SOLIDWORKS 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Tech Tips and Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Extrude from Context Toolbar within the Sketch Environment

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has added a new Context Toolbar button when you are in the sketching environment.  Adding an Extrude Boss/Base feature from a sketch is probably the most common feature.  So now once you’re done with your sketch, you can simply right-click and start an…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017

Does your 2D drawing on the shop floor match your 3D models? Can you easily communicate your designs and products with the manufacturing team, service team, suppliers, dealers, and customers? If you are simply not satisfied with either of your answers to these questions, then maybe…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Revision Clouds

New to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017 is the ability to easily draw various revision clouds.  Revision clouds are commonly used in all industries to help call attention to certain areas where a revision was made, or should be made on a specific drawing. These revision clouds…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Input Formula For Search Cards

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS PDM, it was possible to add Input Formulas to Edit boxes in Search Cards … but they didn’t actually do anything.  The input formula box would display for any Edit box in the Card Editor, so the formula could be…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Cut List Sorting

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS users had limited control over the way they could sort the cut list components. One of these limitations was when you slightly change one of the solid bodies in your part, it was shown as a separate component in the cut list….

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Using Dispatch to Move files in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault

SOLIDWORKS PDM Dispatch Action is a very powerful, but often overlooked tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, and with PDM 2017, it’s now even more powerful. In previous releases it was only possible to use the Dispatch action to Copy, Delete, or Rename files in the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Icon Colours

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives us a splash of colour! SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced a new vector based icon design and colour scheme designed for 4k monitors. Still many users requested the option to return to the more classic colour scheme. DS SOLIDWORKS listened and now provides us…

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SOLIDWORKS Spell Check can utilize the Microsoft Word dictionary & F7 shortcut

If you have a compatible version of Microsoft Word installed on your machine alongside SOLIDWORKS (see the Microsoft Products table in the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements), you have access to SOLIDWORKS Spell Check to find any spelling mistakes in your notes or dimensions with text. NOTE: SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Feature Pattern Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance! Linear pattern feature performance is improved for SOLIDWORKS 2017, especially when the number of instances is large. In SOLIDWORKS 2016 and prior releases the Pattern Feature takes in some cases over 30% longer to rebuild. This performance boost…

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