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How Engineers Used Twitter During SolidWorks World 2018

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Written by Edwin Chung
Published on February 12, 2018

Last week, SolidWorks held its annual conference, SolidWorks World 2018, in Los Angeles where over 5,000 engineers, manufacturers, educators and enthusiasts attended. Many who could not attend streamed the conference sessions online and scanned the 5000+ tweets that included the event’s #SWW18 hashtag. Here’s a roundup of that hashtag’s noteworthy happenings over the course of the event.

Top Tweeters

According to a data visualization of the event’s hashtag twitter stream, Deepak Gupta was the clear winner in this category with 600+ tweets during the conference.

  1. Deepak Gupta runs the Boxer’s SolidWorks Blog and is a Design Manager, at InDepth Engineering Services India LLP.
  2. SolidWorks, the official twitter handle of Dassault Systemes
  3. Peggy Frantz, Mechanical Designer at Dane Systems, and Northern Indiana SolidWorks User Group Leader.
  4. Eric  Beatty, Senior Mechanical Designer, OMAX Corporation, and Mastercam Instructor at Renton Technical College.
  5. Edson Gebo, Owner and Designer, Digital Detail and Design, and Eastern SolidWorks User Group Network Rep.
  6. Daniel Herzberg, Project Engineer, Jenike and Johanson, Inc., Founder and CEO, MegaHertz Modeling and Design, and President of the Boston Area North SolidWorks User Group.
  7. Marie Planchard, Director of Education and Early Engagement, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation.

Top Links

Rare Sightings

@StaceySClement tweeted out some serious content during the event. Her lighthearted snapshot of a SolidWorks tattoo wasn’t one of them. 

SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi tweeted “We want to become the Amazon for engineers,” when describing his vision of @SolidWorks 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. Kudos to @karennader for snapping this revealing photo of Gian Paolo. Who knew?

The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace is a cloud-based platform that increases SolidWorks integration between designers and engineers. This new feature will allow your design and engineering teams to easily search for, download and order more than 30 million components. Dassault believes the next stage of innovation will revolve, in part, around automation and integration.

So what’s hot coming out of the event?

With an increasing number of tools and add-ons for SolidWorks, proper integration with your existing business processes is essential. Your engineering and DevOps tools should work together, not against one another. Proper integration can significantly decrease turnaround time for your products in an increasingly competitive marketplace with ever shorter time-to-market timelines. Again, if you don’t have the in-house team to complete such integration, SPK and Associates have a proven track record with decades of combined experience executing such integrations, tailor-made for every client.

In fact, many of the most time-consuming — and frankly boring — projects on SolidWorks can now be automated away. Automation saves your organization money on payroll hours while freeing up your engineers to focus on what they love: designing better products. Even if you don’t have the in-house team to manage process automation, SPK and Associates can provide this service, providing you hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings annually.

The final rare sightings comes from Suzanne Moran for those who prefer breakfast-on-the-go.

If you’re excited coming out of SolidWorks World 2018 now is the perfect time to start looking at ways to maximize your organization’s SolidWorks investment.

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