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2-Day Conference Pass

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  • All Meals
    - Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks
  • Access to Social Events


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  • "This event was well worth the time and money. I took back several tips/tricks and ways of using SolidWorks that will help our work flow and design process. I will push to get more designers there next time."

    Design Engineer,
    Thermoform Plastic Packaging Company

  • "The tips and tricks session were very helpful. Many of us haven't been to an update class in years, or not at all, so we don't know what improvements have been made."

    Project Engineer,
    Mobile Solution Manufacturer for Food & Healthcare

  • "Great conference, very informational and the presenters were very knowledgeable. I hope to attend future conferences!"

    Special Product Designer,
    Laboratory products Manufacturer

  • "Excellent conference. It was well worth the time."

    Design Engineer,
    Industrial-Grade Radiator Manufacturer

  • "The Graphics Systems employees were outstanding, their knowledge on every issue was excellent."

    Design Engineer,
    Metal Stamping and Fabrication

  • "I enjoyed the interaction with peers and the technical presentations. I am already using some of the tips and techniques to save time."

    Program Engineer,
    Metal Stamping and Fabrication

  • "The conference was well organized - Thanks!"

    Engineering Services Firm

  • "Letting the users help select the content of the conference was a good idea."

    Manufacturer of Sheet Metal Components

  • "One of the best conferences I have attended. Well done."

    Engineering Services Firm

  • "I really enjoyed the conference! It had a good variety of sessions. Good location, good food, good social events. I learned some things and hope to put them to good use."

    Mechanical Engineer,
    Automated Liquid Handling Manufacturer

  • "I thought it was an excellent conference. I very much look forward to attending next year!"

    Design Engineer,
    Manufacturer of Injection-Molded Closures

  • "I felt very welcome. Good food, coffee, comfort, good location, and all the right people!"

    Senior Engineer,
    Industrial Clutch and Brake Manufacturer


DassSterling Engineeringault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment.

For more on SOLIDWORKS Solutions from Graphics Systems Corp. visit:

Sterling Engineering

Sterling Engineering provides top-notch engineering and technical talent on a contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire basis. In business for over 40 years, Sterling Engineering's focus on engineering and technician disciplines has solidified the in-depth knowledge, industry expertise, and robust employee pipeline it takes to rapidly deliver ideal candidates for even the most difficult-to-fill requirements.

Sterling is proud of the broad spectrum of companies that rely on them for recruitment services, and the numerous long-term client relationships that have resulted from their ability to effectively respond to their needs.

For more on Sterling Engineering, visit www.sterling-engineering.com.

ShopwareShopWare Inc. is the Midwest’s premier provider of engineering and shop floor manufacturing solutions. As a Reseller of Mastercam, ShopWare is able to provide the best selling CAM product in the industry to help make their customers more competitive and efficient. 

ShopWare Inc. is proud to introduce Mastercam® for SOLIDWORKS®, which combines the world’s leading modeling software with the world’s most widely-used CAM software. Now you can program parts directly in SOLIDWORKS, using toolpaths and machining strategies preferred the most by shops around the world.

For more information on Mastercam visit www.shopwareinc.com
or call 888-222-7126.

HPHP delivers a broad range of personal workstations to provide engineers with unmatched options to meet any need. HP workstations include: the HP xw4400, a low-cost, high-performance dual-core workstation ideal for mainstream SOLIDWORKS software users; and the HP xw8400, a top-of-the-line dual-core dual processor workstation excellent for power SOLIDWORKS software users who work with large data sets and complex models.

HP works extensively with SOLIDWORKS and graphics vendors such as NVIDA and ATI to deliver more thoroughly tested graphics to market faster, including PCI Express. PCI Express offers four times the total peak bandwidth and two times the unidirectional bandwidth of AGP 8X graphics. HP fully supports SolidWork’s RealView graphics technology.

For more information on HP Workstations for SOLIDWORKS, visit www.hp.com/go/SOLIDWORKS.


Design Automation software for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD allows you to automate your repetitive tasks and apply rules to your design process so that you can generate designs and manufacturing outputs quickly and accurately.

Additionally, you can create all the documents you need to help you respond to customer needs including: quotes, general arrangement drawings and all the manufacturing documentation including 3D Models, 2D drawings, BOMs, Cutting Lists!

With the time you save eliminating your repetitive designs, you can focus on creating new, innovative products, charging ahead of your less-efficient competitors!

For more on DriveWorks visit our webpage.

Wisconsin Plastics, Inc.Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. provides ideas, innovation, and custom-manufactured products to customers around the world. WPI's companies provide design and development expertise, manufacturing and assembly solutions, storage and distribution capabilities, and many other value-added services.

Modern Design & Development has the unique ability to take projects from consumer research through production implementation. Experienced designers, engineers, and project managers work through a holistic process and integrate the latest technologies to ensure the successful development of your products. Modern Plastics provides value-added services throughout the process, going beyond where typical shoot-and-ship operations stop. These include manufacturing and injection molding, warehousing and distribution services, clean room and other assembly solutions, and many other added value operations. Modern Stamping & Painting complements turnkey solutions with metal stamping, custom fabricating and in-house powder coat painting and assembly solutions that provide added value in the forms of speed and efficiency.

For more on Wisconsin Platics, Inc., visit www.wpimodern.com.

QBuild CorporationQBuild Corporation produces CAD ERP data integration software to increase engineering productivity and create consistency between CAD and Epicor. Since 1995, QBuild has provided superior service to customers by including a comprehensive implementation program for our CAD ERP Link. QBuild enables businesses to connect engineering data with their ERP production data directly for a reduction in overall engineering cost due to replication of data and elimination of costly mistakes in production due to clerical errors in product build information.

The QBuild CADLink Interface system is a turnkey system designed to tightly connect Enterprise PDM and/or SOLIDWORKS information to your ERP system. It allows engineering designers to view, modify and transfer ERP engineering information such as bill of materials and specific part/item data.

For more on QBuild Corporation, visit www.qbuildsoftware.com.

Keyshot by LuxionLuxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot® is the first realtime ray tracing and global illumination program that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on Illumination).

Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion's customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Dell, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO, frog design and SMART Design.

For more on KeyShot by Luxion, visit www.keyshot.com.

Trace SoftwareFounded in 1989, Trace Software International provides software solutions in the fields of automation, electrical engineering, and industrial engineering. Trace Software International has an outstanding track record of innovation and provides advanced customer-focused solutions. These software solutions are used to design, calculate, simulate, and manage industrial plants in the aim of improving productivity, cost optimization, and automation of tedious tasks.

Trace Software International is the devloper of Elecworks: an electrical CAD with a full standalone solution or with SOLIDWORKS add-ins for integrating 2D schematic electrical data into mechanical 3D views. Optional Routing and Cabling module for automatic 3D wiring of a panel or a machine.

For more on Elecworks by Trace Software, visit www.elecworks.com.

Logopress3 / Accurate Die Deisign, Inc.Accurate Die Design, Inc. sells, trains and supports Logopress3 products in the United States. Logopress3 has three SOLIDWORKS Gold Certified products:

123GO is a free Intelligent Component Library that creates hole wizard holes and create and insert the fasteners simultaneously, all faster than you can insert the holes alone (not related to Toolbox and has no file management issues). Logopress3F is a product for flattening complex shaped parts or difficult parts that you can't flatten with SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal (works with any kind of material, not just metal). Logopress3 Die Design software is recognized in the industry as the most user-friendly yet powerful die design solution available.

For more on Logopress3, visit www.logopress3.com or www.accuratediedesign.com.
Product Data Team

Graphics Systems' Product Data Team provides solutions and consulting for companies in need of product data management across their design, engineering, and manufacturing departments. The Product Data Team works with companies by implementing leading data management systems, such as SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, to easily manage workflows, secure product data, and control file revisions.

With SOLIDWORKS advanced certifications in Enterprise PDM and "SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineers", this team's primary focus is to help companies become more efficient by better managing their data and processes.

For more information on Graphics Systems' Product Data Team, or to schedule a free consultation, please visit our webpage, or call 800-454-2233 today.

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Sim3 Engineering Consulting helps companies improve designs, reduce material costs, and design safer products. Our expert team provides you with in-depth consulting and cutting-edge software for Advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Kinematics, and Multiphysics.

Sim3 is the Midwest's provider of SOLIDWORKS Simulation software. While establishing strong customer relationships, Sim3 Engineering Consulting analysis engineers test, analyze, and modify your product designs to help you achieve the best design, the first time.

For more on Sim3 Engineering Consulting, or to schedule a free consultation, please call Sim3 at 800-454-2233 or visit www.sim3consulting.com.


Accelerate your SOLIDWORKS performance. Work smarter and faster in SOLIDWORKS and benefit from 3Dconnexion's Intelligent 3D Navigation - the ultimate level of control for design engineers. From concept, to sketch, to part, to assembly and drawing, you'll finish faster in every mode and be amazed that you ever worked without a 3D mouse.

Whether you're working on large assembly or focusing on intricate part details, the 3D mouse automatically follows your point of interest to continuously determine the optimal center of rotation. In addition, the center of rotation is visualized (optional) giving a reference point as you position the model. It feels natural so you stay focused.

For more on 3D controllers from 3DConnxion, please visit our webpage.


Advanced Design ConceptsADC is a fully integrated engineering design and prototype development firm based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. ADC's team of engineers, designers, CNC programmers, and machinists collaborate to create designs that are based on sound engineering principles, the latest technology, aiming for products that are intuitive in use, attractive and simple and inexpensive to manufacture. ADC offers innovative solutions to design challenges.

ADC aspires to respond to these key customer needs: Capacity, Speed, Expertise, and Innovation. Often ADC is chosen to support or lead a project because our customers: need manpower (capacity), seek a specific knowledge base (expertise), cannot achieve a deadline (speed), or need a unique solution to a problem (innovation).

For more on Advanced Design Concepts, visit www.adcinc1.com.

Commercial Computer ServicesCommercial Computer Services provides outstanding IT services, equipment and software for the manufacturing industry. Their mission is to help your business break through obstacles, take advantage of today's technology, and save money. They partner with the best in hardware, software, and communications to offer you outstanding performance and value. HP, Microsoft, Sonicwall, and X4 communications to name a few.

CCS is the trusted source of IT solutions for many satisfied customers. They have been helping business do more with less since 1972.

For more information on Commerical Computer Services, visit www.ccs4vms.com.


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