Solid Edge University 2012

By SusanCinadr

Calling all Edgers! Find your cowboy hat and boots, we’re heading to Nashville, TN for this year’s Solid Edge University 2012.

Here’s a little view into what transpired at last year’s event and reasons why you need to attend Solid Edge University 2012

We have four reasons you attend this jam packed event:

  1. 1. Get more productive (Hey, there is a reason your company is letting you out of the office right?) Topics will include advanced assembly design, part and sheet metal modeling, the Solid Edge API, customizing the Solid Edge UI, tips & tricks, data management, and many more. Attend hands-on training sessions and try Solid Edge ST5!

  2. 2. Connect with the Solid Edge team – Meet Karsten Newbury, Bill McClure, Dan Staples, and Jeff Walker; not to mention the Developers and the GTAC team (bring your models like Ventrac did last year and solve problems live with the experts!).

  3. 3. Network with other Edgers – let’s see…there were Mileti moments with Bob, Hockey talk with Cory Goulden, that killer accent from Rick Mason and enlightening conversation with THE Dave Ault and many many more of the great regulars from the Solid Edge forum. I even made a few new Solid Edge friends via twitter last year – Curt Nisely and Steven Lussier!

  4. 4. Explore new products, technologies and trends – Yep, you will have play time with Solid Edge ST5! Not to mention my fellow blogger Mark Burhop will be doing his “day job” with a large number of partners on hand to show you the latest and greatest products that will help you get the most out of Solid Edge. I’ve even heard rumors there is a developer day.

Besides the fact that you save $100 on registration until February 24, I want to point out two very important areas on the site: Call for presenters and the product showcase.

If you missed last year’s event, I want you to know that the most well attended presentations came from the customer in the likes of Brad Yeager and Ron Mathis from Edison2, Dr. Andrew Thomas of Energist and adjunct professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University, John Devitry. We highly encourage you to present to your fellow Edgers at this year’s event.

Also consider submitting your product for the product showcase…but don’t leave before the awards ceremony on the last day or someone else might walk away with your iPad 😉 (ahem, Roscoe!) Having the actual products in attendance that are designed in Solid Edge is truly impressive. From outdoor furniture to a free cup of java last year, we develop Solid Edge so you can design cool products. This year I am hoping to see an actual tractor from my buddy Dan at Ventrac and maybe a hospital bed from Matt (I will even drive it down to Nashville for you my friend 🙂 )….or maybe Jason and Jason from Oklahoma will bring one of those monster machines from DitchWitch?!?!Regardless of the size and complexity, we want to see your work so talk with the powers that be at your company and enterthe product showcase.

Here’s more “411” on how to get event info:

Let people know you’re attending (or “following”) via the LinkedIn event
We are using #SEU12 on Twitter for further announcements and for live tweeting at the event.
Like the Solid Edge Facebook Page. Updates on future announcements will be posted here as well.

See you in Nashville!

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