Ya see those people in the image to the left. That’s not a stock photo friends. nu-uh. That’s Dassault Systèmes product users being highly productive, and highly excited about being highly productive. There’s a special place for these people and it’s not where you’re thinking. It’s Orlando, Florida.

In one week from yesterday, Dassault Systèmes is having their state-side Customer Conference, aptly named, the Dassault Systèmes Customer Conference (DSCC). The CEO, Bernard Charles, will most likely be there with his crew.

Even better, SolidSmack will be there covering anything interesting. How could there be anything interesting at a Customer Conference? Oh, there’s always something. Check out some of the topics.

  • Automotive Design
  • Shipbuilding Solution
  • Stylish Apparel
  • Wind Turbines
  • Pasta-makers
  • Paperless Manufacturing

and that doesn’t even touch any amount of drama that may happen. It all involves CAD, PLM, sustainability, collaboration and getting a stranglehold on productivity. It’s also conveniently focused around the DS products – DELMIA, CATIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA and 3DVIA. Sorry, no SolidWorks. They have their own special show, SolidWorks World 2010, coming up in February 2010.

Interested in finding anything out about what happens at a Dassault Conference? Let me know.

Disclosure: Thanks for askin’. Yeah, big ol’ Dassault is throwing down the flight and hotel accommodations. They’re not buying me a sandwich at the stop over in Atlanta, but I’m thinkin’ there’ll be some DS pens laying around the Dassault booths which I will rightly gank, with no one none the wiser.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.