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. This can easily double the productivity of the average user. SOLIDWORKS 2016 enhances the consistency of this workflow by allowing users to apply dimensions to pre-selected entities.
This might seem like just a tiny change in the SOLIDWORKS User Interface functionality, but it makes so much sense and increases the consistency of the user’s workflow to such a degree that it will be welcomed by all power-users. It will change the way I use dimensions in SOLIDWORKS!!!
As you will see in this video, the new technique integrates very well the pre-select + use of in-context toolbars workflow. I love it!
The functionality is almost flawless. I found only one situation where the order of selection is important, but otherwise it is close to perfection.
I will give SOLIDWORKS a 9.5 out of 10 mark for this great enhancement!
Learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016
To learn other what’s new tip and tricks like the SOLIDWORKS 2016 Dimensioning Pre-Selected Entities you should watch a recording of our recent launch event broadcast.