SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Transparent Section Views

    May 8, 2017

    Over the years, the SOLIDWORKS display has become more advanced with new view types and section view selections for users to choose from. In fact, Creating Transparent Section Views is one of the enhanced features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 that our engineers say is a game changer.


    SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Hide All Types

    May 3, 2017

    Does your display screen get cluttered with annotations, reference geometry and sketches on SOLIDWORKS? Well, SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduced an enhanced feature that allows you to hide/show everything more easily. In our blog, we explain why adding the Hide All Types feature to the user interface will drastically improve clients' design processes.


    SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top 11 Features: Chamfer Enhancements

    April 17, 2017

    SOLIDWORKS 2017 enhanced several parts and features, with improvements to Advanced Holes, Cut List Sorting, Window Selection, Configurations and more. Out of these updates, Chamfer Enhancements is hands-down one of our favorites. Here's why:


    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, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    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.