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Ask the Expert Webinars

COE members now have year-round access to first-rate, technical education through the COE Ask the Expert webinars. Webinars are scheduled twice monthly. Ask the Expert Webinars help users of Dassault Systèmes solutions stay up-to-date on key product changes, issues and solutions, while providing education and training on the latest technology developments.

COE Ask the Expert sessions are a paid members only benefit. If you are not currently a member, and are interested in unlimited Ask the Experts sessions for the rest of the year, please click here to join for $150. Members can also view past webinars by visiting the COE Ask the Expert Archive.

If you are a COE member, and are registering for any of the sessions below, please be sure to use the same email address as your COE profile, to allow COE HQ to validate your membership, and avoid your registration getting cancelled prior to the webinar. 

Ask the Expert Sessions


Ready-to-Grow, a preconfigured starter package for the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

(Members: free. Non-Members: $150.00)

Presented by: Paul Cassidy, Senior PLM Specialist, CENIT

Thursday, November 14, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT


Paul has more than 3 decades of experience in the PLM domain, starting as a product specialist with CATIA V3 in the late ‘80s. There followed a career partnering with customers to implement PDM and PLM technologies successfully within their organizations, primarily Dassault Systèmes, as well as SAP PLM, and Siemens.

Recent projects have centered on organizations implementing Business Process Management cross-functionally as well as Engineering-to-Manufacturing Handover while guiding customers to make the move from an “engineering change” to a “product change” process incorporating the full value stream.

Paul holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and post-graduate studies in Robotic Design at University College Dublin.

Webinar Abstract 

The requirement for data continuity, high-availability digital processes, a wide variety of variants and collaboration between decentralized, global teams are just some of the many challenges of the digital transformation that companies are facing. The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform supports companies by providing a broad range of functionalities to address these challenges.

With many 100s of their customers being SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises), and looking to make the move to the 3DExperience platform, CENIT has developed “Ready-To-Grow“ – a preconfigured PLM Starter Package to greatly accelerate deployment, and enable future growth in follow-on phases.

This presentation will describe CENIT’s “Ready-To-Grow” implementation approach for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform that establishes a foundation for future growth and expansion based on standardized, pre-configured use cases. cenitSPIN, a configuration engine for 3DEXPERIENCE, facilitates the right amount of platform customization resulting in minimal impact on implementation timelines.

Several deployment options for the platform and practical implementation examples will be presented.

*Applicable Industries: all discrete manufacturing industries



How you can Profit from Feed Rate Optimization

(Members: free. Non-Members: $150.00)

Presented by: Dave Bross, Technical Support Engineer, CGTech

Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT


Mr. Bross has been with CGTech as a Technical Support Engineer for VERICUT software since 2017. He has more than 17 years of manufacturing experience. His professional career began as a manual machinist apprentice running lathes and mills in a job shop environment. Later, he began work at Heroux Devtek; a large aircraft landing gear manufacturer. In his 11 years at Heroux Devtek he operated a variety of large CNC machining centers and also progressed through the programming department to become a department lead. He spent 8 years programming 3 to 5 axis machines using Catia. In Mr. Bross’ role as a Technical Support Engineer for CGTech, he designs many general-purpose and customized VERICUT Machine Configurations, supplies technical support to end-user customers, and provides training and consulting services to companies in virtually every industry.

Webinar Abstract 

There is tremendous pressure on machined parts suppliers to deliver more for less, and always on time.   Physics-based feed rate optimization enables shops to spend minimal time preparing highly optimized toolpaths that run smoother and deliver big savings at the machine. Feed rate optimization software determines the maximum reliable feed rate for cutting conditions encountered (in simulation), and calculates feed rates to remove material under ideal conditions.  In addition to reducing machining times, machined surface quality and tool life are also improved. Using feed rate optimization software that is independent of your CAM system(s) provides the ability to optimize new and existing or legacy NC programs, so they all cut as efficiently as if they were created by a machining expert.

  • Discover how feed rate optimization software speeds machining and creates a more efficient manufacturing environment
  • See how feed rate optimization reduces machining times by as much as 25% or more
  • Learn what every machine tool and cutting tool manufacturer wants you to know - how to use their products optimally
  • Learn how this software can be a great benefit to all NC programmers (experienced, novice, or in between)
  • Hear how major Aerospace companies use this technology to make better parts faster, even those made from hard or difficult to machine materials


Ask The Expert Webinar Archives

Review past sessions that you may have missed or review past sessions that you attended. Your COE membership allows you to access the full recording including presentation and audio for each past session. Click here to access the archive.