Upcoming SWUG Events

SWUG Summit — May 19, 2015

SOLIDWORKS will be holding a User Group Summit at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY on May 19. ACS founder Tom Cote will be presenting “Tips and Tricks.” For more information and registration details for the event visit SWUGN.org.

CMA-SWUG Meeting — June 11, 2015

Eat, mingle, network and learn! Join us at Primetals in Worcester, MA non June 11. Topics are Modeling Tips and Techniques by Sal Lama of SOLIDWORKS and Sketching, Curves and Reference Geometry; the Foundations of your SolidWorks Designs by Jay Pinheiro. For more information and registration details visit cma-swug.com.

BAN-SWUG Meeting — June 23

Join us to learn “Lesser-Known Tips and Tricks” and “Creating Custom Library Parts” at FLIR Systems in North Billerica, MA. For more information and registration details visit banswug.org.

Applied CAD Solutions Partners with Onshape Inc

We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Onshape Inc as a consulting partner. Onshape is a full-cloud 3D CAD system that allows users to create models via web browsers, tablets and mobile devices. Our support of Onshape is another example of our commitment to improve CAD efficiency for our clients. We will provide expertise with migration, integration, customization, and training. For additional information, please visit www.onshape.com. To request a private demonstration of Onshape and their CAD capabilities, call Tom Cote at 978-235-7200.

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks

ACS founder, Tom Cote, presented SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks last night at the NHSWUG meeting. The user group met at Daniel Webster College and learned about the interactive “What’s New” help window, sketching on surfaces, the ToolBox Flag and more. Click here to download and view the presentation to learn more!

Tom Cote will be at the next CMA-SWUG meeting on April 1st at WPI in Worcester, MA. The Central MA SWUG welcomes all SOLIDWORKS users; industrial, academic, large and small businesses to come share the food, fellowship, and technical presentations.

Tom Cote at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

Attending SOLIDWORKS World is always a blast and 2015 was no different. I, Tom Cote, was given the opportunity to present again. This year I chose to speak about Understanding File Management and File Relations. The session was for beginners to help teach how SOLIDWORKS references files, the order SOLIDWORKS searches for files, and the importance of file names. I also shared how to manage and change file references, the benefits of using Pack & Go, and how to fix broken references. As many have asked to have a copy of the presentation you can view and download the PDF here. To see highlights and some of my past SOLIDWORKS World topics, please check out the SWW YouTube page. Be sure to let me know your thoughts and what you learned at SWW 2015!



SOLIDWORKS File Management

Since many of you have asked for the presentations for the SWUG here they are.

North Eastern SOLIDWORKS User Conference (NESWUC)

When: November 13, 2014

Where: New Hampshire SOLIDWORKS User Group at the Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH

Topic: SOLIDWORKS File Management / Relations

Presenters: Randy Lennox and Tom Cote

View the presentation here:


SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Presenter

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 is coming February 8-11, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ and I hope to see many of you there as I will be a presenter!

Here’s what to expect:

 – SOLIDWORKS 2015 to be released

 – Our founder, Tom Cote, will be presenting:

Topic: Understanding File Management and File Relations

DescriptionThe presentation will focus on SOLIDWORKS file references, including how SOLIDWORKS “searches” for files, the different ways to change file references, different file naming conventions & why, using Pack & Go, and review different data management options.