Exploring the Networking Opportunities at 3DEXPERIENCE World

There are over seven million SOLIDWORKS users across the world. A number that big can be hard to visualize and comprehend. SOLIDWORKS users could fill 116 NFL stadiums or 1,000 of the world’s largest cruise ships!

As an active SOLIDWORKS user, you probably want to network with other users. You may want understand how they use the software differently from you. Perhaps you are a sheet metal designer, and you are looking to learn more about injection mold design or how to simulate the stress on your parts or maybe you want to create a 3D rendering. Networking with other SOLIDWORKS users is one of the best ways to explore these new areas.

As we often do in life, you may network with many of those individuals on the web via one of the digital communities that we offer like the SOLIDWORKS User Forum or the Makers|Made In 3D Community.

3DEXPERIENCE World offers you a chance to network in-person with several thousand SOLIDWORKS users over just a few days. In fact, networking is one of the main reasons that so many people attend 3DEXPERIENCE World every year. This event attracts thousands of SOLIDWORKS users from all over the world.

Attend one of our many Meetup Sessions and be sure to check out what is Live from the Hive. You will also have countless chances to meet new people and catch up with old friends as you walk the halls of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and attend one of several social events.


We have 23 in-person Meetups for you to choose from this year. You can check out the full agenda to see all of your options, but here are a few meetup highlights. Space is limited so make sure you pre-register.

  •        Fireside Chat with Executives
  •        Diversity @ 3DS
  •        3DEXPERIENCE R&D Meetup: A Chat with the SOLIDWORKS R&D Team
  •        Makers Meetup
  •        Panel Chat with leaders from Life Sciences, Industrial Equipment and Home & Lifestyle Industries
  •        Design Intent – Where did it go?


Live From the Hive

We are also excited to welcome back Kirby and Jonny from The Core Podcast. They are once again planning to broadcast live from the Hive, offering a community members perspective from within 3DEXPERIENCE World. Last year they set up entertaining challenges, interviewed some amazing guests, and gave virtual attendees a chance to see what it was like to be on-site in Nashville. This year, I believe they are also planning to live stream their shenanigans as they roam the halls the KBHCC. Make sure you subscribe to their channel to avoid missing any of the action.


Other Networking Opportunities

Aside from meetups and The Hive, there are countless other opportunities to network with other conference goers. You can attend the Playground Preview on Sunday afternoon after going through on-site registration. If you are a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, you can go to the CSWE event on Monday night with the very best SOLIDWORKS users at the conference. The special event on Tuesday night is open to the whole conference and its your time let loose and meet some new friends.

Register for 3DEXPERIENCE World now and get ready for several thousand new friends!

Pricing more flexible than ever

We’ve made attending 3DEXPERIENCE World even more accessible. Pricing for conference passes has been reduced, opening the door for more professionals to join us. Learn more about ticket options, conference add-ons, and special discounts for groups.

Dan Wagner

Dan Wagner

Dan is manager of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN). he has spent over 12 years in the reseller channel providing technical support to SOLIDWORKS users, teaching SOLIDWORKS classes, and delivering marketing & sales presentations to new and experienced SOLIDWORKS users. He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and is thrilled to continue serving the SOLIDWORKS community for many years to come.