SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Advanced Hole

March 24, 2017

Ask yourself... "Do I design parts that require several different types of holes?" If you answered "No", then the standard Hole Wizard might be enough for you. But if you answered "Yes!", then the Advanced Hole feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the solution. Here's how it can help:


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Configuration Sort Order

March 23, 2017

In our blog series, SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features, we have highlighted several of our engineers' favorite changes to SOLIDWORKS' user interface. In addition to bringing back the classic icon colors and enhancing Selection Breadcrumbs, SOLIDWORKS 2017 also improved the user's ability to customize configuration sort order.


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Selection Breadcrumbs

March 17, 2017

In addition to splash of color, warning/errors context bar, configuration sort order, high quality 3D annotations and hide all types, SOLIDWORKS' 2017 User Interface also enhanced the Selection Breadcrumbs tool. Here's how it can benefit you:


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Prevention of Accidental Micro Lines

March 2, 2017

Are you all too familiar with the SOLIDWORKS error message saying “Sketch contains more than one open contour"? If a designer or engineer tells you they haven’t encountered unintentional micro lines, call their bluff because we’ve all been there.  


New In SOLIDWORKS 2016: Switch Back To The Classic Icon Colors

March 24, 2016

SOLIDWORKS is going vintage with a familiar look. A brand new option in SOLIDWORKS 2016 lets users revert to the old icon colors.

Now available with Service Pack (SP) 3.0, SOLIDWORKS 2016 brings back the classic look and feel of past releases with the new icon color option found in your system options.


SOLIDWORKS 2016: I'll Take My Interface Dark, Please

October 30, 2015

Light, medium or dark. No, we're not talking coffee. We're talking about a new interface brightness option found in SOLIDWORKS 2016.


Want To Save Rebuild Time In SOLIDWORKS? Use The Geometry Pattern Tool

April 9, 2015

When patterning a feature in SOLIDWORKS, you’ve surely been intrigued by the geometry pattern option. It doesn’t scream for attention, so it can be easy to gloss over or shrug off with simple ‘meh.’ But before you disregard it completely, you should know exactly what geometry pattern means and how it can reduce rebuild time and file size.


Enterprise PDM 2015 Saw Some Big Changes. Did You See This Small One?

February 20, 2015

The latest release of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM saw some great new enhancements and extended capabilities. It was hard to miss the new and improved Web 2.0 interface as well as the Microsoft Office EPDM Add-in. However, the same can't be said for some of the more subtle changes.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars, SOLIDWORKS World

From Our Engineers- A Recap Of SOLIDWORKS World 2015

February 18, 2015

Last Thursday I left the Arizona desert after four incredible days filled with SOLIDWORKS this and SOLIDWORKS that. As I sat on the plane, I was feeling the same way I do when I sit on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, but this time I wasn't feeling lethargic with a so-called "food-coma." Instead, I was feeling excited about the future of SOLIDWORKS and the great new products and features coming our way. So excited, in fact, I couldn't wait to share the future with you.

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The Free Render Farm - Make Photorealistic Renderings in Fractions of the Time

July 26, 2014

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. So here’s a trick that you can use to create photorealistic images in fractions of the time by using a free piece of software to create your very own render farm.