Top performance features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS 2020 includes a number of under-the-hood performance features and enhancements to ensure that you can innovate without waiting for your tools to catch up.

During this on-demand webinar, Javelin’s application expert; Angus Hudson, puts the new SOLIDWORKS 2020 performance features in action! You will also learn about several time saving enhancements that result in a better user experience.

Top performance features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Work faster with large assembly drawings

With the new Drawing Detailing Mode you can open drawings in a matter of seconds while maintaining the ability to add and edit annotations. Detailing Mode is perfect for quickly opening drawings for minor edits or design reviews.  Individual sheets load in an instant and the drawing can also be printed.  Some editing capabilities are available as well, such as making changes to annotations or dimensions. Plus the new Graphics Acceleration for Drawings improves frame rates when panning and zooming within drawings with hardware-accelerated rendering.

Faster assembly design

With the updated Envelope Publisher in SOLIDWORKS 2020, envelopes are no longer limited to components in the same assembly. Now, you can simply select the components needed for reference and a destination assembly. Large Design Review Mode now allows you to create mates to the reference geometry of components, create and edit linear and circular component patterns, edit pattern-driven and sketch-driven component patterns. While editing an assembly in Large Design Review mode, you can use shortcuts to copy and paste components, hide or show components, and zoom to components.

Flexible components

With Make Part Flexible you can display the same part in different conditions in the same assembly. For example, show a spring compressed and at full length in the same assembly. You can make a part flexible without creating unique configurations or separate part files. This optimizes your data management and efficiency when bringing parts to life. Whether it be living hinges, bellows, springs, cables and beyond, use Make Part Flexible with SOLIDWORKS 2020 to improve how you visualize and validate your next assembly.

Faster sketching

With new Silhouette Entities you can create multiple sketch entities by projecting the outline of component bodies onto a parallel sketch plane. Torsion Continuity Relation will help you to achieve G3 curvature between sketched curves, thereby allowing a seamless transition. Making mistakes is part of the design process but using the undo button too liberally may result in lost work. SOLIDWORKS 2020 makes significant improvements to the redo function so that, even if you accidentally undo out of a sketch, your changes aren’t lost.

Faster calculations and improved accuracy for simulation

Speed and accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Simulation has been improved by combining linear and quadratic elements in the same simulation study. Pin and Bolt Connectors can deform faces attached to Pin and Bolt connectors. Beam Models can now Import temperatures to perform a stress analysis after running a thermal analysis on a model with beams.

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