Design Innovation Month - Do Things Differently
Design Innovation Month 2020
October 1 – 31

Welcome to DI Month 2020! As you have come to expect over the years, the team at CATI will be sharing the latest and greatest in SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing and 3D Scanning, as well as introducing you to the all-new 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS suite. We will be hosting a variety of in-depth webinars, tips-and-tricks sessions, live demos, and panel discussions through the entire month of October.

While this year has presented challenges in various aspects of our lives, CATI is committed to getting you the information you need to keep your business moving forward and innovating. The first thing you may notice is that we will unfortunately not be able to host live events in your cities this year – BUT fear not! We are taking our roll-out events virtual via a three-day digital experience packed full of engaging content with opportunities to network with our team and your peers. We would like to introduce you to… DI Live!

3D Design/Engineering Tips & Tricks

SOLIDWORKS, Altair Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Materialise 3D Print, and more!!

Online Every Weekday at 1:00pm CDT

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Hear about new 3D Printing and Scanning solutions

Weekly hardware events that showcase the 3D printing and 3D scanning capabilities.

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3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Tips & Tricks

Weekly events at 1:00pm CDT

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Simply select the online events you want to attend on the calendar below and click register. You can filter the calendar by clicking each colored box below.

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  • Alex B. Worsfold
  • October 1, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Working with Mesh Files in SOLIDWORKS

In this session we'll review the top tips and tricks when working with mesh files to help speed your design process. Whether you're importing mesh files or converting your designs from BREP to mesh bodies you'll learn how to prevent common errors and tips to manipulate mesh geometries.

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  • Nathan C. Fears
  • October 2, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Explore the features of the Stratasys J55

Nathan Fears looks deeper into the new Stratasys J55 machine. He will showcase the features of this machine as well as highlight some tips and tricks on how to best use this innovative technology.

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  • Ken Reinert
  • October 5, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Electrical & PCB Tips & Tricks You Should Know

In this session we'll review the top tips and tricks to improve your electrical design process and speed up collaboration.

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  • TBD
  • October 6, 7, 8, 2020 • 8 am - 6 pm CST

Design Innovation Live

Join us October 6th through the 8th for a live virtual experience hosted by CATI. Over the course of these three days, you will learn everything that’s new in SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS, 3D Printing, and 3D Scanning. We will have presentations with live Q&A from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm CST every day on the topics that matter most to you. You’ll also have the ability to visit our exhibit hall where you’ll be able to view the latest solutions that CATI has to offer and engage with our Application Engineers and Partners to get answers to any questions you might have. You will also have access to a networking lounge where you can network with your peers and the CATI team. We hope you will join us.

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  • Kyle Elias
  • October 9, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

3DEXPERIENCE Best Apps to Improve Productivity on the Platform

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is more than a place to store your SOLIDWORKS designs online. It's a connected environment to collaborate with your colleges. In this session you will learn more about the productivity applications to get the most out of your 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

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  • Collin Manchester
  • October 12, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Correcting Files Using Materialise Magics

Learn how to convert files to STL, repair errors, edit your design and prepare your build platform using Materialise Magics' software.

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  • Matt Sherak
  • October 13, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Optimize YOUR Design in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

In this session we'll look at the capabilities of Simulation tools to not only validate your designs, but how to use these tools to make your designs even better!

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  • Mike King
  • October 14, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

How to Use SOLIDWORKS Manage for Project Planning

SOLIDWORKS Manage allows you to get more from your SOLIDWORKS PDM environment. It adds tools, like Gantt charts, PERT charts, Capacity Planning, and more. This session will highlight the Project Management capabilities you can take advantage of with SOLIDWORKS Manage.

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  • Todd Myers
  • October 15, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Bend the Platform to Your Will With 3D SheetMetal Creator

In this session you will learn why 3D SheetMetal Creator provides engineers and designers with associative feature-based, 2D and 3D, sheet metal design capabilities. The app provides an intuitive, full cloud workflow for designing press brake manufactured components that maintain full interoperability with other 3DEXPERIENCE platform roles. The role is a feature-based parametric sheet metal modeler that runs completely in a web browser, giving designers the ultimate freedom to design on your own terms.

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  • Kris Dubuque
  • October 16, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Design Table Tips and Tricks for SOLIDWORKS

In this session we'll 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, and to help automating the design process of creating configurations.

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  • Joe Frank
  • October 19, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Building a BOM Using SOLIDWORKS Data Management Tools

Engineering work is not finished once the design is complete. For many companies, the Bill of Material is the key deliverable to get your products to the next stage. In this session your will learn the different ways you can build BOMs from CAD and Non-CAD items using SOLIDWORKS data management tools.

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  • Cullen Williams
  • October 20, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Creaform’s MetraScan Black Elite in Action

Cullen Williams will walk you through a live demonstration using the latest technology from Creaform – the MetraScan Black Elite. He will cover various tips and tricks to get the most from your 3D scanning equipment.

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  • Greg Buter
  • October 21, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Tips & Tricks

Drawings don't always get the attention they deserve. In this session, we'll cover some of the questions we come across when talking with our customers. From getting started, to template customization, to everyday tips and tricks, to newer functionality you may not know about. This will have a little something for all SOLIDWORKS users.

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  • Bob McGaughey
  • October 22, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Staying Connected with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

During this time of uncertainty, it's important to be able to connect your product design data and people to continue to securely share with your teams regardless of their location. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a cloud-based environment that connects your product development process from design through manufacturing and delivery.

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  • Alon Finkelstein
  • October 23, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Using Meshless FEA to Get Simulation Results in Seconds

Imagine the possibilities if you could perform advanced structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes. In this session you will learn how SimSolid eliminates geometry preparation and meshing, the two most time-consuming tasks required for a conventional structural simulation. Join us for game-changing simulation tips and tricks for designers, engineers and analysts.

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  • Nick Sweeney
  • October 26, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

DriveWorksXpress to Accelerate YOUR Design Process

DriveWorks Express is the design automation tool included with every seat of SOLIDWORKS Desktop. In this session we will show you how you can leverage this free tool to accelerate your design process.

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  • Anthony Sandri
  • October 27, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

Tips for Animating Your SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

SOLDWORKS has great capabilities for understanding how our assemblies will function with mates and various movement tools. Did you know you can take it to the next level using Motion Studies? In this session, we'll cover a number of tips and best practices for success using the Motion Manager and capturing more realistic animations.

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  • Jeremy Marvin
  • October 28, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

PostProcess Technologies Live Solution Experience Tours

Join CATI and PostProcess Technologies for real-time group tour of automated 3D post-printing focused on key print technology applications. Conducted by an expert Engineer broadcasting from our lab, you will get a close-up view of how full-stack technology encompassing software, hardware, and chemistry works. See the solutions running live on the proprietary AUTOMAT3D™ platform and engage in real-time Q&A.

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  • Randy Simmons
  • October 29, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

SOLIDWORKS Connected Vs. SOLIDWORKS Connector

Imagine a unified environment that takes the CAD software you know and love, and combines it with new best in class, cloud-based tools that enable everyone involved in product development to collaborate on real-time data so you can efficiently gain the insight needed to create truly innovative new products. We have done just that with the Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS (desktop SW Connector) and with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offerings (SW Connected). These two different approaches integrate SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a single cloud-based, product development environment. Users can take advantage of the robust collaboration, built-in data and product lifecycle management, intuitive conceptual design, industrial and sub-D modeling, photo rendering, and linear static simulation capabilities. Learn more about which solution is right for you in this CATI session where we'll discuss the details and differences of using your traditional desktop SOLIDWORKS with the 3DExperience CONNECTOR, or going with the new 3DExperience SW CONNECTED offerings.

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  • Roger G. Ruffin
  • October 30, 2020 • 1 pm - 2 pm CST

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tips & Tricks

New to designing with the SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tools, well this is the place for you. This session will be your guided tour of the sheet metal toolbar and some hidden gems that are not on the toolbar.