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West Michigan Lakeshore SWUG 2nd Annual Technical Summit

West Michigan Lakeshore SWUG 2nd Annual Technical Summit

On Friday, December 15th, we attended and presented at the 2nd Annual West Michigan Lakeshore SOLIDWORKS User Group Technical Summit hosted at the GRCC Lakeshore Campus in Holland, MI.

This summit brings together students, educators, engineers and others for a full day of breakout sessions that cover product updates, design practices as well as training and onboarding strategies.

Suchit Jain, VP of Strategy and Business Development at Dassault Syst竪mes, gave a keynote speech kicking off the event.

Attendees got a sneak peek into the planning of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 along with product updates.

There were over 25 breakout sessions offered during the event including technical sessions on Sketching, Surfacing and PDM. Attendees gained valuable insight from hands-on modeling sessions.

Heather from the DriveWorks team hosted a presentation on the free Design Automation tool included inside SOLIDWORKS, DriveWorksXpress, as well as how engineers can gain an extra certification, for free, with the DriveWorksXpress Training & Certification Program.

There were plenty of opportunities to network with fellow attendees during session breaks and lunch.

The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Manager, Dan Wagner, shared an update on the “State of the SWUGN” during the lunch break, providing insight into the community’s activities this year.

We had a chance to catch up with the West Michigan Lakeshore SWUG leader, Jesse Reda, and he had this to share about the event:

With 200+ attendees and 30+ breakouts, our 2nd annual Tech Summit was a huge success!”

“It always amazes me how readily SOLIDWORKS users are willing to come together and spend the day learning and growing their skills all while connecting in this awesome community.”

“Thank you to all the presenters, sponsors, and team members that helped to pull this off, we couldnt do it without you!