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SolidWorks 2018 is here and to signal its arrival we are running a series of events around the UK showcasing the latest release to our 3000+ customers. This year we are travelling to 10 venues throughout October finishing on the 2nd November in Southampton.

We are joined by leading Sponsors Dell and Intel

Sponsor Giveaway – All those that attend will entered into a competition to win a free Dell 5520 Mobile Workstation.

Other exhibitors include;

  • Faro – Global source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology
  • DriveWorks – Automate repetitive tasks and generate design and manufacturing outputs quickly and accurately
  • SolidCam – Gold-Certified CAM-Engine for SolidWorks
  • Laserlines – Leading suppliers of lasers and accessories, 3D printers, rapid prototyping machines and vacuum casting systems
  • CamWorks – Gold-Certified CAM-Engine for SolidWorks
  • 3D Connexion – The world’s leader in 3D Mice development and manufacturing
  • Malcolm Nicholls – One of the most prestigious rapid prototyping companies in Europe

Model Mania

What has become somewhat of a tradition is the Model Mania competition. Held at each of our events, customers pit themselves against each other in a SolidWorks model design time trial. With a host of prizes to be won, this is always a fiercely fort battle but an enjoyable experience.

SolidWorks Best Practices

Throughout the day there will be ample opportunity to meet and discuss topics of interest and design best practices with other SolidWorks users as well as our elite SolidWorks support team. The SolidWorks upgrade events are not just about the latest advancements in design but it is also a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded professionals. One of the most defining aspect of SolidWorks as a design tool is its user community. Like the UK’s SWUGN meets, this series of events are a great opportunity to meet users from your part of the world.


9.30 Registration upon Arrival
10.00 Introduction and Sponsor Messages
10.30 What’s New in SolidWorks 2018 Part 1
11.30 Refreshment Break (Model Mania and exhibitors)
12.00 What’s New in SolidWorks 2018 Part 2
13.00 Lunch (Model Mania and exhibitors)
14.30 Tips and Tricks
15.30 Prize Giving and Close

Event Locations

3rd October – DROITWICH
4th October – BATH
10th October – LONDON
11th October – DAVENTRY
17th October – DURHAM
18th October – SHEFFIELD
19th October – MANCHESTER
31st October – CAMBRIDGE
1st November – MAIDSTONE
2nd November – SOUTHAMPTON

Within SolidWorks 2018 there are various enhancements which include; Mirror 3D Sketch Entities, Free Hand Sketching on touch devices, Reference Planes as symmetry reference in 2D and 3D Sketches, 12 Mouse Gestures, PDM and Revision tables will communicate bidirectionally, Simultaneous Graphics and resolved Components, Mates between Graphics Only Objects and many more. All of which will be demonstrated at the upgrade events.

What will happen on the day of the Launch Events?

Each day will start at 9:30 in the morning and throughout the day our technical team will be showing you the new features of SolidWorks 2018 and can answer any questions you may possibly have. We will also have our main sponsors, Dell and Intel, there with us as well as the other exhibitors (plenty of free giveaways). Throughout the day there will be breakout rooms showcasing various other SolidWorks solutions such as Simulation, Visualize and MBD (Model Based Definition). If you have a particular area that interests you or your business then we encourage you to ask one of our team, we will be more than happy to accommodate.

Last years SolidWorks 2017 upgrade events were a massive success and consisted of informative talks, demonstrations and a range of different activities for our customers to take part in. Much like this years events, the competitions all had great tech prizes such an Apple iPad and a Parrot Minidrone (designed in SolidWorks!).

Attending one of our upgrade events you will have many opportunities to speak with the exhibitors, other attendees as well as the Cadtek team. As a Cadtek customer you are invited to register your place for free, parking is also provided and refreshments and lunch is served at no cost.

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