CAD Summit

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Contact: Mark Hagen | Sponsored by Autodesk and SolidWorks

Computer Aided Drafting Summit

Presented by our sponsors:

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About the Summit

Portland Community College and our corporate sponsors, Autodesk and SolidWorks, are hosting a full-day, CAD Summit for design and educational professionals. See and learn about the latest Autodesk and SolidWorks software tools first hand at this extraordinary event, which includes classroom training, seminars, Q-and-A demonstrations, and the future of Mechanical CAD technologies. This event is free to the public, and we provide lunch, parking, and prizes. Register today!

CAD Summit Agenda

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Time Activity Location
8 - 8:30am Morning snack & coffee, booth browsing PAC Lobby and Courtyard
8:30 - 10:30am Opening Session: Introduction, Autodesk & SolidWorks Presentations PAC Auditorium
10:45 - 11:45am 1st set of Breakout Sessions PCC Classrooms
12 - 1pm Lunch PCC Cafeteria and Courtyard
1:15 – 2:15pm 2nd set of Breakout Sessions PCC Classrooms
2:30 - 3:30pm 3rd set of Breakout Sessions PCC Classrooms
3:45 - 5pm Closing Session PAC Auditorium

Opening Session

8:30 - 10:30am, PAC Auditorium

PCC Introduction
Mark Hagen, PCC
SolidWorks Presentation
Jenn Oster, Territory Technical Manager, DS SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks has a variety of tools to help you get your job done with efficiency, accuracy and ease.  Come get educated and see how using SolidWorks is essential for your future as a designer or engineer.
Autodesk Presentation
Rob Cohee, Autodesk
Manufacturing Evangelist Rob Cohee brings the Digital Prototyping experience to life through his highly informative and exciting presentation.

First Set of Breakout Sessions

10:45 - 11:45am, PAC Auditorium and PCC Classrooms

Auditorium Sessions
Overview of Autodesk Product Design Suites
Peter Lord, Autodesk
Autodesk takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping with the new Product Design Suites. Providing comprehensive workflows for product design, these compatible sets of tools offer interoperability, and leverage the familiarity of Autodesk's leading design and visualization solutions.
SolidWorks Tips and Tricks
Michael Zocchi, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Instructor
This Seminar will cover some of the common tips and tricks that will increase your efficiency and workflow using SolidWorks. We'll discuss in detail some of the methods for customizing your workspace, using relationships to assist with your design intent, and using multiple bodies to control the scope of features.
Autodesk Classroom Sessions
Sustainable Design with Autodesk Inventor
See and use the latest tools for optimizing the ecological footprint of any design. Quickly and easily choose materials and manufacturing processes which minimize water and energy use, or are easy to recycle.
Drafting with Inventor
Phil Eichmiller, MCAM Northwest
Powerful standards driven drafting tools for documenting your 3D designs in traditional drawing formats which update automatically when your 3D model changes.
SolidWorks Classroom Sessions
SolidWorks File Management
Shayne Pritchard, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Instructor
The goal of this session is to teach you how to manage files within SolidWorks.  Learn how SolidWorks files are associated to one another.
SolidWorks Surfacing
Jenn Oster, Territory Technical Manager, DS SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks is the right CAD program when designing complex consumer products. Come and learn how you can take an industrial designer's sketch and turn it into reality with SolidWorks' surfacing tools.

Second Breakout Sessions

1:15pm - 2:15pm, PAC Auditorium and PCC Classrooms

Auditorium Sessions
Mechanical design in 3D with AutoCAD, Inventor and Inventor Fusion
Kevin Schneider, Autodesk
Exploring mechanical design using the latest in 2D and 3D design and engineering software from Autodesk. From concept to validation, and visualization to documentation, see how these fully integrated CAD tools work together to bring your designs to life.
Automation within SolidWorks
Shayne Pritchard, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Instructor
Take a look at all of the design automation options available within SolidWorks.  The use of configurations, design tables, and DriveWorks Xpress can quickly speed up your design process
Autodesk Classroom Sessions
Autodesk Inventor Simulation
Peter Maxfield, Autodesk
Optimize and validate product performance before the product is built. Easy-to-use and tightly integrated motion simulation and stress analysis tools in Autodesk Inventor Professional software can enable you to predict how the design will work under real-world conditions, helping you save time and reduce prototyping costs.
Integrating AutoCAD and Inventor
Phil Eichmiller, MCAM Northwest
Explore bi-directional data sharing between AutoCAD and Inventor, helping you more quickly and accurately explore and document your designs in both 2D and 3D.
SolidWorks Classroom Sessions
SolidWorks Simulation
Kris Dubuque, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Elite Application Engineer
This hands on session will provide users with an understanding of the capabilities and benefits of using SolidWorks Simulation analysis software to perform powerful design analysis. Learn how to use SolidWorks Simulation to perform static stress, thermal, and shape optimization analysis.
Sheet Metal in SolidWorks
Michael Zocchi, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Instructor
This hands on session will show some of the basics of designing sheet metal components in SolidWorks. We'll show the Base/Flange, Edge Flange, Miter Flange, and Hem. We'll also show how to convert solid models into sheet metal.
SolidWorks Sustainability
Jenn Oster, Territory Technical Manager, DS SolidWorks Corporation
Learn how to improve the design of your products by being aware of environmental factors including carbon footprint, air & water pollution, and energy usage.

Third Breakout Sessions

2:30pm - 3:30pm, PAC Auditorium and PCC Classrooms

Auditorium Sessions
Inside the FIRST High School Robotics Competition Designs of the Lake Monsters Robotics Team from Lake Oswego
Loren Jahraus and Andrew Sears from Autodesk
This unique competition event brings the science of robotics and the power of CAD design to High School kids from around the country. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. The not-for-profit charity is based in Manchester, NH and is intended to motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The presentation features the actual robot! See how Autodesk Inventor Dynamic Simulation and FEA analysis makes the difference for these amazing robotic designs created by high school kids!
Advanced Part Design in SolidWorks
Kris Dubuque, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Elite Application Engineer
During this seminar, users will be introduced to several of the advanced features in SolidWorks 2011 for creating complex geometries. We will look at how to use pictures for the basis of our model, advanced sketching and curve generation, and how to use SolidWorks surfacing to generate curvature continuous geometry.
Autodesk Classroom Sessions
Sheet Metal with Autodesk Inventor
Phil Eichmiller, MCAM Northwest
Rules based sheet metal design tools for creating parts and flat patterns that fit the needs of your shop machinery. Eliminate errors, analyze designs, and generate drawings quickly and easily with this core functionality of Inventor.
Autodesk Inventor Design Accelerators
Rapidly design, analyze, and create commonly used machine components such as fasteners, bolted connections and fabricated steel frames.
SolidWorks Classroom Sessions
SolidWorks Drawings
Shayne Pritchard, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Instructor
This hands on session covers all of the methods for quickly creating industry standard documentation of your SolidWorks models. All drawings that are created within SolidWorks are directly driven from the SolidWorks files. No need to modify multiple files when your design changes. Most red lines are created at the drawing level. Learn how to modify red lined dimensions on the drawing which updates the 3D model automatically.
Advanced Sketching in SolidWorks
Michael Zocchi, Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Instructor
This hands on seminar will show a lot of the advanced sketching options within SolidWorks. We'll show some ways to sketch quickly and accurately and discuss some of the options for creating bulk sketch entities like polygons and slots. We'll also show the uses of reference sketch entities like offset, convert entities, and intersection curves to quickly create sketch profiles.
SolidWorks Weldments
Jenn Oster, Territory Technical Manager, DS SolidWorks Corporation
Topics covered include: setting up sketches & grids, weldment structural members & features, custom members, cutlists & properties, and drawings. This is a seminar style session and will be fairly fast-paced.

Closing Session

3:45 - 5pm, PAC Auditorium

Concluding Remarks
Rob Cohee of Autodesk
Jenn Oster of SolidWorks