Live from SolidWorks World 2013: The 9th Annual CAD Manager’s Boot Camp

Time and Location: Sunday January 20th, 1-5pm in Southern I & II

Each year since the SolidWorks World we hosted in Boston, we have held the CAD Admin Bootcamp. This is an opportunity to discuss and learn
more about how to manage SolidWorks and the hardware it runs on. We cover a wide variety of topics (that’s why it’s really 4 hours long) and we have a members of our support team available to answer questions.
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While we do cover many of the similar topics each year, they are always updated (i.e., Windows 8) and new things are added (CAD Admin Dashboard and some other surprises). Every year we try to ensure there is something you can take from these sessions. One of the additions this year is we will list sessions during the week that are related to each of the topics. Here is the listing:

Technical Resources

  Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  CAD Manager’s Survival Guide
G. Jankowski
Room: Osprey Ballroom

  Monday, Jan. 21, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

  The Next Generation of SolidWorks Community and Customer Content
  J. Ellsworth
  Room: Northern A-2 (Hands-On)

 

Computers and Networks

  Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  Advanced 3D Graphics Hardware
for SolidWorks 2013
  A. Bourgoyne
  Room: Swan 9 and 10

  Monday, Jan. 21, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  Tips and Tricks 2013: Getting Top Performance from Your Desktop/Laptop
  R. Rocco
  Room: Pelican

  Monday, Jan. 21, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

  Selecting the Best Workstation Configuration for SolidWorks
  B. Young
  Room: Swan 3 and 4

  Monday, Jan. 21, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  Allowing SolidWorks to Perform
  A. Fanjoy J. Altergott
  Room: Swan 6

  Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  SolidWorks and Hardware – Find out What Really Matters and What Doesn’t
  B. Harrison V. Parvate
  Room: Mockingbird

  Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  CAD Administrator Dashboard: Use the Dashboard to Investigate Real Problems
  K. Berni D. Leblanc
  Room: Swan 3 and 4

  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  Building or Specifying Computers for SolidWorks
  C. Culp A. Wood
  Room: Southern I

  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  Dramatic Performance Increases Using SolidWorks 2013 with a Workstation
  S. Hamilton
  Room: Mockingbird

  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  SolidWorks for Admins — Basics
  N. Shea
  Room: Swan 3 and 4

 

Installation

  Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  Admin Image for Everything – A One-Click Install
  B. Pawlak
  Room: Swan 9 and 10

  Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  The Ins and Outs of the SolidWorks Installation Manager
  T. Siemaszko
  Room: Osprey Ballroom
 

  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

  How to Create and Administer a SolidWorks Administrative Image
  S. Baugh
  Room: Mockingbird

 

Administering SolidWorks

  Monday, Jan. 21, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  Back Office Essentials
  P. Fischer
  Room: Southern III

  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  SolidWorks for Admins — Basics
  N. Shea
  Room: Swan 3 and 4

  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

  Upgrading to New Style Toolbox
  J. Van Engen
  Room: Swan 3 and 4

 

Managing Your Data

  Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

  Managing SolidWorks and Enterprise PDM Upgrades
  G. Ahuja B. Briggs
  Room: Pelican

  Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  Property Tab Builder Is Your FRIEND!
  J. Griffith
  Room: Swan 1 and 2

  Monday, Jan 21, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  Everything You Need to Know about SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Archives
  T. Iveroth
Room: Mockingbird

 

If you have not pre-registered, stop by–there’s always room.

Hope to see you there Sunday, and have a great SolidWorks World!
Greg Jankowski

Greg Jankowski
Greg Jankowski is the Director, SolidWorks Community & Content Strategy at DS SolidWorks Corporation. He is the author of SolidWorks for Dummies, SolidWorks for AutoCAD Users, and the e-book Exploring SolidWorks. Greg is a regular presenter at SolidWorks User groups and SolidWorks World where he hosts the CAD Admin Bootcamp. Greg started the 1st online SolidWorks community on comp.cad.solidworks and continues to support SolidWorks online communities and other customer web related resources.