I have been an avid SolidWorks user for 15 years. Over that time I have been fortunate enough to use SolidWorks to design products ranging from large industrial machine systems, diagnostic test equipment, handheld consumer products, & satellite systems. My particular areas of specialty include complex solid/surface modeling, Drawings, PDMWorks, Routing, and import model repair. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University (Class of 1998).
I thought I would provide a little bit of information about my experiences with SolidWorks and other CAD products. I first became a user of SolidWorks in 1997 (SolidWorks 97plus). Previously, I was using MicroStation and AutoCAD for both 2D and 3D wireframe and surface modeling. From the first moment I opened SolidWorks, I was immediately hooked and the rest as they say is history. I did take a sabbatical from SolidWorks from 1999-2001 when I took a job using Pro/ENGINEER. While the software package was powerful, its user interface at that time was NO WHERE NEAR as nice as SolidWorks. It was a great learning experience and I am glad I was able to get some exposure to “how the other guys do it”. In March of 2001, my company switched from Pro/ENGINEER to SolidWorks and I have been using it daily ever since. In May of 2002 I passed the Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam on my first try. I took another sabbatical of sorts in March of 2003 when I accepted a position as an Application Engineer for a SolidWorks reseller. After one year, I was tired of the constant traveling and really missed designing and building products, so I returned to my previous job which is the position that I hold today. In 2004 I resurrected the North Alabama SolidWorks User Group (NASWUG) in Huntsville, Alabama and am currently serving as President of the group. I currently hold the position of Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at Dynetics Inc. in Huntsville, AL.
The mission of this site is simple. Provide useful information about SolidWorks 3D CAD software, SolidWorks & CAD Industry news, User Groups and SolidWorks related events and a smattering of other interesting “tech geek” stuff. I am ALWAYS open to suggestions on how to improve the site. Click on the Contact link above then click “E-mail Me” if you have suggestions or any questions about the site. Thanks for reading!