MINNESOTA SOLIDWORKS 2020 LAUNCH WEEK

Two Venues, Five Days and 40+ Sessions — See What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 and Much More

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Main Event

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM + Happy Hour

Join our expert techs in Bloomington, MN for a morning of What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, followed by an afternoon of bonus topics. This lecture-style main event will take place at Sheraton Bloomington Hotel on Monday, September 30th. Kick back and enjoy hundreds of new, user-driven enhancements focused on helping you go from concept to manufactured part faster to beat your competition to market and improve your bottom line.

JUMP TO:  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday

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Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439
Get Directions on Google Maps
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

Check-in opens at 8:30AM

Get there early for coffee and an assortment of baked goods.
A complimentary lunch will also be served 12:00PM - 1:00PM and happy hour will follow the event 4:00PM - 6:00PM.
Scroll up to 'Register Now' and select your sessions for the main event.

Download Agenda

Morning Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020

See What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020! Streamline your product development process from concept to manufactured part.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020 release will focus specifically on improved performance, streamlined workflows and a connected design-to-manufacturing ecosystem in the cloud.

Morning Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Race to Make - Lund Boats
The Race to Make Manufacturing Workshop Series presents case studies in advanced design tools, best practices and manufacturing technology. Join engineers in your area to discover how they are connecting innovation, design and production to accelerate product development life cycles.

This event will show attendees a live technical case study on how Lund Boats was able to add a modern CAD and data management platform with minimal disruption to the productivity of their users.
Afternoon Sessions
1:00PM - 2:00PM
To the Cloud! Rapid Ideation, Design, and Project Management
See how a company uses a web browser and the 3DExperience cloud platform to consolidate technology solutions, reduce reliance on IT, and easily implement a turn-key solution for product design, simulation, project management and collaboration.
2:15PM - 4:00PM
What’s New Hall of Fame (Special Guests)

Todd Trein and Mike Sande from SolidWorks Corporate will take a look back to the heaviest hitters of new capabilities over the last several years that users may have not adopted yet or forgot about, and how these build in to core themes for SOLIDWORKS development.

Everything from simple sketch tools and drawing enhancements, to products that have been ‘waterfalled’ down from premium to professional, and professional to standard.  If you aren’t planning to upgrade to 2020 right away, this is a great refresher on favorite enhancements from past releases.

Afternoon Sessions
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Digital Manufacturing 4.0

Industry 4.0 Digital Manufacturing turns hours to minutes and minutes to seconds throughout the design, engineering and manufacturing process – all within the familiar SOLIDWORKS platform.

See SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks’s feature-based programing use a knowledge base to automatically program parts that are associative to the part model, plus CAMWorks ShopFloor’s state-of-the-art digital tools for machinists to leverage digital machining data in part models. We will also showcase Markforged printers capable of creating industrial strength components using composite plastics with continuous fiber reinforcement and several types of metal. True lights-out manufacturing of print capable parts!

2:15PM - 4:00PM
DriveWorks
See how to create a web-based configurator and how to connect it to your engineering data.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Launch Week Sessions 

OCTOBER 1-4, 2019 (See Agenda Below for Times)

Go beyond What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 with 30+ free training sessions and our favorite food trucks at our Edina, MN facility. This portion of Launch Week includes a mix of lecture-only style and hands-on style sessions over the course of four days. Register and build a schedule of topics that interest you most including sessions like Tips & Tricks for Large Assemblies, Sketch Like a Pro and Industrial Strength 3D Printing with Markforged

JUMP TO:  Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday

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Alignex Edina Headquarters and Training Facility
7200 Metro Blvd, Edina, MN 55439
Get Directions on Google Maps

FOOD TRUCK LUNCH SCHEDULE

Perfect alignment: Free food on wheels, Alignex & SOLIDWORKS

 

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TUESDAY

Sasquatch Sandwiches
Mouthwatering classic sandwiches and fries with local ingredients.
 

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WEDNESDAY

Butcher Salt

Sea salt infused sliders with flavors of rosemary, thyme and sage.

 

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THURSDAY

Northbound Smokehouse
Hearty smoked Minnesota-inspired entrees, burgers and wings.
 

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FRIDAY

Bacon-Me-Crazy
Unique bacon dishes served with crispy, well-seasoned fries.
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

Check-in opens at 8:30AM

Get there early for coffee, an assortment of baked goods and to grab a seat.
Scroll up to 'Register Now' and select your sessions for launch week.

Download Agenda

Morning Lecture-Style Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Hidden SOLIDWORKS: Under-the-Radar Gems You Need to Know About

See more than 100 of the best little-known features of SOLIDWORKS. Save time working with sketches, surfacing, assemblies, drawings and the CAD user interface.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2nd
Thursday, October 3rd
Friday, October 4th

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sketch Like a Pro!

SOLIDWORKS users spend 60% of their time in the sketcher. Learn all the undocumented tips and tricks to make sketching as fast and accurate as possible.

OTHER TIME(S):
Thursday, October 3rd

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Weldments

Already familiar with Weldments but want to dive into the more advanced capabilities offered in SOLIDWORKS? This session is for you.

OTHER TIME(S):
Thursday, October 3rd

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
To the Cloud! Rapid Ideation, Design and Project Management

See how a company uses a web browser and the 3DExperience cloud platform to consolidate technology solutions, reduce reliance on IT, and easily implement a turn-key solution for product design, simulation, project management and collaboration.

OTHER TIME(S):
None

2:45PM - 4:00PM
Best Practices for Starting a Data Management Project

Learn about the best practices critical to the successful implementation of any engineering data management system.

OTHER TIME(S):
None

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Industrial Strength 3D Printing with Markforged

Additive technology has become a crucial tool for manufacturers to stay competitive and overcome issues often faced with production tooling. Attend this session to learn how Markforged composite and metal materials can be printed for use in production applications.

OTHER TIME(S):
Thursday, October 3rd

2:45PM - 4:00PM
Translating with Design Intent

Operating in a multi-cad environment? Migrating CAD data? See how Elysium CADfeature can move data from one system to another while maintaining associativity - including with 2D drawings! Go beyond just the model’s boundary representation and also capture the complete model with features, assembly relationships and associated drawings.

OTHER TIME(S):
Friday, October 4th

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Tips & Tricks for Large Assembly Modeling

See the tools, tricks and best practices that will make your large assemblies behave more efficiently and reliably. Updated for 2020!

OTHER TIME(S):
Thursday, October 3rd

2:45AM - 4:00PM
Creating Assembly Instructions, Product/Part Manuals & Animations

Streamline your product technical communications for both CAD and non-technical users. See how to easily repurpose existing 3D CAD design data to create high-quality 2D and 3D graphical content quickly and effectively.

OTHER TIME(S):
Friday, October 4th

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

Check-in opens at 8:30AM

Get there early for coffee, an assortment of baked goods and to grab a seat.
Scroll up to 'Register Now' and select your sessions for launch week.

Download Agenda

Morning Lecture-Style Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Hidden SOLIDWORKS: Under-the-Radar Gems You Need to Know About

See more than 100 of the best little-known features of SOLIDWORKS. Save time working with sketches, surfacing, assemblies, drawings and the CAD user interface.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st
Thursday, October 3rd
Friday, October 4th

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Extreme Part Modeling

Learn the most critical advanced part modeling techniques, including how to use multibody solids, sweeping and lofting features.

OTHER TIME(S):
Friday, October 4th

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
3D Modeling for Plastic Part Design

Learn how to deal with the specific concerns of 3D modeling on plastic parts.

OTHER TIME(S):
Friday, October 4th

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
DIY PC Tuning for SOLIDWORKS Users

Ever wondered if SOLIDWORKS could run better on your PC? Attend this session to learn how the pros fine tune hardware to achieve the best SOLIDWORKS experience.

OTHER TIME(S):
Thursday, October 3rd

2:45PM - 4:00PM
Photorealistic Product Images with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Learn how CAD users can create high-quality visual content using the amazing rendering capabilities of the SOLIDWORKS Visualize suite of tools.

OTHER TIME(S):
None

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Connect Design & Manufacturing with Rules-Based CAM Technology

Learn how rules-based CAM technology can integrates design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model.

OTHER TIME(S):
Thursday, October 3rd

2:45PM - 4:00PM
9 MBD Implementation Dos and Don’ts

Don’t be limited by rudimentary 3D PDF! Learn how to accelerate production by guiding the manufacturing process directly in 3D and you'll cut cycle time, reduce errors and improve compliance with industry standards.

OTHER TIME(S):
Friday, October 4th

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
SOLIDWORKS Simulation for Every Designer

Learn the basics of setting up a design validation study using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Topics include best modeling practices, material selection, choosing the correct mesh type, interpreting the results and reporting/sharing options.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2 | 2:45PM - 4:00PM

2:45PM - 4:00PM
SOLIDWORKS Simulation for Every Designer

Learn the basics of setting up a design validation study using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Topics include best modeling practices, material selection, choosing the correct mesh type, interpreting the results and reporting/sharing options.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2 | 1:00PM - 2:15PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

Check-in opens at 8:30AM

Get there early for coffee, an assortment of baked goods and to grab a seat.
Scroll up to 'Register Now' and select your sessions for launch week.

Download Agenda

Morning Lecture-Style Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Hidden SOLIDWORKS: Under-the-Radar Gems You Need to Know About

See more than 100 of the best little-known features of SOLIDWORKS. Save time working with sketches, surfacing, assemblies, drawings and the CAD user interface.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st
Wednesday, October 2nd
Friday, October 4th

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Weldments

Already familiar with Weldments but want to dive into the more advanced capabilities offered in SOLIDWORKS? This session is for you.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sketch Like a Pro!

SOLIDWORKS users spend 60% of their time in the sketcher. Learn all the undocumented tips and tricks to make sketching as fast and accurate as possible.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Connect Design & Manufacturing with Rules-Based CAM Technology

Learn how rules-based CAM technology can integrates design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2nd

2:45PM - 4:00PM
Industrial Strength 3D Printing with Markforged

Additive technology has become a crucial tool for manufacturers to stay competitive and overcome issues often faced with production tooling. Attend this session to learn how Markforged composite and metal materials can be printed for use in production applications.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Productivity Hacks for SOLIDWORKS Simulation Users

Get better results from your linear static studies with faster and easier setup that saves hours - or even days. See tools that give designers and engineers the ability to analyze for 5 additional failure modes plus access to a variety of productivity tools.

OTHER TIME(S):
None

2:45PM - 4:00PM
Tips & Tricks for Large Assembly Modeling

See the tools, tricks and best practices that will make your large assemblies behave more efficiently and reliably. Updated for 2020!

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
DIY PC Tuning for SOLIDWORKS Users

Ever wondered if SOLIDWORKS could run better on your PC? Attend this session to learn how the pros fine tune hardware to achieve the best SOLIDWORKS experience.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2nd

2:45PM - 4:00PM
Automate Your Inspection and QA Reports

Learn how SOLIDWORKS Inspection integrates into the QA process to create ballooned drawings and FAI reports.

OTHER TIME(S):
None

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

Check-in opens at 8:30AM. Last session ends at 2:15PM.

Get there early for coffee, an assortment of baked goods and to grab a seat.
Scroll up to 'Register Now' and select your sessions for launch week.

Download Agenda

Morning Lecture-Style Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Hidden SOLIDWORKS: Under-the-Radar Gems You Need to Know About

See more than 100 of the best little-known features of SOLIDWORKS. Save time working with sketches, surfacing, assemblies, drawings and the CAD user interface.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st
Wednesday, October 2nd
Thursday, October 3rd

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
3D Modeling for Plastic Part Design

Learn how to deal with the specific concerns of 3D modeling on plastic parts.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2nd

Morning Hands-On Session
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Extreme Part Modeling

Learn the most critical advanced part modeling techniques, including how to use multibody solids, sweeping and lofting features.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2nd

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
9 MBD Implementation Dos and Don’ts

Don’t be limited by rudimentary 3D PDF! Learn how to accelerate production by guiding the manufacturing process directly in 3D and you'll cut cycle time, reduce errors and improve compliance with industry standards.

OTHER TIME(S):
Wednesday, October 2nd

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Creating Assembly Instructions, Product/Part Manuals & Animations

Streamline your product technical communications for both CAD and non-technical users. See how to easily repurpose existing 3D CAD design data to create high-quality 2D and 3D graphical content quickly and effectively.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st

Afternoon Lecture-Style Sessions
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Translating with Design Intent

Operating in a multi-cad environment? Migrating CAD data? See how Elysium CADfeature can move data from one system to another while maintaining associativity - including with 2D drawings! Go beyond just the model’s boundary representation and also capture the complete model with features, assembly relationships and associated drawings.

OTHER TIME(S):
Tuesday, October 1st

Questions? Contact our events team at events@alignex.com or call 866-378-6829.