Articles by: Nadeem Akhtar

Nadeem Akhtar is a PDM Applications Analyst based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Pick Colour for Appearances from External Source

SOLIDWORKS has long been known to have an intuitive and customizable user interface. However, by listening closely to the user base, SOLIDWORKS 2021 comes packed with enhancements that make it even easier to use and more customizable. New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, the colour selection on…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Location of the Hatch Pattern File

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can save the hatch pattern file “sldwks.ptn” in any searchable folder so it is not overwritten when you upgrade SOLIDWORKS. This is useful if you customize the file. By default, the hatch pattern file is saved in a SOLIDWORKS installation folder…

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eDrawings 2021 New Measurement Types

New in eDrawing 2021, measure tool capabilities are increased. The Measure tool can now be used to measure the distance between cylindrical-cylindrical faces and planar-cylindrical faces. The cylindrical-cylindrical face measurement includes the overall center-to-center distance and the three components of the measurement with the flags…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Translated Feature Name Option

Translated SOLIDWORKS Feature Names

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can use a system option to show translated feature names in the FeatureManager design tree. Click Options > System Options > FeatureManager. Select Show translated feature names in FeatureManager tree and select a language. This option replaces the Show Translated…

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eDrawings 2021 Measure & Move now available in Web HTML

New in eDrawings 2021, Web HTML file types now support the Move and Measure tools. The Move feature is only available for assembly (.EASM, .SLDASM) file types. The Measure feature is available for all eDrawings and SOLIDWORKS file formats. To enable the Web HTML file…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 New Colour Scheme Settings

SOLIDWORKS Colour Schemes

In SOLIDWORKS 2021, two new colour scheme options are available in the colour / color settings. Under Colour scheme settings, the Selected Item 5 and Selected Item 6 are added. The selected item colour options are moved to the top of the list. Selected Item…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Performance

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 has improved performance of file-based operations such as Add Files, Check-In, Destroy and other operations related to workflows. Improved system performance will help you quickly add, check-in, open, and change state of files with large reference structure. The Add Files operation is…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 File Explorer Enhancements & Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the best features of SOLIDWORKS PDM has been the integration with Windows Explorer. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the ribbon control of Microsoft® Windows® File Explorer is available in SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer along with new keyboard shortcuts: The file list and the search…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Icon Changes for Workflow States and Transitions

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 has new icons for workflow States and Transitions. The colours and appearance of existing icons are improved as well. The State and Transition icons are broken down into categories that make the selection process easier. In the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool, open…

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