The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress has become a yearly barometer of the state of collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology, and solutions for commercial and government organizations. Presenters and attendees are real-world users who represent the medical, aerospace, defense, electronics, automotive, industrial equipment, and other product development industries, with strong support by technology leaders for CAD collaboration and interoperability.

The 2018 3D CIC theme is Enterprise Accountability. Each morning session will have a focused perspective: Culture & Champions, Quality, and Manufacturing.

“The camaraderie is unmatched. It truly feels like a room of people interested in helping each other on being successful on the crazy path to MBD.”

5/10/18 Update: MBD user group offerings are updated for 2018! These afternoon sessions will include NX, PTC/USER, SOLIDWORKS, and Publishing Options. In addition, the “How to Build Buy-in with Your Executives” session will include a panel of industry implementers who have been in the position of seeking management approval for Model-Based Enterprise efforts. The 3D CIC registration price includes the panel and user groups.

6/25/18 Update: The Inventor MBD user group will not be held in 2018. We hope to offer it in 2019.

2018 High-Level Agenda

October 15, 2018
October 16, 2018
October 17, 2018
October 18, 2018
AM--no sessions--PERSPECTIVE:
Culture & Champions
IMPLEMENTER PANEL: How to Build Buy-in with Your ExecutivesMBD USER GROUP:
Publishing Options (3D PDF, HTML5, JT, eDrawings, Creo View)
MBD USER GROUPS (concurrent):
PTC/USER MBE Technical Community Open Forum
EveningCAD & CocktailsCAD & CocktailsCAD & Cocktails


Various stages of MBE journey maturity, multiple industries, and all of the major 3D CAD software platforms are represented by 3D CIC speakers.

2018 Speakers

This list is updated regularly and is subject to change.

Confirmed Speakers
Russell MichaelAllison TransmissionTBD
Benny YapCisco Systems Inc.MBD Connected Quality Enabling Automated MBE Quality Compliance
Joe WackermanCisco SystemsLeveraging MBD in Design Verification
Larry BergquistDeere & CompanyProduct Design as a Downstream Process: Leveraging Model Based Enterprise
Craig BreckenridgeDynamic StructuresAccurate Data Transfer for Telescopes and Amusement Rides
Chad JacksonLifecycle InsightsKeynote: Findings from MBD Supplier Readiness Study
Ben KasselLMIHow the Government Uses Your Delivered Data
Charles FayLove and LogicKeynote
Philip JenningsNewport News ShipbuildingThe Agile Organization that Enables Digital Transformation
Heather PomereneNorthrop GrummanTBD
Jose M. ResendisRaytheon Journey to Model Based Work Instructions at Raytheon
Jon PabstSierra Nevada CorporationTBD
Scott NeumannTechnical Consultants Inc.TBD
Sarah KellyUnited Launch AllianceBecoming a Model Based Enterprise: Getting Users on Board

Previous Speakers

2016 and 2017 speakers are represented by this sampling of organizations (not all inclusive):

  • Aerospace Corporation
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Cisco Systems
  • Crocs
  • Faurecia
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Honey Bee Manufacturing
  • Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • NASA
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Purdue University
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Signode Industrial
  • Solar Turbines
  • TE Connectivity
  • United Launch Alliance