From Idea

To Invoice

A six-part series demonstrating how SOLIDWORKS can take you from idea to invoice.

Explore one or all sessions in this series to learn new innovative ways to use the software you already know and love.

What Will I Learn?

Manage Resources​

Today, managing projects typically involve multiple, disconnected tools such as email, Microsoft Project, and Excel. While they are all good tools, they are not connected to the project’s team or to the documents and CAD data for the project. ​

Integrated Processes

The only constant in life is change, right? And as engineers, boy do we know about change! For many of us, PDM helps control documents through workflows. But at times, those workflows DON’T provide the flexibility or the VISIBILITY needed for your complete change process.

Product Launch

One of the biggest challenges with any product launch is determining the status of where the project is. We need to present information in an easy to understand dashboard that can be tailored not only to display the critical information YOU need but also present the RIGHT information to the functional areas of your team. ​

Resource Planning

Understand the cause and effect of production planning that is driven by customer demand & engineering time. Automated business management solution eliminates data silos to streamline front office and factory operations to drive efficient resource utilization and customer service levels.


Shift Your Perspective On
How You Think About SOLIDWORKS

MLC CAD Systems is not just a SOLIDWORKS provider. Our customers are looking for solutions to all challenges that start from the moment an idea comes to the sales team, until a product is shipped out the door.

Session Details

What To

This 6 part education series will walk through the different phases in the timeline to show how a business can be driven with integrated solutions.


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Standard Time

Session 1

Project Management

Challenge: Ability to Track and Visually See the Status of A Project


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Standard Time

Session 2

Electrical Design (PCB & Schematics)

Challenge: Design PCB and Wire Harness


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Daylight Time

Session 3

Design Automation

Challenge: Ability to Scale Up Mechanical Design

"All Of Our Products Are Similar, We Just Change This"


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Daylight Time
Process Control

Session 4

Process Control

Challenge: Control Complex ECR → ECO → ECN Process

Not All Requests Are Created Equally


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Daylight Time

Session 5


Challenge: Low Volume Production

Faster Way to Program


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Daylight Time
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Session 6

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Ability to Manage Quotes, Inventory, Production & Invoices

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