June 21st, 2011
Our second meeting for 2011 is coming up on June 21st, Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm at University of Louisville.
How do YOU use Solidworks!
By observing how your peers use SolidWorks, you can pick up a lot of techniques.
This time we are doing something different and I think Awesome!. Come join us for the second SolidWorks Louisville User Group meeting of 2011. We are going to the University of Louisville again for this presentation. Three of our users will be giving short presentations on how they use SolidWorks every day in their respective jobs. This is great because everyone accomplishes the same task differently. We know that there are nuggets of information that each of us possess that we take for granted. By observing the workflow of other's, we get down to the nitty-gritty on how they accomplish these tasks. It's sure to be a great presentation that we can all learn from. Some of our own very talented members - Scott Calvert, Norm Boulard and Bryan Ray will talk about specific projects and work flows.
Scott Calvert of Design Network is a practicing Industrial Designer and a member of the SLUG board. He has been involved in appearance and mechanical design for a wide range of products from refrigerator handles and shelves, to exterior cabinetry on blood analyzers and composite hoods for heavy trucks. The basic steps of the design process remain the same but use of design tools like SolidWorks have made the process quicker and more efficient. Scott will demonstrate how he uses SolidWorks in the design of a locomotive AC unit for Dayton Phoenix.
Norman Boulard of Boulard Designs is industrial designer specializing in designing with a strong emphasis on materials and processes, technology, with a focus on "design for manufacture". He has a strong mechanical design background and has done work for GE Appliances, ARE Truck Cap & Tonneau Covers and several Medical Device companies to mention a few. He also has developed many of his own products such as the Nomadic Sport Automotive roof rack system. He is going to take us through the design steps of a hybrid water heater. He will show us a design concept he developed for the GE hybrid water heater in Adobe Illustrator and then show how he translated that into SolidWorks. He will highlight and show us how he worked through some of the design challenges he faced on this project and show us some of his favorite tools and design methodology.
Bryan Ray of Samtec, INC is kind of a Jack of all Trades at Samtec. He’s been drafter, a designer in several departments, he’s helped craft the design and drafting standards for Samtec, he’s been to Costa Rica and China to train Samtec Draftsmen and lately, he’s been doing renderings for the Samtec online catalog. He is a CSWP and has trained many at Samtec to become CSWP's. He is going to show how Samtec uses equations and linked values to automate their configurations.
This promises to be one of our best meetings yet!
Get your mouse sharpened, you could be next.
We want to know how you do what you do. We would love to discuss how you use SolidWorks and give you the opportunity to show it. We are not looking for that quantum physics top secret project you are working on. We don't expect you to flash your degree in Rocket Science around either. We just want to understand how you work through some of your design challenges. Have you recently (or not so recently) accomplished a task that is really cool, that stretched you? Have you developed a technique that streamlines your work flow?
Why do we want to know this? Well we are CERTAIN that your knowledge can help other's in the group. In the spirit of User Groups, we are all about sharing and helping the group get smarter, better, faster. Shoot me an email and let me know if you'd be interested. Especially after our next meeting when you see how these guys are gunna rock it!
Please RSVP to email@example.com so that we can get an accurate count for food purposes.
Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Food: Something good and FREE!
Place: University of Louisville
Henry Vogt Engineering Center
3rd and Eastern Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
The SLUG Guarantee: Everyone will learn something new about Solidworks or they will get their money back!