SolidWorks World 2012 is on Valentine’s Day (luvification letter included)


The following humorous article has been re-posted closer to SolidWorks World 2012 as requested by several individuals.  Use in good health and good luck!

Yes, it is true. SolidWorks World 2012 will be from February 13-15, 2012. It’s on Valentine’s Day! Maybe SolidWorks Corp is trying to schedule the event around other major conferences in southern California? Maybe someone didn’t think about the fact that many of us not only have to get approval from our boss at work, but now we have to get special approval from our boss at home?

Well, SolidWorks Corp has decided to help out. They created a new justification, or luvification, letter to help potential SolidWorks World 2012 attendees get approval from their spouses to be away on Valentine’s Day.

From their new weblink:

DS SolidWorks Corporation understands that SolidWorks World 2012 will fall on Valentines Day in 2012.  Unfortunately, scheduling around other major events in southern California, such as the MD&M show, requires us to push our conference into mid-February next year.  We are sympathetic to the many spouses that may be away from their loved-ones on Valentines Day.  This justification, or luvification, letter was written to aid in getting spousal approval for attending SolidWorks World 2012.

SolidWorks World Luvification Letter

Dear madam or sir,

I am writing to you [spouse’s name here], who I love, to request permission to attend the SolidWorks World 2012.  It is highly important that I attend this significant event because I believe the conference’s opportunities for technical training and networking with SolidWorks users worldwide can help me accelerate my career.  In turn, that will help me bring home more bacon (and other such required groceries).

Don’t worry about me enjoying myself.  I’ll be too busy with more than 150 technical training sessions and three long General Sessions.  Then there’s the Special Event where I will congregate with other individuals who are missing their spouses.  Yes, dear, I will miss you something fierce.  The pain and agony of being away from you on Valentines Day will not be bareable.  Therefore, the very next weekend, I’m taking you on a very special trip to [insert appropriate location and activities here] without the kids.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, and please let me know if you need additional information on specific conference opportunities and activities. I look forward to your positive response to my request.

With great love,

[insert your pitiful name here]

I originally posted this “luvification letter” in the SolidWorks Forum.  And in case someone missed it, this is a joke. 🙂


Author: fcsuper

As a drafter, mechanical designer and CAD engineer, I've been in the mechanical design field since 1991. For the first 8 years of my career, I was an AutoCAD professional. I utilized AutoLISP and many other AutoCAD customization features to streamline drafting activities for 6+ drafters and designers. I authored several custom functions, one of which was published in the March 1997 issue of Cadalyst Magazine. Since 1998, I've been used SolidWorks non-stop. I've worked to utilize the SolidWorks' user environment to simplify drafting and design activities for 20+ engineers. I've created this website to provide current information about SolidWorks from a variety of contributors. More recently, I am now employed by Dassault Systemes as SOLIDWORKS Sr. Product Definition Manager to improve drawing, annotation and MBD related areas.

8 thoughts on “SolidWorks World 2012 is on Valentine’s Day (luvification letter included)”

  1. Thank You – I am forwarding this letter to my husband now – since I was away the last two years and I am sitting on a plane now as I write this (on Valentines day of course).

  2. As a single woman, I suggest a few tweaks:

    “While I will have the genuine consolation of my like-minded colleagues on that day, I commit to make sure you are not feeling lonely. I rather thought that a full day at the spa may cheer you up, and well as an open invitation to simply go buy a new pair of shoes. I’m sure you will look lovely in them when I talk you to “insert place here” for a nice dinner for two the following Friday night.”

    Spa services, shoes, and a nice dinner should help, but if you don’t want to go back to teh dog house, prearrange flowers as well.


  3. Christine, I’ll be republishing this post as we get closer to SWW12. If you like, I’ll post your suggestions as an alternative version.

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