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Catching Up With Our Community

Our Community

We love being a part of the SOLIDWORKS Community! With the support of our resellers, customers and partners, we have attended SWUG meetings, sponsored meetings and helped group leaders to find presenters with interesting presentations since 2015.

Although this past year has been very different, we have still had the chance to connect with the SWUG Community through many online meetings and during virtual 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021.

Recently, we have been busy catching up with lots of different people from all corners of the SOLIDWORKS Community.

It’s been great to learn more about the different career paths that have led members of the community to being such a key part of the network.

Here’s What You’ve Missed

Catch up on any blogs you may have missed.

Dan Wagner

 We started our conversations with Dan. Getting to know him abit better and learn about his journey to becoming Manager of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network.

Marie Planchard 

We had the chance to sit down with Marie (virtually of course) and get to know a bit more about her early years, education, being a woman in engineering and what brought her to work for SOLIDWORKS.

Simge Akarsu

Next, we spoke with Simge, Senior Strategy & Program Manager at Dassault Systèmes. We listened to her inspiring story and how she has grown into the roles that she has had in the industry over the years.

Mike Puckett 

Before 3DEXPERIENCE World, we caught up with Mike, Senior Manager of the Certification Program at SOLIDWORKS. Mike gave us a better insight into the Certification Program.

Jeff Setzer 

 Jeff, Technology Evangelist at GSC joined us to talk about his early days with GSC and also his experiences in attending ‘world’ events over the last 20+ years.

Eric Beatty

Eric was our 2020 DriveWorks SWUGN Leader of the Year. We heard how for him, it has always been about education and sharing – with a true energy and enthusiasm for the  SOLIDWORKS Community.

Sean Borchert

 During DriveWorks World 2021, Sean, Mechanical Engineer at MasterflexŽ  shared his story as to how DriveWorks has played a role in his professional career.

Brad Meador

Brad Meador has been a SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader for about four years – but you’d never know. Brad told us a bit about his role at Altec and how he started the Star City SWUG.

Nick Sweeney

We caught up with Nick Sweeney to talk about his education, his current role at Inflow Technology and of course, hearing his fond memories of working at DriveWorks!

Look Out For More

We have lots more Catching up with Our Community blogs coming up!

Make sure to look out for them being shared on our blog and social media.

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