Exciting News: Solid Edge University

by Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter on ‎05-10-2017 03:54 PM (1,431 Views)

You spoke. We listened. We know that you look forward to Solid Edge University each year, but that a single location meant that it was difficult for some of you to attend. Based on this feedback, we thought about how to make a better experience for you, our users. Since the close of Solid Edge University 2016, we’ve been testing out new ways to bring you everything you loved about previous years’ events, in a format that makes it easier for our users, across the US and around the world, to participate. 

Now, with support from our partners, we are very pleased to announce that we are expanding our Solid Edge University program globally, with multiple one-day Solid Edge University events to be held around the globe, including additional US locations. 

Same great content. Easier to attend. These global Solid Edge University events will offer more Solid Edge customers the opportunity to learn first-hand what’s new in Solid Edge, improve their productivity, and network with other users. Solid Edge University events provide both new and experienced Solid Edgers countless ways to hone their skills, and to connect with Siemens staff, local partners and expert users.

Official details on dates and locations will be posted soon. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


Richard Runnells

Director of Product Marketing, Solid Edge


by Esteemed Contributor
on ‎05-10-2017 04:01 PM

Thanks @RichardRunnells,


This sounds great!.....look forward to more details.

by PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
on ‎05-10-2017 04:48 PM

So I'm not going to be able to network with my peers because they are going to be attending a different SEU?


As a presenter, I'm going to have to travel to more than 1 event in order to present?  Or are the events going to have different content?  Is the Development Team going to be present at each event?


This seems very confusing for content providers, presenters, and vendors, as well as attendees.


What did the roll-out events used to be called, and why did Siemens stop doing those?  Why will this be any different than that experiment?

by Esteemed Contributor
on ‎05-10-2017 04:54 PM

Oh, good point @swertel, I had completely breezed over that aspect!  Robot Indifferent

by PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
on ‎05-10-2017 04:59 PM

I understand where you're coming from @SeanCresswell.  With the potential to have a SE event in New Zealand, it's easy to get excited.  But, realistically, it's New Zealand.  No one is traveling that far regardless of how beautiful it is there. Cat Tongue

by Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
on ‎05-10-2017 05:38 PM

Thank you for your comments @swertel. Let me try and address your concerns.


Our goal is to provide the SEU experience to more Solid Edgers via increased global events, including more US based regional events. Through feedback from users who do not attend SEU, the number one reason given is cost. Typically that falls into two categories; cost related to travel and cost related to time away from the office.


Also I'd like thank you for your contributions as a presenter at previous SEU events. I encourage you to continue that trend as we move forward. Select an event (or events) that you wish to present at and we'll doing everything we can to help accommodate you.


We continue to work with our partners and vendors to ensure these events reach as many users as possible. I think what you'll find (and our recent studies have proven), is that we'll be able reach more users on a global and US basis than we have been able do in recent years in a single event.


We will be posting the locations and dates soon.





by PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
on ‎05-10-2017 05:44 PM

I just priced a flight from Phoenix to Auckland.  Not only would it cost about US$2000, but I'd also have a layover in LAX.  Yuck.


I'm afraid I won't be making it to the New Zealand SEU this year. Man Sad

by PLM World Member Valued Contributor PLM World Member Valued Contributor
on ‎05-10-2017 10:35 PM

I see a lot of pluses and minuses. We will see how it goes and give feedback then.

It is likely to reach more people, but some presenters may be unlikely to repeat in multiple locations. Has there been any talk of capturing sessions on video and making them available online to the community?

by PLM World Member Valued Contributor PLM World Member Valued Contributor
on ‎05-10-2017 10:38 PM

@swertel, are you talking about the Productivity Summits?

by Phenom
‎05-11-2017 12:52 AM - edited ‎05-11-2017 12:55 AM

This would be a dream come true if one of the locations is in India. I have been pitching for this with Siemens PLM for years about conducting a SEU out here with a huge user base and plenty of people willing to present and participate.



This will lead to democratization of the event which was largely centered in just one part of the world and it seems that Siemens has realized they have a substantial user base spread across the globe, I believe they were waiting for a critical mass of users to be achieved for local events.


Although opportunity to meet in person is one of the top attractions of SEU, the greater goal of knowledge sharing can still be achieved by ultimately sharing all presentation videos online.


~Tushar Suradkar

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by Legend
on ‎05-11-2017 09:16 AM


You say "Now, with support from our partners, we are very pleased to announce..."

Can you please expand on who "our partners" are.  Are these VARs, 3rd party vendors, PLM World?


What happens to Developer day?

What happens to the Data Management workshop?

What happens to Product Round Tables?


Where do the 1-5 seat users get to interact with the 50+ Seat count users?


Where are the networking times? 


No way the content and value will come from a 1 day event!


For those of us who have been to the REAL SEU events...  Calling a 1 day even SEU feels pretty silly.


Watching and waitng to see what shall come, but awfully disapointed.





by PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
on ‎05-11-2017 09:59 AM

@breving, Productivity Summits -- that's what they were called.


The Phoenix Productivity Summit wasn't amazing, but any definition of the term.

by Esteemed Contributor
on ‎05-11-2017 12:29 PM

I echo @MattJohnson_PG concerns.  I also acknoledge that the prior regional Productivity Summits were well attnded.


Is the idea of an annual national (international?) event dead or will there still be one and what will that be?


Concerns of multiple occurences of the 1 day event:

  • SEU was multi-track.  I feel that 1 day events must maintain that concept to increase value over reduced time.
  • Keynotes/group presentation at SEU typically took half a day.  1 day event keynote/group presentation must be limited to an hour at the start and maybe an hour over lunch.
  • Regional still means hours of travel for some. Still consider hotel convenience and maybe rate deals.
  • SEU was once a year and a few folks each from product development, planning, quality, and support could attend and was a huge benifit.  How does this work for multiple 1 day events?
  • SEU allowed me to meet multitudes of folks I have conversed on the forum with (Matt Johnson for example).  From the past regional events, I met maybe 2 people from the forum.
by Legend
‎05-11-2017 12:56 PM - edited ‎05-11-2017 12:57 PM

In the jest of "local" or regional" ...


To honor the legacy of our beloved SEU...


Might I suggest a name change???


" SECC " -  Not to be confused with Teamcenter integration “SEEC”...   BUT " SECC "


Wait for it…  Wait for it... ...


SECC = Solid Edge Community College


Sorry all,  I couldnt resist...


by Legend
‎05-16-2017 02:03 PM - edited ‎05-16-2017 02:07 PM



I'm now seeing posts from Solid Edge on Facebook for SEU Greenville.


link to SIS event:  http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Best-of-Solid-Edge-University-SE-.html?soid=1116651795120&aid=tPS...


Based on this posting it seems like this is simply a ST10 launch event.


also,  see that this is called "BEST OF" SEU  -NOT- SEU...     but it seems that the BEST parts are missing???


Can you please answer some of the questions that have been asked here by myself and other users and give us a more detailed agenda track.


Also,  can you share a calendar and loaction so that we can plan, or plan otherwise...


please and thank you....

by Legend
on ‎05-19-2017 09:55 AM

@MLombard,   it appears that @RichardRunnells is not getting Tags from the blog posting.


Would you mind letting him know that since his posting of this blog that the user community would like some dialog in this regard.


Thank you...

by Community Manager Community Manager
on ‎05-19-2017 10:19 AM

I'll make sure this is seen.

by Legend
on ‎05-23-2017 08:03 AM

SEU17 Marketing Strategy...




by PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
on ‎05-23-2017 11:14 AM

So twitter is active with today's (May 23) event, calling it Solid Edge University in Greenville.


Yet, I've recieved nothing about any SEU events.  How do I know there will be one in my region?  What if I can't attend that one?  Will I get a notice about other regions so I can potentially go there instead?




by Legend
on ‎05-23-2017 11:27 AM

@swertel  Scott,   everthing is an endless loop back to this Blog or the ST10 whats new knoweledge article...


nice 'ey

by PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
on ‎05-23-2017 11:29 AM

You noticed that, too, @MattJohnson_PG?  Using a link back to a topic that doesn't have the details we're looking for is not an answer to my questions.  So that's why I put them here in the comments.

by Legend
on ‎05-23-2017 11:30 AM

@swertel   did you see the image I posted just this morning...  SAD, SAD, SAD...

by Legend

@swertel et al,


Via this link:  https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/events_webinars/index.cfm?product=Solid Edge&sortBy=default&start=0


I see there is a SEU in Brazil scheduled...  TOMORROW


by Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter

Community members, my apologies for the delay in responding to your comments and questions.  As suggested above, I wasn't receiving notifications (tags) when comments were being made to this thread (now fixed).


To address some of the questions raised:

  • SEU events will be held regionally throughout the US in conjunction with our channel partners. On a global basis we are working with both our country managers and channel partners to to identify locations for SEU events. As the locations and dates become available they will be posted to the SEU webpage. We are also working to provide direct links from the SEU webpage to specific event registration pages based on location.
  • Depending on the timing of the SEU event, obviously "What's new in Solid Edge" sessions will be held along with other sessions. Just like in other previously held SEU events.
  • Regarding "Developer Day", we are interested in finding ways to continue this important initiative. One option is to bring Developer Day to Huntsville, where a large percentage of Solid Edge development is managed. Your thoughts on this suggestion?
  • Data Management continues to be an important topic to our users and you should expect a session or two to be dedicated to this topic. We will work with our channel partners to determine the best mix of product sessions to be included in an SEU event.
  • Product Roundtables represents another area where we could host using an alternative method, such as a virtual meeting (possibly a lunch and learn type format as an example) for discussion. This would allow a greater opportunity to involve more users.
  • The format of these events will provide opportunities for networking during breaks and lunch.

Please keep in mind, our goal is to expose more users to Solid Edge University on a regional and global basis than was previously possible in a US centric (primarilly midwest based) event. We feel that moving to more regional events in the US and country based events for the rest of the world will accomplish this goal and will help drive greater awareness and involvement with our customers.


I look forward to your comments and suggestions.


Thank you.

by PLM World Member Valued Contributor PLM World Member Valued Contributor


Can you provide the link to the "SEU webpage"? I can't seem to find it.


For planning purposes, should we read into this that there are no plans to do a multi-day event in the near future or that would require significant travel planning? Outside of perhaps a Developer Day in Huntsville (which would work for me).


Thank you.

Carl Breving (@breving)

by Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter



The Solid Edge University webage I was referring too is currently being redesigned and content updated in support of our expanded Solid Edge University global program. I'll post a note here as soon as it up and running.