Here’s the links and minutes from last weeks meeting:

SolidWorks World 2016 – Highlights – SWW2016

SolidWorks Visualize – LINK

SolidWorks xDesign and xDrive – LINK

SolidWorks Make – LINK

SolidWorks Apps for Kids – LINK

SolidWorks PCB Design – LINK

The SolidWorks world presentations are still yet to be uploaded, and unfortunately previous SolidWorks world presentations have disappeared???
But please download the complete filleting presentation (including working files) from here.

All the best

Duncan and Haldun


Site Visit # 1 – 2015 – ARB


Our first site visit for the year is on the 18th February 2015 at ARB Corporation Ltd

Details on the site visit can be found here:

ARB Site Visit

Hope to see you there!
Alby and Duncan


ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories. ARB has an international presence, with an office in the USA and an export network that extends through more than 100 countries around the globe. ARB’s philosophy is – quality, reliability and practicality above all else.

To ensure ARB’s products consistently meet expectations, ARB invests substantial capital into research and design each year.


Their design and engineering team utilises the latest CAD, CAM parametric modelling systems and finite element analysis packages, and is supported by subcontract companies and universities for special projects like vibration, strength and crash testing. ARB also devote considerable time and resources toward sourcing new products from around the world.  In addition, ARB are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve their business practices, from distribution to customer service. ARB is a Quality Endorsed Company, with ISO 9001 accreditation.


ARB continues to maintain its position as an innovator in the industry by utilising the most modern, state-of-the-art fabrication equipment and machinery.  Today’s requirements for more complex designs are met with highly advanced, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) sheet fabrication facilities. ARB’s production facilities are equipped with a range of state-of-the-art machinery suited to the manufacture of metal products. ARB’s manufacturing capabilities include laser cutting, guillotining, robot grinding, CNC bending, machining and turning. ARB are equipped with MIG, TIG, robot and spot welding facilities and also have powder coating and spray painting centres.

ARB has a very highly skilled and motivated workforce at their manufacturing plants. ARB have a stringent quality control system in place, ensuring our exceptionally high standards are maintained. These factors, combined with their level of automation, enable ARB to produce some of the finest 4WD accessories in the world.

ARB Site Visit

Upcoming Meeting – September 2nd 2015


6:30pm – 6:45pm

Meet at the South Oakleigh Club – Welcome
1 Victor Road Bentleigh East, VIC 3165

6:45pm – 7:15pm
Presentation 1

SolidWorks FEA Session
Esfand Kouhi (Intercad)

7:15pm – 8:15pm
Food Served, Lucky Door Prizes, Networking

 8:15pm – 8:45pm
Presentation 2

CAD Hardware & Windows 10 for SolidWorks
Jeremy Thomas – CPlus Computers

8:45pm – 9:00pm
Questions and Answers – General Discussion



Upcoming Meeting – Date Announcements

17th June 2015 – User Group Meeting
The next user group meeting date has been set, and is the 17th of June.   The meeting is going to be held at Objective3D, one of our sponsors for the group. A detailed agenda will be posted in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!



15th July 2015 – Site Visit
Also our next site visit has been locked in, Air Radiators in Lara has kindly offered their site and expect it to be a full evening!
check them out here at Air Radiators