Next Meeting is November 5th

Discussion created by 1-3PL95X on Oct 31, 2014

On behalf of John Walden and Chris Scarlett:


Wednesday, November 5th - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Maker Space

16 S. 1st Street

Yakima, WA 98901



Our NEXT MEETING is coming up early next month and will be at a new and exciting location: Maker Space of Yakima.  Join us on Wednesday November 5th from 6 to 8pm to hear, one of SOLIDWORKS’s gurus, Phil Sluder give a presentation on his favorite “SSOLIDWORKS Tips, Tricks and Traps”.  Plus we may also get a tour of Maker Space’s facilities! 


Practicing for his presentation at the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World 2015, Phil Sluder will present his ever popular “SOLIDWORKS Tips, Tricks and Traps”.  Phil is a frequent presenter at SOLIDWORKS World, mechanical engineer, founder and manager of TriAxial Designs in San Diego (for 17 years) and is about the most well versed user of SOLIDWORKS that I know.  He is also the west coast representative and board member of the SOLIDWORKS Users Group Network and the inventor of the Zyclone.  Phil typically presents in front of hundreds at SOLIDWORKS World and often to standing room crowds; you don’t want to miss this one!


Maker Space is new in Yakima and provides “…workshops and creative outlets for children and adults, a collaborative making environment, and a flexible facility.”  According to the founders John and Wendy, Wednesday’s are their “Open Hardware Night” so they may be able to talk a bit and give us a tour.  If you are at all curious about the maker environment and 3D printers you won’t want to miss this meeting.


At the end of the meeting we will be having our “SOLIDWORKS Clinic”.  If you are experiencing some sort of SOLIDWORKS related issue, perhaps a problem file or question on modeling methods, please send them our way now.  I will make the file or question available to our group members, and Phil too, in our next email so we can work out a resolution before the meeting. 


Please consider the Rapid Group, our meeting sponsor, for "Quick Turn Metal Prototypes - 24 Hour Quotes - 48 Hour Expedites - 1-2 Week Standard Ship - ITAR Registered" - The Rapid Group will be providing some generous gift cards for raffle prizes at the end of the meeting.  We will also have some really cool gifts from the SOLIDWORKS Users Group Network.  


Dinner will be pizza, pop and chips - served at the beginning of the meeting and available all evening.

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