One of the building blocks of any cad user community is the establishment of user groups. Local user groups are where individuals can turn for help from warm bodies within easy driving for what ever reason. Professional and social ties are established with individuals who have common ties to the benefit of all concerned.
Now I know this is just common sense to many of you reading this because if you are here you are allready more interested in software than the typical user. You are familiar with the concept and have at least thought about it even if there was no desire to attend or resource to be found.
I have admired the size and activity of the SW community and in fact this is one of the things that almost got me there. It is one of the things that helped SW get to where it is today. It is one of the things that has been lacking in a big way with SE.
Today I am pleased to say, with proof, that this is changing. This is one of the problems the new deal at SE is not only aware of but going to fix. In emails today in part I recieve the following.
Thank you for agreeing to support or continue to support regional Solid Edge user groups in your areas. As discussed, we are putting in place infrastructure to help with this effort. We are also in the process of opening a full-time user community support position.