Next Meeting will be Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Posted: 6th November 2014 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 24th at 6:30 pm

Presentations are still pending however please save the date.  See you then!

SolidWorks Drafter Needed

Posted: 8th July 2014 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

A local company in Santa Ana, is looking for an experienced ( > 3 years) SolidWorks drafter that is also experienced in sheet metal modeling. The job is project based, but we do receive projects frequently. The ideal candidate would spend time on site to work closely with our engineer. Hourly pay is negotiable and based on experience. If interested, please contact Alan at 714-654-7681.

Presentation for our meeting on 4/30/2014

Posted: 23rd April 2014 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Presentation 1.

DriveWorks Xpress –  The tool you already own but aren’t using

Jeff will show one of the most underutilized tools in SolidWorks- DriveWorks Xpress.  Learn how to create intelligent forms that will allow you design entirely new parts, assemblies, and drawings by simply filling out a few values.

Jeff Brown

A Certified SolidWorks Expert hailing from our Irvine, CA office, Jeff Brown teaches numerous classes in the Southern California area, and has presented at the annual SolidWorks Launch events. Jeff holds a degree from USC in Aerospace Engineering. Jeff is also an expert in SolidWorks Composer and SolidWorks Electrical, and is an Advanced Sheet Metal and Advanced Weldments Specialist. When he isn’t in the classroom or presenting to a crowd of avid SolidWorks users, you can find Jeff pounding the pavement prepping for a triathlon.

Check out the New Soildworks Training Classes at

Posted: 11th April 2014 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General online training tutorials

Free – 7 Day Pass

There are now 5 SolidWorks Courses on and we are getting great reviews.

Check out the following Courses
SolidWorks 2014 Essential Training
Sheet Metal Design with Soildworks
Up and Running with eDrawings
SolidWorks Rendering with PhotoView 360
SolidWorks Essential Training 2012


Next Meeting will be on April 30 – Save the date

Posted: 11th April 2014 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Our next meeting will be 4/30/2014 – we are still getting presenters for the meeting so stay tuned.

SolidWorks Basics and Advanced training classes starting 1/21/14 at IVC ATEP in Tustin. Visit for more info.

SolidWorks Classes in November

Posted: 14th October 2013 by ivc_atep in General

IVC’s ATEP in Tustin is offering SolidWorks Basic and Intermediate training classes. Open to everyone. Register by October 25. Visit for more information or to register.

Free Webinar “From Solid Model to Cut Parts”

Posted: 9th October 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

“From Solid Model to Cut Parts”

Tuesday, October 22

11:00 AM Eastern Time


  • Quickly import CAD models (Native, DXF, IGES, Other)
  • Generate fast and accurate quotes
  • Automatically schedule/reassign jobs according to machine availability
  • Automatically identify and reschedule poor cut quality parts
  • Color-code parts on machine console for sorting combined work orders
  • Save money with remnant management and scrap reduction
  • Boost cutting time, quality, and performance
  • Live real-time cutting of nested parts


Who Should Attend
Owners, Fabrication Managers, Production Supervisors, Machine Programmers, Operators, and anyone who cuts metal for a living will benefit from this webinar.

Meeting on Sept 12th

Posted: 4th September 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Our next meeting will be:

Thursday, Sept 12,  2013

Time:  6:30 – 9:00 pm

Presentation 1.

Design for Manufacturability for photochemical etching and thin gauge metal forming/drawing processesin a prototype to short-run environment.  What’s possible at what cost?

Presenter – Scott Smith from Faspro Technologies

Scott Smith brings over 34 years of manufacturing industry experience to this role that includes sheet metal fabrication, injection molding, CAD/CAM/CAE, industrial controls, electronics and assembly work. Scott has logged over 20,000 hours designing with Pro/Engineer and thousands of hours on Intergraph prior to that.  Scott worked with Dr. Samuel Geisberg (founder of PTC) on application development and market requirements when software was in pre-release beta state.

Industries Scott has worked in, developed products for or consulted in include wireless/mobile, telecommunications, medical devices, automotive, consumer products, consumer electronics, toys, industrial controls, heavy equipment,agriculture and mining, chemicals, rapid prototyping, PLM/CAD/CAM/CAE, computers, network devices and many others.

Presentation 2.

Solidworks Tips You need to know 2.0

Presenter: Neil Custard


Fountain Valley Community Center
17967 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Pizza and Drinks will be provided by

Karen Stapleton

Pro Source, Inc.
Engineering Resource Specialist
18301 Von Karman Ave., Suite 960
Irvine, CA 92612
949.502.0011 – Direct
949.752.6066 – Fax

Rapid Sheet Metal

3D Connexion

AMD FirePro Graphics cards

Please RSVP to info @

2013 Meetings
Sept 12th
Nov 7th

Solidworks Designer Needed

Posted: 5th June 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Solidworks Designer Needed –

Who we are – Our Company offers design and engineering services to a variety of industries including: LED lighting technology, photography, wireless video and military products.  We are a small company that is expanding and this is an excellent opportunity to work with a dynamic company building innovative products.

Skills Desired – some or all

  • Solidworks Sheet Metal Design
  • Plastic injection part design
  • Die Cast Part design – (High volume)
  • Machined Part design
  • Familiarity with Rapid prototypes (FDM, SLA, SLS)
  • Mechanical drive experience – Gears, Belts, bearing, linear guides, servos, stepper motors

Parts and products that we design generally start as machined or sheet metal parts and then transition into injection molded plastic or die cast products.  We design, prototype, test and build products in house.

This is a hands-on position.  We work closely with our fabrication partners for turning concepts into reality.  We have a variety of projects we work on so you must be able to manage multiple designs efforts.

Interested ?

Contact us with the following

  • Resume
  • Project portfolio – Images, listing of types of project and skills used
  • 2D, Drawing samples

This is a contract position based in Laguna Beach / Hills, CA
jobs @

WaneShear – Looking for SolidWorks designers and detailers

Posted: 3rd June 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Please see note below:

Good day,

We are looking for SolidWorks designers and detailers to join our team. Could you please pass on the attached memo to your members? Anything that you can do to help us field a top notch team will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your assistance,

Ron McGehee
WaneShear Technologies LLC.
3471 N. State St.
Ukiah, Ca 95482
707-462-4761 office
707-972-1708 cell

WaneShears – Job Sheet

Fire Pro Graphics Card – Give Away – Make sure you are at the meeting!

Posted: 15th March 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

AMD will be giving away one of its new high end FirePro graphics cards at the meeting.  Make sure to RSVP, this is going to be a great meeting!

FirePro W5000 from the newest generation – 2GB Frame buffer

$599.00 MSRP

Click on the Data Sheet below


We also have some Gift Cards from Rapid Sheet Metal and some great SolidWorks gear.

I also updated the presentation info, so please check it out

Meeting on Thursday – 3/21/2013 @ 6:30

Posted: 13th March 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 3/21/2013 @ 6:30 PM

Please click on the following link for all the details.

Please make sure to RSVP to the meeting  –

Thank you and see you at the meeting!


Nascar Driving Contest – Check it out

Posted: 5th March 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Manufacturers can go Pedal to the Metal with SigmaNEST® NASCAR Driving Experience
CINCINNATI, OH; MARCH 5, 2013: To help commemorate the company’s 20th year, SigmaTEK Systems – the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing business automation solutions – is sponsoring a NASCAR Driving Experience contest. One winner will receive a gift certificate for up to $500 toward a Rusty Wallace Racing Experience ( or Richard Petty Driving Experience ( Visit for registration, contest rules, and additional information.
Registration runs through April 30, 2013; the drawing will take place on May 1, 2013. North American Manufacturers, fabricators and others within the industry are invited to enter.

About SigmaNEST
SigmaNEST is a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming, and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube, and wood materials. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. For information visit or call 513.674.0005. Free for 7 days ….. Check it out. Learn Solidworks and so much more!

Posted: 15th February 2013 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Get 7 days of free unlimited access to

learn more at

Looking for a JOB – Check these out!

Posted: 1st November 2012 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General



Peak Technical Staffing – Irvine has immediate needs for Mechanical Design Engineer s (degreed and non-degreed) for multiple requirements in the Greater Orange County area.

All opportunities require minimum 3 years’ workplace experience in mechanical design engineering with proficiency utilizing current versions of SolidWorks.

Background should include some combination of the following:

  • Large or heavy machinery
  • Rotating equipment / Conveyors / Gear systems / Mechanisms / Moving parts
  • Hydraulics / Pneumatics / Vacuum systems
  • Injection-molded Plastics
  • Finite Element Analysis ( FEA ) – for degreed positions
  • Lasers / Optics / Radar

Please contact Linda Hicks at (949) 476-7800 or email to

JOB: Solidworks Designer / Drafter – Mazon Lift Corp.

Posted: 20th September 2012 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Maxon, North America’s #1 privately held Liftgate Company and a worldwide manufacturing leader of hydraulic liftgates for the transportation industry has two immediate openings for Designer Drafter Solidworks.

•    Design drawings such as sheet metal, weldments and assembly drawings.
•    Work with Special Order Request (SORS).
•    Create complete and accurate documentation of all designs and drawings created.
•    Provide strong design experience of mechanical mechanisms.

•    Must have experience in a Manufacturing Company.
•    3-5 years mechanical design experience.
•    Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Solidworks and drafting standards.
•    Knowledge of DB Works a plus.
•    Engineer will interface regularly with other Engineers, Designers, and Sales, Manufacturing, and Marketing departments.
•    Must be a highly-motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational and communications skills.
•    Must be flexible to be rotated and work in projects that need the most manpower.
•    May require travel to vendors and Mexico from time to time.

The company offers competitive wages, growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a Company 401(K) Plan with matching.

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume including salary history to:

Local candidates only and no agencies submissions please.  This is not an I.T., civil engineering or electrical engineering position it is a Mechanical Design/Drafter position.


Maxon Lift Corp.
Attn: Human Resource
Fax: 562-696-6878

Maxon Lift Corp.
11921 Slauson Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670


Sigma Nest Give Away

Posted: 11th September 2012 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Enter the SigmaNEST “Drop a Buck” Outdoor give away for a chance to won a $500 gift certificate to Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shop.  Register today at

Not a hunter? Then you can take a hike…or catch a fish, paddle a canoe- how you spend your free time and your gift certificate is up to you. With SigmaNEST you can relax knowing that you are doing your part to reduce scrap and material costs.

Meeting on Thursday Sept 13th

Posted: 10th September 2012 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General

Our next meeting will be:

Thursday, Sept 13,  2012

Time:  6:30 – 9:00 pm

Presentation 1.

20 Corporate Park, Suite 110
Telephone: +1(949) 463-3090
Fax: +1(949) 417-2657


1)      Arm with Point2Cad – integrated measurement/reverse engineering solution for SolidWorks.

2)      3D scanning education – how to scan and  then bring data into SW

Presentation 2.

Amazing Blocks – How to effectively use Solidworks Blocks to speed your design process and leverage existing CAD data.

Presenter: Gabriel Corbett
Tiger Industrial Inc.


Fountain Valley Community Center
17967 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Solidworks World 2013 – Call for speakers

Posted: 31st July 2012 by Gabriel Corbett - OCSWUG Group Leader in General
Calling all SolidWorks experts…

As an active member of the SolidWorks community, you are invited to submit a proposal for consideration as a speaker at SolidWorks World 2013, to be held at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin in Orlando, FL, USA, January 20 – 23, 2013.

Please review the categories and submit your presentation before September 7th!

We are looking for breakout as well as hands-on sessions for these topics:

  • CAD Administration
  • Customer Success
  • Data Management
    • Team Data Management
    • Enterprise Data Management
    • Personal Management (SW Explorer)
  • Design Automation
    • API
    • Design Tables
  • Design Communication
    • eDrawings
    • Rendering
    • Animations
    • 3DVIA Composer
    • DraftSight
  • Design Validation
    • Mechatronics
    • Structural Analysis
    • Flow Analysis
    • Motion Analysis
    • Tolerance Analysis
    • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Electrical
    • Harnessing
    • ECAD to MCAD
    • Electrical Systems Design
  • Modeling Essentials
    • Managing Large Assemblies
    • Mold/Tool/Die
    • Sheet Metal
    • Surfacing
    • Sketching
    • Weldments
    • SolidWorks Drawings
    • Mechanism Design
    • Systems Engineering
    • Composites
  • Productivity Tools
    • Routing & Piping
    • Costing
    • Data Translation
    • Design Standards

To submit a presentation, please follow the directions from this link:

See you in Orlando!


The SolidWorks World Planning Committee