Times are changing. The way we work and how our businesses were run ten or even five years ago has changed, hopefully for the better! With my formative years in the 80s and 90s I was witness to the internet, cell phones, DVDs, MP3s and the ever-changing ways technology affects our way of life. Some not always for the best. I had a minidisc player that was obsolete within six months as a result of flash memory.
Cloud technology however, is a game changer and an entirely unique way of running our business. To see SOLIDWORKS continue to change and be a part of the cloud with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform gets me excited to see how this will affect the way our users work.
With that, I am excited to say that 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 is upon us! This year 3DEXPERIENCE World will be held in Nashville on February 9 – 12, 2020. There is still time to register, so be sure to head over to https://3dexperienceworld.com/ and sign up! If you can’t make the live event, SOLIDWORKS does a great job of posting virtual content and to follow along from home!
So, WHAT is 3DEXPERIENCE?!
Thanks, and great question! 3DExperience is a cloud-based platform with numerous applications to benefit every aspect of your company including sales, marketing, engineering and your customers.
If you want to know more, head over to My.SOLIDWORKS.com and watch some of the 3DEXPERIENCE content, talk to your reseller about getting a closer look at how 3DEXPERIENCE could improve your business, or get registered for the 3DEXPERIENCE World event and see what this community has to offer!
What can I expect from 3DEXPERIENCE World?
That’s another great question! You are killing it! I’m not 100% sure what to expect from 3DEXPERIENCE World since this is the first of its kind. Now I expect it will be fairly similar to SOLIDWORKS World in years past and we are really just seeing a name change and more emphasis on 3DEXPERIENCE products.
Some things will obviously have changed, but some things will stay the same. For instance, every year SOLIDWORKS challenges its users to a design challenge and this year is no different! In addition to the usual design challenge, users can also participate in a 3DEXPERIENCE design challenge where they create a product and use the collaborative tools to share your design to the community!
GENERAL, RESELLER, USER SESSIONS
Every day there is a splattering of General sessions, Reseller sessions and User sessions. We typically hear from Gian Paolo Bassi and his team with some encouraging feel good speeches about where SOLIDWORKS will be taking us next.
Reseller sessions are a way to learn how to better serve our customers through support, training and new product technologies.
My favorite is there are over 380 sessions to choose from. That is over 380 opportunities to learn from SOLIDWORKS employees, your fellow SOLIDWORKS community of users and other experts in their various fields. There is so much out there if only I had the time to see it all!
This year we have the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, the hub of the event, this is where you will be able to find product showcases, talk to SOLIDWORKS employees, socialize with other users and see some of the cool things people are doing with the software.
In summary, I am blessed to be able to go to 3DEXPERIENCE World this year and I look forward to the opportunity to put faces to names, chat up some 3DEXPERIENCE experts and bring back as much as I can to help our customers make their business a little simpler.
Also! For a limited time, take advantage of the promo code: 3DXW20RSCUST20 when registering to receive 20% off your registration!
If you are going to 3DEXPERIENCE World, stop me and say hi and let me know what you like best about the event! See you there!
Written by Travis Quick
Travis Quick is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. Travis spends his days teaching SOLIDWORKS courses and helping customers on the Alignex Help Desk. If he's not there when you call, he's probably playing video games or testing his physical strength on an outdoor obstacle course.