Welcome: Guests

Standard Meeting Schedule

5:30—6:00 meet and greet
6:00—6:30 meal time!
6:30—8:00 Presentation
8:00 –8:15 Door Prizes and wrap up.

February 1st 2018Download Meeting Handout


This has proven to be one of the most popular presentations of SolidWorks World conferences. "This a high-paced, information-dense presentation in which we discuss 60 oft-missed tips for sketching, part modeling, assembly modeling, and drawings that all SOLIDWORKS power users should know. I guarantee you'll walk away with more than a few new tricks up your sleeve if you stick with us for just one hour."

Presented by:
Laura Weismantel

Laura Weismantel earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and has had the opportunity to use SOLIDWORKS in both the architectural and aerospace industries before starting her career as an application engineer working with SOLIDWORKS in 2012. Since then, her duties have ranged from assisting in the sales process and training new users to providing technical support and delivering custom services to SOLIDWORKS customers in many different industries.

February 22nd 2018Download Meeting Handout

3D Scanning has come a long way over the last 15 years. It is now a principle tool for reverse engineering, prototyping and inspections. This presentation will provide an overview of the how to use an Artec 3D scanner and quickly capture an object or part. We can pass quickly through the process assembling the scanned data using Artec Studio 12 to create the data file. The scanned data will be opened in Geomagic Control X, a comprehensive metrology software platform. There a direct comparison between the 3D scanned data and the 3D model data will be performed. When used for inspections, this will identify the deviation between the actual manufactured part, and the CAD model. You will see how to convert 3D scanned data into a complete 3D parametric model to be imported into a SolidWorks.

Presented by:
Christopher Duchaine

Christopher C. Duchaine is an Elite Application Engineer with 10 years engineering experience using CAD to design mechanical and electromechanical systems in the industrial equipment industry. He has worked for over six years for SOLIDWORKS Value-Added Resellers (VAR) and at TriMech. TriMech delivers technology, services, and people to our engineering, manufacturing, and product design clients, which results in stronger, more profitable businesses