On the evening of 5th December, people from various walks of life (engineers, students, lecturers) braved the hailstones, snow, rain and winds of the North West to attend the relauch of ‘The SolidWorks User Group of Manchester’ at our offices.
The event was a huge success, with over 30 people seeing the presentations. There was plentiful food, supplied by Greenfields deli, around the corner from the office. It all went down very well and certainly made an impressive welcome for the attendees.
User Group leader, Gareth Rogers started the meeting off by announcing the re-launch of the group and setting a competition for all SWUGOM members – to design a new logo that will be used on the website and in all future work for the SWUGOM. The winner of this competition will be lucky enough to receive a SpaceMouse Pro courtesy of 3D Connexion! A fantastic prize for any designer or engineer, I’m sure there’ll be countless entries for this competition! Especially as everyone had the chance to have a go with one (see photo)!
Adam Papworth from Liverpool John Moores Unversity gave a presentation on the benefits of work placements. Then it was time for more food.
After this, Craig Darrall from Laser Lines did a presentation on the increasingly popular topic of 3D Printing, this certainy created a lot of interest with everyone going away eager to investigate further!
The keynote speaker for the event was Andy Deighton SolidWorks Territory Manager for Northern Europe, giving a presentation on SolidWorks 2012.
With everyone attending clearly being a SolidWorks User, they were all keen to learn as much as possible from a SolidWorks expert like Andy! His presentation went down really well, helping everyone learn as much as possible about what is new in SolidWorks 2012.
Everyone then had the opportunity the get their hands on some of the SolidWorks swag. Every attendee was also lucky enough to get FREE copy of Develop3D magazine and the chance to sign up for a subscription!
Thank you to all the sponsors!
All in all a brilliant success.
So now it’s your chance! If you are a SolidWorks User in the North West of England, why not join the group or attend the next meeting which is also being held at the DriveWorks offices, on Monday 12th March. Make sure you’re there, it’s a great networking opportunity not to be missed.
For anymore info visit the SWUGOM website
or email SWUGOM leader Gareth Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org