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Connect with other SOLIDWORKS users, solution partners, resellers, and employees.

Don’t forget to think networking and take advantage of the many opportunities offered throughout the event to connect with like-minded people, and don’t miss the highly anticipated Special Event on Tuesday evening.



SOLIDWORKS World 2018 – Event Ambassadors

Each year, we witness amazing acts of kindness as veteran attendees go above and beyond to assist those new to SOLIDWORKS World. Where’s general session? Should I bring my computer? What if I forget my badge?! With more than 300 years of combined SOLIDWORKS World experience, our SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Event Ambassadors will have the answers you need and some friendly, experienced advice too! Look for the big red SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Event Ambassador button on their badges and ask away!

On Sunday, February 4th, 2018 from 12pm-2pm, join us in the LACC Compass Café (above registration) for the First-Timers Meetup and introduce yourself to your Event Ambassadors and some fellow SOLIDWORKS World rookies. See you there!



SOLIDWORKS World 2018 – Community Events

Each year at SOLIDWORKS World, our community takes it upon themselves to plan additional evening meetups with fellow SOLIDWORKS users who share similar interests. We’ve seen everything from a group of runners who meet every morning to explore the city before general session to those caffeine-addicts who grab coffee together with the coffee clique. Take a look at the list below, maybe one of these meetups is for you!


2018 Meetups

First-Timers Meet & Greet
Who: Open to anyone interested in meeting other rookie attendees. SOLIDWORKS World Event Ambassadors with more than 300 years of combined SOLIDWORKS World experience will also be present to answer any questions you may have before things get really busy.
When: Sunday, February 4th, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 PM PT
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center Compass Café (right above the registration area near the general session entrance, take the escalators)
RSVP: Not required. Show up ready to introduce yourself and start networking!


SOLIDWORKS World Runners/Walkers
Who: Open to anyone interested in running/jogging or walking to explore the city.
Sunday, February 4th, 2018, 6:00 am PT
Monday, February 5th, 2018, 6:00 am PT
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, 6:00 am PT
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, 6:00 am PT
Where: Two start locations: JW Marriot LA Live main entrance or Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites main entrance.
RSVP: Not required. Show up ready to introduce yourself and get exploring!
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2018 CAD Monkey Dinner
Who: As we've done every year since SOLIDWORKS World 2012, the savviest CAD Monkeys in town for SOLIDWORKS World 2018 will meet for a night of food and fun in one of our host city's hottest locations. It's become the unofficial kick-off to SOLIDWORKS World - a time when the SOLIDWORKS community can take in the city’s sights and tastes before the conference gets underway.  Since the first event seven years ago – when a handful of SOLIDWORKS gurus started off the tradition at the Hard Rock Café in San Diego – this “little” gathering has exploded in popularity. Dozens of CAD Monkeys have consistently taken over local hotspots – from Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix to the Y.O. Steakhouse in Dallas – with attendance rising every year. All are welcome! If you're interested in rubbing elbows with some of the communities most influential users, bloggers, employees and user group leaders, this event is for you. The event will be sponsored by from some of your favorite SOLIDWORKS partners, including Puget Systems, Tech Soft 3D, and TriMech, who are contributing to our food and beverage budget, while 3Dconnexion has provided several SpaceMouse Wireless Kits which will be raffled to some lucky monkeys at the event!
When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 7:00pm PT
Where: Tom's Urban, LA Live 1011 S Figueroa St B101, Los Angeles, CA 90015
RSVP: Required by January 26th, 2018 at