SWUGN Technical Summit - Columbus

A one-day learning and networking event hosted by the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network. The $40 fee covers breakfast and lunch, and your choice of five technical sessions.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Embassy Suites - Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Drive

Columbus, OH 43231

Scheduled to appear

Woody Woodruff - Design Dreams, LLC
Jay-Shan Jackson - Fisher/Unitech
Chris Snider - CATI
Milos Zupanski - DS SOLIDWORKS
Jordan Tadic - DS SOLIDWORKS
Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS
Bill Briggs - DS SOLIDWORKS
Mark Schneider - DS SOLIDWORKS

Agenda

7:30am to 8:00am

Registration opens, breakfast

8:00am to 8:45am

Opening remarks, introductions, special guests

8:45am to 10:00am

Surfacing for Solid Modelers
Jordan Tadic - DS SOLIDWORKS
Scared of surface modeling?  Don't be!  Most of us are confident modelers, but there are many surfacing tricks you can use to overcome common solid modeling roadblocks that you might not be aware of.  In this session, Jordan will hold your hand as he walks you through the forest of modeling challenges that will demystify surface modeling for you once and for all.  You'll wonder how you've spent your entire modeling career without these tricks.

The Scoop on Scoops
Woody Woodruff - Design Dreams, LLC
"The Scoop on Scoops” takes a look at how SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation helped design and optimize hood scoops for two hotrods competing at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah.  If you are a fan of racing, this is a must see session.

10:15am to 11:30am

Improving your Assembly Performance via Modeling Methodology
Chris Snider - CATI
This session will present a case study in which part and assembly modeling techniques went wrong. Using standard SOLIDWORKS tools, attendees will discover the issues and how to correct them. With a set of production files, this session will show the mistakes and how to resolve them to increase performance.

Using Hybrid Sketching to Change your Complexity to Simplicity
Jay-Shan Jackson - Fisher/Unitech
3D sketching doesn't have to be the scary monster in your closet. This session will cover how to use 3D sketching in conjunction with 2D sketches to achieve the results you need. To demonstrate we'll model a bike rack as a multi-body part using a combination of 2D/3D and curve projection

 

11:30am to 12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm to 1:45pm

SOLIDWORKS PDM: No Job is too Small
Bill Briggs - DS SOLIDWORKS
During this session attendees will see why SolidWorks PDM is a great tool even for small design groups.   Managing design iterations, maintaining file references and generating deliverables for manufacturing are time consuming and risky tasks to tackle manually.  The same automation and control that promotes productivity in larger multiuser environments also leads to improved efficiency and reduced risk in a single user environment.

Tips and Tricks From Model Mania
Mark Schneider - DS SOLIDWORKS
This session will show you winning strategies for the annual Model Mania contest at SOLIDWORKS World - by teaching you modeling techniques designed to speed up productivity and to help you build more robust models.

2:00pm to 3:15pm

SOLIDWORKS xDesign
Milos Zupanski - DS SOLIDWORKS
Get a peek at one of the newest offerings from DS SOLIDWORKS - xDesign.  Milos will show the capabilities of this browser-based design tool, answer questions, and maybe even show you how you can get started using it.

SOLIDWORKS Drawings - Tips and Tricks
Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS
Drawings are still an important part of your design process, and they'll be around for a long time.  This session is loaded with tips, tricks, and "how-to's" that will make you faster and more productive when producing engineering documentation.

3:30pm to 4:45pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips, Tricks, and Stuff You Should Know
Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS
We'll open the airwall and finish the day with a session full of simple little tips and tricks that you should know but might not.  If we have time, we'll have an open Q & A with all of the experts in the room.

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