All-Virtual 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Starts Today! Here’s What to Expect

We are delighted to welcome a record number of attendees, over 35,000, to this year’s all-virtual 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021, which kicks off today! All you need to do is register, if you haven’t yet, and watch all your favorite parts of the event from the comfort of your home or office.

Sign up for tech sessions today!

There’s still time to sign up! The slate of over 130 amazing tech classes is posted up on the 3DEXPERIENCE World site.  Here you will find those super helpful SOLIDWORKS sessions with plenty of tips from seasoned users and SOLIDWORKS technical experts as well as how-to’s on all the products in the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio.  Learn more about our stacked tech session agenda in this blog from Lynn Allen.

This Year’s Speakers

Our General Sessions begin tomorrow, February 9th, at 10:00AM ET. This year’s speakers represent nearly every industry so you are sure to find inspiration. Here are some of this year’s speakers:

Frank Stephenson is now applying his design expertise to a wide range of projects that move beyond the realms of automotive design. That industry is where he earned acclaim as lead designer and design director at major carmakers such as McLaren, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat and MINI.

Titan Gilroy, CEO of TITANS of CNC, founder and star of the TITANS of CNC television show on MAVTV, and creator of the TITANS of CNC: Academy and Aerospace Academy is partnering with SOLIDWORKS to share his opinion as to why the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS portfolio is essential for teaching design to manufacturing at the academy. You can read more about this exciting partnership here.

Brent Bushnell, CEO & Co-Founder of Two Bit Circus, a LA-based experiential entertainment company, will share how he uses technology, design and engineering to inspire inventors. Brent is an engineer and entrepreneur passionate about STEM, and previously created STEAM Carnival, a traveling event to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Matt Carney, who you may remember from the main stage at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 and our SOLIDWORKS Live interview thereafter, has pivoted during the pandemic into manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). He’ll give you a glimpse into what it’s like to crowdsource ideas, and collaborate with engineers worldwide to design a protective respirator.

Jason Pohl, best known for his long career at Orange County Choppers, is now an independent designer at Jason Pohl LLC. Jason’s enthusiasm for design, innovation, problem solving, and creativity is bound to inspire you to look outside the box next time you start a new project. We also did a recent Born to Design Podcast with Jason. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

Virtual Shop Floor

Take a virtual tour of three design and manufacturing customers who are innovating and pushing the boundaries of automation and technology. Our customers will include Speedway Motors, and TMCO along with Titans of CNC—all pushing the boundaries of meeting today’s demands future manufacturing challenges.

From design to simulation and manufacturing, attendees will get a chance to learn and ask questions about how they can benefit from automation and new paradigms in the manufacturing process.



Are you interested in meeting new people, your peers who work in your same field, while hearing their stories and learning how they solved similar challenges? Do you have questions about SOLIDWORKS/3DEXPERIENCE solutions and don’t know who to ask? If you answered “yes,” then join us at one of the 35+ MeetUp sessions taking place during the event. You can learn more about these amazing opportunities to network and share tips and tricks in this blog.

Model Mania returns

Model Mania® returns to the all-digital 3DEXPERIENCE® World 2021 and next year, this annual competition will be divided into three different challenges: The SOLIDWORKS Challenge, the 3DEXPERIENCE Challenge, and the Student 3DEXPERIENCE Challenge. Learn more about how you can test your skills in this battle of modeling excellence in this blog.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Playground

The 3DEXPERIENCE Playground is the hub of the event, where you can interact with our partners and learn how to extend your investment in SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE solutions. You will be able to interact with student design teams and be inspired by makers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturing facilities to help empower your freedom to create.


3DEXPERIENCE Lab, part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, is Dassault Systèmes’s open innovation laboratory, focused on empowering makers, innovators and startups. The lab nurtures disruptive projects that aim to create a better, sustainable world and have a positive impact on society.

During the event, be sure to check out the 21 videos that tell the stories about makers, innovators, startups and fab labs. Other sessions not to be missed include: Using Collective Intelligence and Collaboration to Make Impact; Expanding the Dimensions of Making; Shifting the Scales of Innovation; How to Make ‘Almost’ Anything in the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab; and Inspiring New Labs and Extending the Ecosystem.

Click the banner below to register now to take advantage of all this all-virtual event has to offer you…from the comfort of your own home or office!








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.