Meeting #43 – Heavy Metal & Great Mates

Once again we had a great turn out for the Solidfacts usergroup meeting on the 1st day of Spring (although it was that bloody cold outside you would have sworn it was the first day of winter!). It was also good to see some new faces mixed in with the regular attendees.

First up we had Stalin from NC Computer systems give a great presentation on Metaworks for Solidworks. Metaworks is a highly advanced integrated sheet metal programming solution that ties the core engine of MetaCAM seamlessly into the SolidWorks design environment.

Manuel from Solidtec was next up to teach some of the old dogs new tricks with his advanced assembly techniques. No matter how long you’ve been using Solidworks or how well you think you know the software, it amazing how many of the little things that exist that you never knew were there. Manuels presentation was a classic example of this and it was entertaining to see the response from a lot of the on lookers as they discovered you could do things that they didn’t think was possible.

The Oakleigh club put on their usual spread of seafood and caviar and everyone caught up on the Solidworks Gossip.

A big birthday shoot out to Kate from PeterNormalPersonal – Kate kindly dropped in to the meeting before heading off to the town for a big 21st celebration!

The next meeting will be held late November. We are looking for people interested in presenting so if you’re interested let us know

Solidworks 2011 due to be released in a few weeks. We’re hoping for a heap of new cool features, more stability and integrated Photoview 360… Fingers crossed!