Los Angeles, Feb 3 (IANS) Bringing together more than 5,000 engineers and designers from across the globe to network, learn, share and discover the latest in 3D technologies, the global 3D design software company Dassault Systèmes on Friday announced "SOLIDWORKS World 2017".
Set to take place in Los Angeles in the US from February 5 to 8, the 19th annual conference will showcase latest innovations in SOLIDWORKS 3D applications and engineering technologies that help millions of SOLIDWORKS users create compelling customer experiences.
"The 'SOLIDWORKS' community shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and design that is unique," said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes, in a statement.
"'SOLIDWORKS World' fuses this unbridled energy with product development and technology strategies that are pushing the evolution of the internet of things, model-based definition, additive manufacturing and other approaches," Bassi added.
Among the speakers is Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-American engineer who, as the first female private space explorer, spent eight days aboard the International Space Station (ISS). She is also the co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, a platform for the internet of things.
Jason Silva a media artist and futurist who created "Shots of Awe", a short film series that explores innovation, technology creativity, futurism and the metaphysics of the imagination, will also address one of the sessions.
Sustainability expert and social visionary Duane Elgin, with Jon Friedman, co-founder of Freight Farms, will discuss how the company modifies shipping containers to create year-round agriculture in any environment and empower local food production;
Amir Abo-Shaeer, founder and director of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, will explain how the next generation of physicists, engineers, and mathematicians are being cultivated today within our communities.
Motiv Robotics, a partner with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), will discuss the design of advanced robotic systems for industrial applications, disaster relief, defense, and extreme environments.
Over 100 exhibitors will display new technologies and products amid 200 interactive training sessions at the SOLIDWORKS World 2017.
"It's the place to be for innovators looking to connect with each other, learn new skills, and transform how products are designed, manufactured and supported," Bassi said.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.