What’s New

Enhance your SOLIDWORKS Cut List by including Custom Folder Names

A great new enhancement for SOLIDWORKS 2018 is the ability to make SOLIDWORKS cut list folder names a custom property! If you’ve taken the time to re-name your cut list folders for added clarity in your design, the ability to bring those custom names into your detailed cut list is going to save a lot…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Smart Explode Lines

SOLIDWORKS Smart Explode Lines

Finally! The only boring part of making an exploded view (connecting all of the parts with explode lines) has been automated with SOLIDWORKS 2018! No longer will time be spent connecting each bolt to each nut in your exploded view. The new ‘insert/edit smart explode lines’ tool works great and will save time when making…

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How to customize SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager Context Sensitive Popup Menus [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Pop-up Menu

With every release of SOLIDWORKS, we gain new methods of customizing the user interface to our specific needs. As a follow up to my earlier article on Customizing Context Sensitive Popup Menus within the Graphics Area. The following video will demonstrate how this customization works for the Feature Manager as well. Remember: Less travel around the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Dimensioning Pre-Selected Entities [TUTORIAL]

This is the third article from the “What’s Really New in SOLIDWORKS 2016” series, where we continue to extensively test the new functionality introduced by the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. I always tell my students that the most productive way to use SOLIDWORKS is to pre-select entities and then apply commands from the in-context toolbars….

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 New “Equal Curve Length” Sketch Relation [TUTORIAL]

This is the second article from the “What’s Really New in SOLIDWORKS 2016” series, where we continue to extensively test the new functionality introduced in the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. For the first time in 10 years, SOLIDWORKS added a new relation to the sketch environment and it is really good. It is so useful that…

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Testing SOLIDWORKS 2016 Video Series #1 Convert Entities Tool

By now you have probably already read the What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 document, have watched the official launch videos and maybe even attended a Javelin Launch Event. You are probably intrigued about the new functionality and cannot wait to try it on your own. A New Testing SOLIDWORKS 2016 Video Series Starting today I will share…

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SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015 Parallel Approval Mapping

Parallel Approval Mapping now captures transition data for each approver. Prior to SOLIDWORKS Enterprise EPDM 2015, only the data from the last user was copied. In the Transition Action dialog box, you can specify which approver(s) is used to set the variable value. Related Posts SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature Where did the Add…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Break View [VIDEO]

Model Break View

With the new Part and Assembly BREAK VIEW functionality available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015, the drawing is where it can all come together.  Similar to an exploded view, SOLIDWORKS Drawing Break View can be selected from the view properties and included in your drawing if so desired. The video below will show you how to…

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