Northern Vermont SolidWorks User Group Welcomes SolidWorks CEO, Jeff Ray

The Next NVTSWUG meeting will be held on Thursday June 10th at NRG Systems from 4-8pm.
We have a great meeting lined up for June.  Everything has fallen into place to make this meeting a one of a kind event. This meeting will start a bit earlier than our typical meetings so please make arrangements to leave work early if you can. 
The meeting location:
The meeting location will be at NRG Systems in Hinesburg.  Driving directions can be found here.  Since 1982, NRG Systems has manufactured products to help our customers measure and understand the wind.  We serve the wind energy industry exclusively, from wind farm developers and turbine manufacturers to electric utilities and research institutes, in more than 135 countries.  NRG is also a SolidWorks customer and a member of NVTSWUG.  We greatly appreciate the use of their facility for this meeting.  NRG has been kind enough to offer tours of their “green” facility for all NVTSWUG members before the meeting from 4-5pm.  If you’d like a tour please arrive to the meeting at this time.
The presentations:
We’ll have two presentations for this meeting.  We will be lucky enough to be hosting SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray for the first presentation.  I expect Jeff to speak for about 45-60 minutes about the future direction of SolidWorks.  I’m sure he’ll also be open for questions as he’s typically very receptive to them at these types of events.
The second presentation will cover the SolidWorks sustainability software.  The full version of Sustainability is an add on product to SolidWorks but every seat of SolidWorks does include Sustainability Xpress so the presentation will be useful to all users.  In a nut shell SolidWorks Sustainability helps engineers to design more environmentally friendly products by providing information on how design aspects (materials, manufacturing process, location, etc) impact the world around us.
Here’s the agenda:
4:00-5:00pm ……..Tours of the NRG facility
5:00-5:30pm  …….Official meeting start, food, the latest NVTSWUG and SolidWorks news
5:30-6:30pm…….. Jeff Ray speaks
6:45-7:45pm …….Sustainability presentation
The official meeting start time is 5pm which is 1 hour earlier than our usual meeting start time.  The agenda is a bit loose and there should be time in there for some chatting and networking.

As always we’ll have food and beverages.  

If you’re in the Hinnesburg, Vermont area feel free to stop in.

Posted on June 9, 2010 in User Groups

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