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SOLIDWORKS World What's New
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 years ago

SOLIDWORKS World What’s New

One of the most anticipated events at every SOLIDWORKS World is the sneak peak of the next release of SOLIDWORKS.  Each year, the Portfolio Introduction Team at SOLIDWORKS puts together both a highly informative and, I must say humorous skit to show the audience some of their favorite new features in this technology preview.

The important thing to note here, is this IS a technology preview.  In year’s past, we’ve limited any recap information at SOLIDWORKS because sometimes features might take a little longer than anticipated to get out there.  A great example of this was Feature Freeze a few years ago.  So, please, enjoy the content, but keep in mind, many more features will be added by fall of 2015, some will go away, and some will change drastically.

HIDE/SHOW MAIN PLANES
Single Button to toggle display of default FRONT/LEFT/RIGHT plane
1 - Hide Show Planes

SELECT SKETCH LINE or ARC MID POINT WITHOUT RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON
Can now immediately select entity midpoint
2 - Select Midpoint

SKETCH CONTEXT TOOLBAR STAYS AVAILABLE
Can access the context sensitive toolbar at any time
4 - Sketch Context Toolbar

PLANE FOR PATTERN DIRECTION
Can use a reference plane or flat face to define pattern direction
3 - Plane for Pattern Direction

CONVERT ENTITIES – INTERNAL LOOPS
Option to select ALL internal loops on a face with one go
5 - Convert Internal Loops

DEGREE STYLE SPLINE
Variable degree spline now available to give more precision and flexibility
6 - Design Style Spline

C2 EDGE BLEND
Curvature continuous edge fillets now supported.
7 - Curvature Contiuous Fillet

HIDE/SHOW BODIES ON TAB KEY
Tab to hide now supported in part doc (not just at assembly level)
9 - Tab to Hide Bodies

SWEEP BI-DIRECTION
Swept Profile can now lie anywhere along the path
8 - Bi Directional Sweep

ASSEMBLY MATE CONTROLLER
Quickly and easily manipulate assemblies with multiple moving parts by dynamically adjusting mates.
10 - Mate Controller

SIMULATION MESH SECTIONING
Can view mesh through cross section of the design as well is with results displayed.
11 - Simulation Section

SIMULATION RELEASE PRESCRIBED DISPLACEMENTS
Can turn enforced movements on or off alleviating artificial stresses in the simulation
12 - Simulation Perscription

FLATTEN SURFACE ENHANCEMENTS
Flatten surface with internal holes, flatten curves on surface, include split lines
13 - Flatten Everything

SOLIDWORKS PDM STANDARD comes with SOLIDWORKS
14 - PDM Standard

EXTENDED QUICKMATES
Now support profile, width and symmetry
15 - Extended Quick Mates

TOOLBOX FAVORITES FOLDER
Store favorite fasteners in a convenient folder for easy access
Toolbox Favorites Folder

COPY & PASTE ENHANCEMENTS (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V)
Retain mates when copying a series of parts.
16 - Copy Paste Enhancements

COPY WITH MATES ENHANCED
Improved support for advanced mates.
17 - Copy with Mates Enhancements

CHANGE TOOLBOX FASTENER TYPE
Easily swap out an existing fastener with a different one form the toolbox library
18 - Change Fastener Type

RENAME PART
Rename a part from the assembly level without having to open the doc
19 - Rename Part in Assembly

DRAWINGS – DIRECT SCALE CHANGE
Change drawing scale directly from lower toolbar
20 - Fast Drawing Scale

DRAWINGS – NESTED BALLOON SORTING
Ability to drag and drop balloons to nested balloons along with various sorting options
21 - Nested Balloon Sorting

MBD (Model Based Definition)
22 - MBD
eDRAWINGS – SPIN ABOUT SCREEN CENTER

Spin about screen center, not the model center
23 - Spin ABout eDrawings Screen Center

eDRAWINGS – TABBED DOCUMENTS
Multiple open documents are shown as tabs
24 - Tabbed Documents

PHOTOVIEW SCENE ILLUMINATION PROOF SHEETS
Visually select from different illumination settings
25 - Illumination

USER INTERFACE – MODERN LOOK
Consistent look across SolidWorks Product Line
26 - New Interface

USER INTERFACE – SCALES WITH OPERATING SYSTEM
Icons and text scale automatically with Operating System settings
27 - Interface Scales with Operating System

USER INTERFACE – CHILD FEATURE REFERENCE
Can now show child dependencies
28 - Parent Child References

USER INTERFACE – BREADCRUMBS
Access specific information level in parts/assemblies without the need for the feature tree
29 - Breadcrumbs

Jeremy Regnerus

Jeremy Regnerus

Senior User Advocacy and Community Manager at SOLIDWORKS
CSWE, SOLIDWORKS Geek and connoisseur of all things geeky and nerdy.


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