SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Session Preview: Deep Dive into the SOLIDWORKS Ecosystem

One of the things that differentiates SOLIDWORKS from other CAD systems is its extensive CAD ecosystem of solutions that provides users with the tools they need to optimize all areas of product development, not just design. SOLIDWORKS solutions focus on providing engineers and designers with the tools they need to innovate better and faster.

If you are attending SOLIDWORKS World 2016 be sure to register for any of the 200+ tech sessions at the event to learn more about how you can further leverage your investment in SOLIDWORKS by implementing other productivity-boosting solutions for model-based definition (MBD), sustainability assessment, world-class, fully integrated visualization, and conceptual modeling.

The SOLIDWORKS ecosystem also includes 3D ContentCentral, another amazing way that SOLIDWORKS is helping you save value time when searching for 3D CAD models of user-contributed or supplier-certified parts, assemblies and more—all for free.


Here are a few of the sessions at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 that will provide you with a more comprehensive view of some of the solutions offered in the extensive SOLIDWORKS ecosystem:

  • What’s New in 3D ContentCentral Supplier Services with Jeff Niederman, SOLIDWORKS Product Definition

Learn how to have online presence with 3D previews and download your models on a site with over 1 million registered users.

What you can expect to learn: General information about 3D ContentCentral, the benefits of signing up for Supplier Services, the different levels of Subscription Service, how to sign up, how to build and manage your catalog, and how to gather consumer contact info for your models.

  • Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Sustainability with Eric Leafquist, Senior Product Manager, SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a screening-level life cycle assessment (LCA) of the environmental impacts of your full design, with seamless integration to your design process.

What you can expect to learn: How to measure and reduce the environmental impact of your designs early in the design process through the use of SOLIDWORKS Sustainability (no prior knowledge or experience required).

  •  Introduction to Model-Based Definition with Oboe Wu, Product Portfolio Manager, SOLIDWORKS

This session introduces new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016 to support model-based definition (MBD) initiatives. The session will cover three main themes: ease the transition from 2D drawing to MBD; how to enhance 3D dimensions and annotations; and how to streamline enterprise processes.

What you can expect to learn: How new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016 will further support MBD initiatives, including DimXpert for Assembly; automatic coordinate systems for feature control frame; multiple tables, sheets, and view ports in 3D PDF publishing.

  •  SOLIDWORKS Visualize – the Importance of Photo-quality Visualization with Brian Hillner, SOLIDWORKS Product Manager

Because photo-quality content throughout the design process is not only the standard in today’s world, it’s actually expected, this session will show you how to make the right design and engineering decisions by using the photo-quality immersive content in SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

What you can expect to learn: How to bring your designs to life with the all new SOLIDWORKS Visualize line of products, why photo-quality visualization is more important than ever, and how to quickly and easily create emotional content to accelerate the design process.

SOLIDWORKS Visualization products help organizations, including nontechnical users, leverage 3D CAD data to create photorealistic marketing content that is print and web ready in minutes.
SOLIDWORKS Visualization products help organizations, including nontechnical users, leverage 3D CAD data to create photorealistic marketing content that is print and web ready in minutes.


  • SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer with John Picinich, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, SOLIDWORKS

This session will show you how SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer can enhance your design process. SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designers is a single modeling environment that makes concept design flexible and instinctive in a broad-based collaborative framework that helps accelerate design and reduce costs.

What you can expect to learn: Attendees will get hands-on experience using Conceptual Designer to explore multiple design alternatives.

SOLIDWORKS World 2016 also offers attendees built-in networking time, special events and ways to meet new people in the Product Showcase and Partner Pavilion. Network with your peers, overcome common design challenges, learn new skills, and get your career on the fast path to advancement by registering today. Deadline for early-bird discount of $100 off each registration ends January 8th so register today to save.


Barb Schmitz

Barb Schmitz

Senior Marketing Communications Manager at SolidWorks
Barb Schmitz is a Senior Manager in Marketing Communications with BA in Journalism and over 30 years of experience in the CAD software industry. She started her career as a journalist covering technology and served as an editor for several leading industry publications for over 20 years. Besides being a sleuth of tech, she is a loyal dog owner, travel bum, mom, lover of hoppy IPAs, red wine, and alternative music lover living in the great city of Chicago.