New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Professional! – Select By View [VIDEO]


When speaking with folks who are new to the SolidWorks sphere of influence, I will typically mention the ability to make fast and accurate selections as primary skill to focus upon when learning SolidWorks. This latest release of SolidWorks will help everyone accelerate their ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – New Constraints in the Width Mate [VIDEO]

SW2015 - Width Mate Constraints

The Width Mate has become even better in SolidWorks 2015.  There are three new Constraint options in this mate.  Rather than just having the component centered between the width references, you can now control the movement and position between them. Constraints: Centered ... Read More

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015: Incremental Nonlinear Simulation Results


In SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015, you can visualize intermediate results during an incremental nonlinear simulation. By getting visual feedback of the results as the simulation progresses, you can make decisions to either stop the simulation and make adjustments to the input, or let ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Equal Spacing Option for Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2015 - Linear Pattern - Up to Reference

How often do you need to add a linear pattern to fill a length with a specific number of instances?  Or perhaps you need to fill a length with specific spacing, but you need it to automatically determine the number of instances that are required? In the past, we would use the ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS drawing view with assembly components displayed in different colours or line types


In a SOLIDWORKS drawing view, assembly components can be displayed in different colours using layers.  Additionally, the type and thickness of the component edges can be specified using RMB option ‘Component Line Font.’ The Layers toolbar/dialog box can be activated from the ... Read More