AUGUST 2-3

October 6-8, 2020

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October 6th

9:00 am - 11:00 am

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 & 3DEXPERIENCE

We are showcasing the latest updates and features in SOLIDWORKS 2021 and 3DEXPERIENCE. Great products begin with great designs—from concepts to manufactured parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS 2021 provides new tools and enhancements to help you get your design to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs.

Bob McGaughey, Randy Simmons & Todd Myers
Emerging Products/Senior AE/AE
Computer Aided Technology

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

What the Power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Means to the SOLIDWORKS User

Have you ever worked for hours on an out-of-dated file, searched so long for a part you could have redrawn it, or opened an assembly with missing pieces? Have you struggled with your IT department over your unique SOLIDWORKS’ file needs? Would you like to access or share your SOLIDWORKS data anytime, anywhere and from any device? Do you believe design challenges are solved faster as a team and that true collaboration leads to increased innovation, better products and higher client satisfaction? Wouldn’t it be great if all key stakeholders could see into the project timeline knowing exactly where the project stood including easy access to the model where appropriate? If you answered “Yes” to most of these questions – then the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the perfect solution for you! Custom built especially for the SOLIDWORKS user, your data and project management needs are met with low stress, affordable and yet very powerful tools. You can easily convert isolated remote individuals to fully-functioning collaborative teams. Join Technology Evangelist Lynn Allen as she demystifies the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and shares with you the long list of benefits you gain when you embrace it.

Lynn Allen
Global Technology Evangelist
Dassault Systemes

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

The Revival of Michigan Central Station in Detroit: Making the Old New Again with 3D Scanning

The last train left Michigan Central Station in 1988. With its doors shuttered, the station fell into disrepair until the Ford Motor Company purchased the building as part of the revitalization of downtown Detroit. Ford reached out to CATI to incorporate the 3D Scanning technology from Creaform they use on their shop floor to replicate certain architectural elements. Hear from the team on how the project is taking shape.

Cullen Williams
AE, Manufacturing Solutions
Computer Aided Technology

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks: Another Round of SOLIDWORKS Sketch Tips & Tricks

Quality sketches are critical in capturing robust design intent and having a robust SOLIDWORKS model. In this session will cover even more tips and tricks for your 2D and 3D sketches in SOLIDWORKS.

Kris Dubuque
Managing AE
Computer Aided Technology

2:00 pm -2:45 pm

Building a Better Future Together with CATI

In today's business enviroment it's more important that ever to have the right solutions in place to help your business grow. Just how can your company benefit from having the right solution? Tony Bustos, Senior VP Sales, takes a look at customer success stories and use cases in this session. We'll look at real world examples of how companies have achieved higher levels of efficency, developed products faster, and improved productivity.

Tony Bustos
Senior VP, Sales
Computer Aided Technology

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s New in Additive Manufacturing & 3D Scanning: The Latest from Stratasys, Creaform, Desktop Metal, PostProcess Technologies & Materialise

2020 has brought a wave of new products. Greg Austermann, VP of Manufacuturing Solutions, will cover What’s New from materials and 3D Printing equipment to 3D Scanning and optimization software. Learn how to stay on the cutting edge of Additive Manufacturing.

Greg Austermann
VP, Manufacturing Solutions
Computer Aided Technology

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

The Move to Metal 3D Printing: Live Demo & Application Spotlight

Are you thinking about making the move to a metal 3D printer but have lots of questions about which one is right for you and your projects? Join Tim Crennen, Senior Application Engineer at CATi and Ilya Mirman, CMO at Desktop Metal, as they discuss the benefits of incorporating metal 3D printing into your facility and learn how the technology works. Taking a deeper dive into the Studio System and Shop System from Desktop Metal, they will explore how this technology can help drive efficiencies and new opportunities for your business.

Tim Crennen & Ilya Mirman
Senior, AE/CMO
Computer Aided Technology/Desktop Metal 

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

SOLIDWORKS and the Power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform (Sea Scooter)

In this session we’ll show you the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and how easily it works with SOLIDWORKS. We’ll walk through a product design from concept to completion and show how to: o Use the 3DEXPEREINCE Platform with SOLIDWORKS o Share feedback and collaborate using communities o Track tasks and manage data on the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud o Use xShape and xDesign on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and bring your designs back into SOLIDWORKS

Bob McGaughey, Randy Simmons & Todd Myers
Emerging Products/Senior AE/AE
Computer Aided Technology

October 7th

9:00 am - 10:00 am

What’s New in Additive Manufacturing & 3D Scanning: The Latest from Stratasys, Creaform, Desktop Metal, PostProcess Technologies & Materialise

2020 has brought a wave of new products. Greg Austermann, VP of Manufacuturing Solutions, will cover What’s New from materials and 3D Printing equipment to 3D Scanning and optimization software. Learn how to stay on the cutting edge of Additive Manufacturing.

Greg Austermann
VP, Manufacturing Solutions
Computer Aided Technology

10:15 am - 11:00 am

The Future of Design – SOLIDWORKS Strategy

SOLIDWORKS strategy to support the digital transformation for the Industry Renaissance. How 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS can transform your business

Gian Paolo Bassi
CEO
Dassault Systemes

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks: The Handyman’s Guide to SOLIDWORKS

Every good handyman knows there are a few must have tools to handle nearly every emergency. CATI Application Engineers knows there are a few must know features and strategies to get out of nearly every CAD emergency. In this mini-cast, we'll cover how these tool

Brandon Nelms
Senior AE Team Lead
Computer Aided Technology

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Beyond the WORKS: Top 10 Roles You Can Add to Your 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Environment

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is an expansive environment that continues to grow as new business needs arise. We are counting down the top 10 roles that will give added capability and increased visibility into your business.

Kyle Elias
PLM, AE
InFlow Technology

1:00 pm - 3:00pm

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 & 3DEXPERIENCE

We are showcasing the latest updates and features in SOLIDWORKS 2021 and 3DEXPERIENCE. Great products begin with great designs—from concepts to manufactured parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS 2021 provides new tools and enhancements to help you get your design to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs.

Bob McGaughey, Randy Simmons & Todd Myers
Emerging Products/Senior AE/AE
Computer Aided Technology

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Growing Your Business With 3D Printed Parts: How Valeo Improved Efficiencies & Quality

When the 3D Printing machines at French-owned Global Automotive Supplier Valeo were running at capacity, they got in touch with the team at CATI to 3D print some additional parts. Hear from Matt Hitch of Valeo how the project was able to support their immediate needs and poised the company for greater growth potential.

Matt Hitch
Prototype Technician
VALEO

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Get Up to Speed on SIMULIAWORKS: Advanced Design Validation for All

SIMULIAWORKS is a portfolio of connected, powerful, and collaborative simulation solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Learn how SIMULIAWORKS gives you access to the leading Abaqus technology, advanced simulations, and advanced meshing without the need for expensive hardware.

Robert Warren
Simulation Specialist
Computer Aided Technology

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Building Dashboards with SOLIDWORKS Manage

SOLIDWORKS Manage can free us from Monday morning reports and information silos. See how SOLIDWORKS Manage changes the game with customizable dashboards. IF WE free our data from the confines of spreadsheets and disconnected paperwork, we can lead our teams to new success!

Michael King
PLM, Consultant
InFlow Technology

October 8th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Stratasys: The First Choice for Polymer 3D Printing

Join Stratasys America's President Rich Garrity and hear the latest from Stratasys on recent customer applications/success stories, new product introductions, and more.

Rich Garrity
President, America's
Stratasys

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Exploring 3D Printing Technologies: A Look Into FDM, PolyJet & Stereolithography

There are many different additive technologies available, but how do you know if you’re picking the one that will meet your project’s needs? Join Mark Abshire, Senior Application Engineer, to discover the differences between FDM, Stereolithography and PolyJet technologies. Mark will highlight the advantages and disadvantages based on applications, materials, size and more.

Mark Abshire
Senior AE, Manufacturing Solutions
Computer Aided Technology

10:30 am - 11:15 am

An Introduction to CATIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

This session will provide an overview of CATIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Get a glimpse of the powerful modeling software and how it interacts with 3DEXPERIENCE Products as well as SOLIDWORKS models.

Joel Quizon/ Tim Ramos
VP, Sales/AE, CATIA
Computer Aided Technology

11:15 am - 1:15pm

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 & 3DEXPERIENCE

We are showcasing the latest updates and features in SOLIDWORKS 2021 and 3DEXPERIENCE. Great products begin with great designs—from concepts to manufactured parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS 2021 provides new tools and enhancements to help you get your design to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs.

Bob McGaughey, Randy Simmons & Todd Myers
Emerging Products/Senior AE/AE
Computer Aided Technology

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

What’s New in Additive Manufacturing & 3D Scanning: The Latest from Stratasys, Creaform, Desktop Metal, PostProcess Technologies & Materialise

2020 has brought a wave of new products. Greg Austermann, VP of Manufacuturing Solutions, will cover What’s New from materials and 3D Printing equipment to 3D Scanning and optimization software. Learn how to stay on the cutting edge of Additive Manufacturing.

Greg Austermann
VP, Manufacturing Solutions
Computer Aided Technology

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Scaling with Additive Manufacturing: Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Post-Printing Success

While it’s safe to assume that automated 3D post-printing will save time and money for your PolyJet and FDM workflow, precisely what sort of results can you actually expect with this type of technology?
Hosted by PostProcess Technologies, this 30-minute session will cover a variety of success stories from organizations that have streamlined their PolyJet and FDM 3D printing with the industry’s fastest software-driven support removal technology. Plus, you’ll learn how this full-stack solution can significantly increase the throughput and consistency of 3D printed parts while reducing operator time and numbers of damaged parts.

Francesca Baird
Customer Success Engineer
PostProcess Technologies

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Ensure Successful Designs Using Design for Manufacturing

In this presentation, a comprehensive simulation driven design and manufacturing workflow using Altair Inspire is presented that allows early determination of design and manufacturing alternatives. The workflow assures, identification of requirements, generative design factoring in manufacturing design rules, automatic creation of geometry, part performance and manufacturing feasibility check. This simulation platform to design components based on load analysis, manufacturability checks, material response and process optimization provides a powerful tool for concurrent engineering.

Christian Kehrer
BDM, System Modeling
ALTAIR

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Benefits of Moving your Local Servers and Clients to the Cloud

More and more of what we do every day happens in the cloud. Everything from our email, to entertainment,  to our banking takes place online. So why not take advantage of cloud computing for your business? Learn how moving your current on-premise hardware to the cloud can reduce IT overhead and gives you increased flexibility as your business grows.

Kyle Elias & Michael King
PLM, AE/PLM, Consultant
InFlow Technology

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks: 15 Rapid Fire Tips, Tricks and Everything in Between

We're keeping it simple with everyday tips that are guarnteed to make a difference for SOLIDWORKS users.

Jordan Puentes
AE
Computer Aided Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the virtual event.
No. You do not need to download or install any software nor do you need a webcam to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
The event will remain open 24/7 for the entirety of the three days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this time. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all the live sessions of the event.
Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for any technical assistance.
Absolutely. We encourage you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their own convenience.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add any documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your coworkers or colleagues.
No. This 3-day virtual event is part of CATI’s Design Innovation Month; however, this event does replace our in person What’s New in SOLIDWORKS live presentations we have historically held throughout the US. Please visit our Design Innovation page for our month-long Tips & Tricks and Blog Series throughout the month of October.