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Thursday, November 9, 2023

2:00-5:00 pm

RV Hall of Fame & Museum
21565 Executive Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46514

Join us for an afternoon of learning! Attendees will hear about the newest enhancements and user-inspired features in SOLIDWORKS & 3DEXPERIENCE 2024, as well as learn more about large assemblies, Cloud Services, Markforged additive manufacturing, and more.


*Check-In 1:30 – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2024

  • Large Assembly Management in SOLIDWORKS
  • Break
  • Getting Started with Cloud Services

4:00 pm - Production-grade 3D printing with Markforged

4:30 pm - Happy Hour

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What's new SOLIDWORKS 2024

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS & 3DEXPERIENCE Works 2024

Learn all about the new features and enhancements coming in SOLIDWORKS 2024, along with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform enhancements relevant to SOLIDWORKS users! Collectively known as 3DEXPERIENCE Works, we’ll show what’s new in SOLIDWORKS and related traditional desktop applications, along with the NEW Cloud Services that can make your life so much easier.


Large Assembly Management in SOLIDWORKS

When it comes to large assemblies, there are lots of tools and techniques in SOLIDWORKS that can make your design experience better; some of these are relatively new in SOLIDWORKS, and some have been around for a while. The question is, what are these options and how are they best applied? This session will take you through practical examples of different large assembly situations and how you can tackle them with greater ease and efficiency.

Cloud Services

Setting Up and Using Cloud Services

So now that you’ve got Cloud Services for SOLIDWORKS, what’s next? In this session, we’ll take you through the initial setup to get going with the new “Share A File” functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2024 and the available cloud-based data management. If you’re looking to know a little more about Cloud Services ahead of getting them yourself, this is also a good session to attend.

Markforged Printing

Production-grade 3d printing with markforged

See the latest advancements in industrial strength additive manufacturing. Learn how and why Markforged 3D printing can help your design and manufacturing process, leading to significant time and cost savings in your supply chain, along with improved risk mitigation in prototyping and manufacturing parts.



Jeff Setzer

Jeff Setzer

As Technology Evangelist, Jeff loves showing customers new ways to use software and complementary tools to make their jobs easier. Jeff has been working with SOLIDWORKS since its first release in 1995 and he has been with GSC since 1992! He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Support Technician, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor, a Certified Simulation Support Technician, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Cody Pendzich Applications Engineer Resized

Cody Pendzich

With over 11 years of experience in design, engineering, and manufacturing, Cody has used a wide range of design tools. He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE), Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor in Mechanical Design (CSWI-MD), and maintains over 20 other SOLIDWORKS certifications in areas such as 3DEXPERIENCE, SOLIDWORKS Inspection, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, and SOLIDWORKS PDM. Previously, he was an industrial pattern maker working with various clients in aerospace, defense, industrial, and automotive.

Chris Fortin

Chris Fortin

Chris started in the CAD industry in 2004 after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He’s worked with technical publications, CAD management, data migration, workflow automation, reporting, content management, ERP, PDM implementation, PDM administration, and a bevy of other projects. Chris has developed a passion for creating lean business processes, enhancing data integrity, and generating business intelligence that drives continuous improvement.

Nick Schmidtke

Nick Schmidtke

Nick is a seasoned expert in additive manufacturing who enjoys sharing and exploring various avenues through which 3D printing can seamlessly integrate into manufacturing processes. He delves into the reasons why Markforged 3D printing can be a game-changer for your design and manufacturing procedures, resulting in significant time and cost savings while mitigating risks in prototyping and enhancing manufacturability.