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: 08-11-2015
Time: 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Length: 3 Hours 0 Minutes
Location: Grand Panama Beach Resort Meeting Space
Map of 11807 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Grand Panama Beach Resort Meeting Space

11807 Front Beach Road

Panama City Beach, FL 32407



Our next meeting will be August 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the Grand Panama Beach Resort Meeting Space.

As companies become more distributed, CAD engineers in global offices need to work together on projects. But SOLIDWORKS and other CAD applications don't work effectively across sites. EPDM can help distributed teams, but slow file transfer and costly infrastructure can still create bottlenecks. In this talk, we'll explore why CAD applications are difficult to use on the WAN, and different ways you can improve the SOLIDWORKS and EPDM experience in distributed environments.

  • Keith Steiner, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Product Manager for ModernTech, will present how SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematic and harness designs can be integrated with 3D mechanical designs. He will also show PCBWorks, a new tool that integrates with SOLIDWORKS from Altium, which is a printed circuit board design tool that equips the PCB designers and the mechanical designers for collaboration at the software level.

Electrical designs have historically been developed separately from the mechanical designs and then integrated through the best efforts of the designers.  Now, the electrical designers and the mechanical designers can collaborate their design efforts using the SolidWorks tools instead of working on the designs independently of the other.  Electromechanical designs – control systems and/or harnessing – can now be completely designed and documented in a single, integrated platform.

  • Kurt Anliker, Director of Product Introduction at SOLIDWORKS, will present cool stuff about SOLIDWORKS you didn’t know you could access, plus a few teasers on new functionality and a promo for SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas.

***Please take the survey at this link to let me know your preferences for food and drink.***


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 and we can all learn together.


What are my parking options at the event?

Please park in the secondary parking garage shown in the map on the Eventbrite page.

The event will be held in the first-floor meeting space north of Front Beach Road on the Eventbrite page. Please do not park in the attached parking deck -- these spots are for residents of the Resort.

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 August 11 meeting.
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