3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Presentations

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 was a huge success for the CATI and InFlow teams. They combined for 43 presentations. You can now download the presentation slides below after filling out the form to the right.

Presentation Information
5 Things You Should Be Doing to Prepare for Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade (And 3 You Should Avoid)
Presenter(s): Hannah Harmon and Justin Webster
Session Description: IF WE provide everyone with the tools to be successful with SOLIDWORKS PDM upgrades, we can help to reduce downtime and data loss and keep companies working productively.
Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance
Presenter(s): Bryan Pawlak and Bob McGaughey
Session Description: This session is a continuation of the extensive performance testing that CATI has performed for the last several years. This presentation will look at some of the newest workstation hardware as well as some of the latest software improvements to help you select the best workstation for your needs.
Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance: Modeling Methodology
Presenter(s): Bryan Pawlek
Session Description: We will cover a case study of modeling part and assembly techniques went wrong. Using SOLIDWORKS tools available, we will help you see where issues are and how to correct them. With production files, we will show what went wrong and how it was resolved to allowing for performance increases.
Best Practices for Building SOLIDWORKS PDM Templates
Presenter(s): Lucas Gierach
Session Description: Highlight best practices with SOLIDWORKS PDM templates to improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Join us for an in-depth look at setting up a new template including: how to properly set up template variables, link variables to folders, SOLIDWORKS files, and Microsoft Office documents.
Capitalizing on your Investment: Implementing SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Presenter(s): Mark Talbott
Session Description: IF the path and tools to automate electrical project documentation is made clear, WE can guide a community toward improved standardization and schematic utility while saving time and effort.
Concept to Manufacturing: Multibody to Assembly
Presenter(s): Justin Maxwell
Session Description: Walk through a common engineering design workflow. Starting with shapes and objects created from basic SOLIDWORKS commands, transition into a Multi-body design, and eventually creating a full working assembly; without losing any work along the way.
Content is King, Adding Content to Your Manufacturing Part Data
Presenter(s): Corey Kubichka
Session Description: An overview presentation of creating manufacturers part data and other library content within SOLIDWORKS schematic. The presentation will show definition and creation of part data, use of spreadsheets to import data, use of macro functions, and simple reports to illustrate final content to users.
Coping with Non-SOLIDWORKS Users’ Data
Presenter(s): Brandon Nelms
Session Description: Do you rely on CAD data from other users who refuse to acknowledge the awesomeness that is SOLIDWORKS?!? If you deal with “other” CAD data, this session will walk you through strategies that help you rocket forward with your design without being slowed down by their CAD choice.
Creating Tech Pub’s from Building Blocks with SOLIDWORKS Composer
Presenter(s): Brian Reel
Session Description: Have fun with childhood building blocks SOLIDWORKS models and learn how to publish static and interactive content with SOLIDWORKS Composer.
Creating Technical Documentation With SOLIDWORKS Composer
Presenter(s): Dan Wagner
Session Description: This will be an in-depth overview of creating technical documentation using SOLIDWORKS Composer. If we can start technical documentation earlier in the product life cycle, we can get our products to market faster.
Data Management Best Practices: Workflows and Processes
Presenter(s): Ryan Dally
Session Description: This presentation will examine how companies can leverage SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS Manage to monitor and gain control over complex business processes. We will compare both tools and step through adding project and process management to a PDM environment.
DraftSight Essentials: DraftSight for the AutoCAD User
Presenter(s): Don Glaske
Session Description: Attendees will witness many benefits and the low learning curve when transitioning from AutoCAD to DraftSight. Will be shown the overwhelming amount of similarities between AutoCAD and DraftSight. Understand which version of DraftSight would best suit their needs and where to access DraftSight 2019.
Drawing Automation and Setup Utilizing Parametric Best Practices
Presenter(s): Craig Maurer
Session Description: Attendees will have the chance to add custom properties to their Part files, see why templates are important, and how to link custom properties from one file to another specifically Assemblies and Drawings. Utilization of the Property Tab builder will also be explored.
Dynamic Card-Based Notifications for ECO Processes
Presenter(s): Peer Larson
Session Description: IF WE leverage an undocumented tool, WE can have our cake and eat it too. For years we thought we could not have smart notifications in ECO processes without complex workflows/expensive add-ins. Our archaeologists worked tirelessly to unearth a capability that has lain dormant for years, until now.
Evaluate: It’s the Whole Reason We Assemble!
Presenter(s): Brandon Nelms and Will Kefauver
Session Description: Evaluation is the power of the SOLIDWORKS engine. Anytime we need to assemble components we need to ask WHY?! Why are we doing what we’re doing? The answer is likely to gain some insight into our design and the evaluation tools provide vast resources get a deep understanding of our assemblies.
Exploring SOLIDWORKS Design Automation
Presenter(s): Derek Lawson
Session Description: This session will explore “out-of-the-box” functionality in SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to help users automate portions of their design process without using API. Topics covered will be Pack and Go, Copy Tree, Treehouse, Equations, DriveWorks Xpress, and more.
Getting Data Out of PDM with Searches and Reports
Presenter(s): Jeff Sweeney
Session Description: If we spend time entering meta in data into PDM, we would like to know some of the many opportunities that are available to leverage this data. This session will cover tips and tricks for using the search tool, show the basics of PDM’s Report Generator, and show why you should index your vault.
Hands On Intro to Routing (Piping & Tubing)
Presenter(s): Randy Simmons
Session Description: Have you heard about SolidWorks ROUTING/PIPING capabilities but never used them ? This session will give you HANDS-ON exposure to what SolidWorks can do to help you in the world of Tubing, Conduit, and Piping applications. PRE-REQ: 3D Sketching, Configs, Top Down Assembly Design, Design Library
How to Build and Maintain Effective Design Tables
Presenter(s): Josh Altergott
Session Description: An updated version of our presentation from previous SOLIDWORKS Worlds that will cover all aspects of Design Tables from the optimal setup of parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS to how to utilize the tools in SOLIDWORKS and Excel to help automate the design process of creating configurations.
Make the SOLIDWORKS CAM Technology Database Work 4 You
Presenter(s): Ron Flaugh and Don Glaske
Session Description: Learn how to change and customize settings inside the TechDB based on your current processes and standards. Machine Setup, Tool Crib Setup, Copying and Creating Tools, Default Features Strategies, Default Operation Parameters, Map Mill Features, Creating and Saving Operations and Saving Defaults.
Master Modeling Techniques for Plastic Part Design
Presenter(s): Laura Nickerson
Session Description: When designing form-driven products, we may want to initially design a single, Master part. From the Master Model, we separate out the individual components. The beauty of this technique is any changes made to the Master will propagate to the child components, speeding up our design process.
Mastering File Translations Into SOLIDWORKS
Presenter(s): Judy Marlo
Session Description: Educating users how to translate non-native CAD files into SOLIDWORKS easily and correctly.
PCB Design and the Mechanical Conundrum
Presenter(s): Mark Talbott
Session Description: If we create a bridge of communication between board layout and mechanical assembly, we can inspire a new generation of optimized products.
Real World Example of SQL Database Replication with PDM Professional
Presenter(s): Justin Webster and Luke Luff (from Smiths Interconnect)
Session Description: Best practices and setup review for SQL database replication in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. We will review the process for setting up prerequisites, setting up the replication, calculating return on investment. We will include lessons learned from an actual deployment of SQL Replication.
Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem for Industry 4
Presenter(s): Don Glaske
Session Description: Attendees will witness many benefits of the seamless SOLIDWORKS integration for “Smart Manufacturing” by combining SOLIDWORKS MBD, SOLIDWORKS CAM, SOLIDWORKS Inspection Pro and ShopFloor in order to be ready for the Industry 4.0 revolution while in the SOLIDWORKS Ecosystem.
So Easy a 4th Grader Can Do It! Using the SOLIDWORKS xDesign App for Elementary-aged Students
Presenter(s): Heather Dawe-Rose
Session Description: IF WE can inspire the engineers of tomorrow, THEY can design the future. This session will discuss a week-long curriculum using the SOLIDWORKS xDesign App designed for 4th and 5th-grade students.
SOLIDWORKS 2D to 3D Conversion
Presenter(s): Chaz Stipkovic
Session Description: In this session, we will be looking at using various SolidWorks tools to convert legacy drawings for use in parts, assemblies and drawings.
SOLIDWORKS Design for 3D Printing
Presenter(s): Judy Marlo
Session Description: With the increased use of 3D Printers, SOLIDWORK designers take their 3D SOLIDWORKS designs and regularly create 3D printed parts. This presentation will help users optimize STL translation settings and designing best practices to design parts in SOLIDWORKS for the best quality 3D printed parts.
SOLIDWORKS Validation Tools – I Didn’t Know We Could Do That!
Presenter(s): Kurt Kurtin
Session Description: Are you using the SOLIDWORKS simulation tools in the most efficient way? Catch up with the new functionality in Simulation, Flow and Plastics that was introduced in the last several years to make sure you are using all the power of these products to maximize your analysis efficiency.
Start to Part, A Design to Manufacturing Experience
Presenter(s): Drew Buchanan and Laura Nickerson
Session Description: Using SOLIDWORKS products, the AEs conceptualized, designed, simulated and fabricated a wireless cellphone charging stand with headset support. This session presents their complete design experience, all the successes, all the mistakes, in a light-hearted, informative presentation.
Streamline Your Custom Properties Input with the Custom Properties Tab
Presenter(s): Rachel Buhl
Session Description: Discover a faster way to input custom properties right in the Task Pane. Customize your Custom Properties Tab to include pulldowns, radio buttons, checkmarks, and lots of other user friendly methods to populate your custom properties.
Take Control of Your SolidNetwork License Manager with an Options File
Presenter(s): Heather Dawe-Rose
Session Description: If we streamline the processes by which we use SOLIDWORKS, We can optimize the time we have to create and design. This session will dive into the different ways to control your SOLIDWORKS licenses using an Options File.
Taking SOLIDWORKS CAM Probing to the Next Level
Presenter(s): Daniel Sok
Session Description: We will explain probing and cover the basic macros. By showing how probing works and understanding the data it stores in the machine tool, we can begin incorporating statements into our code. We will cover examples of routines and macros that, when used with probing, enables lights-out machining.
Technical Support Cases That Everyone Should Know About
Presenter(s): Dan Wagner
Session Description: A 90-minute look from a renowned SOLIDWORKS Reseller into some of the most interesting technical support cases in 2019. If we share more of this critical technical information, the entire SOLIDWORKS community can evolve more quickly
The Tao of the Intersect Tool
Presenter(s): Will Kefauver and Jay-Shan Jackson (from SOLIDWORKS)
Session Description: This hands on session will show you the way or “Tao” of mastering the incredible Intersect Tool. Introduced in 2013, the Intersect Tool gives designers the power to Combine, Subtract, Split, and get internal volumes all in one feature. This hands on session will walk users through it’s many uses.
Topology Studies – Solving Big Problems One Step at a Time
Presenter(s): Bill Reuess
Session Description: Topology Studies allow us to explore designs focusing on functional requirements. Topology Study is a great method to generate the best possible shape of a product without letting traditional design constraints get in the way of unique, fully functional product.
Turn SOLIDWORKS into Your Kinematic Whiteboard!
Presenter(s): Ryan Field and Brandon Nelms
Session Description: Moving linkages are a staple of Mechanical Design and often seem to start on a whiteboard(or napkin). But whiteboards don’t move! IF we learn to leverage SOLIDWORKS Kinematic 2D sketching WE can accelerate our design concepts, gain useful insight, and turn our whiteboard into a 3D design in no time!
Understand What SOLIDWORKS is Saying
Presenter(s): Bryan Pawlek and Derek Lawson
Session Description: The “Understand What SOLIDWORKS is Saying” session will engage with audience members to help them understand both common and uncommon messages that may appear. We will explore the causes and more importantly, the solutions, to a variety of everyday occurrences.
Understanding and Utilizing the Best Mesh For Your Simulation Study
Presenter(s): Robert Warren
Session Description: SOLIDS, SHELLS, and BEAMS. The three core mesh types in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. If you want to learn what these three mesh types are. Understand how to best use them for different types of geometry. Attend this break out session and we will explore what makes an Accurate, Efficient mesh.
Use SOLIDWORKS PDM Dispatch to Create More Versatile Serial Numbers
Presenter(s): Lindsay Early
Session Description: We will use SOLIDWORKS PDM Dispatch to create counters that can be used in place of SOLIDWORKS PDM serial numbers. This will give us more flexibility than a standard serial number and allow us to make new ones on the fly without administrator privileges.
We Have a Dashboard for That! Visualizing Your Data in SOLIDWORKS Manage
Presenter(s): Michael King
Session Description: SOLIDWORKS Manage can free us from Monday morning reports and information silos. See how SOLIDWORKS Manage changes the game with customizable dashboards. IF WE free our data from the confines of spreadsheets and disconnected paperwork, we can lead our teams to new success!
Weldments – A Beginner’s Guide to Weldments (and more)
Presenter(s): Cami Florence
Session Description: An overall view of 2D/3D Sketching, Weldment Profiles (Standard, Custom and Configs), Understanding Cut Lists; Designing Assemblies at a Part Level, Using Traditional Weldments (Structural Steel) and Non-Traditional Weldments (Wood) to Design

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