Nearly 400 engineers and technology leaders gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee last week for the Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference, presented by GSC. Attendees grew their SOLIDWORKS skills and engineering knowledge at 100+ educational sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help participants improve their design skills, increase their overall productivity, and achieve their personal and professional goals faster.

They also heard from featured presenters:

  • Gian Paolo Bassi, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. CEO, who offered insights on the future of SOLIDWORKS;
     
  • Dave Everett, Spectrum Brands Division Vice President of Engineering, who shared best practices for product development and innovation;
     
  • Scott Crump, Stratasys Chief Innovation Officer, who provided insights into the history and future of 3D printing; 
     
  • Charles Garris III, CMD Corporation Vice President of Product Development, Engineering, and Technical Services, who shared his company's approach to successful product development and innovation.  

We appreciate everyone who took the time to attend this biennial event and we hope you left inspired, energized, and equipped with a new set of tools to help you excel in your role.

If you were unable to join us, or you would just like to relive the fun - we've compiled a recap of the social media posts shared by attendees using the #E3D17 hashtag.  

 

Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference - April 25-26, 2017

 

 
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    . @gsc3d stoked to be here at #E3D17. Over 100 technical sessions, serious learning bout to happen here. https://t.co/SgYr6AUx3r
    . @gsc3d stoked to be here at #E3D17. Over 100 technical sessions, serious learning bout to happen here. pic.twitter.com/SgYr6AUx3r
     
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    Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference - Day 1 Intro
     
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    Great #E3D17 insight from MC @RoddRose "Your program guide is your program guide" 😄
     
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    Gian Paolo Bassi @gpbassi kicks off Engineering 3D  #E3D17 Conference in Milwaukee. @SOLIDWORKS  "Leader in Innovation " fully integrated https://t.co/SJGZY8Y0pk
    Gian Paolo Bassi @gpbassi kicks off Engineering 3D #E3D17 Conference in Milwaukee. @SOLIDWORKS "Leader in Innovation " fully integrated pic.twitter.com/SJGZY8Y0pk
     
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    Packed house at #E3D17 with Passionate Community. @gpbassi @SOLIDWORKS keynotes on the growth & Exciting future https://t.co/XaKOgLVWmr
    Packed house at #E3D17 with Passionate Community. @gpbassi @SOLIDWORKS keynotes on the growth & Exciting future pic.twitter.com/XaKOgLVWmr
     
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    "Automation gives you the power to drive innovation" - @gpbassi #E3D17 https://t.co/ExDKl4KxlB
    "Automation gives you the power to drive innovation" - @gpbassi #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/ExDKl4KxlB
     
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    Gian Paolo Bassi " geometric can be optimized" #e3d17
     
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    Algorithm approach in 3d printing to create a geometry #e3d17
     
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    Mixed reality, Solidwork with 3D visual #e3d17
     
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    Dave Everett Engineering 3D Conference
     
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    #E3D17 Dave Everett spectrum presentation at SolidWorks Tech conference Milwaukee. https://t.co/OflAPxi6jO
    #E3D17 Dave Everett spectrum presentation at SolidWorks Tech conference Milwaukee. pic.twitter.com/OflAPxi6jO
     
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    Dave Everett,  Spectrum Brands, on INNOVATION at Engineer3D. @GSC #e3d17 #eng3d https://t.co/TG7bzFITee
    Dave Everett, Spectrum Brands, on INNOVATION at Engineer3D. @gsc #e3d17 #eng3d pic.twitter.com/TG7bzFITee
     
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    #e3d17 fostering innovation is not only in a culture of an organization but also on having methods.
     
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    Hearing the stories of successful innovation from Dave Everett at #E3D17  @gsc3d https://t.co/F5ubxVKd30
    Hearing the stories of successful innovation from Dave Everett at #E3D17 @gsc3d pic.twitter.com/F5ubxVKd30
     
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    Innovation improves productivity and dependability #E3D17
     
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    David Everett at Spectrum Brands keynotes Fostering #innovation and the importance of "People & Process" https://t.co/gjeCzZAv7S
    David Everett at Spectrum Brands keynotes Fostering #innovation and the importance of "People & Process" pic.twitter.com/gjeCzZAv7S
     
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    David Everett, VP Engineering of Spectrum Brands, amazing lecture on Innovation. @GSC3D #E3D17 https://t.co/8bGODvXBv1
    David Everett, VP Engineering of Spectrum Brands, amazing lecture on Innovation. @gsc3d #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/8bGODvXBv1
     
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    Dave Everett speaks on "fostering innovation with people and process" #E3D17 https://t.co/PgxsuhkeB0
    Dave Everett speaks on "fostering innovation with people and process" #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/PgxsuhkeB0
     
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    Create a culture that is on people focus based on respect . #e3d17 Dave Everett
     
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    #E3D17 get chance to meet great cad designers of Accurate pattern. https://t.co/ZleXR7SGwE
    #E3D17 get chance to meet great cad designers of Accurate pattern. pic.twitter.com/ZleXR7SGwE
     
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    #E3D17 enjoyed Dave Everett points. Innovation can be done by having people and having a process to bring an idea to reality.Make difference
     
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    Gian Paolo Bassi @gpbassi kicks off Engineering 3D  #E3D17 Conference in Milwaukee. @SOLIDWORKS  "Leader in Innovation " fully integrated https://t.co/SJGZY8Y0pk
    Gian Paolo Bassi @gpbassi kicks off Engineering 3D #E3D17 Conference in Milwaukee. @SOLIDWORKS "Leader in Innovation " fully integrated pic.twitter.com/SJGZY8Y0pk
     
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    Break & coffee at the #E3D17 @gsc3d Partner Pavilion. Conversations with @sterlingeng and @DriveWorks just to start. https://t.co/xI9ngBDxvC
    Break & coffee at the #E3D17 @gsc3d Partner Pavilion. Conversations with @sterlingeng and @DriveWorks just to start. pic.twitter.com/xI9ngBDxvC
     
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    The Design Automation workshop with Tom is well under way! Catch it again this afternoon if you missed it! #E3D17  http://ow.ly/D52K30b9qZh  pic.twitter.com/cUlZA3uHmahttps://t.co/cUlZA3uHmapic.twitter.com/cUlZA3uHma
     
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    Automation integrated in @SOLIDWORKS with @Driveworks "Proven Software that is flexible & scalable for anyone to use https://t.co/AvOnmsZrux
    Automation integrated in @SOLIDWORKS with @DriveWorks "Proven Software that is flexible & scalable for anyone to use pic.twitter.com/AvOnmsZrux
     
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    Our experts are ready to show you the power of #3Dprinting. Make sure to stop by our booth! #e3d17 https://t.co/fYkWZuq7rf
    Our experts are ready to show you the power of #3Dprinting. Make sure to stop by our booth! #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/fYkWZuq7rf
     
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    Allen Kreemer, @Stratasys, shares advanced manufacturing applications for #3Dprinting with a full room #e3d17 https://t.co/Z7S8Rb9aLa
    Allen Kreemer, @Stratasys, shares advanced manufacturing applications for #3Dprinting with a full room #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/Z7S8Rb9aLa
     
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    This would normally take weeks to create without #3Dprinting says Allen Kreemer, @Stratasys. #e3d17 https://t.co/TOhbdGblp7
    This would normally take weeks to create without #3Dprinting says Allen Kreemer, @Stratasys. #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/TOhbdGblp7
     
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    I'm Detecting A Pattern Here.. Sam showing how to use patterns to their fullest in #SOLIDWORKS @gsc3d #E3D17 https://t.co/Y7hzGjNo3w
    I'm Detecting A Pattern Here.. Sam showing how to use patterns to their fullest in #SOLIDWORKS @gsc3d #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/Y7hzGjNo3w
     
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    Learning new things. Filling my toolbox. Thanks #GSC3D. #E3D17
     
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    Engineer3D #E3D17 hits record numbers. "It's a SolidWorks World" @gsc3d https://t.co/SG1YiD1AJX
    Engineer3D #E3D17 hits record numbers. "It's a SolidWorks World" @gsc3d pic.twitter.com/SG1YiD1AJX
     
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    #CyberSecurity for #Manufacturing presented by Tony Robinson at the #E3D17 @gsc3d today.  Stop by the Sterling booth to meet the team https://t.co/ZG80oKdoO5
    #CyberSecurity for #Manufacturing presented by Tony Robinson at the #E3D17 @gsc3d today. Stop by the Sterling booth to meet the team pic.twitter.com/ZG80oKdoO5
     
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    Get the scoop on @Dell Precision Workstations built for @Solidworks in the Crystal Room at 2:30 pm #e3d17 https://t.co/PGPBceSyHP
    Get the scoop on @Dell Precision Workstations built for @SOLIDWORKS in the Crystal Room at 2:30 pm #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/PGPBceSyHP
     
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    GSC's Dave Vedder shares his secret to the science of innovation - most  importantly it must be customer focused #e3d17 https://t.co/QDYJmm54TB
    GSC's Dave Vedder shares his secret to the science of innovation - most importantly it must be customer focused #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/QDYJmm54TB
     
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    GSC'S experts are bringing their A-game with the training sessions at 3D Engineer. #GSC3D #E3D17
     
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    Record turnout for  #E3D17 @gsc3d Stop our booth to meet the team & a chance to win an Apple watch  #Solidworks #Engineering #design https://t.co/3GH3MyqEKU
    Record turnout for #E3D17 @gsc3d Stop our booth to meet the team & a chance to win an Apple watch #Solidworks #Engineering #design pic.twitter.com/3GH3MyqEKU
     
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    Gian Paolo Bassi #E3D17 A down the earth Solidwork CEO. Encourages feedback and improving the Solidwork.
     
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    @gpbassi round table meeting at Engineer3D #E3D17 discussing @SOLIDWORKS and beyond. Great Future! https://t.co/brZXjpGa7u
    @gpbassi round table meeting at Engineer3D #E3D17 discussing @SOLIDWORKS and beyond. Great Future! pic.twitter.com/brZXjpGa7u
     
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    Ask the @SOLIDWORKS experts anything!  Going on now in Regency BCD.  #E3D17 https://t.co/xm2zMB4fGw
    Ask the @SOLIDWORKS experts anything! Going on now in Regency BCD. #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/xm2zMB4fGw
     
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    Lots of networking & fun at the happy hour reception. #e3d17 https://t.co/aSoCDafi9r
    Lots of networking & fun at the happy hour reception. #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/aSoCDafi9r
     
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    Arriving early for training. Excited for final day of training. #e3d17 https://t.co/C7kY0QtHvC
    Arriving early for training. Excited for final day of training. #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/C7kY0QtHvC
     
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    Giant Jenga left out overnight + 100 Engineers = this impressive structure #e3d17 https://t.co/lt5wRBskmg
    Giant Jenga left out overnight + 100 Engineers = this impressive structure #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/lt5wRBskmg
     
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    Good morning, Engineers #e3d17 we are ready for a new day around great people and important information
     
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    Fueling up with breakfast getting ready for another day of breakout sessions at Engineering 3D! Knowledge is power!! #GSC3D. #E3D17
     
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    Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference - Day 2 Intro
     
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    Day 2 of Engineer 3D is just getting started with Scott Crump from@Stratasys #e3d17 https://t.co/2bWhqQsTH6
    Day 2 of Engineer 3D is just getting started with Scott Crump from@Stratasys #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/2bWhqQsTH6
     
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    Scott Crump @Stratasys keynotes at #E3D17 to 400 @Solidworks innovators. "Let the Evolution Begin"! https://t.co/1O9OWsNZwl
    Scott Crump @Stratasys keynotes at #E3D17 to 400 @SOLIDWORKS innovators. "Let the Evolution Begin"! pic.twitter.com/1O9OWsNZwl
     
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    Stratasys leading the way in 3D printing #e3d17
     
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    Founder of Stratasys at #E3D17. Innovation will continue in disruptive ways. @gsc3d https://t.co/GgTJl895O4
    Founder of Stratasys at #E3D17. Innovation will continue in disruptive ways. @gsc3d pic.twitter.com/GgTJl895O4
     
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    The vision for the infinite build #3dprinter started 5 years ago. Scott Crump tested the first #3dprinted skis in Tahoe. @stratasys #e3d17 https://t.co/sbPLhLM5hI
    The vision for the infinite build #3dprinter started 5 years ago. Scott Crump tested the first #3dprinted skis in Tahoe. @Stratasys #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/sbPLhLM5hI
     
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    .@Stratasys is working with @Boeing & @Ford to further develop it's infinite build #3dprinter & it's robotic composite 3D system. #e3d17 https://t.co/3H315zClap
    .@Stratasys is working with @Boeing & @Ford to further develop it's infinite build #3dprinter & it's robotic composite 3D system. #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/3H315zClap
     
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    Charles Garris at #E3D17 talking about the problem with problem solving. @gsc3d https://t.co/nFO5lTI2L9
    Charles Garris at #E3D17 talking about the problem with problem solving. @gsc3d pic.twitter.com/nFO5lTI2L9
     
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    Charles Garris III #e3d17 key important key. Having the trust of costumers.
     
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    "Don't just solve problems, make sure they like the solution." - Charles Garris III, CMD Corp. #E3D17
     
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    "Don't just solve problems, make likeable solutions " @gsc3d #E3D17 https://t.co/VkN6Jotfga
    "Don't just solve problems, make likeable solutions " @gsc3d #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/VkN6Jotfga
     
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    Dave Kasinskad #E3D17 personal growth by learning. Thank you for organizing with your team!
     
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    #E3D17 ready for gaining information which it will make our job more effective. https://t.co/v2RwfihZQc
    #E3D17 ready for gaining information which it will make our job more effective. pic.twitter.com/v2RwfihZQc
     
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    GSC's Sam Hochberg shares best practices & CAD standards for @SOLIDWORKS. #e3d17 https://t.co/xZJrQNfRSj
    GSC's Sam Hochberg shares best practices & CAD standards for @SOLIDWORKS. #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/xZJrQNfRSj
     
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    Sam's presentation was great on CAD Standards creation. #E3D17. #gsc3d
     
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    #3Dprinted parts can be vacuum metalized, you just need to make sure you have a quality part. - Helmut Keidl, MCT #e3d17 https://t.co/rdWNShPc12
    #3Dprinted parts can be vacuum metalized, you just need to make sure you have a quality part. - Helmut Keidl, MCT #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/rdWNShPc12
     
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    Scott Burns from @Stratasys speaks about the latest materials for #3Dprinting  at #E3D17 https://t.co/GzhpZVLNro
    Scott Burns from @Stratasys speaks about the latest materials for #3Dprinting at #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/GzhpZVLNro
     
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    I was defeated by Solidworks 95! It's been a while. Great example of product innovation in the last 20+ years.. #GSC3D #E3D17
     
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    Tons of great Spectrum products to give away!  Winners announced at 12:30 pm in Regency BCD.   #E3D17 https://t.co/83CSIiUVS5
    Tons of great Spectrum products to give away! Winners announced at 12:30 pm in Regency BCD. #E3D17 pic.twitter.com/83CSIiUVS5
     
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    No one completed the @SOLIDWORKS 95 challenge in 15 minutes. But, everyone who attempted were entered into the prize drawing. #e3d17 https://t.co/51Xl0Z792a
    No one completed the @SOLIDWORKS 95 challenge in 15 minutes. But, everyone who attempted were entered into the prize drawing. #e3d17 pic.twitter.com/51Xl0Z792a
     
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    @gsc3d had a great time at #e3d17 definitely learned a lot to take back to work
     
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    Live from #E3D17 - @Dkasinskas & Scott Crump discuss #3Dprinting technology currently in development by @Stratasys  https://youtu.be/pJFUxum2oDo 
     
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    Live from #E3D17 - Tom Rohrbeck, GSC, & Ken Burns, @Stratasys, discuss new 3D printing materials technology.  https://youtu.be/zCVMFNrtITE 
     
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    Back in the Office after Engineer 3D!