SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: 3D Printing

    February 21, 2020

    With the design cycle getting shorter each day, having a physical prototype in your hand is more important than ever. SOLIDWORKS 2020 makes it easier to go from design to prototype with the latest enhancements to 3D printing. From visualizing your model, preparing it to be printed and finding a vendor, SOLIDWORKS 2020 gives you some great tools to be able to fully adopt and implement 3D printing to your workflow. It’s all found in the file menu, by clicking File > Print3Ddirectly in the software.

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: More Redo

    February 7, 2020

    Undo and Redo are core functionalities we use without a second thought. It’s part of the reason we can model without a care in the world, right? We can always undo whatever potential mistake we might make. Even the most basic, fundamental and core functions can be improved. In SOLIDWORKS 2020, Undo and Redo have been improved, but you might not have noticed yet if you haven’t really needed it.

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: Mixed Mesh Quality

    January 31, 2020

    Mixed mesh quality could be the most impactful addition to the Simulation toolset in many years. It enables you to specify areas of your model where you need accuracy and areas where you can save time. In other words, you can have accuracy and time savings all in one simulation. This is possible because you can use both high-quality and draft-quality elements in the same model. This is a game changer for simulation, you no longer have to decide between what you want to draft or high-quality elements because you can have both. 

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: Better Structure System

    January 24, 2020

    The structure system tool was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2019. It was one of our favorite enhancements last year, because it enabled users to create weldments by using easy geometry like planes and axes, without the hassle of a 3D sketch. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, it got some added features that make it an extremely useful tool for anyone designing weldment structures.

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: G3 Continuity

    January 17, 2020

    It has been described as the holy grail of spline continuity. Maybe that’s an overstatement, but many designers have been waiting a very long time for the ability to add G3 continuity to line segments. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create accurate Class-A surfaces with the G3 connection. A G3 connection describes the intersection of two curves. The G3 relation at this point forms the smoothest transition between the line segments; it’s a must-have for anyone creating class-A surfaces..

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: Detailing Mode

    January 10, 2020

    Detailing mode for drawings is one of the most anticipated and useful enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020. Think of it as a large design review, but instead of being for assemblies, it’s for drawings. It’s a much-needed performance boost to 2D drawings. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can take your drawing performance to the next level with detailing mode, which enables you to open massive drawings in seconds regardless of their size and complexity. The model does not get loaded, but the drawing views are intact, so there is no loss of detail. In this blog article, we take a look at this top feature in SOLIDWORKS 2020.

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    New Blog Series: Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    January 3, 2020

    It’s a new year and new SOLIDWORKS. Highlighting the best features in the latest release of SOLIDWORKS is very exciting for us and we are looking forward to sharing with you all the new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020. 

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    Top Overlooked Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    October 21, 2019

    By now you’ve probably seen the headlines of the great new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS with the latest release – SOLIDWORKS 2020. Sure, there are some real game-changing additions to the toolset, like envelope publisher, detailing mode for drawings and G3 continuity to name a few. But with countless enhancements and hundreds of pages of release notes, there are some that don’t get as much attention but are still welcomed additions to SOLIDWORKS. Here are the top enhancements you might have missed in SOLIDWORKS 2020. It’s the low-key features we’re sure you’ll be excited to use as soon as you get your hands on SOLIDWORKS 2020.

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    Improving Collaboration Between Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

    September 30, 2019

    For mechanical designers, SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the yin to their yang. In one cohesive environment, Electrical CAD (ECAD) and Mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers can work side by side, innovating easier and getting their designs out the door faster than ever before. To all the MCAD guys and gals out there here’s why SOLIDWORKS Electrical is such a powerful tool that enables productivity and collaboration between you and your ECAD counterparts.

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    Free Render Farm - Simulations and Photorealistic Renders in no Time

    September 2, 2019

    In every major release of SOLIDWORKS you will find hundreds of enhancements that will help boost your productivity and performance. Some of these performance gains happen behind the scenes without you even noticing, while others may require you know a trick or two to take full advantage of their capabilities. Some of the most talked-about performance enhancements came in 2013 and 2017 with the addition of network solver capabilities for PhotoView 360 and SOLIDWORKS Simulation respectively. In this blog post, we show you a great trick to take full advantage of these performance solver engines.

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    SOLIDWORKS on a Tablet or Smartphone [UPDATED]

    May 6, 2019

    In late 2015, we witnessed an inflection point in the way the world works. This happened when mobile web traffic surpassed desktop traffic for the very first time. Since then, this trend has only accelerated as more things are done on a mobile device from web browsing, photography and even engineering. We are seeing more CAD tasks being done on mobile devices.

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    Three Tools to Help You Pitch Your Ideas Before Prototyping

    April 29, 2019

    We hear a lot about going from concept to design, and with SOLIDWORKS CAD that’s the easy part. But what’s next? What tools do you need to pitch your design and get that first prototype made? In other words, what tools do you need to go from concept to reality?

    Once you have your CAD complete in SOLIDWORKS, the three tools that help you make a concept a reality are: SOLIDWORKS Composer, SOLIDWORKS Visualize and SOLIDWORKS Visualize Pro. With these tools you can showcase how your design will look and how it will work, capturing the essence of your idea before it’s even made. The best part is these are all linked to the SOLIDWORKS CAD model, meaning any changes to the model are automatically updated; saving you substantial time and frustrating effort.

    All three tools put your model on a stage so you can easily share your designs, but what exactly are the differences? In this article, we break down each of the features of the tools, so you can know exactly why and when to use them.