Welcome back! We hope you've had a wonderful summer. We'll be kicking off our fall season with a special event at SolidWorks HQ, where our members will get unique private tour of the facility's FabLab, complete with hands-on demos of the fabrication machines and giveaways made right before their eyes. This is sure to be a thrilling event that you won't want to miss.
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Dassault Systems
175 Wyman St, Waltham, MA 02451
5:30pm - 6:15pm Eat, mingle, network
6:15pm - 6:30pm Business and Introductions
6:30pm - 7:30pm The Evaluate Tab: Get to Know Your Model – Chris Mowatt, Application Engineer @ Trimech
6:30pm - 7:30pm SolidWorks FabLab Tour #1
7:30pm - 7:45pm Break & Networking
7:45pm - 8:45pm PDM on the Cloud (3DExperience) - Andy Barnes, Solutions Consultant @ DS SolidWorks
7:45pm - 8:45pm SolidWorks Product Definition/User Experience Breakout Session*
7:45pm - 8:45pm SolidWorks FabLab Tour #2
8:45pm - 9:00pm Q&A, wrap-up, raffle prize drawings
Just what ARE all those buttons anyway, and when should you use them? These often-overlooked tools are vital for understanding your model – what’s been done right, and what could be improved. From Performance Evaluation to Design Checker, and most everything in between, Chris demystifies this toolbar so your models can be smarter and better right away.
TriMech Solutions is a leading SOLIDWORKS VAR run by engineers, for engineers. TriMech delivers technology and services to their engineering, manufacturing and product design clients from Maine to Florida to Arkansas. With 26 offices spanning 26 states, TriMech has a deep bench of skilled engineers from a variety of disciplines, allowing them to provide top-quality software, hardware and project engineering services on-demand.
PDM on the Cloud (3DExperience)
Andy Barnes, Solutions Consultatnt, DS SolidWorks
A project plan for an off road wheelchair is created, including timeline and assigning resources, on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. SOLIDWORKS Desktop is used with design files that are stored and accessed on the cloud through 3DEXPERIENCE, keeping design teams in sync between desktop and platform.
FabLab Tour & Demos
BANSWUG members will get the rare opportunity to tour the DS SolidWorks FabLab, jam-packed with industrial-grade fabrication tools such as laser cutters, milling machines, scanners, 3D printers and more. Not only will we learn more about these tools, but each member will get the chance to fabricate their very own part, from design all the way through to cutting.
Starting with a hands-on demonstration of the browser-based xDesign, SolidWorks product experts will guide us through fabrication using the FabConnect feature. Makers, hobbyists and professional designers can use FabConnect to easily send their models to FabLab machines. The underlying MODS technology takes care of converting the design file into the appropriate format and then generates toolpaths and control instructions.
By the end of the session, BANSWUG members will know how to fabricate parts using xDesign, and have a laser-cut part of their very own to show off.
Attendees of this month's breakout session will get the chance to experience new augmented reality and virtual reality features planned for eDrawings 2020 and other SolidWorks products. Participants can shape the future of these features by providing feedback to members of the SolidWorks team.