Today during general session we learned a lot about the transformation from product to experiences. The general sessions as well as the deep-dive domain sessions afterwards provided many more examples of how the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio allows you to connect the people, apps and real-time data from every aspect of your business to increase productivity, facilitate collaboration and accelerate innovation.
Members of the R&D team provided some cool examples and compelling testimonials from companies of all sizes that are now harnessing the power of 3DEXPERIENCE Works tools to turn their dreams into reality. One such company, startup Skinny Guy Campers, is using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS to meet their needs for today as well as scale up as they grow their business.
The next company, Square Robot, explained how they have been able to sharpen their competitive edge by pushing the boundaries of design, engineering and collaboration by using tools in the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio. Next up was Seed Terminator, a company that is using the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio to adapt its products to various harvesters and weed seeds to allow for rapid mass customization of its products.
Today’s keynote from Frank Stephenson, a designer who earned acclaim as lead designer and design director at major carmakers such as McLaren, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat and MINI, was perhaps fittingly all about speed. He discussed how to reduce development cycles; how he uses new and evolving design tools; and the need to maintain the “human link” when designing products.
Want to see a race on the moon or take a ride in a flying taxi? He showed examples of some of his current projects and yes, you could say they were out of this world! Watch his full presentation in the replay on the virtual event platform under the agenda tab.
Take a deep dive
After the general session, there was the opportunity to take deeper dives into specific product areas. “Product Excellence through Simulation” shared why it’s important to assess your product’s performance earlier and better using a simulation-driven design process. Demos revealed the scalable, connected and powerful SIMULIA solutions you can add to your SOLIDWORKS.
A session on “Hassle-Free Data Management” featured interviews with three different customers who are tapping the power of the cloud to store their data without the traditional “hassles” of managing it locally. They also explained why effective data management is critical to product development success.
In the “Future of Design and Manufacturing,” the Titans of CNC joined the Product Introduction team to share a story about a company that was able to complete a project under an extremely demanding deadline with a safe and secure collaboration using SOLIDWORKS and the powerful 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Another great session featured Jason Pohl, the recognized industrial designer who made a name for himself on the long-running TV series American Chopper. Attendees were treated to a glimpse at some of the amazing designs Jason is currently working on.
The “Passport for Startup Ecosystems” sessions for North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific covered the challenges and opportunities facing startup founders who are launching new products, along with all the exciting changes that come along with entrepreneurship. The participating companies shared insights such as what investors are looking for, current design trends, and how startups are going from idea to manufacturing.
We covered a lot in day two of 3DEXPERIENCE World. We learned about transforming products into experiences. Join us tomorrow for day three as we take a deep dive into the connections and relationships—even when we are far away from each other—that come into play.
This blog obviously just scratches the surface of everything that happened today so please watch the video below for more highlights from day two. See you tomorrow!