2016 BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS

TECH DAY 2016 was GAME CHANGING!  Take advantage of TECH DAY breakout sessions and industry leading tips & tricks all year long. Find all TECH DAY 2016  presentations below! Need more info?  Just let us know, we are here for you!


MECHANICAL DESIGN

“BRAKE” TIME WITH SOLIDWORKS SHEET METAL 

Some of the most commonly used features in SOLIDWORKS are Sheet Metal functions. Find out which tools you will need to create detailed sheet metal parts, and produce a finished flat pattern file for manufacturing. Let’s dive into the different sheet metal features and learn more about how they work to create the geometry that you need.
Level: Intermediate
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ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE

Discover various tools to add to your arsenal for tackling poor performance with assemblies. Gain a better understanding on how your current assemblies can be improved by taking a look at real examples and the tools used to increase efficiency. Get trained on assembly modeling best practices, providing you with enough resources to increase your productivity and reclaim valuable time.
Level: Intermediate
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DESIGN AUTOMATION: DRIVEWORKS SOLO

Are your designs the same, but different? Take an in-depth look at how DriveWorks can set you up for a successful design automation implementation to your current process. From beginning to end experience what it takes to set up your models in DriveWorks and create an intuitive way for users to input specification information. Explore the capabilities of DriveWorks Solo’s robust rules engine and form designer to create a configurable product helping you generate more custom orders and win more business.
Level: Intermediate
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SOLIDWORKS API BASICS

Learn the fundamentals of the SOLIDWORKS API, from navigating the documentation and creating macros, to creating SOLIDWORKS add-ins. We will go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of writing your own tools.
Level: Intermediate
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GET COOKING WITH SOLIDWORKS

Start Tech Day 2016 off right with a plate full of tips and tricks you can’t wait to take back to the office and start using. With tips ranging from sketching to part and assembly modeling, you’re sure to find something valuable. Don’t miss your opportunity to walk away with valuable resources to help you become more efficient and maximize your use of SOLIDWORKS.
Level: Intermediate
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MAXIMIZING USE OF YOUR SOLIDWORKS VERSION

Need a refresher course on all those new enhancements over the years? Need a reason to upgrade to the latest version? This session will highlight useful enhancements you may have missed or forgotten about. You will explore a variety of new features to boost your productivity and make you a more efficient SOLIDWORKS user. Don’t miss your chance to pick up features you never knew were there.
Level: Intermediate
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3DCONNEXION HANDS ON

Intended for all users, this hands-on session explores how to enhance productivity by adding a 6DoF navigation device to your modeling toolkit. Pan, zoom, and rotate simultaneously without the mouse. Map keyboard shortcuts to fingertip buttons, speed up sketch and assembly functions significantly, reduce hand and arm fatigue while designing and boost individual and team efficiency. Discover how a 3D Mouse can make you more productive.
Level: Beginner
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DESIGNING FOR LIFE’S ADAPTATIONS

With over 35 years of design experience and 21 years of experience on SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Falk will present some design methods/processes from corporate design to a startup business. This will include designing the interior of Air Force One before CAD & options we now have cre­ating beautiful looking prosthetic designs with the powerful tools of SOLIDWORKS and the emerging technology of 3D printing.
Level: Intermediate
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ELECTRICAL DESIGN

SHOCKING FEATURES OF ELECTRICAL

If you want to take SOLIDWORKS Electrical to the next level, don’t miss this session. You will learn about report creation/modification, Connecting to SOLIDWORKS PDM, Libraries, Updating templates and much more.
Level: Advanced
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SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL: WIRED UP

Communication is key when Electrical and Mechanical engineers are working together. Having a complete set of information from both sides of the table helps to improve product quality and streamline production. Let’s get everything wired up as we explore getting started with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
Level: Beginner
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ANALYSIS

GRILLING SIMULATION

Sure, it’s easy to make a pretty picture with SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools, but how confident are you in your results? Discover tools for verification and validation, automated convergence methods and reporting resources to make a solid steak (or stake) in your results.
Level: Intermediate
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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION

Optimizing design isn’t always about strength and durability. In addition to Simulation, learn how to optimize based on cost, material selection, and manufacturability. Make more informed decisions on the development of your products.
Level: Intermediate
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SOLIDWORKS & DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL 3D PRINTING

The topic of 3D Printing is relevant, important and over-hyped all at the same time. Every 3D printing web blog is filled with information, unfortunately, much of is it too general to be directly applicable. This presentation will outline some specific and applicable techniques to the design process during a prototyping stage. Topics covered will be SOLIDWORKS techniques, prototyping options, 3D printing methods, .stl /.amf file formats, and 3D printing resolutions. Real world 3D print­ing issues and solutions will be shared and discussed.
Level: Beginner
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SIMULATION CHALLENGES & RISK MITIGATION

Learn from simulation experts. Coffman Engineers bring you a breakout covering simulation challenges like: blind dependence, materials, premature failure, restraining your model, efficiency and more. Learn when you should bring in a third party consultant or other support and when to keep it in house. Understand how scheduling, complexity, and experience all play a role in analysis.
Level: Advanced

MANUFACTURING

EXTENDING THE BENEFITS OF 3D TO MANUFACTURING WITH MBD

Experience the future of generating product manufacturing information (PMI) that is tightly integrated in your existing 3D models through SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD).  Explore the capabilities of MBD and how its drawingless solutions extend the benefits of 3D design to manufacturing for improved communication and understanding of PMI.
Level: Intermediate
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COST REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MACHINING

Discussion in new technology to lean manufacturing when using CNC equipment, reduction in time taken and extending tool life.
Level: Intermediate
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BEFORE THERE WAS MBD, THERE WAS MBD & MORE!

Since version 2008, all levels of SOLIDWORKS enable you to define dimension and tolerance information for 3D parts based on the ASME Y14.41-2003 standard with DimXpert. While SOLIDWORKS MBD adds additional functionality to meet industry requirements for 3D PMI, there is still much to be learned for all users. Have a quick review of GD&T and then dig into DimXpert and TolAnalyst (tolerance stack-up analysis).
Level: Intermediate
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MANAGEMENT

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL TEAM: HIRING & RETAINING EMPLOYEES

Hiring employees is just a start to creating a strong work force. Next, you have to keep them. High employee turnover costs businesses in time and productivity. This will be a discussion based session focusing on reducing employee turnover by creating key performance indicators, fostering employee development and growth through project based work, offering financial incentives, and team building activities.
Level: Intermediate

SOLIDWORKS ECOSYSTEM

At SolidWorks, we believe that all our customers share one very special characteristic; a passion for designing incredible products. This session will focus on how SOLIDWORKS’ full portfolio of products work collab­oratively to help our customers design and create some of the world’s most innovative products.
Level: Beginner

MARKETING & SALES

LEVERAGE YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM: THE MARKETING TOOLBOX

Want to get more out of your engineering CAD models? The SOLIDWORKS suite of products has powerful and intuitive solutions to re-purpose your CAD data for other materials like sales and marketing. SOLIDWORKS Visualize can help you to create photo quality renderings of your products. SOLIDWORKS Composer also offers tools for creating professional images or animations, which can be easily updated as your products are being developed. Find out which tools you will need in your marketing toolbox.
Level: Beginner
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CREATE EYE CATCHING IMAGERY: SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER

Join us for an in-depth look at using SOLIDWORKS Composer to create powerful interactive content to help set your products apart from the competition. We’ll discuss tips and best practices for creating raster and vector images, as well as animated and interactive content to showcase your products on the web.
Level: Advanced
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SOLIDWORKS PDM PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATION

This session will cover need to know advanced functionality such as:  tasks, templates, ECN/ECR setups, and workflow development.
Level: Advanced
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ITEM CENTRIC PDM CASE STUDY

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (formerly Enterprise PDM) includes item centric management capabilities. What are Items? How would you use Items? Is Items right for you? See how we can use Items to start to bridge the gap between PDM and ERP.
Level: Advanced

CLOUD BASED SYSTEMS & VIRTUALIZATION

Discover more about “the cloud,” including which cloud applications work and which ones don’t for small to mid-size businesses. Learn more about what local businesses are doing with the Microsoft Office 365 platform, including the difference between cloud and local virtual servers. There will also be discussion on how companies are virtualizing infrastructure, including the vault server and storage for SOLIDWORKS along with their other business applications. Discuss disaster recovery and the economics of virtualization.
Level: Beginner
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SOLIDWORKS PDM USER HANDS ON

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM makes managing your files easy and helps you to get work done quickly. Do you want to see firsthand how PDM works and gain some of the necessary skills to work effectively with SOLIDWORKS PDM? Attend our hands on PDM User Training to obtain valuable experience to get you up to speed with PDM.
Level: Beginner
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IT: BEST PRACTICES & MAIN PAIN POINTS

This session will provide you with an overview on three IT topics related to best practices. Discover how to keep your data secure and your staff productive by avoiding expensive security breaches – learn from professionals on accessible and cost effective strategies to protect your company, while increasing mobility and access at the same time.
Level: Beginner
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SOLUTIONS IN PRODUCT DESIGN

This is a discussion and presentation around what drives solutions in product design. HP is the world leader in workstations. They work with tech partners and with customers to develop an approach to the market that is rock solid with cutting edge solutions. They will cover: trends in computer technology that drive product design, confluence of technologies from their partners, market driven approach to HP solutions and the next big things in the industry.
Level: Beginner
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