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Why did they change the SOLIDWORKS User Interface for the 2016 release? [VIDEO]

The recent changes in the SOLIDWORKS User Interface for the 2016 release has created quite a buzz. Users who had just seen the new version expressed shock and dismay, especially in regards to the new colour scheme. Users who had used SOLIDWORKS 2016 for more than two weeks,…

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Stop Getting Lost with the Improved Interface of SolidWorks Simulation 2014 [VIDEO]

When working with results plots in SolidWorks Simulation, the plot settings are stored under three groups, “Edit Definition”, “Settings” and “Chart Options”. After using SolidWorks Simulation for a considerable amount of time, I still forget what goes under what and I have to cycle through all the options before finding what I am looking for. Not anymore, in SolidWorks 2014, although you will still see all the three menu items when you right-click on a results plot, all three options are available as tabs in the same PropertyManager, so you can cycle through all the settings just by clicking on the appropriate tab. The Color Chart is also “alive” now. You can double-click it and right-click it to get to various options like changing the…

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SOLIDWORKS Popup Dialogs Now Display On Top Automatically [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Popup Dialog Window

In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS you may have noticed that dialogs did not always popup in front when they are most relevant. For example, when you edited a design table in SOLIDWORKS 2012, or older, a new Excel window appeared on top of SOLIDWORKS; but the accompanying…

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