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Articles by: Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.

Why did they change the SOLIDWORKS User Interface for the 2016 release? [VIDEO]

The recent changes in the SOLIDWORKS User Interface for the 2016 release has created quite a buzz. Users who had just seen the new version expressed shock and dismay, especially in regards to the new colour scheme. Users who had used SOLIDWORKS 2016 for more than two weeks,…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Dimensioning Pre-Selected Entities [TUTORIAL]

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…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 New “Equal Curve Length” Sketch Relation [TUTORIAL]

This is the second article from the “What’s Really New in SOLIDWORKS 2016” series, where we continue to extensively test the new functionality introduced in the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. For the first time in 10 years, SOLIDWORKS added a new relation to the sketch environment…

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Be extremely careful when using the new SOLIDWORKS PURGE command

This is the fourth 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. The new enhancement Purge has been voted among the Top Ten Ideas at SOLIDWORKS World by the SOLIDWORKS…

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Testing SOLIDWORKS 2016 Video Series #1 Convert Entities Tool

By now you have probably already read the What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 document, have watched the official launch videos and maybe even attended a Javelin Launch Event. You are probably intrigued about the new functionality and cannot wait to try it on your own….

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20 SOLIDWORKS Enhancement Ideas to Vote for! (in case you are too busy to read all 972 submissions)

SOLIDWORKS Vote

It must be very easy being a SOLIDWORKS Product Development Manager nowadays. The users are pretty much doing your job. 🙂 It is that time of the year again, when all SOLIDWORKS users are invited to vote for the Top 10 Enhancement Ideas to be…

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Do not buy a larger hard drive! Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2015!

Tell your IT department the good news. There is no need to buy bigger hard drives this year! Better use the money to send you and your colleagues to those advanced SOLIDWORKS training courses you always asked for. SOLIDWORKS 2015 files (sldprt and sldasm) are…

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 is here! My Favorite Top 20 CAD Enhancements

Ever since I watched the SOLIDWORKS 2015 teaser videos at SOLIDWORKS World in January, I knew that the newest release of SOLIDWORKS will be something special. Let me tell you why. In every new release I look for three very important factors: How many enhancement…

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Beta is Available for Testing

Good news! Starting right now, if you have an active SolidWorks Subscription, you can download, install and test SolidWorks 2015 Beta 1. I have just finished reading the What’s New document for the first time and I can tell you that there are lots of…

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