SWUGN Technical Summit - Anaheim

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, April 03, 2018

Embassy Suites Anaheim North

3100 E Frontera Street

Anaheim, CA 92806

Scheduled to appear

Neil Custard - 3D iDesign, Inc.
Quinton Rocke - DASI Solutions
Andrew Gross - DS SOLIDWORKS
Mike Puckett - DS SOLIDWORKS
Jennifer Tashiro - DS SOLIDWORKS
Brad Phillips - DS SOLIDWORKS
Jonathan Walp - DS SOLIDWORKS
Stephen Endersby - DS SOLIDWORKS
Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS


7:30am to 8:00am

Registration opens, breakfast

8:00am to 8:45am

Opening remarks, introductions, special guests

8:45am to 10:00am

Mike Puckett - DS SOLIDWORKS
If you are looking to become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional, this is the session for you.  Mike will review the requirements, the process, and offer tips on passing the exam.  You might even walk out with a coupon for a free exam.

SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
Andrew Gross - DS SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is a first-pass analysis tool that comes with every seat of SOLIDWORKS.  This session will show you what it is, what it does, and how to use it.

10:15am to 11:30am

Part Modeling Best Practices (with Surfacing)
Brad Phillips- DS SOLIDWORKS
This session will teach you tips and tricks for creating robust parts, using surfacing techniques for those times when solid bodies won't cut it, techniques to make sure your parts are lean and scalable, and keeping everything organized so changes are easy and intuitive.

Bonus Stuff for SOLIDWORKS Subscription Customers
Jennifer Tashiro - DS SOLIDWORKS
You probably already know that SOLIDWORKS Subscription entitles you to software upgrades and support resources.  But did you also know that there are many additional offerings for SOLIDWORKS Subscription customers, including MySolidWorks Standard training, certification exam vouchers, Visualize Standard, CAM Standard, and more?  Learn how you can get your hands on these offerings to get more out of your SOLIDWORKS software.

11:30am to 12:30pm


12:30pm to 1:45pm

Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
Quinton Rocke - DASI Solutions
This presentation will cover how to install and deploy default PDM Standard (available with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium).  We will cover the essentials of the server side and client installations as well as how to quickly start using the out of the box configuration of PDM Standard with minimal customization.

Jonathan Walp - DS SOLIDWORKS
This session will give you insight to the features that SOLIDWORKS Visualize has to offer, and how you can use it in your design process.  Jonathan will go over tips and tricks to take your SOLIDWORKS models and turn them into photorealistic renderings.

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Stephen Endersby - DS SOLIDWORKS
Get a peek at one of the newest offerings from DS SOLIDWORKS - xDesign.  Stephen 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 Tips and Tricks
Richard Doyle - DS SOLIDWORKS
A collection of things you should know, might know, or don't know. This session covers a little bit of everything on sketching, sheet metal, part modeling, drawings, and assemblies.

3:30pm to 4:45pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips You Need to Know
Neil Custard - 3D iDesign, Inc.
We'll open up the airwall and finish the day with one of the highest rated SOLIDWORKS World 2018 presentations.  Learn how to save time on your designs using Neil's collection of more than 20 tips on subjects such as part modeling, drawings, assemblies, surfacing, and so on. You will benefit from a fresh look at some of the ways you've been doing things in SOLIDWORKS.

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