SolidWorks World 2014 is only weeks away! As usually, this year’s conference is shaping up with a session schedule that is filled with great topics. These are a small sample of what is on the schedule as of January 8, 2014 (schedule is subject to change):
- The Art of the Swoopy Part by Sal Lama. Gain exposure to the critical tools required to confidently model complex shapes. We’ll use numerous techniques, including sketch picture, splines, various surfacing features, and multibody to create consumer product designs.
- Extra-large Assemblies by Adrian Velazquez. Learn some features, options, tips, and methods to squeeze performance and productivity out of assemblies that are more than large (think 200,000 components).
- The Big GD&T Theory by Thomas Allsup. A humorous look at the various GD&T concepts used by SolidWorks designers to refine their geometric requirements..
- Deliver the Right Part Efficiently with SolidWorks Composer by Kevin Mackay. A guide through the simple process of creating both 2D and 3D online interactive electronic parts catalogs (EPC) directly from the engineering data using SolidWorks Composer.
- SolidWorks Tips You Need to Know! 3.0 by Ben Eadie. Increase the productivity of your everyday use with tips and tricks. As a 17-year SolidWorks user and the owner/operator of solidworkstips.com (SolidWorks Tips Daily) for the past 14 years, I know you can never learn all of SolidWorks. Parts, drawings, assemblies, and more will be discussed.
- All the Uses of DimXpert by Josh Spencer. Learn how DimXpert creates 3D dimensions with tolerances. We will use TolAnalyst for tolerance stackups, view the dimensions in eDrawings, and also create a 2D drawing in a matter of seconds.
This year’s list of categories for hands-on and breakout sessions:
- Customer Success
- Data Management
- Design Automation
- Design Communication
- Design Simulation
- Modeling Essentials
- New Products
- Productivity Tools
- SolidWorks in Education
- Test your skills on the trapeze!
- Local brews and fare
- Richard Doyle stated, “There’s a bit more to it than what is described, but I’m sure you all want to have some surprises, so I won’t say.”
Register to attend
There’s still time to register to attend online. On-site registration is also available. Check out the video highlights from SolidWorks 2011, 2012 and 2013.
CAD Manager’s Boot Camp
Don’t forget you can also attend the CAD Manager’s Boot Camp to explore a wide range of topics and issues to help you effectively deploy and manage SolidWorks software to learn methodologies to reduce the total cost of ownership and maximize your investment in SolidWorks software. (Pre-registration required; first come, first served.)
SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten Ideas
If you have a login account for the SolidWorks Forum, there is still time to have your say by voting for SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten Ideas. There is a record number of ideas to vote upon. Login to the SolidWorks Forum and goto the Ideas tab of the SolidWorks World 2014 and the Top Ten area. Results will be revealed at SolidWorks World. You do not need to attend in order to vote!
Back for its 16th year, the SolidWorks Model Mania Contest, will give you a chance to display your talents. Model Mania pits user against user and reseller against reseller in a battle of wits to see who can model and analyze a part faster, more accurately and more efficiently. Winners receive prizes. Any attendee is welcome to enter!
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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. View all posts by fcsuper