We're here at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 and we're diving into the exciting sessions and information to be gleaned here in Dallas.
Monday’s General Session had a major focus on the continuous improvements to 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS products we’ve come to know and love. A lot of what was covered was around a central theme of incorporating Artificial Intelligence into our everyday design and engineering process to streamline and optimize going from initial concept to fully realized product. Some of the things hinted at for future updates are going to change the game from generating 3D models. The example used of generating manufacturable bookshelves and coffee tables while only providing the material and a bounding box is groundbreaking. Amongst the excitement were also some great stories from 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS community members and how they leverage best-in-class tools to produce their best-in-class designs.
The session ended with the 2024 version of Don’t Miss This Demo where the Technical Marketing team put on another great edition and teased enhancements coming in SOLIDWORKS 2025. I won’t spoil the fun so you’ll need to go watch the recap to hear about some of the new things coming down the pike. Also, be sure to tune in tomorrow for Episode 2 of this year’s epic!
Instructional Courses and Hands-on Workshops
Each year, members of the greater SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE community come together to create and present exceptional content on topics they are passionate about: this year was no different. I managed to make my way around to a bunch of different user sessions on Day 1. After the General Session, I made my way down to a presentation on SOLIDWORKS CAM to see how to leverage automation to increase CNC Programming efficiency by using APIs. Speaking of APIs, there was another great session by Artem Taturevych who gave an introductory session to using the SOLIDWORKS API in a beginner-friendly, example-based way. There was already a ton of great content packed in and we are only through lunch!
After lunch, I hopped into a training session led by Dassault’s John Milberry who put on an incredible overview of ICAM Foundations, the post-processor technology built into 3DEXPERIENCE’s DELMIA Machining tools. His training gave a great introduction to customizing post-processors and helped solidify concepts that were a little hazy before. After John’s session, I turned my attention to my own presentation happening later in the day. In the final presentation slot for Day 1, I was able to present my Fundamentals of 3DEXPERIENCE Machining which aimed to lay a foundational understanding of the 3DEXPERIENCE CAM roles. I started with a brief overview of the portfolio and wrapped up with a simple hands-on example of bringing a model from SOLIDWORKS into DELMIA and then creating toolpaths. The response exceeded my expectations and led to some great follow-up conversations.
If you are interested in hearing more about any of the topics covered by one of TriMech’s Application Engineers at this year’s conference, we’d be more than happy to discuss!
What to look for on 3DEXPERIENCE World Day 2?
Day 2 kicks off again with a General Session and serves as a continuation of today’s messaging. We then have a whole host of TriMech-led sessions on the docket. Tracy Wettig is co-presenting 101 Things Your Mother Never Told You About Mates, I’ll be back with Sarah Taylor for a Hands-on Workshop Cloud Connection: Design and Validation, and Alin Vargatu is leading the charge on his session titled Ultimate Import Geometry Optimization for Large Assemblies.
TriMech isn’t the only group of presenters tomorrow at 3DEXPERIENCE World and there are a whole host of great sessions. You’ll want to review the daily agenda yourself and find sessions that match your interests. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll for sure find yourself in a great informational session. Stay tuned for Day 2!