Day 3: Good Morning from SOLIDWORKS World 2015!

We come to it at last – day three of SOLIDWORKS World 2015. While some of you might be walking like cowboys after last night’s event at the Corona Ranch, I’m sure you’ll all cowboy up and finish strong.


To recap Tuesday’s events, General Session was dedicated to the best community in CAD. From seasoned SWUGN members to up and coming education users, day two was firmly focused on efforts to bring the innovative training and tools that the SOLIDWORKS community deserves. These efforts include initiatives such as the new MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network and a desire to change the way students and educators approach engineering.

Customers also presented their lofty aspirations for hitting design challenges head on. For Astrobotic, it’s taking us back to the moon and winning a 21st Century space race; while Roominate is setting its sights on inspiring the next generation of female engineers.


Yesterday’s keynote speaker, Dr. Michio Kaku, presented his views on how technology will continue to evolve and investigated how the mind plays into creating the products that will change our future. He was also impressed at the audience’s love for pizza. He should see how much we love bacon.


Here’s a quick video recap of yesterday’s events:

Here’s what you can look forward to today:

General Session starts at 8:30 am MT in Hall C-E, North Building

Today’s session serves to inspire and get you excited about things to come for both SOLIDWORKS and the design industry as a whole. Big reveals include a sneak peek at SOLIDWORKS 2016 and announcing the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten list. This list is comprised of community-sourced ideas for enhancements that will be included in future versions of SOLIDWORKS.

Inspiration will come in the form of an incredible user story about overcoming extreme physical challenges to achieve design dreams. Further, industrial designer and Chief Globalization Officer at Linno, Jinsop Lee’s day three keynote is poised to have you creating designs that appease the five senses. You’ll see what’s coming in future editions of SOLIDWORKS and hear the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten list results.

Doors open at 8:15 am MT. Be sure to arrive early for the best seating. Today’s General Session will also be live streamed. Register here to watch the show!

Partner Pavilion is open from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm in Hall A-B, North Building

The lights are on it’s last call for the Partner Pavilion. If you haven’t experienced the new Product Showcase it’s now or next year. You still have time to try your hand at drone races, become a guitar hero or print out a 3D souvenir for that someone special (you’ll have it just in time for Valentine’s Day).


Don’t forget, having an opportunity to connect with more than 100 SOLIDWORKS partners under one roof only comes around once a year. No matter your design challenge, our exhibiting partners will have a solution to fit your situation.

Q&A with Jinsop Lee

If you’re interested in learning more about designing for the five senses, today’s keynote, Jinsop Lee will participate in a Q&A at 1:00 pm MT in the Certified Partner theater.

Technical Training Sessions

Three blocks of technical training sessions are available today. Remember to use the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 app to plan your schedule and review sessions (Download here) Technical training sessions will take place during the following times:

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Remember to use the app’s session survey function to share your technical session feedback.

If last night has you feeling a bit fatigued this morning, today’s sessions will have you energized and back on the horse in no time. See you on the floor!

Not in Phoenix? You can stream today’s general session live by registering here and follow the conversation by following #SWW15 on Twitter.


Mike Fearon

Mike Fearon

Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. Video game world champion and whisky advocate. I like turtles.