New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain Component Pattern [VIDEO]

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated September 11, 2014


It’s what we have all been waiting for some time now – the curtain has been pulled back to reveal some fantastic new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2015.  If you did not have the chance to take a look at the SOLIDWORKS 2015 beta releases and scour through them for the new features that would be most important to you, sit back and take the tour with the tech team here on the Javelin SOLIDWORKS Blog, or attend a Launch Event in a Canadian city near you in October.

First off the mark will be the Chain Component Pattern Feature – which is one of the marquee assembly enhancements presented in this release.

This is one of those features that I’ve wanted to have available to me, way back when I was designing food safe conveyors. To be able to dynamically drag a chain based pattern around an open or closed path is an excellent way to ensure proof of concept when working with all sorts of chain-style geometry.

Take a look at the video below to see how you can fit this exciting new feature into your assembly workflow:

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.