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 San Diego.

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. 


This session is at capacity and is now closed

Join us for this in-depth session where you’ll learn how organizations can extract the value of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform while leveraging their existing CAD applications. The POWER’BY initiative creates a multi-CAD environment allowing Catia V5 and SolidWorks users to integrate into the CATIA, SIMULIA & DELMIA processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  For those already on CATIA V6, POWER’BY brings additional functionality to the web client making it a more accessible enterprise platform. This will be a game-changer for Dassault Systemes customers. This session will include live demos, a deep product overview and opportunities for Q&A with Dassault product experts.

Model-based Systems Engineering 

This session is at capacity and is now closed

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation, beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later life cycle phases.”  In this session, our Dassault Systemes expert speakers will review the Aerospace and Defense solution strategy aligned to support MBSE.  This 4 hour session will include a presentation and live demos.

Topology Optimization Using the Functional Generative Design (GDE) Application

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 15
Time: TBD 
Cost: $99

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.

Only Attending Sunday Workshops?

Click here to register.