Fredericksburg SolidWorks User Group

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Meeting Notes

November Recap

Posted by Fred.SWUG on November 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

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 configurations, andalso displayed a custom tool he designed to generate a BOM for large complexassemblies. I'm sure he would be will to give the presentation again so thatabsentee members will be able to benefit as well.
  • We discussed several new and innovative products that make use ofmagnetism and how SolidWorks is being used in their development.
  • I'd also like to thank our surprise guest speaker (who asked to remainanonymous) for her very amusing and informative lecture on the use of SolidWorksin the video gaming industry.

Please join us in January when we discuss the upcoming SolidWorks World 2013 conference, examine the use of SolidWorks to model an axe from a popular vidoe game, and discover more tips and tricks when working with large assemblies and configurations.


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