What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 Part 1: Core Enhancements

Session presented by Scott Ellery, CSWE, Javelin

Discover the latest enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2021 with Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert Scott Ellery

Featured in this SOLIDWORKS What’s New Session:

Scott Ellery highlights the latest features in SOLIDWORKS for User Experience, Parts, Assemblies and Drawings:

  • User Experience: SOLIDWORKS has long been known to have an intuitive and customizable user interface. However, by listening closely to the user base, SOLIDWORKS 2021 comes packed with enhancements that make it even easier to use and more customizable. You now have an improved colour picker that can reference other applications such as a web browser. A command search within the Customize dialog making it easy to customize toolbars, a collapsible Command Manager which gives you more space to work, as well as semi-transparent dimensions that make it easy to select entities on dimension creation.
  • Part Design: SOLIDWORKS 2021 introduces many enhancements to extend the already robust capabilities when working with parts. Part design enhancements include redo on more than 60 features, Edge Flanges on non-planar edges, Equations in File Properties, and the ability to use the colour picker anywhere.
  • Assemblies: As you spend time creating and working within your assembly designs in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you will find more streamlined tools to help you assemble, pattern and analyze your assemblies. New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 is an option to synchronize the configurations of all component instances created by a pattern. Finally, Interference Detection is a powerful tool to quickly find issues within your design. SOLIDWORKS 2021 now offers the option to save the interference out in a spreadsheet. You even have the choice to capture a screenshot of each interference so that they can be shared and reviewed with others inside of your organization.
  • Drawings: Drawing viewing performance is now super-fast, thanks to the performance improvements added in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Detailing mode allows you to perform typical detailing tasks, such as editing and adding dimensions and annotations. The model does not get loaded, so sharing drawing files is easy, but rest assured, the drawing views are intact, and there is no loss of detail.

Scott Ellery, CSWE, Javelin

Scott Ellery is a CSWE and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. He is a ten time SOLIDWORKS World/3DEXPERIENCE World Presenter and contributes regularly to SWUGN meetings organized by four different user groups in Canada, Scott has worked with many CAD Software packages for over a decade in a multitude of different industries including Steel Fabrication, Injection Molding and Sheetmetal. With a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design, Scott enjoys pushing SOLIDWORKS to it's limits and teaching users to be as fast and efficient with SOLIDWORKS as humanly possible.

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