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SWUG Spotlight: Houston SOLIDWORKS User Group

Supporting the SOLIDWORKS Community

With the support of our resellers, customers and partners, we have attended SWUG meetings, provided sponsorship and helped group leaders to find presenters with interesting presentations since 2015.

Over the years we have supported lots of group meetings by attending as SOLIDWORKS users ourselves, presenting on a technical topic or providing prizes and giveaways.

We love being a part of the SOLIDWORKS community and working with an amazing network of users.

As part of our role in the community, we wanted to put a spotlight on just some of the user groups across this network and showcase their dedication.

Join us as we shine a spotlight on SOLIDWORKS user groups and their leaders.

SWUG Spotlight

This week we are putting a spotlight on Houston SOLIDWORKS User Group (HOUSUG).

User Group: HOUSUG (Houston SOLIDWORKS User Group) 

Group Leader: Joe N. Lance

When was your group established?
April 19, 2001

Why did you choose to become a user group leader?
To give back to the community, for something you have a passion.

What is your goal as a user group leader?
To be an avenue to assist users in any way possible.

What is your fondest memory of your group?
When users want to know how much it costs to join HOUSUG! (Of course it’s free!)

What inspires you?
To see new and seasoned users “wow” for something new, or even things that’s been there for a while.

What advice would you give to anyone interested in starting a user group?
To start today… don’t procrastinate – the SWUGN team is here to support/assist in any way possible.

What’s the best piece of advice you have been given?
Be your authentic self, as best you can… life is short. Have Fun.

How can people learn more about your group?
Visit the Houston SOLIDWORKS User Group (HOUSUG) Meetup site or email: Housug@gmail.com

Joe Supports SWUGN

Joe is a huge supporter of the entire SOLIDWORKS community.

He recently flew across the world to join the SWUG UK Regional Meeting as a surprise guest. SOLIDWORKS User Group Leaders Kirby Downey (London SWUG), Jonny Harrison (North East England SWUG), Luke Frost (Midlands SWUG), and Theodore Chortatsos (Hellenic SWUG) worked together for several months to plan this event.

Joe Lance made the trip from Texas to England to support the event!

Follow HOUSUG for the latest information on meetings and more


Would you like your user group to be featured?

If you are a SWUG leader and would like your user group to be featured in this series – get in touch!

Please email Heather Hasz at heatherhasz@driveworks.co.uk