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Upcoming Site Visit – Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Next SolidFacts Usergroup Site Visit
Tuesday 2nd September 2014| RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!

 

AGENDA:

6:20pm – 6:30pm       Meet at RMIT University Advanced Manufacturing Precinct – Welcome

6:30pm – 6:35pm       Presentation 1
                                        RMIT University Advanced Manufacturing Precinct – What and why?
                                       Prof. Milan Brandt (Technical Director Advanced Manufacturing Precinct)

6:35pm – 7:05pm      Presentation 2
Advanced Manufacturing Precinct – Technology and Design
                                       Dr. Martin Leary (Senior Lecturer RMIT University)

7:05pm – 8:00pm       Site Tour

8:00pm – 8:30pm       Questions and Answers – General Discussion

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!

REMEMBER: Please print and bring along your ticket which will be emailed to you on completion of registration.

 


 

Don’t forget to forward this to your friends and work colleagues so they can sign up to our mailing list at and be invited to our future meetings!
http://www.solidfacts.org.au/subscribe/

Check out our facebook page to keep the conversations going:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/solidfacts/

Also check out our LinkedIn page as well :
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/SolidFacts-Victoria-SolidWorks-User-Group-4681662

Please RSVP to info@solidfacts.org.au by 03/06/2014

See you there!
Cheers
Alby, Duncan & Matt

SolidFacts is proudly supported by:

intercad     NEW_O3D  Logo Bold no background     wadeson

 Peter Norman Banner  

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Upcoming Meeting – Wednesday 4th June 2014

Next Solidworks Usergroup Meeting
Wednesday 4th June 2014

 

WHEN:                   6.30pm – Wednesday 4th June 2014

WHERE:                  South Oakleigh Club – 1 Victor Road East Bentleigh

COST:                         All meetings for 2014 on wards are now free! – see ‘A Word from your committee’ below:

AGENDA:

6.30pm – 6:45pm   Meet at South Oakleigh Club – Welcome

6.50pm – 7:30pm   Presentation 1

Presenter – Duncan Gillis  Rules and guidelines on solid modelling – what constitutes good CAD modelling techniques.

                                  
7.30pm – 8:15pm   Food served, Lukcy Door Prize, Networking

8.15pm – 9:00pm   Presentation 2

Presenter – Adrian Connard – Intercad - IC3D Steel – solidworks modelling and detailing of steel constructions                                     


 

IC3D Steel

 

  • Built-in Express Help
  • “Drag & Drop” joints assistant
  • Easy to use, flexible drawing generator
  • Piece and composite mark numbering
  • Extensive library of profiles and joints, with automatic updates
  • Collaborate freely with any other SolidWorks user

 

IC3D Steel™software is the first SolidWorks®-based application dedicated to modelling and detailing steel constructions. It is conceived to manage the key phases of the construction process, from creation of the three-dimensional model to compilation of the Bill of Materials and drawings of the steel constructions. In order to achieve this, IC3D Steel™ is perfectly integrated with SolidWorks® and includes an SQL database which permits advanced and coherent management of projects.

 

The users can create, manage information concerning the key phases of the construction process, from modelling to design and assembly, through the network. In addition, the 3D SolidWorks environment ensures interoperability for exchange of information between the various technical and management departments involved in the construction process. The IC3D Steel™ working environment is completely unrestricted, and three-dimensional modelling of steel structures is often extremely quick and professionally beneficial, guaranteeing users full operational awareness.

 

Two-dimensional Drawings and construction details are also managed and automatically linked to the model. In this way, users can obtain views, plans, sections, perspectives, assembly drawings, fabrication drawings, building construction drawings and construction details. To make this possible, various drawing formats are provided, and users can create many more.


 

Don’t forget to forward this to your friends and work colleagues so they can sign up to our mailing list at and be invited to our future meetings!
http://www.solidfacts.org.au/subscribe/

Check out our facebook page to keep the conversations going:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/solidfacts/

Also check out our LinkedIn page as well :
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/SolidFacts-Victoria-SolidWorks-User-Group-4681662

Please RSVP to info@solidfacts.org.au by 03/06/2014

See you there!
Cheers
Alby, Duncan & Matt

SolidFacts is proudly supported by:

intercad     NEW_O3D  Logo Bold no background     wadeson     Peter Norman Banner

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Upcoming Meeting – Wednesday 5th March 2014

Next Solidworks Usergroup Meeting
Wednesday 5th March 2014 | Invetech

 

WHEN:                       6.30pm – Wednesday 5th March 2014

WHERE:                     Invetech – Enter via reception at 495 Blackburn Road Mount Waverley near the corner of Ricketts Road

LOCATION:                Google maps link http://goo.gl/maps/mRkUn

COST:                        All meetings for 2014 on wards are now free! – see ‘A Word from your committee’ below:

AGENDA:

6.30pm – 6:40pm       Meet at Invetech – Welcome

6.45pm – 7:30pm       Presentation 1

How Invetech handled a Large Scale SolidWorks Installation and Administration
                                  Andrew Angus (Invetech Mechanical CAD Manager)

7.30pm – 7:45pm       Sponsor Presentation

                                  3D Printing – Much more than Prototypes
                                  Matt Minio (Objective3D Managing Director)

7.45pm – 8:15pm       Food served, Lucky door prize draw

8.15pm – 8:45pm       Presentation 2

                                 SolidWorks Costing
                                 Alex Henry (SolidWorks Territory Technical Manager ANZ)

8.45pm – 9:00pm       Presentation 3

                                 The future of SolidWorks – Q&A
                                 Alex Henry (SolidWorks Territory Technical Manager ANZ)

9.00pm – 9:30pm       Questions and Answers – General Discussion


A Word from your committee:    
     

Welcome to SolidFacts 2014 (SP0.0). A change of year brings a number of exciting changes to the way we host our meetings and we hope you like the direction we’re taking the group.

Firstly, and most importantly, meeting to meeting the location will be moved around Melbourne. In holding our meetings at some of these locations, many of which are to be announced but all of which have ties to SolidWorks or manufacturing, you’ll see where and how SolidWorks is used in a completely new environment. Please ensure you check the agenda prior to the night so you attend the correct address!!

Further to this we’re trying to bring together some of the most knowledgeable SolidWorks users from around Melbourne, Australia and the World. We guarantee that, more than ever, the night will be focused on SolidWorks!

Finally after years of relying on attendees to cover venue/food/drink costs we’ve acquired a number of key sponsors who will kindly cover these for us. As a result, the events are now FREE.  our list of sponsors are below:

Onto the meeting details. The first of which is being held at Invetech in Mount Waverley. Invetech, winner of multiple Australian Design Awards, is one of Australia’s largest multidisciplinary design consultancies and services clients such as Ansell, Cadbury Schweppes and Whirlpool. Invetech have one of the largest installations of SolidWorks in Australia and Andrew Angus (Invetech) will be talking about their SolidWorks implementation including centralization of standard templates and other lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

Objective3D, our key sponsor for the night, is a complete 3D Printing Solutions provider and offers Stratasys 3D Printers and RedEye 3D Parts throughout Australia and New Zealand. As well as displaying some of their technology Objective3Ds Managing Director, Matt Minio, will be talking about how 3D printing is being used for a large range of applications beyond traditional prototyping. Together we’ll see how this technology can be applied within your organisation to save time and costs, while improving product quality and protecting your intellectual property.

Closing out the night will be Alex Henry (of SolidWorks ANZ fame). Alex is one of the most knowledgeable people you will meet when it comes to SolidWorks. He’ll be doing a technical presentation on the SolidWorks Costing module including introduction, setup and use. With SolidWorks recently announcing a number of new products (SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, SolidWorks Industrial Conceptual, SolidWorks Inspection and eDrawings Meetings, just to name a few) he’s also put aside some time for us to interrogate him about these or any other SolidWorks related matters you might have.

Don’t forget to forward this to your friends and work colleagues so they can sign up to our mailing list at and be invited to our future meetings!
http://www.solidfacts.org.au/subscribe/

Check out our facebook page to keep the conversations going:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/solidfacts/

Also check out our LinkedIn page as well :
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/SolidFacts-Victoria-SolidWorks-User-Group-4681662

Please RSVP to info@solidfacts.org.au by 03/04/2014

See you there!
Cheers
Alby, Duncan & Matt

SolidFacts is proudly supported by:

intercad     NEW_O3D  Logo Bold no background     wadeson     Peter Norman Banner

Wednesday 16th October 2013 – Meeting Files

Hi All,

Attached is the presentation files from the last meeting with Mike Puckett.  due to the file sizes, we’ve uploaded them to Google drive. click the links below to download each zip file.

Advanced Mates Part 1

Advanced Mates Part 2

Simple Surface Modelling

Again, a big thanks to Mike and Alex for presenting to over 40 attendees, the largest number we’ve had in quite some time.

Here’s a couple of photos from the evening as well.

 

Upcoming Meeting – Wednesday 16th October 2013

The next user group meeting has been locked in and we have a very special guest from SolidWorks, Michael Puckett.

 

Michael is the Certification Specialist for SolidWorks, and is going to do a couple of presentations on surface modelling, and will also include a presentation on the SolidWorks Certification Program.  Michael has kindly offered a code to take the CSWP for free for anyone in attendance.  This course is currently $99USD so its pretty good value, and will also look great on the resume.

 

Check out the Solidworks Certification details here

This is going to be a great presentation and a good opportunity to meet Michael.

 

Look forward to seeing you then.