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Panama City Beach SOLIDWORKS User Group

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We’re sponsoring the next Panama City Beach SOLIDWORKS User Group meetingwhich takes place on Tuesday 19th September 2017.

When: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Where: The event will be held atLaQuinta Inn & Suites PCB Meeting Space, 7115 Coastal Palms Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

What’s on the Agenda?

This is the Panama City Beach SWUG’sModel Mania速 Challenge meeting! Every year at SOLIDWORKS World, the Model Mania速 Challenge is held which allows users to compete against each other to see who can model a part the fastest. The parts are judged on accuracy first then on time. The fastest time wins.

Mark Schneider, SOLIDWORKS Product Marketing, CSWE and a 20 year veteran of SOLIDWORKS, will be joining them to run the contest. He is responsible for creating product demonstrations that SOLIDWORKS resellers can use to help solve customer problems. Mark also runs the Model Mania速 Challenge at SOLIDWORKS World.

The top three finalists of the Model Mania速 Challenge will receive a 3D-printed trophy and prizes. There will belots of great giveaways from SOLIDWORKS, Kenesto, DriveWorks, RAPID and Xometry.

Tommy Ray, TriMech Application Engineer, will present 2D to 3D Conversion in SOLIDWORKS. If you work with 2D geometry and would like a more a robust platform — say 3D — SOLIDWORKS has the tools that allow you to take a .DWG or .DXF and create a solid 3D model. Using the Import DWG/DXF wizard will allow you to select and work with layers, assign proper views, and then use multiple drawing views to create your new SOLIDWORKS model. This wizard also allows you to check the entities for problems, change unit of measure, and reassign the origin location. Going from 2D to 3D can be simple using SOLIDWORKS 2D-3D conversion tools.

Kenesto, a meeting sponsor, will tell you a little bit about their services. Kenesto速 is a cloud-based product document management solution; some are using this as an alternative to a PDM system, especially given the removal of Workgroup PDM. Most people are using this for storing, sharing and design collaboration where users are working remotely. Sharing with external users is free.

So come show off your modeling skills and learn some new stuff! Feel free to spread the word to fellow SOLIDWORKS users!