I am not sure how many of you knew Wayne Tiffany, but I found out some pretty neat information that I wanted to share with the community as a whole. Wayne was a long time user/advocate of SolidWorks software and most recently held the distinction of being the president and founder of the Kansas City SolidWorks User Group.
Wayne sadly lost his battle with cancer in September of this year.
On Tuesday December 11th, Richard Doyle & Elton Smith presented Kansas City’s 10th anniversary meeting in KC. In attendance were two of Wayne’s children, who will also be present at SolidWorks World next month in Orlando. During Richard’s presentation he showed a slide advertising the About SolidWorks screen found in the Help pull down menu in SolidWorks. If you are still using 2013 SP0, you can hold down Shift and click on the SW red logo. Upon doing this, you will see a pop up window (known as a virtual Easter egg in the computing world) showing a tribute to Wayne’s legacy. I found this interesting because according to the group, this has never happened by SolidWorks before.
If you get the chance to mention Wayne’s name to just about any SolidWorks employee, user group attendee from here in the mid-west, or any frequent forum reader, you will probably get one heck of a story in return. He will be missed, and I wanted to share this story with you all.