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Plan Your Agenda at SOLIDWORKS World 2016

Over the course of SOLIDWORKS World, you’ll join more than 5,000 of your peers and select from more than 200 breakout sessions on a range of topics.Make sure design automation is one of the topics you decide to learn more about. Even if you’re already automating there’s always something new to see and learn.

Join the Design Automation and Sales Configurator Buzz at SOLIDWORKS World 2016.

Don’t miss out – make sure you attend the Design Automation and Sales Configurator break out sessions and presentations at SWW16.

Are Your Products the Same but Different?

Date: Monday, 1st February
Time: 6.30pm-6.45pm
Presenter: Glen Smith

Glen Smith is the CEO of DriveWorks and as we celebrate our 15th year of automating SOLIDWORKS, Glen will be presenting in the Partner Pavilion on Monday, 1st February.

All attendees at Glen’s ‘Are Your Products the Same but Different?’ presentation will have the opportunity to win a Parrot Drone donated by DriveWorks.

We hope to see you there!

Design and Quote – Use SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks to Win Custom Orders.

Date: Monday, February 1st
Time: 4.30pm-6.00pm
Presenter: Stephen Sagi from Pine Instruments & Matt Lawrence from DriveWorks
Category: Customer Success & Integrated Solutions

Engineering drives custom orders.
Discover how Pine Instruments use their online 3D configurator,, to provide real-time pricing and visualization.

The SOLIDWORKS driven configurator allows them to send custom design data to the factory for accurate and prompt manufacturing.

During the session, you will learn how you could also achieve this by looking at some of the DriveWorks functionality and techniques used by Pine Instruments.

The Basics of Specification Flow and Macro Buttons.

Date: Monday, February 1st
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm
Presenter: Michael Jolley from TriMech
Category: CREATE: Design Automation

In this session you will learn a lot from Michaels 14 years+ of experience with SOLIDWORKS and related products. You will learn how to:

  • Use the DriveWorks Pro Specification Flow and Specification Macros to make your projects better.
  • Modify the Specification Flow to suit your own needs.
  • Remove the standard navigation buttons and build your own to load forms into frame controls.
  • Control the process that the end users will have with their projects.
  • Replace ambiguous navigation buttons with their own wording and completely customize the navigation.

DriveWorksXpress Essentials Hands-On Lab.

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 4.30pm-6.00pm
Presenter: Ryan Dally from CATI
Category: CREATE: Design Automation

This hands-on training will prepare students to automate their designs using DriveWorksXpress, included with every seat of SOLIDWORKS.

Topics include: planning for automation, leveraging your existing models and growing your automation.

By attending this session, you will be able to apply skills learned to automate designs in your company with DriveWorksXpress. Electronic manuals and training files will be provided as well as live step by step training.

An Introduction to DriveWorksXpress.

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 4.30pm-6.00pm
Presenter: Chris Cassettari from DriveWorks
Category: CREATE: Design Automation

This session will be an introductory tutorial intended to give a hands-on proficiency of DriveWorksXpress.

If you have SOLIDWORKS then you already have DriveWorksXpress so why not learn how to use this free, time saving tool to automate modifications to your SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings.

Join Chris to learn how to:

  • Drive SOLIDWORKS geometry
  • Create an input form and link the output fields to the model
  • Use rules to automate and configure model variations

Designing for Design Automation.

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm
Presenter: Danielle Splatt from Crank Out Designs
Category: CREATE: Design Automation

Design automation can be a cure-all for the aches in your design department. If you are aspiring to roll-out design automation someday, join Danielles breakout session to find out how you can start preparing for it now, as you are modeling parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS.

Danielle will share 8 tips to get you on your way and you will also be shown many interesting examples and analogies that will help you to remember and take home the 8 tips. If you are considering adopting some kind of design automation platform at your company, after the session you will be more inspired to do so as soon as possible.

Integrating DriveWorks with Enterprise PDM.

Date: Wednesday, February 3rd
Time: 2.45pm – 3.45pm
Presenter: David Mandl
Category: CREATE: Design Automation

DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS PDM are valuable tools that can save companies time by automating key elements of their engineering processes. This session will introduce attendees to some of the ways that the two may be integrated into a single cohesive solution.

The session will cover: standard Functions, working with latest versions, searching PDM, tips, tricks, best practices and more.

Come and Say Hello!

We attend SOLIDWORKS World every year and the best part is always meeting new people and catching up with familiar faces.

Pop by and see us at Booth #817 in the Partner Pavilion to try out our sales configurator software on our kiosk, designed in SOLIDWORKS and made by the DriveWorks team.

You’ll also find us at the Annual SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Meeting on Monday evening.

See you in Dallas!