Where the industry's top engineers, designers and additive manufacturing experts gather to share their best advice, research, and how-to tips – all in the name of helping you boost your design and engineering skills.


Hawk Ridge Systems is hosting the free annual Design to Manufacturing Conference for all designers and engineers across North America!

  • Discover the newest features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020
  • See the latest in 3D printing & scanning from HP, Markforged, Hexagon & Artec 3D
  • Learn how to leverage your designs in SOLIDWORKS and 3D printing applications
  • See how integrated CAM solutions make going from design to manufacturing a snap
  • Exchange best practices with peers in your local engineering and design community
  • Engage with experts to see how new tools can help you optimize your designs
  • Meet with design and engineering professionals during networking happy hour
  • Need some help justifying attending a full-day training event? Here is your justification letter!

October 8 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis Convention Center

October 10 - Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara Convention Center

October 15 - Costa Mesa, California
Wyndham Irvine - Orange County Airport

October 17 - Portland, Oregon
Oregon Convention Center

October 22 - Seattle, Washington
Meydenbauer Convention Center

October 24 - Vancouver, British Columbia - EVENT FULL!
Vancouver Convention Center


You asked for it, we delivered! An agenda filled with free training, new solutions and insights from the best in the industry.

Check-in & Breakfast


General Session


See What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Discover the latest features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020.

Catch Amazing Customer Success Stories

Witness how best-in-class engineering companies are changing the world.

Breakout Session 1


Pick 1 of 3 Sessions to Attend

Free Training! Intro to SOLIDWORKS

We'll get you started with the basics and show you a great learning path.

3D Print 10x Faster with HP Technology

See the latest from HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

Design Automation Basics

Reduce development effort and build smarter models using equations, design tables & library tools.

Breakout Session 2


Pick 1 of 3 Sessions to Attend

Be More Productive with Large Assemblies

Avoid common pitfalls that impact assembly performance.

How Do You Know Your Design Will Work? Intro to FEA

Discover how to use the included simulation tools and improve your design.

Start 3D Printing Metal and Carbon Fiber

Learn how to 3D print the parts you currently machine with Markforged.

There Is Such Thing as a Free Lunch


Breakout Session 3


Pick 1 of 3 Sessions to Attend

Free Training! Intro to SOLIDWORKS CAM

Find out how to use the 2.5 axis milling tool included with SOLIDWORKS licenses.

CAD File Management Best Practices

Learn how to fix broken references and improve data sharing.

DriveWorks: Automating Drawings and Models

Check out how DriveWorks can save you time by easily configuring your designs.

Breakout Session 4


Pick 1 of 3 Sessions to Attend

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks You Need to Know

Explore time-saving tips to get the most out of your SOLIDWORKS tools.

3D Scanning Is Radically Changing the Way We Design

See Hexagon & Artec 3D scanners, as well as reverse engineering with Geomagic.

See What CAMWORKS CNC Software Can Do

Discover endless possibilities with the integrated, associative CAM tool.

Closing, Giveaways & Happy Hour



Need some help justifying attending a full-day training event? Here you go!

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