Hawk Ridge Systems

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DESIGN TO MANUFACTURING
DIGITAL CONFERENCE

3 DAYS | OCTOBER 6-8 | 11AM - 6PM CT / 9AM - 4PM PT

SEE WHAT'S NEW IN DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Don't miss this opportunity to access a wealth of insight from some of the industry’s finest that are ready to equip and inspire you, no matter your industry.

Our online conference is your three-day infusion of fresh ideas, game-changing tips and the latest technology – sure to reignite your passions and energize your designs.

3 GENERAL SESSIONS

See what's new in SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE & digital manufacturing.

GENERAL SESSION 1: TOP SOLIDWORKS ENHANCEMENTS

GENERAL SESSION 1: TOP SOLIDWORKS ENHANCEMENTS

Hawk Ridge Systems' CEO Dale Ford will showcase the most exciting changes over the last year and a vision of where we’re heading. We’ve got a super interesting customer that’s going to share with you some of the coolest projects you’ll see. Finally, we’ll review the top enhancements coming to you in SOLIDWORKS 2021.

GENERAL SESSION 2: DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

GENERAL SESSION 2: DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

Get a sneak peek at the future of additive manufacturing, and the technologies and hardware that are leading the charge. We'll dive into the capabilities of HP and Markforged 3D printers, their software and the best uses for each.

GENERAL SESSION 3: 3DEXPERIENCE & SOLIDWORKS

GENERAL SESSION 3: 3DEXPERIENCE & SOLIDWORKS

Tune in as we present one of the most exiting evolutions in product development software. 3DEXPERIENCE is the next-generation platform for managing and overseeing the design process.

18 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Gain new perspectives and practical skills you can put to use right away.

THINK BIG! MAKING MASSIVE ASSEMBLIES SING IN SOLIDWORKS

THINK BIG! MAKING MASSIVE ASSEMBLIES SING IN SOLIDWORKS

Dive into the fundamentals of large assembly design. In this session, we'll take a look at common problems that users run into and the culprits behind them.

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR ACCURATE SIMULATION RESULTS

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR ACCURATE SIMULATION RESULTS

This is your introduction to meshing in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Gain a working knowledge of what a mesh is, the mesh types available for different models, and the assumptions that go along with them.

IT'S NOT CAM-PLICATED: REDUCING MANUFACTURING TIME

IT'S NOT CAM-PLICATED: REDUCING MANUFACTURING TIME

Make programming easier than ever by taking advantage of SOLIDWORKS CAM/CAMWORKS and their newest enhancements.

POWER UP YOUR ELECTRICAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

POWER UP YOUR ELECTRICAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

Learn how to quickly document and customize your electric designs using SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Our years of experience have taught us the fastest ways to modify electrical so that it matches your standards.

SOLVING THE TOUGHEST ANALYSIS PROBLEMS WITH EASE

SOLVING THE TOUGHEST ANALYSIS PROBLEMS WITH EASE

Structural simulation can easily become challenging because of a few common problems. Using tools like SIMULIA ABAQUS can help you overcome these issues and make your structural simulation process a breeze.

BECOME A SOLIDWORKS ASSEMBLIES BLACK-BELT

BECOME A SOLIDWORKS ASSEMBLIES BLACK-BELT

Improve performance and create more robust models using these best practices gained through countless hours of consulting. We'll walk you through specific, troublesome scenarios that are frequently encountered (but often not understood) and how you can troubleshoot these issues.

KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON WITH SOLIDWORKS FLOW SIMULATION

KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON WITH SOLIDWORKS FLOW SIMULATION

Join us for a look at how thermal and airflow analysis in SOLIDWORKS 2021 is guiding the search for efficiency in the devices that light, cool and heat our homes.

FREE UP YOUR TIME WITH DRIVEWORKS AUTOMATION

FREE UP YOUR TIME WITH DRIVEWORKS AUTOMATION

Spend less time developing your next design using automation tools in DriveWorks. We'll walk you through how to capture and reuse your design knowledge easily without equations, in-context relations, design tables and macros by storing your design rules in a single location.

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE WITH OPTIMAL HARDWARE AND SETTINGS

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE WITH OPTIMAL HARDWARE AND SETTINGS

SOLIDWORKS software and hardware continue to evolve and change, and the optimal system has changed along with it. We'll help you make the right decisions when organizing your new work station based on critical and non-critical factors.

WHERE IS MY STUFF? GETTING TO GRIPS WITH USING PDM

WHERE IS MY STUFF? GETTING TO GRIPS WITH USING PDM

Proper file management is more than just convenient, it is a necessity. In this introduction to SOLIDWORKS PDM, we'll go over file management best practices, as well as the outstanding benefits of working in a PDM environment.

FROM ASSEMBLY TO ANALYSIS - TESTING COMPLEX CAD MODELS

FROM ASSEMBLY TO ANALYSIS - TESTING COMPLEX CAD MODELS

Increase productivity and simplify your workflow with a few easy, yet valuable tips in SOLIDWORKS CAD. Learn how to simplify large assemblies and complex models down to reasonable complexity for analysis. Speed up your SOLIDWORKS Simulation study setup process, and reduce solve times with a few expert shortcuts and productivity tools.

UPGRADE YOURSELF! GET SOLIDWORKS CERTIFIED

UPGRADE YOURSELF! GET SOLIDWORKS CERTIFIED

Prove what you know and stand out amongst your peers with product certifications from SOLIDWORKS. In this session, we’ll explore certifications from beginner to expert level, how to prepare for these exams, and how to take them for FREE!

BETTER PLASTIC PART DESIGN IN SOLIDWORKS

BETTER PLASTIC PART DESIGN IN SOLIDWORKS

Learn the best techniques and practices for designing molded parts in SOLIDWORKS. We'll start by discussing when to use a Solid Modeling approach vs. a Surfaces approach.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES - IMPLEMENTING AN ENGINEERING CHANGE PROCESS

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES - IMPLEMENTING AN ENGINEERING CHANGE PROCESS

How do you manage your engineering change process using SOLIDWORKS PDM? In this session, we'll explore how to accomplish this using out-of-the-box PDM functionality to generate ECO documents, handling affected items and configuring workflows to control those documents.

COLOR 3D PRINTING: MORE THAN JUST FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES

COLOR 3D PRINTING: MORE THAN JUST FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES

HP introduced the 580 Jet Fusion full-color printer in 2018. Take a deep dive into the practical uses for color in your production, and look at different manufacturing techniques and strategies that utilize color to be more efficient.

3D PRINT COMPOSITE PARTS AS STRONG AS ALUMINUM

3D PRINT COMPOSITE PARTS AS STRONG AS ALUMINUM

With Markforged composite 3D printing systems it is now possible to match aluminum strength through the use of continuous fiber reinforcement. Take a deep dive into fiber reinforcement and see what it takes to optimize your designs for maximum strength.

3D SCANNING: OVERCOMING TRADITIONAL DESIGN LIMITATIONS

3D SCANNING: OVERCOMING TRADITIONAL DESIGN LIMITATIONS

Utilizing 3D scanning, topology optimization and free-form modeling tools from outside the CAD world can speed up design and analysis cycles and result in better products. 

ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN MANUFACTURING

ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN MANUFACTURING

Enhance or replace your workflows with the newest additive manufacturing technology. It's important to choose the right tool for the job, so we'll walk you through the materials, properties and features for HP and Markforged 3D printers so you can make the right choice for your workflow.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

18 LIVE, Interactive Training Sessions to Choose From

Learn From Industry Experts in Design and Manufacturing

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Sessions for All Types of SOLIDWORKS Users

Virtually Network With Peers in Your Industry

Get a Sneak Peek at 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS 2021 Enhancements

View the Latest in 3D Printing Technology and Learn Best Practices

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OH, ONE MORE THING ...

Three lucky people will win these prizes at the end of the conference!

How do you win? Simply check out the amazing new technology at our exhibit booths (and ask a question or two) throughout the three days. The leaderboard in the lobby will show who is in the running.

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