David Planchard is President of D&M Education, LLC. Before starting D&M Education, David spent some 27 years in academia and industry, holding various engineering and marketing positions. He has five U.S. patents and one international patent and has written numerous papers on equipment design while co-authoring a variety of books on SolidWorks, Pro/SHEETMETAL, and Pro/ENGINEER. David is a member of the New England Pro/Users Group, New England SolidWorks Users Group, and the Cisco Regional Academy Users Group. He holds a BSME and an MSM and is a SolidWorks Research Partner and SolidWorks Solution Partner.