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 Inventor, 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.

2018 High-Level Agenda

October 15, 2018
October 16, 2018
October 17, 2018
October 18, 2018
AM--no sessions--PERSPECTIVE:
Culture & Champions
PMMBD USER GROUPS (concurrent):
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. Recent speakers are represented by this sampling of organizations:

  • 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

Stay tuned for 2018 speaker and agenda announcements.