User Group Details

Yakima SOLIDWORKS User Group - YSWUG

Yakima, WA - United States

Description: Located in the heart of Washington State we offer SOLIDWORKS related presentations and networking opportunities to our regional manufacturing and engineering community.
Contact: Chirs Scarlett
Contact: John Walden
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Next Meeting

Date: 05-14-2015
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Length: 2 Hours 0 Minutes
Location: Maker Space
Map of 16 S. 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98901

The date set for our next meeting which will be on Thursday May 14th back at Yakima Maker Space with presentation topics on Sheet Metal Design.  Please reply to this email if you are planning on attending, so we can plan for dinner.


PRESENTATIONS:  We have David Torick from Hawk Ridge Systems here to give us a presentation on SolidWorks Sheet Metal design from the beginner to more advanced methods.  This is followed by a GoToMeeting presentation from the Rapid Group on Sheet Metal Tips and Tricks including a tour of their Rapid Quote add in.  More details will follow in subsequent meeting notices.


SOLIDWORKS CLINIC: Don’t forget to send me any problematic SolidWorks files or design issues for submission to our SolidWorks Clinic.  I will make these available in upcoming meeting notices so we can work out a solution before the meeting.  We can then share the results at the end of our meeting.


RAFFLE: A raffle drawing will be held at the end of the meeting with various prizes from our meeting sponsors including: The Rapid Group which will provide various $25 gift certificates.  Some really cool gifts from the SolidWorks Users Group Network including, notepads, pens, flash drives, some well-designed foldable pocket “mice”, collapsible umbrellas and 2 black mugs that magically reveal some SolidWorks logos when hot beverages are involved.  Plus some ball caps provided by SigmaNEST that were popular at our last meeting.   


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


LOCATION: Maker Space of Yakima, 16 South 1st Street in Yakima.


SUMMER MEETING:  We are working on our summer meeting with a potential presentation from one of SolidWorks gurus, Rob Rodriguez of Axis CAD Solutions in Vermont.  There is also the potential of having some of SolidWorks executives come visit us this summer or the fall including our new CEO Gian Paolo Bassi.  Stay tuned for more information.


Yakima 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.


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 $25 gift cards for raffle prizes at the end of the meeting.  We will also have some really cool prizes from the SolidWorks Users Group Network including portable mice, cool pens and note  pads, light backpacks, heat sensitive coffee mugs, USB storage bracelets and more.  Looks like everyone will be going home with something!   

Chris Scarlett, Clem See, John Walden and the YSWUG team


  RSVP for the May 14 meeting.
Group Sponsors Rapid Sheet Metal

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