SolidWorks World – It's All About the Technical Sessions

At least that’s what the boss will hear..

It’s true though, the number one reason people attend SolidWorks World is for the training.  There will be more than 200 technical sessions to choose from in San Diego, and the list of presenters is impressive to say the least.  Some of the best from year’s past will be there, as well as a crop of SolidWorks World “rookies”.  There are nearly 70 SolidWorks user presentations scheduled, and 85+ sessions will feature SolidWorks employees.  The remaining sessions will be presented by SolidWorks Resellers and SolidWorks Partners (don’t worry, we insist on technical sessions, NOT sales pitches).

Two “rookies” of note are Chris Narveson and Lars Christenson.  I’ve seen both of their sessions and I highly recommend them, both from a content standpoint as well as the fact that both are outstanding speakers.

Evaluating Component Cost Reduction Options Using SolidWorks Simulation
Chris Narveson, Cardiovascular Systems
Monday, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Dumb Solids – Make Them Your Friend in SolidWorks
Lars Christenson, CADimensions
Monday, 2:45pm – 3:45pm

As for the veteran’s, we’ve made every attempt to make sure that schedule conflicts have been kept to a minimum.  So if you want to see Ed, Mark, Wayne, Marlon, and Rob – you should be able to do so.

As for me, I’ll be reprising my “No Red Pencil Required” session.  The last time I did this session (in 2009), there were more than 85 people in the room.  Who’d of thunk?

No Red Pencil Required – Using the SolidWorks Design Checker
Richard Doyle, DS SolidWorks
Wednesday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

I’ll be highlighting more sessions and more speakers over the next two months. In the meantime, head over to the SolidWorks World website and take a look at the agenda.  I’m sure you’ll find a lot of really great sessions to attend.


Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle