I think my favorite new feature of this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS Premium is definitely the Flatten Surface functionality.
Over the years I have had plenty of opportunities where this function would have directly saved customers a ton of time, money and effort in attempting to fit complex copings and forms together.
With a complex cut of this nature, you can simply: model it… flatten it… print it… chalk it… and cut it!
With this new feature multiple connected surfaces can be flattened in one operation. To assess the accuracy of the flattening process, a deformation plot is available to highlight areas of high compression or stretching. Plus selecting the flattened surface gives you the option to output directly to DXF/DWG file format to send to your nesting program or CNC router.
To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015
Attend a Canadian SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Event in a city near you this October to experience live demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS 2015 and integrated 3D solutions; so you gain a better understanding of how SOLIDWORKS can make your product design process even more productive.