SW2020

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AxF™ measured materials

AXF Materials

Traditionally, design teams have approximated the physical (optical) behavior of materials in digital tools through tedious and time-consuming manual re-creation and editing. These “hand-made” virtual representations are neither accurate nor able to be shared across the numerous design and rendering tools. AxF™ files from X-Rite…

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Leader Style Manager in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020

Leader Style Manager

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 we have this new annotation tab on the Draw ribbon and cabinet layout ribbon which allows us to create text and block fields using the leaders. We can define various graphical properties for these text and block leaders. It will be…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS PDM Hardware

Article co-authored by Samir Lohmann on Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server hardware recommendations. While the following recommendations are intended as a general overview for most SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vaults, determining proper server and client hardware is one…

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SOLIDWORKS Rx now included with SOLIDWORKS Composer

Until SOLIDWORKS 2019 SOLIDWORKS Rx used to get installed automatically by default only with SOLIDWORKS installation. And now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, SOLIDWORKS Rx now supports SOLIDWORKS Composer and installs by default when SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 is installed. When we have different sorts of issues with…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Text Leader and Block Leader

Now when using SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 we can create text leader lines with blocks and notes in 2D panel layouts and harness drawings. Text and balloons with leader lines are a common method to convey design notes. Adding these annotations with dedicated commands and a…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Application Program Interface (API)

SOLIDWORKS 2020 API

SOLIDWORKS has a lot of tools that allows users to model a simple part design to mount a VFD all the way up to simulating a real life flow simulation task and even extends out to data management capabilities. Given the above range of events,…

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360 Degree Capture in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

SOLIDWORKS Composer 360 Degree Capture

Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 we have a new option – “360° Capture” which captures a defined number of images of the model along a vertical axis performing a 360° clockwise rotation. Using this tool will help us efficiently publish/save custom views directly rather than…

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SOLIDWORKS Structure System Angle Identifier

The latest feature to be added to the SOLIDWORKS Structure System is Angle Direction and Rotation. It can be quite handy to know what the mitre angle is and if it’s the same on both sides. Angle Direction and Rotation is displayed in the Cut-List…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Structure System Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Monkey Bars

The SOLIDWORKS Structure System is fairly new and while in its infancy “new” basic improvements are being made with every SOLIDWORKS release. Looking at efficiency best practices, using a pattern comes to mind. The basic answer to why we pattern brings me back to the…

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