User Group Details

Panama City Beach SOLIDWORKS User Group

Panama City Beach, FL - United States

Description: A multi-diverse group of Drafters, Designers and Engineers that range from DoD, DoD Contractors and Commercial Industry. A group to link SOLIDWORKS professionals in the Panama City Beach area, to share tips-n-tricks and common practices using SOLIDWORKS. This is a great way to connect SOLIDWORKS users with their professional peers in the industry.
Contact: Kendra Wardlow
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Next Meeting

Date: 06-16-2015
Time: 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Length: 3 Hours 0 Minutes
Location: Gulf Coast State College - Advanced Technology Center Building - Millaway Institute
Map of 5230 U.S. 98
Panama City, FL 32401


Our next meeting will be June 16 from 5-8 p.m. at Gulf Coast State College's Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship located in the Advanced Technology Center building.

  • Logo Design Contest 
    • From now until June 1st, please submit a "Panama City Beach SOLIDWORKS User Group" logo design entry modeled in SOLIDWORKS to me at 
    • As a revamped group, we need a SOLIDWORKS logo via your help and creativity!
    • Dr. Steve Dunnivant, Dean of the Advanced Technology Center and a design instructor at GCSC, will help choose a winning design.
    • Dr. Dunnivant has agreed to create a 3D print of the winning design for the designer.
  • Dr. Steve Dunnivant, Dean of the Advanced Technology Center, will show off the FabLab, talk about several prototyping services offering fabrication via pledge model or fee, and showcase the school's resources.
  • SOLIDWORKS topics that we will cover will be:
    • Best Modeling Practices
    • FEA/Simulation
  • We will have a buffet provided by Cabin Creek Caterers offering either grilled chicken or grilled fish, seasoned rice, Chef's choice vegetable, dinner roll, salad with dressings, Chef's choice dessert & sweet and unsweet tea. Dr. Dunnivant will be co-sponsoring our event by donating funds for food costs and providing the meeting facility.

I encourage you to think about the topics we will be discussing at each meeting and bring questions to ask or comments to mention during the presentation. 

Please keep in mind that this group is supposed to be a support group for all users, where we can discuss issues we may be having on our work projects and designs. If you have something you would like to discuss with the group during a meeting, please let me know ahead of time so that I may schedule some time so we can all learn together and offer suggestions.


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What are my parking options at the event?

If you're looking at the ATC building from Collegiate Drive, you will see visitor parking on the left side of the building. There is also an entrance on that side of the building -- if you head down that hallway, you will see the Millaway Institute room on the left hand side as you approach the center of the building.

What if I cannot attend after I've already submitted a RSVP?

Please let me know as soon as possible if you find will not be able to attend after submitting your RSVP. I will be able to adjust the amount of food needed accordingly with this knowledge. Thank you in advance!!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your printed ticket is not required. A sign-in sheet will be at the front door. 


  RSVP for the June 16 meeting.
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