SW2018

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

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 IPC Footprint Wizard

The SOLIDWORKS PCB IPC Footprint Wizard is probably one of the most anticipated features for SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018; we expect this to reduce creation time, increase accuracy and create the...
SOLIDWORKS Tab and Slot feature works in parts, multi-body parts and assemblies.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature

A costly part of manufacturing is creating the fixtures that are used to hold the parts in position during fabrication. That is why many designers are now turning to self-fixturing...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry.  Assuming...
New File Version Upgrade Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Enhanced File Version Upgrade Tool

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018; upgrading old file versions is quicker with deeper vault analysis available using the enhanced File Version Upgrade Tool. The new enhancements are as follows: Upgrade...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Monitor Upgrade Process

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Monitoring the Upgrade Process

Included with the enhancements to the File Version Upgrade Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, we can now monitor the upgrade process on any client with the tool installed via the...
File Version Upgrade Tool - Notify Users

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Notify Users

Included with the enhancements to the File Version Upgrade tool in PDM 2018, we can now notify users about the upgrade process. This is configured on the Upgrade Settings screen:...
SOLIDWORKS PDM File Version Upgrade Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Detailed Summary

Included with the enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Version Upgrade Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, is a more detailed summary of the files ready to upgrade: [caption id="attachment_31371" align="aligncenter"...
References - Non-SOLIDWORKS Files

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Supports Non-SOLIDWORKS CAD File References

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is support for the 3D Interconnect functionality; the PDM vault will now manage references between SOLIDWORKS files and non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files. SOLIDWORKS...
Stress Singularity

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Mesh Refinement for Stress Singularities Hot Spot Diagnostic

The Stress Hot Spot Diagnostic Tool introduced in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 helps engineers find hot spot regions in their model and possibly look for a potential 'stress singularity'. In SOLIDWORKS 2018,...