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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Weldment Cut List IDs

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Cut List Properties

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can now generate IDs for each Weldment Part Cut List item that is a unique identifier for each cut list item in a Part’s Cut List folder. To enable this, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Weldments. Under Cut list IDs, select Generate Cut list IDs. Once you…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Share Files

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Share File

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 allows you to share files with people who do not have Manage installed on their systems, through an HTTP link to the Web Plenary client. To share a file, simply right-click it and select Share. Share Options This will show you a screen where you can select several options, such as: Display…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Bill of Materials (BOM) Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 brings new, powerful Bill of Materials (BOM) features. Here’s a short summary of the new functionalities. Dissolving an item One of the most powerful enhancements is the possibility to dissolve an item in a BOM, so that that item is replaced by its children. This is especially useful when a sub-assembly exists…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse view in the Where Used tab

SOLIDWORKS PDM Treehouse

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2021 introduces the possibility to show a Treehouse view from any file’s Where Used tab. With the Treehouse view, you can visually navigate through all assemblies and drawings that use a file. This can save you the time you would take to browse to different parent components from the List view, and…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology Changes

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology

There are some amazing enhancements coming with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021.  Although SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology may not be a significant enhancement, it will be noticed immediately.  Here is an explanation of the changes. The naming conventions for contacts have been updated to better match conventional industry terminology.  The changes are specific to what has previously…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021. The latest release provides new ways to manage your projects, edit your Bills of Material, and interact with suppliers, increasing your design management efficiency and collaboration like never before. You can learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 by attending our LIVE Virtual Tech…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Assembly BOMs now support Cut List items

SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM with Cut List

Starting in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, Cut List items can be shown as children of their part files in any Bill of Materials (BOMs), not only in the part Cut List or Weldment BOMs, as was the case until SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020. This makes it much easier to visualize and export a complete BOM structure with…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse View

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021. The latest release lets you explore and document references with the highly-requested Treehouse View for Contains and Where Used. Workflow Icons build in visual recognition and awareness of your processes across the team. Bill of Materials options provide more CAD workflows, and everyday PDM…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New Top 10 Features

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021

Once again, DS SOLIDWORKS have added countless enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2021, expanding functionality that will simplify and accelerate your workflows. And by popular demand, DS have increased their focus on performance, reliability, and optimizing pre-existing workflows to work exactly as you’ve always intended them to. You can learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2021 by attending…

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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

This tip on Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox came from the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base. This is a question I receive on a regular enough basis that I felt that it would be worth posting on the Javelin blog. This tip as well as many other great tips can be found on the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base which can be…

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