20th Annual SWUGN SummitWe invite you to join over 100 user group leaders and officers at the annual SWUGN Summit meeting at SOLIDWORKS World. This session will look back at some of the history and people responsible for creating the greatest user community in the CAD industry. There will be some very special guests to help us celebrate this milestone. If you would like to hear more about SWUGN, learn about the benefits of belonging to a local SOLIDWORKS User Group Chapter, and have some fun in the process, join us at the very special Monday afternoon meeting. The 20th Annual SWUGN meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th, 2019.
3DEXPERIENCE Labs Startup Accelerator - Office Hours and Pitch PracticeIf you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public "Startup Office Hours" event. Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing. People who don't participate can still watch and learn from the public feedback. There will also be an open Q&A session with the Mentors.
3DEXPERIENCE PLM Collaboration Services Hands-On (Hands-On)During this hands-on session, you will be participating as a design engineering in a use case that will introduce you to the capabilities of 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Collaboration Services.
Mohit DAGA Susan Lenzi Bill Briggs Joey Church
3D Interconnect 101 (Hands-On Session) (Hands-On)This session presents different possibilities to make your data translation successful and which tool helps achieve that goal. This will assist in setting correct expectations based on the data you receive and send out. This session also describes common mistakes and how to avoid them.
3D Printing: Powering Innovation - from the Classroom to Outer SpaceIn virtually every discipline, researchers strive to answer complex questions and educate tomorrow's innovators. This session demonstrates how 3D printing is helping industries accomplish more than they ever dreamed and how to align for the 3D printing revolution of tomorrow.
Mark Walker Ohad Meyuhas Gina Scala
60 Tips in 60 Minutes – 3rd EditionThis session is guaranteed to be one of the most fast-paced and content-dense presentations at SOLIDWORKS World 2019. In 60 minutes, attendees are guaranteed to learn something new as we quickly show 60 modeling tips covering sketches, features, parts, and assemblies. So many tips, in just an hour.
6 Admin Tools - 1 PresentationCollecting several CAD Administrators tools in a single high-level break out session, attendees will learn the uses and benefits of each. Tools include: Administrative Image Option Editor, SOLIDWORKS Settings Administrator, FlexNet Option File, SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal, CAD Admin Dashboard, and SOLIDWORKS Rx.
A CAD Journey: From 2D Drawings to 3D Models to SimulationThis session shows how to seamlessly move from plan 2D images to 3D drawings in DraftSight, onto 3D models and simulations in SOLIDWORKS, or beautiful renders in SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Join us for 90 minutes of CAD Interoperability fun.
Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS PerformanceThis session is a continuation of the extensive performance testing that CATI has performed for the last several years. This session looks at some of the newest workstation hardware and some of the latest software improvements to help you select the best workstation for your needs.
Bryan Pawlak Bob McGaughey
Additive Manufacturing Triple SessionThe Additive Manufacturing Symposium is a series of presentations from thought-leaders, researchers, subject matter experts and SOLIDWORKS customers to inspire and inform about all things Additive. Session 1 includes an introduction from SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA.
10:30AM - Additive Manufacturing: State of the Industry
11:00AM - Leveraging Additive Manufacturing for Injection Mold Tooling
11:45AM - Additive Manufacturing Opportunities for the Production Floor
Terry Wohlers Ramesh Lakshmipathy Jeff Osman Gianluca Mattaroccia
A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics (Hands-On)Raise awareness about the power, scope and ease of use of SOLIDWORKS Plastics. This session provides a hands-on experience of the most commonly-used capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Plastics.
Gajanand Naxne Lotfi DERBAL
All About AppearancesThis session presents an overview of everything that can influence what your models look like, from basic colors and decals to advanced appearance settings. This session demonstrates the performance impact of these settings on both SOLIDWORKS 3D and drawings, as well as tools to manage and troubleshoot appearances.
All About SOLIDWORKS External References (Hands-On)This session describes how to create and use External References. It also describes how to create, lock/unlock and visualize external references, and describes enhancements added in SOLIDWORKS 2019 to external references dialogs and their operations from tree control.
All about Tolerance-Based MachiningTolerances cause headaches... whether you are a designer or fabricator you can likely relate. SOLIDWORKS CAM relieves some stress by allowing CNC programmers to easily adjust their approach based on feature tolerances. This session covers how to make good parts, faster, with Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM).
Marc Bissell Tyler Reid
Applying Advanced Design for Additive MethodologiesThis session demonstrates how to apply advanced design for additive methodologies to revolutionize part production. From design for functionality to mass custom manufacturing as well as significant part count reduction, attendees will hear from one of the best in application engineering.
A Real-World Topology Case Study Using SOLIDWORKS SimulationIn this session, we will present three cases using the new Feature of SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION. These cases are validated with lab tests and comparison with results is presented by Simulation. We will make the presentation across 3 industries: automotive, agricultural and custom choppers.
Luiz Fernando Goncalves Jose Trilha De Carvalho Jose Pereiras
ASME vs ISO GPS GD&T Standards: MBD Applications to Eliminate ConfusionThis session explains the main differences between the ISO and ASME GD&T standards to eliminate uncertainties and confusion in the technical product documentation. Watch practical Model-Based Definition applications in SOLIDWORKS MBD and learn its intelligent GD&T rule checking.
Assembly Management: Capturing Need vs. Want (Hands-On)Lighten the computational impact of your assemblies by swapping out heavyweight components with their featherweight doppelgangers. This session explores and demonstrate3s the settings involved with SpeedPak, enhancements to Save as Part (SOLIDWORKS 2019), and Defeature for Assemblies (a new enhancement to SW2019).
Tracy Wettig Chris Brooking
Atoms to Bits, and Back Again: Emerging Technology and the Role of the EngineerWe are in the midst of a transformation to Industry 4.0, made possible by the newfound ability of design data to originate as either atoms (physical) or bits (digital), be converged, refined and optimized, and then be recast as “new and improved” iterations of their original selves.
This sessions will cover the disruptive forces behind this shift to Iindustry 4.0, including:
• Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D scanning: data collection everywhere, driven by declining manufacturing costs and ubiquitous connectivity
• Artificial intelligence (AI): prediction-based design and interactive photoreal visualization, driven by parallel processing and scaling, along with the mass availability of data
• Virtual reality (VR): design immersion, driven by GPU performance and low-cost head-mounted displays
• Real-time engineering simulation that enables evaluation of design modifications much earlier in the product design process
• Additive manufacturing: 3D printing, driven by improvements in quality, new materials, and reduced operating costs
Sean Young Andrew Rink
Automated Design Exploration: Close the Gap Between R&D and QA with CORTIMEAutomated design exploration is the unsung hero of R&D. It will help you meet your design requirements faster; give you invaluable insight about how your variables affect your objectives; and its robust design analysis will make you employee of the month in your QA department – every month. This session will change your view on design exploration.
Automating the Assessment of Drawings: An Approach Using the SOLIDWORKS APIThis session presents a philosophy for assessing engineering drawings. Based on this, it outlines an automated approach using the SOLIDWORKS API to extract information from the drawing and solid model. This is developed into a procedure to assess and mark a large number of student drawings.
Bearded Beer Geeks Tips & TricksDoc. Dean Kerste & Edson Gebo, avid craft beer geeks, will show a variety of tips & tricks that will help your workflow & get you to think outside the box in modeling with SOLIDWORKS. This session finishes with an interesting, engaging, and philosophical view of “The Evolution of Design".
Dean Kerste Edson Gebo
Beginners Surfacing for BeginnersAll SOLIDWORKS users are welcome at this beginner's session. Join SOLIDWORKS expert Toby Schnaars as he steps through the basics of what surface geometry really is, and why surfaces can and should be a fundamental part of every SOLIDWORKS user's tool chest.
Benefits of Integrated CAMThis session examines the relationship between CAD and CAM software as it pertains to 2.5-axis milling and turning. This session is an introduction to feature and knowledge-based CAM and how it relates to streamlining day-to-day programming and validation tasks.
Dana Castronova Casey Fischer
Beyond PDM Standard - Expand those Workflows like a Pro! (Hands-On)This hands-on session for vault administrators presents a walkthrough of the expansion from one workflow to many. If your usage of PDM Professional is evolving or you are considering a product upgrade from PDM Standard, then you will want to streamline this process. Come learn how the pros do it.
Beyond the View – Embed Efficiency in SOLIDWORKS Drawings (Hands-On)Reduce the frequency of exclaiming “Why do I have to do this every time? SOLIDWORKS should just know!!” Attendees will run back to update their drawing templates and libraries after this collection of tips and tricks which will help your users automate the tedious “necessary evils” within drawings.
Blurring the Lines between ECAD and MCAD with Precision Additive FabricationWith the advent of precision additive Printed Circuit Board fabrication, the future of PCB design will allow designers to blur the lines between mechanical and electrical worlds and take a radically different 3D approach to their PCBs versus the historical, independent 2D design approach.
Josh MOORE Timothy Sheehan
BOMs Are Us (Hands-On)Bills of Materials in SOLIDWORKS have many functions that allow you to make BOM Tables how you like. However, they are complex and it is hard to know everything. This session teaches about BOM Table functionality that will expand your capabilities and leverage SOLIDWORKS functionality.
Boost the power of DraftSight by connecting it to other applicationsThis session provides information about interoperability features in DraftSight. It demonstrates how to use these interoperability features and exchange data with other applications. In addition, some of the UI-related API will be discussed and its usage will be demonstrated.
Bring Designs to Life with SOLIDWORKS Visualize and NVIDIA Quadro RTXNVIDIA achieved the most significant computer graphics advancement in a decade with the new Turing GPU architecture and Quadro RTX platform. This technology empowers users to transform their product deliverables with instant creation of cinema quality visualization during design iteration.
Brian HILLNER Andrew Rink
Building an Unbreakable Model: Laying the FoundationDon’t jump into your model blind! This session shares the speaker's process for developing a game plan to tackle complex projects and produce robust and adjustable models. Then, through live examples it covers tips for managing relations and keeping complex Feature trees under control.
Building the Future of STEM for Less Than 50 DollarsThis session discusses the student initiative EKGAR—Every Kid Gets A Robot—by a FIRST Robotics Competition mentor and a student. The focus will be on the impact that this less than $50 robot has on kids, as well as how it was created and is used to attract student interest in SOLIDWORKS.
Dakshesh Daruri Danielle Boyer
Certifications Panel DiscussionCome ask questions and learn more about the SOLIDWORKS Certification process including benefits of getting certified, preparation and test taking tips, and more from the head of the certifications team and two of the most certified application experts in the world. Be the first to learn about two new certification exams being announced and walk away with a free exam credit.
Mike Puckett Jake Bowen Ryan Zeck Marcus Brown
Charging Up your Schematics with SOLIDWORKS ElectricalThis will be a fast-paced tips/tricks session on SOLIDWORKS Electrical. It will address the common frustrations/objections users have when starting to use the software, as well as some of the best ways to alleviate those problems.
Concept to Manufacturing: Multibody to AssemblyStaying profitable requires controlling CAD detail as a project progresses from concept to manufacturing and seamlessly handing off from one department to the next. This session reveals a workflow that adds just enough detail required for each design phase and eventually arrives at a full-featured assembly.
Justin Maxwell Randy Simmons
Configuration Publisher - Hands-On (Hands-On)Learn how to create a Toolbox-like interface for your own configurable models. This session walks through exercises using the Configuration Publisher to add your own pre-defined parameters to configurable models.
Jeff Niederman Marlon Banta