18 Reasons to Attend SOLIDWORKS World 2019 #SWW19

With SOLIDWORKS World just a few weeks away and if you are looking for a reason to justify to your company why you should attend SOLIDWORKS World this year, the team at Computer Aided Technology and InFlow are giving you 18 quality reasons to attend. The Technical Teams from CATI and InFlow have 18 different presentations this year.

If you are not familiar with SOLIDWORKS World it is SOLIDWORKS annual 3-day conference that you can join more than 5,000 of your peers and select from more than 200 breakout sessions on topics ranging from Design Automation and Electrical Design to Simulation and Product Data Management. SOLIDWORKS World this year is in Dallas, Texas and runs from February 11th to February 13th. To learn more about or register for SOLIDWORKS World go to https://sww.solidworks.com/solidworks-world-2019/

, 18 Reasons to Attend SOLIDWORKS World 2019 #SWW19

Computer Aided Technology and InFlow Presentations

Monday, February 11th

1. DraftSight Essentials: DraftSight for the AutoCAD User – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Room Arts District 6, Don Glaske

Session Description: This session discusses the many benefits and the low learning curve when transitioning and using DraftSight as it relates to current and previous AutoCAD users. It also demonstrates some SOLIDWORKS-related behaviors.

2. Setup SQL Replication in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Room C148, Justin Webster

Session Description: This session reviews the functionality and use cases for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional database replication. It also covers setup instructions, requirements, features, and benefits of database replication.

3. Concept to Manufacturing: Multibody to Assembly – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room C140, Justin Maxwell and Randy Simmons

Session Description: Staying 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.

4. Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room C146, 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 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.

5. SOLIDWORKS Drawing Automation and Setup Utilizing Parametric Best Practices (Hands-On) – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room D170, Craig Maurer

Session Description: Making drawings can be a tedious process, so why not make it faster by linking data you have already created? 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 with Assemblies and Drawings. This session will also demonstrate how to use the Property Tab builder.

6. Administering Toolbox – 2:45 – 3:45pm – Room C140, John VanEngen

Session Description: This session demonstrates how to manage the toolbox, customize, SOLIDWORKS PDM and manual upgrade methods.

7. Coping with Non-SOLIDWORKS Users’ Data – 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Room C148, 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.

8. Data Management Best Practices – Workflows and Processes – 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Room D170, Ryan Dally

Session Description: This session examines how companies can leverage SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS Manage to monitor and gain control over complex business processes. It compares both tools and walks through adding project and process management to a PDM environment.

9. How to Build and Maintain Effective Design Tables – 4:30 – 5:30 pm – Room C1 Ballroom, Josh Altergott

Session Description: This session is an update from previous SOLIDWORKS Worlds that covers all aspects of Design Tables—from the optimal setup of parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS to how to use the tools in SOLIDWORKS and Excel to help automate the design process of creating configurations.

Tuesday, February 12th

10. DriveWorksXpress Essentials Hands-On Lab – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Room D170, Derek Lawson and Ryan Dally

Session Description: This hands-on session prepares students to automate their designs using DriveWorks Xpress, which is included with every seat of SOLIDWORKS. Topics include: planning for automation, leveraging your existing models, and growing your automation.

11. Turn SOLIDWORKS into Your Kinematic Whiteboard – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room C142, Ryan Field and Brandon Nelms

Session Description: Moving linkages are a staple of Mechanical Design and they always seem to start on a whiteboard (or napkin). But whiteboards don’t move! This session will teach you how to leverage SOLIDWORKS Kinematic 2D sketching to accelerate your design concepts, gain useful insight, and turn that whiteboard into a 3D design in no time!

12. How to Write a Best Practice Document – 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Room C2 Ballroom, Jeff Sweeney

Session Description: Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone within your company built their SOLIDWORKS models in a similar way? You could start modifying anyone’s models right away without spending time examining it first? This session discusses ideas on how to create a document to improve design consistency.

Wednesday, February 13th

13. Hands-On Introduction to Routing (Piping and Tubing) – 8:30 – 10:00 am – Room D170, Randy Simmons

Session Description: Have you heard about SOLIDWORKS Routing/Piping capabilities but never used them? This session gives you hands-on exposure to what SOLIDWORKS can do to help you in the world of Tubing, Conduit, and Piping applications. PREREQUISITE: 3D Sketching, Configs, Top Down Assembly Design, Design Library

14. SOLIDWORKS Redneck Workarounds – Creative Solutions to Everyday Problems – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room C1 Ballroom, Josh Altergott and Adrian Fanjoy

Session Description: Did you know that your day-to-day modeling tasks may be wrought with unnecessary steps that waste your precious time and money? This session provides you with some inventive and unique techniques that will inspire you to think more creatively and inventively to solve your daily design issues.

15. Creating Tech Pubs from Building Blocks with SOLIDWORKS Composer (Hands-On) – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room D172, Brian Reel

Session Description: Have fun with SOLIDWORKS models of childhood building blocks and learn how to publish static and interactive content with SOLIDWORKS Composer.

16. Evaluate: It’s the Whole Reason We Assemble! – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room C4 Ballroom, Brandon Nelms

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 are doing? The answer is likely to gain some insight into our design and the evaluation tools provide vast resources to gain a deep understanding of our assemblies.

17. DraftSight Essentials: DraftSight for the AutoCAD User – 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Room Arts District 6, Don Glaske

Session Description: This session discusses the many benefits and the low learning curve when transitioning and using DraftSight as it relates to current and previous AutoCAD users. It also demonstrates some SOLIDWORKS-related behaviors.

18. Technical Support Tips and Tricks for SOLIDWORKS and PDM – 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Room C140, Justin Maxwell and Hannah Harmon

Session Description: With over 10 combined years of experience answering technical support calls for SOLIDWORKS and PDM, the speakers have gained a unique set of knowledge for how to troubleshoot and correct a plethora of issues in the SOLIDWORKS CAD and SOLIDWORKS PDM software. This session is their chance to share some of these secrets.

And two bonus presentations from Computer Aided Technology’s customers.

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Modeling Curvy Stuff – Controlling the “Flow” of Isoparms and Why that Matters a Lot – 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Room C4 Ballroom, Ed Eaton, DiMonte Group

Session Description: Ever get wrinkles or bulges/dips in your surfaces, or strange edge anomalies when trying to make a Loft/Boundary? You need the tips and tricks in this session for controlling the “flow” of isoparms, the matrix created between the edges and curves of a Loft/Boundary that define the faces of your product.

Wednesday, February 13th

  • Direct Editing to the Max – 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Room C141, Lloyd Beachy, Questech Engineering

Session Description: This session demonstrates how to use the powerful Direct Editing tools in SOLIDWORKS to take your modeling skills to the next level. Most users think of the direct editing tools for imported or “dumb” solids. Attendees will learn how powerful they can be for everyday use.

We hope to see you at SOLIDWORKS World 2019!

Josh Altergott
Senior Support Manager
Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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