53 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2018 10:13 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    SolidWorksWorld 2019 FYI

    Rick McDonald

      SolidWorksWorld2019 will be in Dallas, Texas. SOLIDWORKS World 2019 - Dassault Systèmes® February 10-13, 2019

      For people who are not familiar to the Dallas area (and even for those that are) I am putting together this post to provide links for SWW19 related information

      (I may update it periodically and users can feel free to add to it and I will try to consolidate some of it periodically).


      Edit: 11/8/18:,

      SWW19 SESSIONS are now posted on the SWW19 Website.

      If you are registered you should be able to select the classes you want.

      "Hands-On" sessions fill fast. - Some are full and others still have waitlist space available (12/4/18)


      SWW19 will be in the Kay Bailey Convention Center in the southern end of Downtown Dallas:

      Kay Bailey Hutchison – Convention Center

      Floor Plans -- I suggest you print out the floor plans to make getting to your classes much faster and easier, When you register and get your event guide book you will see where the sessions are being held (room numbers) - you won't have much time between some sessions so plan your route in advance.

      Some classes will likely be in the Omni Hotel and some will be in a wing to the east side of the building that is not really obvious

      Arrive early and do a walk around to figure out where things are located.


      East wing



      Most people who fly in will either arrive at DFW Airport dfwairport.com - maps

      or Dallas Love Field:

      There are shuttle buses to some hotels or shuttle buses like Super Shuttle that can take you to hotels or the convention center.

      dfwairport.com - Public Transit


      Light Rail:

      From Love Field there is a shuttle bus to the rail station where you can take the "Orange Line"


      From DFW: The Light Rail "Orange Line" goes from Terminal A

      DART Light Rail https://www.dart.org/riding/dfwairport.asp

      The light rail system is quite inexpensive -


      EDIT 10/24: Added link to rail time tables: https://www.dart.org/schedules/schedules.asp


      The "Orange Line" goes from Terminal A at DFW or From the Love Field station, into Down Town Dallas - a few blocks away from the convention center. (I have not been on these lines so you should verify my information or get details at the airports.)

      You can transfer from the Orange Line Train to the Blue Line Or Red Line trains to get around different locations in Dallas.

      The Blue line has a train that will go directly to the Kay Bailey Convention Center.

      To connect from the Orange Line to the Blue line, you would want to change in the "West End" Station.



      Parking on the street is difficult and most if not all spots are metered (so you would have to go back and feed the meter.

      I do not have information about parking lots but near the convention center they will be expensive.

      If you are staying in outlying areas, the best and easiest way to park would be to find one of the area rail stations. I am not sure about stations in or near the city, but outside the main city the parking at the stations is free and you can take the rail for $5 per day pass (2am cut off time).


      Places to stay:

      SOLIDWORKS World 2019 has contracted rooms at the Aloft Dallas Downtown, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Lorenzo Hotel, Magnolia Hotel, Omni Dallas Hotel, and Westin Dallas Downtown https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowDSS191 all these are .5 mile or less from Convention center, Omni is attached.



      Hotels in Dallas near Dallas Convention Center | Save up to 74% | trivago.com


      Things to Do in Dallas:

      Daniel Herzberg's - CAD Monkey Dinner 2019 Tickets, Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite (Edit 2/7 - details and ticketing now available)

      We will again be Running/Walking in the mornings for anyone who is interested in some exercise-based bonding.


      2019 Things to do in Dallas Update from Amee Meghani:

      Your (2nd) Dallas Bucket List for SOLIDWORKS World for 2019


      https://www.jfk.org/ The 6th floor Musseum - Dealey Plaza

      Reunion Tower Obsrvation Deck / restaurant

      SWW2016 Things to do in Dallas information from Amee Meghani



      At the Convention:



      More Links:

      Be Creative and Design your own SOLIDWORKS World T-Shirt!! – Boxer's SOLIDWORKS Blog

      SWW18 - The Bacon Brotherhood is BACK!!! (will be updated when available)

      %23baconbrotherhood - Twitter Search

      Continuing the togetherness and warmness of Coffee Clique at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 (will be updated when available)

      Beer + Bacon = #SWW18

      Solidworks World newbie

      Dallas Convention Center Calendar


      The SolidWorks World Survival Guide short.pdf (added 12/4/18 - 10 years old but still pertains and a must read)

      More information go to the post: SolidWorks World 2019 And see Deepak Gupta's post (#3) in that thread for a sample justification letter to your boss. (change the dates and locations ... as needed for this years dates and location).



      Dallas Weather is unpredictable in the winter.

      Although the averages are shown below it could be 20 and snowing, or an Ice storm or sunny and 80's (possibly all in the same week).

      Watch the forecasts and pack accordingly.(see Steve Calvert's post #32 in this thread)