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Rotate about the SOLIDWORKS Scene Floor

The middle mouse button is your best friend when manipulating the SolidWorks viewport in order to orient the model. Just press and drag, what can be simpler? SolidWorks 2013 adds more functionality to this little button, providing even more control to the user. That is why my SolidWorks 2013 pick of the day is the new “Rotate about the Scene Floor” setting. Watch this:

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Fast Edge Selection

When applyIng a fillet feature to a lot of edges, the most time consuming part is selecting them. In SolidWorks 2012 and prior, selecting edges based on rules was available only when using the FilletXpert. Because of that, the user’s options were restricted to applying constant radius fillets only. Starting with SolidWorks 2013, this functionality has been extended to manual fillets, offering fast edge selection for constant and variable radius fillets. This video presents two different techniques for saving time while filleting. In more complex models, these workflows can potentially save minutes or even hours of what it is in the end a very boring and repetitive task.

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Video Series

There is no secret that I am delighted with the new enhancements introduced by SolidWorks 2013. I explored the new functionality quite a bit during the Beta period and I was pleased to notice that most enhancements were picked from popular user wish-lists posted on…

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