vouchers.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 24, 2015 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
The June 23rd meeting was generously hosted by Jim Santiago at FLIR Thermography in North Billerica. We learned a lot about the awesome technology coming out of their facility.
The June BANSWUG meeting was also supported by these generous sponsors:
ProSource Technical Recruiting - Tom Lyons and Chris Costa
Applied Rapid Technologies - Don Ensign
Neff Group Distributors - John Galvin
Special thanks also to our great presenters! Follow the links below to download their presentation materials.
Dave Bazinet - Senior Application Engineer at CADDEdge
Rebekah Haag - Training Specialist at SolidWorks