SWUGN Technical Summit - Nashville

A one-day learning and networking event hosted by the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network. The $40 fee covers breakfast and lunch, and your choice of five technical sessions.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Embassy Suites - Nashville South

820 Crescent Center drive

Franklin, TN 37067

Scheduled to appear

  • Ricky Jordan - Dynetics
  • Ryan Priddy - Aristocrat | VGT
  • Nicole Walden - Chattanooga SOLIDWORKS User Group
  • Avelino Rochino - DS SOLIDWORKS
  • Jeremiah Davis - DS SOLIDWORKS
  • Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS
  • Brad Williamson - DS SOLIDWORKS
  • Dave Ramsey - TriMech
  • Sam Skinner - TriMech
  • Martin Hayes - Concepts in Production


7:30am to 8:00am

Registration opens, breakfast

8:00am to 8:45am

Open remarks, introductions, special guests

8:45am to 10:00am

Nicole Walden, Chattanooga SOLIDWORKS User Group
SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools allow you to quickly create sheet metal part designs using simple design processes.  Attend this session to learn some valuable tips and techniques for creating better sheet metal parts.

SOLIDWORKS Part Modeling
Ricky Jordan, Dynetics
Learn best practices for creating parts in SOLIDWORKS from someone that has been doing it for a long time.

10:15am to 11:30am

Avelino Rochino, DS SOLIDWORKS
A comprehensive look at the weldment tools in SOLIDWORKS 2018.

Sam Skinner, TriMech
Have you ever purchased a car or smartphone for instance only later to find out that it was capable of much more than you bargained for? That is often the case with SOLIDWORKS users.  In the session, you will see some advanced and easy to use Simulation capabilities that you maybe didn't know were available to you in SOLIDWORKS Premium.

11:30am - 12:30pm


12:30pm to 1:45pm

Drawing Title Blocks Made Easy with Custom Properties and the Property Tab Builder
Dave Ramsey, TriMech
Learn how to automatically populate drawing title blocks with custom properties and how to use the Property tab Builder to create a customized, easy to use interface for entering custom properties.

SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Management
Brad Williamson, DS SOLIDWORKS
Your SOLIDWORKS assemblies are getting bigger, more complex, and harder to work with.  Sound familiar? In this session, you will learn three commands the pros use to diagnose large assemby issues, and you'll come away with numerous tips and tricks you can use right away to improve large assembly performance.

2:00pm to 3:15pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks
Ryan Priddy - Aristocrat | VGT
Want to learn how to increase you speed and productivity designing and assembling parts in SOLIDWORKS? This session will showcase cool tips and great tricks to free you to focus on creation and inspiration.

Jeremiah Davis - DS SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS PDM helps you get your design data under control.  Come take a peek at the power and scaleability, yet ease of use of this great tool.

3:30pm to 4:45pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips, Tricks, and Stuff You Should Know
Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS
We'll finish the day with a session full of simple little tips and tricks that you should know but might not.  If we have time, we'll have an open Q & A with all of the experts in the room.

Martin Hayes - Concepts in Production
A look at the surfacing tools in SOLIDWORKS.


For more information or further questions on SOLIDWORKS support of user group meetings, please contact usergroups@3ds.com