Pre-Conference Workshops 

Increase the ROI on your annual conference experience with our Sunday Pre-Conference Workshops! Featuring deep dives into important topics and skills with expert presenters from Dassault Systèmes presenters, these workshops are a great way to spend an afternoon. You'll gain knowledge, network with other users, and still have time to enjoy the sights and attractions of Orlando.

Select your workshop choice as part of the registration process, or if you have already registered, contact COE Headquarters at to add a workshop to your registration. Click here for instructions on how to add a pre-conference to your registration. 

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This hands-on session will provide attendees with a familiarization with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Interface and core capabilities, cover basic Navigation and Interface, as well as searching for files, and allow you to ask questions of key 3DEXPERIENCE experts. 

When: Sunday, April 23 
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $99

CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE Transition Workshop 

This hands-on session will introduce users to CATIA V5 to 3DEXPERIENCE Transition.

When: Sunday, April 23 
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $99

Topology Optimization Using the Functional Generative Design (GDE) Application

Presented by: Cody Stallbaumer, Wichita State University

This session will walk through the process of preforming topology optimization on a part using the Functional Generative Design (GDE) app. The first half of the session will cover creating a design space, analysis setup, creating optimization constraints, as well as conceptual shape selection. After generating a valid shape that meets the analysis criteria, the detailed designed tools found within the app will be demonstrated. The final result will be a solid model that is ready for additive manufacturing.

When: Sunday, April 23 
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: $49

How to Add a Pre-Conference Workshop to your Registration

  1. Visit the conference registration page 
  2. In the ALREADY REGISTERED section, click “View Your Registration Details”
  3. Click the “My Options” tab
  4. Click “Add Additional Options”
  5. For each session that you choose to add to your registration, there is an “Add” button next to the session title.
  6. Once you’ve added sessions to your registration, click “Finish” at the bottom of the form.