SW2016

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Training now available on MySolidWorks

SOLIDWORKS Visualize in MySolidWorks

If you saw our earlier post about the new SOLIDWORKS Visualize product you will already know about the new rendering tool included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium bundles. It enables anyone to create professional, photo-quality images, animations, and other 3D content in the fastest and easiest…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Curvature Continuous Edge Fillets – Constant or Variable Size

SOLIDWORKS 2016 now includes the option to set your edge fillets (constant or variable size) to be Curvature Continuous Edge Fillets for a smoother transition to adjacent faces.  This also applies to the Asymmetric fillet parameter.  Previously the Curvature Continuous profile was only available with Face Fillets….

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Globally Replace Failed Mate References can be a Big Time Saver

Back in SOLIDWORKS 2014 there was a great enhancement for replacing sketch entities to avoid rebuild errors and update references to the new geometry.  This helped update features, mates and even Simulation studies.  Read Alin’s and Irfan’s blog posts on this great functionality. However this…

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SOLIDWORKS Automatic Drawing Border Tool

The latest release now includes a SOLIDWORKS Automatic Drawing Border Tool for your Sheet Formats.  Previously these were just sketch entities that needed to be manually changed based on the existing defaults. To create a Drawing Border First pick the new Sheet Format tab on the CommandManager, which provides quicker…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 PropertyManager Expandable Input Boxes

The new SOLIDWORKS 2016 User Interface overhaul also allowed developers to include small changes that can make a world of a difference.  Case in point, the ability to expand the PropertyManager input boxes.  Previously if you had more than a few selections, you may have…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Bolts and Pins on the Same Part

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 now supports the ability to apply Bolts and Pins that start and end on the same body. Bolt Connector For Bolt connectors, be sure to apply the “Bolt series” option under Advanced Options to the hole faces of other components that are…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Component Preview Window

Have you ever needed to add a mate to that one particular face which is hidden behind other components?  You’ve probably rotated around, zoomed in, used Select Other, perhaps hid some components (try hovering over a component and hit Tab!), or maybe used the useful…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Split the FeatureManager with ease

With the new User Interface in SOLIDWORKS 2016, there have been several subtle changes that makes life a little easier.  One example is a larger divider bar to split the FeatureManager between the Design Tree and Configuration tabs.  While this may seem like a small change, it can…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Planning & PDM Implementation Events

Join us for a SOLIDWORKS 2016 Event in a Canadian city near you to learn about the most impactful updates included in the latest release and how successful customers are using the new software. During the event you will discover the tools that will help you…

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