SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Day Three General Session Recap

Six million SOLIDWORKS users worldwide are leading the charge of a great cultural renaissance centered on business, technology, and design. Today was all about the incredible community of SOLIDWORKS users and the amazing products they create every day.
Three specific stories from the worlds of art, education and makers led off the day’s events. This included using 3D CAD in the creation of sculptures, Dean Kamen’s work to make the engineering superstars of tomorrow, and the 3D Printing Nerd’s ability to solve everyday problems with some 3D printing know how.

No user-focused session would be completed without recognition of Certified SOLIDWORKS users. With 169 new users certified at #SWW19, the grand total of Certified SOLIDWORKS users has now reached more than 330,000. Many of these users also take part in the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network, SWUGN, which is the place to network, learn, and hone your professional skills at onsite meetings around the world as well as the annual online SLUGME event.

A new approach to user stories was featured in the 3DEXPERIENCE Pitch competition. Three startups, SparkCharge, Skelmet, and Rize, were tasked with pitching a panel of expert judges and the audience for bragging rights and a chance to enter the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Accelerator.
Finally, professional athlete and astronaut, Leland Melvin, shared an inspiring session on the importance of education, mentorship, and perseverance to reaching your goals and helping others work toward a brighter future. It’s a must-listen-to presentation.
Watch the video below for full session and use the topics/times to skip ahead to portions of interest. Thank you for another great SOLIDWORKS World!

Suchit Community and Cultural Renaissance through 3D (18:15)
Eduardo Ramirez and creating art with SOLIDWORKS (20:00)
Dean Kamen and inspiring the next generation of great minds (25:10)
3D Printing Nerd (30:55)
Certification Update (36:15)
SWUGN (38:00)
SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs, 3DEXPERIENCE Pitch Introduction (45:35)
SparkCharge Pitch (51:25)
Skelmet Pitch (1:00:50)
Rise Pitch (1:13:42)
Greentown Labs Overview (1:25:28)
3DEXPERIENCE Pitch Winner (1:29:00)
Leland Melvin Keynote Presentation (1:32:00)
Gian Paolo Bassi Closing (1:59:10)

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.