User Group Policies

The SolidWorks User Group Network strongly encourages users of SolidWorks and SolidWorks partner applications to convene as a group. This group should create a value added environment where companies can leverage knowledge and as a group address challenges and share successes. Open communication between the group members and SolidWorks is strongly encouraged.

What is a chartered SolidWorks User Group?

  • 5 or more member organizations.
  • An elected or designated chairperson and/or committee.
  • Regularly held meetings, bi-annual at minimum.
  • Must be willing to share information and participate in SWUGN programs that will be beneficial to your user group.

SWUGN cannot make available general user lists outright to a new user group. An individual or organization with a set plan and agenda for meetings must initiate new user groups. SWUGN will notify users in your area if requested.

In addition, SWUGN will not recognize as “official” user groups that are run by resellers or distributors of SolidWorks products.

SolidWorks/Simulation User Group Logo

SWUGN and SolidWorks have created a user group logo that you can use on your group website, letterhead, or your group marketing literature.  Use of the SolidWorks User Group or Simulation User Group logo is contingent on meeting and continuing to meet the criteria as stated above.  New user groups will be issued a “kit” containing a logo file, certificate of recognition and other organizational items after your second group meeting.  If you are the leader of an existing group, and have not been issued your kit, please contact us at


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