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Innovate3D learning sessions are unique tele-learning opportunities designed for Engineers and or Manufacturing users of various experience levels. CATI’s team of engineering and manufacturing experts have put together a series of thirty to ninety minute presentations in the form of convenient webcasts. The innovate3D webcasts are conducted via Webex and consist of live hands-on training, presentations and product demonstrations to help our clients expand their knowledge base. We are committed to providing the right solution NOW and will be a trusted partner ALWAYS even through these times of uncertainty.

Tuesday, March 31, 20201 pm CDT30 minCullen WilliamsScanThe Facts and Fiction of 3D Scanning for Reverse EngineeringJoin us for a half hour exploration of different reverse engineering workflows and techniques to allow for precise design of the most challenging parts. See how we can use 3D scanning technology’s unique ability to capture real world surfaces and translate them (with a bit of elbow grease of course) to a CAD file format. We’ll look at our most powerful software functions at our disposal and when it makes the most sense to use them vs shelving the big guns in favor of saving time via “quick and dirty” methods. Not only reserved for the most difficult parts though, see how these tools can greatly speed up your process on parts of all levels of design complexity. If you’re currently doing  or considering any sort of reverse engineering in house, you’ll want to catch this presentation.
Wednesday, April 1, 202011am CST60 minBrandon NelmsSWCoping with Non-SOLIDWORKS Users’ DataDo you rely on CAD data from other users who refuse to acknowledge the awesomeness that is SOLIDWORKS?!? If you deal with “other” CAD data, this session will walk you through strategies that help you rocket forward with your design without being slowed down by their CAD choice.
Thursday, April 2, 20201 pm CDT30 minTim CrennenScanAdditive Manufacturing – Trust but VerifyBad design or bad print job? Why your AM part isn’t working right. We will demonstrate how to incorporate 3D scanning into your AM workflow to measure anything from point distances to advanced data alignment. Come learn about the power of the marriage of 3D scanning & direct digital manufacturing.
Thursday, April 2, 202011am CST60 minBryan Pawlak & Derek LawsonSWUnderstand What SOLIDWORKS is SayingThe “Understand What SOLIDWORKS is Saying” webcast will engage with audience members to help them understand both common and uncommon messages that may appear. We will explore the causes and more importantly, the solutions, to a variety of everyday occurrences.
Tuesday, April 7, 20201 pm CDT60 minMark Abshire3DPDesign for 3D printing – Tips, Tricks & TechniquesBeginners and intermediate users – come learn tips, tricks and techniques that will allow you to get the best use out of your 3D printer. Focusing on the Do’s & Don’ts, design considerations and advanced builds Mark Abshire  shares his 30+ years’ experience in 3D Printing.
Wednesday, June 3, 202011am CST60 minHeather Dawe-RoseSWSo Easy a 4th Grader Can Do It! Using X-Design for Elementary-aged StudentsIF WE can inspire the engineers of tomorrow THEY can design the future. This session will discuss a week-long curriculum using the SOLIDWORKS xDesign App designed for 4th and 5th-grade students.
Wednesday, April 8, 20201 pm CDT60 minNathan FearsScanScanning the Horizon for New Innovations in FlightExploring the case study of Bell Flight, creator of the first aircraft to break the sound barrier and now a leader in the vertical flight industry, and the advantages that Creaform 3D scanners give them compared to previous technologies. This is followed by a walkthrough of the Creaform scanning product line and other possible use cases in a multitude of production fields.
Wednesday, April 8, 202011am CST60 minJudy MarloSWMastering File Translations into SOLIDWORKSEducating users how to translate non-native CAD files into SOLIDWORKS easily and correctly.
Thursday, April 9, 202011am CST60 minLaura Nickerson & Drew BuchananSWStart to Part, A Design to Manufacturing ExperienceUsing SOLIDWORKS products, the AEs conceptualized, designed, simulated and fabricated a wireless cellphone charging stand with headset support. This session presents their complete design experience, all the successes, all the mistakes, in a light-hearted, informative presentation.
Tuesday, April 14, 20201 pm CDT60 minDanny Levy3DPTexture and Displacement Mapping for 3D PrintingDo you have a 3D printer with color capabilities, but don’t know how to create colorful designs? In this Webinar, attendees will enhance their aptitude in the application of translating color and physical texture onto a 3D model
Tuesday, April 14, 202011am CST60 minBrandon Nelms & Will KefauverSWEvaluate: It’s the Whole Reason we Assemble!Evaluation is the power of the SOLIDWORKS engine. Anytime we need to assemble components we need to ask WHY?! Why are we doing what we’re doing? The answer is likely to gain some insight into our design and the evaluation tools provide vast resources get a deep understanding of our assemblies.
Wednesday, April 15, 20201 pm CDT60 minSimon Indrele3DPTaking Full Advantage of Photo-Realistic Color with 3D PrintingAn overview of how 3D texture mapping and displacement mapping workflows are used to generate life-like color 3D prints on the Stratasys J series of printers.
Wednesday, April 15, 202011am CST60 minDerek LawsonSWExploring SOLIDWORKS Design AutomationThis webcast will explore “out-of-the-box” functionality in SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to help users automate portions of their design process without using API. Topics covered will be Pack and Go, Copy Tree, Treehouse, Equations, DriveWorks Xpress, and more.
Thursday, April 16, 202011am CST60 minBob McGaughey & Bryan PawlakSWAchieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance: System and HardwareThis webcast is a continuation of the extensive performance testing that CATI has performed for the last several years. This presentation will look at some of the newest workstation hardware as well as some of the latest software improvements to help you select the best workstation for your needs.
Tuesday, April 21, 202011am CST60 minLindsay EarlyPDMUse Dispatch to Create More Versatile Serial NumbersWe will use SOLIDWORKS PDM Dispatch to create counters that can be used in place of SOLIDWORKS PDM serial numbers. This will give us more flexibility than a standard serial number and allow us to make new ones on the fly without administrator privileges.
Wednesday, April 22, 20201 pm CDT60 minCollin ManchesterScanIn-Field Reverse Engineering and InspectionWhen time is of the essence you can use Creaform 3D Scanners to quickly and accurately Reverse Engineer critical Parts and Inspect their accuracy before implementation.
Wednesday, April 22, 202011am CST60 minCami FlorenceSWWeldments – A Beginner’s Guide to Weldments (and more)An overall view of 2D/3D Sketching, Weldment Profiles (Standard, Custom and Configs), Understanding Cut Lists; Designing Assemblies at a Part Level, Using Traditional Weldments (Structural Steel) and Non-Traditional Weldments (Wood) to Design
Thursday, April 23, 202011am CST60 minMike KingPDMWe Have a Dashboard for That! Visualizing Your Data in SOLIDWORKS ManageSOLIDWORKS Manage can free us from Monday morning reports and information silos. See how SOLIDWORKS Manage changes the game with customizable dashboards. IF WE free our data from the confines of spreadsheets and disconnected paperwork, we can lead our teams to new success!
Tuesday, April 28, 202011am CST30minChaz StipkovicSWSolidWorks 2D to 3D conversionIn this webcast, we will be looking at using various SolidWorks tools to convert legacy drawings for use in parts, assemblies and drawings.
Wednesday, April 29, 202011am CST60 minRyan DallyPDMData Management Best Practices – Workflows and ProcessesThis webcast will examine how companies can leverage SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS Manage to monitor and gain control over complex business processes. We will compare both tools and step through adding project and process management to a PDM environment.
Wednesday, April 29, 20201 pm CST60 minJustin MaxwellSWStraight From Support: Exports, Work from Home, Mirroring PartsIn this webcast were going to review some of our top questions pulled straight from the support que. This month’s topics include: How can I adjust my export settings in SOLIDWORKS? How can I use SOLIDWORKS at home? How can I get an opposite hand version part?
Thursday, April 30, 20201 pm CDT60 minNathan Fears3DPOverview of StratasysCome see what products Stratasys has to offer and whats new.
Thursday, April 30, 202011am CST60 minDan SokSWTaking SOLIDWORKS CAM Probing to the Next LevelWe will explain probing and cover the basic macros. By showing how probing works and understanding the data it stores in the machine tool, we can begin incorporating statements into our code. We will cover examples of routines and macros that, when used with probing, enables lights-out machining.
Tuesday, May 5, 20201 pm CDT60 minCullen WilliamsScanCREAFORM – No Shortcuts for Doing Things the Right WayScott Sports and Creaform – Achieving the next level in skiing safety with 3D Scanning
Tuesday, May 5, 202011am CST60 minDon GlaskeSWSmart Manufacturing Ecosystem for Industry 4.0Attendees will witness many benefits of the seamless SOLIDWORKS integration for “Smart Manufacturing” by combining SOLIDWORKS MBD, SOLIDWORKS CAM, SOLIDWORKS Inspection Pro and ShopFloor in order to be ready for the Industry 4.0 revolution while in the SOLIDWORKS Ecosystem.
Wednesday, May 6, 202011am CST60 minLucas GierachPDMBest Practices for building PDM TemplatesHighlight best practices with SOLIDWORKS PDM templates to improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Join us for an in-depth look at setting up a new template including: how to properly set up template variables, link variables to folders, SOLIDWORKS files, and Microsoft Office documents.
Thursday, May 7, 20201 pm CDT60 minKelsey Gabel3DPAdvances in 3D Printing Opening New Opportunities in Training and in the FieldMore than an effective prototyping tool, Stratasys printers make cost-effective in-field maintenance a reality and usher in unprecedented realism to training
Thursday, May 7, 202011am CST60 minJustin Webster & Hannah HarmonPDM5 Things You Should Be Doing To Prepare For Your PDM Upgrade (And 3 You Should Avoid)IF WE provide everyone with the tools to be successful with SOLIDWORKS PDM upgrades, we can help to reduce downtime and data loss and keep companies working productively.
Tuesday, May 12, 202011am CST60 minBill ReussSWTopology Studies – Solving Big Problems One Step at a TimeTopology Studies allow us to explore designs focusing on functional requirements. Topology Study is a great method to generate the best possible shape of a product without letting traditional design constraints get in the way of unique, fully functional product.
Wednesday, May 13, 20201 pm CDT60 minDanny Levy3DPEnabling Applications within Aerospace Manufacturing with Stratasys 3D PrintingThe fields of aerospace, aeronautics and aviation have had a longstanding reputation of holding stringent requirements for manufacturability. In these types of engineering environments, the need for constant incremental improvements of systems and components have a close relationship with the processes used for fabricating them. Throughout the past decade, additive manufacturing technologies, have proved their worthiness within aerospace engineering – favoring low volume high mix scenarios with little added cost in relation to complex geometries. Join us to review the trends within the aerospace industry as well as hardware, software, and material solutions which are enabling time and cost saving applications
Wednesday, May 13, 202011am CST90 minDan WagnerSWCreating Technical Documentation With SOLIDWORKS ComposerThis will be an in-depth overview of creating technical documentation using SOLIDWORKS Composer. If we can start technical documentation earlier in the product life cycle, we can get our products to market faster.
Thursday, May 14, 202011am CST60 minBryan PawlakSWAchieving Extreme SOLIDWORKS Performance: ModelingWe will cover a case study of modeling part and assembly techniques went wrong. Using SOLIDWORKS tools available, we will help you see where issues are and how to correct them. With production files, we will show what went wrong and how it was resolved to allowing for performance increases.
Thursday, May 14, 20201pm CST60 minGreg ButerSWGetting Started with SOLIDWORKS Mold DesignJoin CATI for a quick introduction into the mold tool design features found in all versions of SOLIDWORKS. Focusing on plastic injection molded product tooling. It’s critical that your plastic parts can be manufactured. Injection molding is one of the most common methods. This manufacturing process often requires complex mold tooling to be designed and machined. Your part design will need to meet critical geometry requirements in order to be moldable. Holes in your part will require shut-off surfaces. Undercut geometry will require side cores and lifters. Core pins can help preserve tooling. Tooling interlock can maintain alignment and ensure part consistency.
Tuesday, May 19, 20201 pm CDT60 minRobb LauerScanAccelerating Automotive Quality Control with CreaformUtilizing Creaform equipment with both high accuracy and portability gives big automotive players like Koenigsegg the ability to perform critical inspections of both parts and equipment, all while operating in the real-world conditions of a live shop environment
Tuesday, May 19, 202011am CST60 minJeff SweeneySWGetting data out of PDM with searches and reports.If we spend time entering meta in data into PDM, we would like to know some of the many opportunities that are available to leverage this data. This session will cover tips and tricks for using the search tool, show the basics of PDM’s Report Generator, and show why you should index your vault.
Wednesday, May 20, 20201 pm CDT60 minSimon Indrele3DPDriving Automotive Innovation with StratasysUsing 3D Printing in all phases of the production cycle focused on the Automotive Industry
Wednesday, May 20, 202011am CST60 minJosh AltergottSWHow To Build And Maintain Effective SOLIDWORKS Design TablesAn updated version of our presentation from previous SOLIDWORKS Worlds that will cover all aspects of Design Tables from the optimal setup of parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS to how to utilize the tools in SOLIDWORKS and Excel to help automate the design process of creating configurations.
Thursday, May 21, 202011am CST60 minJustin MaxwellSWConcept to Manufacturing: From Multibody to AssemblyWalk through a common engineering design workflow. Starting with shapes and objects created from basic SOLIDWORKS commands, transition into a Multi-body design, and eventually creating a full working assembly; without losing any work along the way.
Tuesday, May 26, 202011am CST60 minKurt KurtinSWSOLIDWORKS Validation Tools – I Didn’t Know We Could Do That!Are you using the SOLIDWORKS simulation tools in the most efficient way? Catch up with the new functionality in Simulation, Flow and Plastics that was introduced in the last several years to make sure you are using all the power of these products to maximize your analysis efficiency.
Wednesday, May 27, 20201 pm CDTTim CrennenCF/SSYSTBDTBD
Wednesday, May 27, 202011am CST60 minLaura NickersonSWMaster Modeling Techniques for Plastic Part DesignWhen designing form-driven products, we may want to initially design a single, Master part. From the Master Model, we separate out the individual components. The beauty of this technique is any changes made to the Master will propagate to the child components, speeding up our design process.
Thursday, May 28, 202011am CST90 minDan WagnerSWTechnical Support Cases That Everyone Should Know AboutA 90-minute look from a renowned SOLIDWORKS Reseller into some of the most interesting technical support cases in 2019. If we share more of this critical technical information, the entire SOLIDWORKS community can evolve more quickly
Tuesday, June 2, 202011am CST60 minMark TalbottSWCapitalizing on your Investment: Implementing SOLIDWORKS ElectricalIF the path and tools to automate electrical project documentation is made clear, WE can guide a community toward improved standardization and schematic utility while saving time and effort.
Wednesday, June 3, 20201 pm CDT60 minRobb LauerScan100% Customization for Each Patient’s NeedsWith the power of fast, non-invasive 3D Scanning you can now collect highly accurate patient data for the creation of uniquely customized Orthotics, Prosthetics, Mobile Assistance, and much more
Tuesday, April 7, 202011am CST60 minHeather Dawe-RoseSWTake Control of your SolidNetwork License Manager with an Options FileIf we streamline the processes by which we use SOLIDWORKS, We can optimize the time we have to create and design. This session will dive into the different ways to control your SOLIDWORKS licenses using an Options File.
Thursday, June 4, 202011am CST90 minJustin Webster & Luke Luff ( customer )PDMSetup SQL Replication in SOLIDWORKS PDM ProfessionalBest practices and setup review for SQL database replication in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. We will review the process for setting up prerequisites, setting up the replication, calculating return on investment. We will include lessons learned from an actual deployment of SQL Replication.
Tuesday, June 9, 202011am CST60 minRachael BuhlSWStreamline Your Custom Properties Input with the Custom Properties TabDiscover a faster way to input custom properties right in the Task Pane. Customize your Custom Properties Tab to include pulldowns, radio buttons, checkmarks, and lots of other user friendly methods to populate your custom properties.
Wednesday, June 10, 20201 pm CDT60 minSimon Indrele3DPStratasys  Prototypes that PromoteCreating Marketing samples that covey realism and functionality
Wednesday, June 10, 202011am CST60 minRon Flaugh & Don GlaskeSWMake the SOLIDWORKS CAM Technology Database Work 4 YouLearn how to change and customize settings inside the TechDB based on your current processes and standards. Machine Setup, Tool Crib Setup, Copying and Creating Tools, Default Features Strategies, Default Operation Parameters, Map Mill Features, Creating and Saving Operations and Saving Defaults.
Thursday, June 11, 20201 pm CDTCraig MauerSWSOLIDWORKS Drawing automation and setup utilizing parametric best practicesJoin CATI for an encore presentation from SOLIDWORKS World.  Making drawings can be a tedious process, so why not make it faster by linking data you’ve already created.  Attendees will learn how to leverage properties in their Part files, see why templates are important, and how to link custom properties from one file to another, specifically Assemblies and Drawings.  For additional automation, utilization of the Property Tab builder will also be explored.
Thursday, June 11, 202011am CST60 minDon GlaskeSWEssentials of DraftSight – DraftSight for the AutoCAD UserAttendees will witness many benefits and the low learning curve when transitioning from AutoCAD to DraftSight. Will be shown the overwhelming amount of similarities between AutoCAD and DraftSight. Understand which version of DraftSight would best suit their needs and where to access DraftSight 2019.
Tuesday, June 16, 202011am CST60 minMark TalbottSWPCB Design and the Mechanical ConundrumIf we create a bridge of communication between board layout and mechanical assembly, we can inspire a new generation of optimized products.
Wednesday, June 17, 202011am CST60 minPeer LarsonPDMDynamic Card-Based Notifications for ECO ProcessesIF WE leverage an undocumented tool, WE can have our cake and eat it too. For years we thought we could not have smart notifications in ECO processes without complex workflows/expensive add-ins. Our archaeologists worked tirelessly to unearth a capability that has lain dormant for years, until now.
Thursday, June 18, 20201 pm CDT60 minRobb Lauer3DPDigital Anatomy Printing: The Future of Medical ApplicationsIntroducing Stratasys’s new Digital Anatomy Printer. In this presentation, we’ll talk about the advancement of additive manufacturing in the medical sector and look at how some of our larger customers are utilizing DAP
Thursday, June 18, 202011am CST60 minRobert WarrenSWUnderstanding and Utilizing The Best Mesh For Your Simulation StudySOLIDS, SHELLS, and BEAMS. The three core mesh types in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. If you want to learn what these three mesh types are. Understand how to best use them for different types of geometry. Attend this break out session and we will explore what makes an Accurate, Efficient mesh.
Tuesday, June 23, 202011am CST60 minBrandon Nelms & Ryan FieldSWTurn SOLIDWORKS into Your Kinematic Whiteboard!Moving linkages are a staple of Mechanical Design and often seem to start on a whiteboard(or napkin). But whiteboards don’t move! IF we learn to leverage SOLIDWORKS Kinematic 2D sketching WE can accelerate our design concepts, gain useful insight, and turn our whiteboard into a 3D design in no time!


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