Are You Ready for 3DEXPERIENCE World

Are You Ready for 3DEXPERIENCE World?

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So, you’ve registered for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 in Music City. You may be asking yourself, “what do I need to know before I go?” Don’t worry. We have compiled a list of things to look out for and tips to navigate the conference that will help you have the best experience possible!

As you may already know, this is the first 3DEXPERIENCE World, formerly known as SOLIDWORKS World, and it will be at the Music City Center in Nashville. Building on the reputation of SOLIDWORKS World, 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 is an opportunity for designers, engineers and business leaders to learn, innovate, collaborate and celebrate together! The conference will be from February 9-12, 2020.


Download the Mobile App

The 3DEXPERIENCE World mobile app is available for iPhones and all Android devices, so make sure you download it before the event starts. The app will help you manage your schedule, stay connected, provide feedback and connect with your colleagues.

You can download the app here.

With the app you can:

  • Build your own agenda
  • Search for sessions by topic, subtopic, role and/or industry
  • Download and view session presentations
  • Provide session and speaker feedback

On-Site Registration

You may pick up your badge and conference materials during registration hours. Badges will be required for admittance to all conference activities.

Note: all individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge at registration.

Registration Hours

Sunday, February 9 | 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, February 10 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12 | 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Registration is located in the Lobby on Level 3 of the Music City Center.

Attend the Welcome Reception

The official open of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 takes place at the Welcome Reception on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Located in Playground – Hall B, the reception provides the perfect opportunity to network with your peers, check out SOLIDWORKS and partner solutions, and enjoy light refreshments.

Don’t Miss the General Sessions

Each day of 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD starts off with a general session where every attendee joins together and listens to inspiring and enthusiastic keynote speakers from different fields. Speakers typically include innovators, astronauts, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, musicians, entertainers, presidents, CEOs, industry and business leaders and many more! They talk about how they are using the technology that brings us all together, how it has impacted their life and the available capabilities to design a better world around us.

These sessions are great starters to get you pumped up for the rest of the day, so be sure to attend each day. After the first day, the next two days will have a couple of different sessions and you will get to choose which general sessions you would like to attend. They will vary in options, so pick one that speaks to your interests!

Check out the website for more information on the 3DEXPERIENCE World speakers and general sessions for the conference.

Explore Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are known to be more topic specific and are more training style sessions for attendees to learn and discover new products and capabilities of Dassault Systemes products.

Be sure to check out the full agenda list. There are over 380 sessions available!

You can view the sessions without logging in, but if you would like to register for a session you must be logged in to do so. Watch out as sessions can fill up quickly, so make sure you get a spot to your desired session.

Note: It is always a good idea to have a second session picked out for a time slot. That way, if you don’t find the first session helpful, you can go to another one.

Choosing Your Sessions

Picking breakout sessions is easy because you can sort sessions by categories, session types, product brand, certification level and more on the sessions page.


Each session has a short description and recommended prerequisites (if applicable), depending on whether it covers beginner or more advanced content.


Our very own Ryan Navarro presenting at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

Hawk Ridge Systems engineers will be sharing their expertise during 3DEXPERIENCE World, so be sure to check out the following sessions:

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Reports: Advanced Techniques Session

Charles Mayou, Electrical Product Manager

Have you dabbled with SOLIDWORKS Electrical reports but cannot quite figure everything out? We will demystify reports and give you the tools you need to successfully write your own.

Monday, February 10, 2020
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Davidson Ballroom A3

SOLIDWORKS Routing: Customizing, Optimizing and Automating Design

Nikki Stakic, Applications Engineer, E.I.T.

Do you use SOLIDWORKS Routing Piping and Tubing? Discover useful tips and hidden gems of routing to help automate and optimize design of large and small piping and tubing systems. If we can show the power that Piping and Tubing offers, we can design a more efficient world.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
104 E

Repurposing SOLIDWORKS Exploded Views for Visualize and Composer Animations

Scott Woods, Sr. Product Manager SOLIDWORKS Technical Communications

Develop world-class technical documentation by leveraging SOLIDWORKS Composer for professional interactive assembly instructions and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional for photo-realistic assembly animation.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
106 C

An In-Depth Comparison of Additive vs. Traditional Manufacturing

Mark Dolinar, Applications Engineer

With the rapid expansion of 3D printing, it is easy to overlook potentially time-saving and cost-saving methods to produce the same part. In this breakout session, we will discuss which methods are best for given parts using a custom motorcycle as the base model set.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
101 E

Try Taking a Free Certification Exam

Choose from 14 SOLIDWORKS exams, as well as two 3DEXPERIENCE Platform exams – all free of charge with your full conference pass. Each full conference pass gives access to Sunday’s Pre-Conference Certification Exams on February 9 from 10:00 AM –2:00 PM or 3:00 PM–7:00 PM. You can register for Certification through the conference registration process.

Visit the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground

The 3DEXPERIENCE Playground, formerly know as the Partner Pavilion, is the hub of the event. This is  where partners will showcase new technology, tools and applications. The 3DEXPERIENCE Playground also provides a unique opportunity to network with partners, resellers and other users. From 3D printers, graphics accelerators, services, data management, training, FEA, CAM software, computers, accessories, certified gold products and add-ins to SOLIDWORKS – you will see it all!

Visit the site for more information on the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground.

Try the Model Mania Challenge


Back for its twenty-first year, Model Mania will be the place to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. For those new to Model Mania, it is an annual design challenge that pits user against user and reseller against reseller in a battle of wits to see who can accurately model and analyze a part the fastest.

Model Mania will also be the place to show off your modeling skills in the cloud. In this challenge, resellers and users will use 3DEXPERIENCE apps, such as xDesign and xShape.


Be sure to check out the Model Mania booth in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground.

Socialize and Network

Get out there and mingle with fellow 3DEXPERIENCE enthusiasts during lunch break and special events. We are all here with the same interests and passions!


Join a SOLIDWORKS User Group Network

Whether you’re a SOLIDWORKS user or not, you can register on the user agenda to learn about the SOLIDWORKS User Group (SWUG) Network live and in-person at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020. Meet your regional and local leaders and learn how you can get involved year round.

Check Out the Tuesday Night Special Event

On Tuesday night from 7:00-10:00 PM will be the Special Event called Bash on Broadway! All 3DEXPERIENCE World attendees are taking over a block of Broadway for an exclusive party. Nashville’s top up-and-coming artists will keep us moving and grooving all night long around some of the hottest bars in Nashville. With games and activities to keep you entertained, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Visit the 3DEXPERIENCE World website for more information on the event, and be sure to contact us at Hawk Ridge Systems if there’s anything we can help you with.

We can’t wait for the fun to begin. See you in Nashville!

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Nikki Stakic

Nikki Stakic is an Applications Engineer, E.I.T. with Hawk Ridge Systems at our office in Calgary, Alberta. Nikki has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is an Elite SOLIDWORKS AE with over 25 certifications from Dassault Systemes. She has years of experience in product design, manufacturing, engineering production support, quality control, computer software, material science, oil & gas, 3D CAD design, FEA/CFD analysis and 3D printing. She enjoys problem solving and troubleshooting technical subjects in creative, innovative, analytical and cost-effective ways. In her spare time, she likes to travel and dabble in photography.
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