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

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 2015 Tutorial – Improved Angle Dimensions [VIDEO]

Angle Dimension Crosshair

Sometimes you want to add an angular dimension from the vertical or horizontal, but there isn't anything nearby from which to dimension.  SolidWorks 2015 now gives you the ability to dimension between a line and an imaginary horizontal or vertical line.  A reference crosshair ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015! – The Split Feature can now split Surface Bodies! [VIDEO]

Split Surface Bodies

As we climb up the steep hill that is the list of new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2015, I wanted to peddle backwards for a moment to a feature that is a tad underused by most SolidWorks users - The Split Feature. This tool gives us the ability to create multiple Solid Bodies ... Read More

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General Options - Customer Experience

SolidWorks is getting better every year through great enhancements, but they always strive to increase the quality and stability of the product at the same time.  You can help by joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program that will send logs and information about your ... Read More

“SolidWorks with Bleach!” Or “Who Turned out the Lights?” – Increasing the Ambient Light in your parts

How to get access to Ambient Light settings

It's laundry day today, and when I took my white shirt from the wash, I noticed it looking rather grey. While I could just add bleach to my laundry cycle, it made me think that I notice the same thing happen in SolidWorks. Of course, I can't put my laptop in the washing machine ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015! – Customize Context Sensitive Popup Menus within the Graphics Area [VIDEO]

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With every release of SolidWorks, we gain new methods of customizing the user interface to our specific needs - the 2015 release of SolidWorks is no different in this regard. We can now Customize Context Sensitive Popup Menus / Right-Click Menus within the Graphics Area. This ... Read More