SOLIDWORKS is known for their passionate user group meetings and this year was no different. For the 6th Annual Single Largest User Group Meeting Ever (SLUGME), the SOLIDWORKS team was ready to upgrade their program. Each year the team brings together groups of users to share their top tricks, tips, and hints on the SOLIDWORKS platform. Think of these groups like your local SOLIDWORKS expert.
For this year’s program, their team wanted to go big and build connections between their global network of user groups. Users love the casual atmosphere of these gatherings, and the SOLIDWORKS team needed to ensure the production would run smoothly to keep the attention on the community, not the broadcast logistics. They also wanted to leverage the success SOLIDWORKS Live has had by streaming directly to YouTube. Lastly, they also wanted to break a record – and a pretty big one at that
Together, the SLUGME team and the Cramer team produced a 26-hour broadcast connecting user groups from around the globe.(Yes, you read that right). Each hour brought a new segment for users to watch. Between each segment, a news desk based in the SOLIDWORKS HQ in Waltham, MA would interact with the speakers and share that hour’s giveaway information. Seven of the sessions were completely live – including the 6-part keynote that displayed a real-time build of the SLUGME car. (Shown below)