SOLIDWORKS 2018

Tech Tips and Resources for the SOLIDWORKS 2018 release

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Overview

Watch a recording of our launch broadcast which includes demonstrations of the performance improvements, quality enhancements and new capabilities:

Resources

The production version of SOLIDWORKS 2018 is now available for Subscription Customers from the Customer Portal.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tech Tips

PCB Secure services

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Secure Web Hosting Services

The SOLIDWORKS PCB solution provides web hosting services to ensure collaboration between Electronic and mechanical interfaces of the design platform. HTTPS protocol was introduced in SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 to ensure...
A Sheet Metal with a Tilted Hole in the Middle

How to convert to a Normal Cut in SOLIDWORKS 2018

When creating cut-extrudes on sheet metal models, it is recommended to choose the Normal Cut option under cut-extrude properties. What if a cut has already been made on a sheet...
SOLIDWORKS PCB Symbol Wizard

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Symbol Wizard

The introduction of the SOLIDWORKS PCB Symbol Wizard tool in the 2018 release is expected to significantly improve productivity and reduce time spent in the library, giving users a chance to...
AdminPermission_CanUndoCheckoutOtherUsers

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Administrators can undo check out files by other users!

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018; Administrative Permission - Can undo check out files checked out by other users. Administrative Permissions - can undo files checked out by...
Circular Sketch Pattern Instances in 2018 Is almost Limitless.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Circular Sketch Pattern Instance Limit Removed

The SOLIDWORKS 2018 Circular Sketch Pattern command is available for both 2D sketch entities and 3D features. There used to be a limit of 1000 instances for patterned instances in...
Cutlist Description Property - Default for Sheet Metal Body

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Weldments Bounding Box Description Property Customization

The default Cut List Description property for a SOLIDWORKS 2018 Weldments Bounding Box can now be customized.  The default Description value is the same as previous releases. Sheet Metal bodies...
In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Axial Periodicity

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic features. Using this Axial Periodicity...
Transfer

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linked Custom Properties in Derived Parts

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 you now have much more precise control over Linked Custom Properties in derived parts. Previously, when creating a mirrored or derived part, it was possible to...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Mass Properties Sensor

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Mass Properties Sensor

One of the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 was 'Simulation Mass Properties'. Wherein, you could calculate mass properties of all or selected bodies included in a Simulation study. The Mass...