Presentations at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

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Normally, members of the Product Definition team at DS SolidWorks Corp give two presentations at each SOLIDWORKS World.  Presentations can be either Hands-on or Breakout.  Hands-on sessions involve attendee participation at desktop computers provided for the conference.  Attendees typically follow and repeat steps shown by the presenter.  Breakout sessions are essentially talks with demonstrations of functionality in SOLIDWORKS products.

Sometimes our team gives extra presentations.  There are cases where our hands-on sessions are very popular, so we add an extra hands-on session of the same material for the overflow.  Other times, we give the multiple breakout sessions on various topics.

My Presentations

At SOLIDWORKS World 2017, I gave three presentations and a panel discussion.  It almost never fails that I give a presentation right after the General Session on Monday of the conference.  This year, my Monday presentation was a hands-on session about new functionality that’s been added to SOLIDWORKS over the past 5 years.  The session was Streamline Drawing Creation with Newer SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tools.  In this session, attendees got to try out newer drawing tools that they may have missed before, such as

  • User Interface improvements
  • Drawing Zones, Location Label and Automatic Border tool
  • All uppercase setting for notes
  • Angle Dimension enhancements
  • Model Break View
  • Balloon improvements and more

If you’d like to check out this session’s materials, please feel free to download:

Streamline Drawing Creation with Newer SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tools (6MB+)

On Tuesday, I gave two breakout sessions.  The first one was planned and well-prepared about MBD called Model-Based Definition using SOLIDWORKS MBD.  This session covered very general overview of  MBD, ways to implement settings in SOLIDWORKS for the best MBD experience, SOLIDWORKS MBD tools (3D Views, 3D PDF Publisher, etc), and DimXpert.  A lot of people attended this session.  Though, I didn’t pack the house to the wall.

Filling in the room to talk about MBD

The Powerpoint for this session is downloadable here (SOLIDWORKS files not included):

Model Base Definition using SolidWorks-2017 (4MB)

The second Tuesday breakout session,  I presented on BOM’s, called Building SOLIDWORKS BOMs.  Due to a cancellation by the original speaker, I had to step to not only cover the empty slot in the schedule, but also talk about BOMs without a prepared Powerpoint slide deck or file set.  Since there were no materials for me to work from, I had to skip the Tuesday General Session to give myself time to pull together a session plan and file set.  Given the circumstances, I believe I did well.  I was able to cover many basics about BOMs, and also more advanced capabilities.

  • BOM table display options
  • BOM Type (Top Level, Parts Only and Indented)
  • Options for displaying configurations of the same part
  • Keep Missing Item settings
  • BOM Anchor
  • BOM Template
  • Virtual Parts
  • Document Properties
  • Sorting
  • etc.

Unfortunately, because the session was off-the-cuff, there is no Powerpoint outline to provide.  The session was recorded, so it should be available as a video while the SOLIDWORKS Proceedings are available (soon).

On Wednesday, I was part of the panel discussion about MBD.  Five speakers participated in an engagement with attendees who are interested in MBD.  This session was called SOLIDWORKS World 2017 MBD Learning Path Panel Discussion.  Attendees asked about many MBD related topics, including STEP, real world implications, specific use cases, vendor adoption, etc.

SOLIDWORKS World 2016 was full of product announces

This year at SOLIDWORKS World was full of product announcements, every day during the general sessions: SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS Maker, term licencing option, online trail, Xdrive, Xdesign, and that’s just the first day!

Gian Paolo Bassi

A touch device friendly interface of SOLIDWORKS (any device, any time, any where) was also briefly demonstrated.

Touch device mobile ready SOLIDWORKS

As usual, the Research and Develop team were honored for the hard work that goes into creating all these new products.

R and D

There was a lot to take in.  Even some surprizes for those of us working hard to bring new products to life.

Socially speaking or speeches made social

SolidWorks World 2015SOLIDWORKS World 2015 isn’t just for Phoenix, AZ.  It’s really for the World!  The General Sessions of SOLIDWORKS World 2015 will be live streamed this year.  Even if you aren’t able to make it to Arizona next week, you can be a part of the action via the live streaming.   As you know, the keynote speakers for each day were announced earlier this year.  General Sessions are 8:30 to 10AM each day (local Arizona time).

Registration for each day is required, but it is free and you can watch it from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Bonus videos are already available.

 

 

Pictures and Video at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 General Session

SolidWorks World 2015It’s fun to take photos and video during the SOLIDWORKS World General Sessions, particularly if your favorite keynote speaker is doing something really awesome on stage or robots are flying over the audience.  There was a rule that attendees are not allowed to take video (and sometimes photos) of General Sessions.  Something is different this year.

Clipart of CameraThis year’s General Sessions will be even greater social media events than in years past.  This is really saying something since past General Sessions have already been powerful social media events.  (In the early days of Twitter, the SOLIDWORKS World hashtag #SWW09 trended.)  For starters, taking and sharing photos and video via social media will not only be officially allowed, it is going to be encouraged.

What does this mean for attendees of SOLIDWORKS World 2015, as well as those who could not attend this year?  What other ways will social media be supported? More information will be forthcoming from official sources soon.

 

#SWW15 is already full of useful info for SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2015

The SOLIDWoRKS World hashtag is something that started way-back-when during the early days of Twitter.  You can still check the old tweets under #SWW09, which supposedly trended on Twitter during SolidWorks World 2009.  Many years later, many more services now support hashtagging.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015’s hashtag is #sww15, and it is already being filling up with useful information on Twitter and Google+. Check it out, and keep following them for the lastest!

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