3DEXPERIENCE World 2024: Day 3 Recap

Day 3 of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 is in the books and it was another hugely successful event, not just for us but also for our clients.

Hands-on Sessions

Despite a lot of fun being had at the Dassault Systemes event Giddy Up at Gilley’s on day 2 of 3DEXPERIENCE World, users and speakers alike were ready to go at 8:30 AM for the hands-on session that our resident Large Assembly Wizard Alin Vargatu and I presented. This session was the Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Imported Geometry, and we showed users various ways that they can save on open times and operational times over the hour and a half of hands-on time with the software. Tips like this make up just one portion of our large assembly workshop and really help ease the pain of working with cumbersome step files.

Hands on at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024

A packed room for the hands-on session I co-presented with our resident Large Assembly Wizards, Alin Vargatu


Model Mania Results

After one more session, a demonstration of the loader from Aliens, and a quick lunch, the Model Mania contest results were announced in the 3D Playground. The whole team was elated when it was announced that our very own Matt Kokoski defended his title from last year’s competition successfully! The two-time back-to-back champion won a $500 Gift Card and, for the first year ever, the winners were also given a 3D printed copy of the model and revision they created, along with a laminated copy of the drawings themselves. Congratulations Matt!

Matt Kokowski Winning Model Mania

Matt won the Reseller Model Mania Competition at 3DX World 2024 with a time of 16:15

Matt Kokowski Accepting his Awards

Congrats Matt!

General Session and Announcements

The general session was filled with excitement and was centered on all of the amazing SOLIDWORKS users in the SWUG and Champions community. There was then an interview with F1 Legend Paddy Lowe, who discussed innovation in the sport, design philosophy, and his current ventures with sustainable fuels. Afterward, we continued to see some early enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2025, my favorite being a “centered” option in the tab and slot tool, before the big announcement that 3DEXPERIENCE World will be in Houston, TX next year!

F1 Legend Paddy Lowe Speaking at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024

F1 Legend Paddy Lowe Speaking at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024

Casino Night and Elite AE’s

The final event of the week will be casino night, and it will include recognition for the select Application Engineers from around the world who achieved their Elite Status this year. Sarah Taylor and I are the two from TriMech who fulfilled the requirements, including getting 30+ certifications and demonstrating community involvement.

This week has been an amazing opportunity to connect with clients, users, and TriMech and DS employees. The community has been stellar and it’s been so great not just to share favorite tips, tricks, and processes but to also learn so much! Looking forward to seeing everyone again in Houston in 2025!