SOLIDWORKS 2021 Assembly Productivity Tools


New Productivity tools for Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS 2021 give you better control over your assembly designs. These include a new streamlined Mate Property Manager, new spacing options for Chain Patterns and synchronization options for patterned Component Configurations. In addition, there are improvements to the mate alignment control and new options for Slot Mate defaults including the ability to lock the rotation of Slot Mates.

As you spend time creating and working within your assembly designs in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you will find more streamlined tools to help you assemble, pattern and analyze your assemblies.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Assembly Productivity Tools includes:

  • SOLIDWORKS has always offered the flexibility to change the configuration of each component instance within a pattern. However, sometimes you may just want all of the components to reference the original instance. This can be time consuming to do one-at-time. New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 is an option to synchronize the configurations of all component instances created by a pattern. This new options also helps from inadvertently changing the configuration of any of these components from the quick menu drop-down and by locking this option within the Component Properties dialog. This ensures that as you make any configuration changes to the seed components of the pattern, those changes will be properly propagated.
  • Finally, Interference Detection is a powerful tool to quickly find issues within your design. SOLIDWORKS 2021 now offers the option to save the interference out in a spreadsheet. You even have the choice to capture a screenshot of each interference so that they can be shared and reviewed with others inside of your organization. This offers a new collaborative way to review interference in a design and determine if they are intentional due to fit conditions, or to collaborate with others what changes should be made to solve the interference.

Design assemblies with streamlined workflows in SOLIDWORKS 2021.

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