Design Innovation Summit Presentations Now Available For Download - What's New In SOLIDWORKS 2016

Our annual Design Innovation Summit Series has come to a close.  The events were a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who took time to join us at a local event. And, a special thank you to our sponsors HP/Intel, Cimtronics Midwest, SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, Miller Consulting, Access Manufacturing, and InFlow Technology.  Also, thank you to Andrew Lowe and DiMonte Group for presenting at the Hoffman Estates and Milwaukee events. We've made this year's presentations available to download by clicking the links below.

The CATI Design Innovation Summit is an interactive learning experience focused on helping you design and make better products. In order to get your products to market faster and streamline your product development process, it takes a comprehensive set of integrated tools that includes 3D design, simulation, data management, documentation, electrical design, and 3D Printing. At CATI, we provide these tools along with training and support. 

Download this year's presentations: 

Presentation Name  
What's NEW In SOLIDWORKS 2016 – Part 1 & 2 Download
Sheet Metal: The Basics and Beyond
This presentation will teach you what you need to know to take the next step in your SOLIDWORKS sheet metal designs. Topics covered include: Table Templates, Forming Features, Multi-Body Sheet Metal.
Drawings: Setup of Templates and Sheet Formats
In this presentation, you will learn approaches to creating drawing templates and sheet formats from import, scratch, or modifying what you already have. Also, we discuss how you can enhance your current files to add more capability and/or automate the completion of drawings.
Exploring SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling
This presentation takes a look at the creation of complex shapes and surfaces that you might otherwise think are impossible to model. Topics covered include: Hybrid Modeling, Modeling Methodology, Blends and Patching, and Industrial Design.
Achieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance
In this presentation, attendees will learn how hardware configuration choices and modeling methodology impact SOLIDWORKS performance. In addition, we will also discuss recommended solutions to improve performance of you SOLIDWORKS modeling environment.
Improve Your SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling Techniques
This presentation will discuss how you can improve your SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling productivity. Topics covered include: Top Down Modeling, Mates, and Smart Components.
Streamlining the Design of Welded Structures
This presentation will teach you how to accelerate your weldment design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity. Topics covered include: Multi-body Part Design, 2D and 3D Sketching, Weldment Cut-lists, Weldment Profile Creation.
Configuring SOLIDWORKS Toolbox
This presentation will provide you with a look at the power of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. You will Learn how to configure and customize SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard to add your own custom holes, fasteners, and part numbers!
Discovering and Understanding SOLIDWORKS' Dismissed Messages
SOLIDWORKS users tend to dismiss the messages that pop up form time to time. This presentation will take a look at the dismissed messages in the system options. It will take a look at each message and explain what this means to the user when they select the “Do not show me again” option.

Surfaces and Splines: The Fundamentals of Modeling for Consumer Product Design
Presented By: Andrew Lowe, Dimonte Group

This presentation discusses sketch spline best practices, methods to lay out surfaces for optimal visual quality and robustness, various ways to surface model with draft for mass production, techniques for creating overmolds, and strategies to surface model the most complex of shapes.



Thank you to this year's event sponsors.


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Sponsored by HP Workstations
Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 processors.
InFlow Technology Access Manufacturing Logo Cimtronics


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