Fredericksburg SolidWorks User Group

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November Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on November 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone that came out on Veteran's Day to learn about different methods of repairing imported geometry. There were a lot of questions and suggestions made during and after the presentation, so I'd be happy to add all of the new ideas and re-present this topic in the future for anyone that may have missed it.

Chick-Fil-A slightly messed up the order, but the popularity of the chicken, lemonade, cookies and "secret sauce" certainly made up for any minor mistake.

Did yo...

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May Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on June 6, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

•Fredericksburg’s Primavera Pizza came through again with some fantastic pizza. The BBQ chicken turned out to be the most popular.

•Our topic for the evening was thecreation of threads on solid models. If you need to build a prototype part with threads, you'll need to know how to build the thread correctly. Smaller threads can be handled with taps, dies and by placing inserts into the model. The thread we focused on as an example was a 3.5" 12 UN thread.


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March Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on April 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

An attendance record was nearly broken, but we’ll have totry just a little harder next time.

  • Fredericksburg’s Primavera Pizza came through again withsome fantastic pizza. The BBQ chicken turned out to be the biggest hit. Ithought it was so good, that I went back and picked up another one last weekendfor a meeting with
  • I created a account for FredSWUG. If anyonewould like to post anything, just send it to me. I have some Skyrim relatedcon...
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January Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on January 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Could it have been the best meeting ever?

Turnout was great and I’d like to again welcome to our newest members. Qdoba delivered some fantastic food, everyone had a good time and of course the presentations were top notch as usual.

Back by popular demand was an encore presentation by Oke that covered many tips and tricks when working with configurations. Oke really knows his stuff and I learned a few new buttons that I had never even noticed before.

Additional presenta...

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November Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on November 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite the pending holiday, turnout was good and all attendees were happy with the chicken and cookies provided by Chick-Fil-A. A fight nearly broke out over the last remaining chicken strips and cookies, but an agreement was reached and all parties left satisfied.

I'd like to thank again our sponsors: Solidworks, Rapid Sheet Metal, and Applied Rapid Technologies for the prizes, room and time to host the event.

  • Oke gave a fantastic presentation on the use of config...
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September 19th Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on September 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A great pizza selction was selected by Oke from Primavera Pizzeria at 600 William Street in Fredericksburg.

Our sponsors: Rapid Sheet Metal, SolidWorks, CADSharp, and ARTCorp provided some excellent prizes, information, and resources.

During the meeting several amazing tips and tricks were shown along with some rather outstanding models that were used as examples. A few of the favorites were:

  • Demonstrating some benefeits of the Selection Manager over the use of Compoun...
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July 2012 FredSWG Meeting Agenda

Posted by Fred.SWUG on July 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We've got a fantastic meeting this month, so I hope you can all attend.


First, and most importantly, we're having elections for our executive board. Our nominees were announced at the last meeting, in May. The nominees are:


Adam Snow

Bryan Newton

Frank Maas


At the beginning of the upcoming meeting, the nominees will describe their leadership skills, and the group members will elect them to the two new Ch...

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Executive Nominations

Posted by Fred.SWUG on May 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As many of you may already know, in August, I'll be heading off to graduate school in Boston, and that means the group will need to choose a new FredSWUG chair. In fact, since most groups have more than one official, I'd like to hold full elections for the following positions:


Chair: In charge of organizing presentations and guest speakers, communicating with group members, and scheduling meetings with SolidWorks HQ.


Vice-chair: In charge o...

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March FredSWUG Meeting Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on March 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The March 2012 FredSWUG meeting was our best ever! We had a great turnout, a very useful presentation, and a special guest who gave away a unique prize. Thank you to everyone who attended!


We started out with a brief recap of SolidWorks World 2012, which was held in San Diego in mid-February. For a more complete recap, check out these General Session videos (

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March FredSWUG Meeting Agenda

Posted by Fred.SWUG on March 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Note your favorite food when you RSVP.

Visit from Marc Weingard of SpaceController

Marc is flying in all the way from Germany to visit his first User Group meeting, and to demo - and give away - their new 3D Mouse.

Recap o...

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