SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

By Stephen Petrock on January 4, 2021

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With a new year, comes an all new SOLIDWORKS update. As has been the yearly tradition, each new release of SOLIDWORKS provides new innovative enhancements and features with every upgrade of the software. And to continue our yearly tradition here at TriMech, we came up with our top 11 in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Hand-selected by our Application Engineers which we plan to detail in a new video-blog series. 

  1. R&D Performance – SOLIDWORKS 2021 includes giant leaps in performance improvements across all aspects of CAD modeling – sketching, parts, and assemblies. By just installing SOLIDWORKS 2021 you’ll see incredible performance.

  2. Command Manager – Reclaim your screen real estate by collapsing the CommandManager so you can focus more on your design.

  3. Color Picker – Match and appearance to any color on your computer screen with the new color picker for appearances.

  4. Interference Detection – Export interference detection to an Excel spreadsheet including a thumbnail image for easily sharing insight into your model.

  5. Curved Edge Flange – Extended capabilities for Sheet Metal Edge Flanges now includes nonlinear / circular edges of nonplanar faces.

  6. Flush Miter – Improvements to weldment corner treatments now enables you to trim end corner miters of different sizes at an angle or flush if they are the same size.

  7. Command Search – Next level customization of UI with the additional search box to the customization menu. This makes it easy to find the command you’re looking for and add it to the UI wherever you like.

  8. Equation in Custom Properties – The capabilities of custom properties has been extended to include equations. One of the most powerful features of SOLIDWORKS just got even better.

  9. Silhouette DefeatureProtect your model and design by easily removing features while keeping the overall shape and outline of the geometry all in a separate configuration instead of a different model.

  10. Lightweight Assemblies – Get all the benefits of lightweight performance without the hassle of resolving them. Open assemblies in lightweight and resolve the components automatically whenever you need access to them. Now you can focus on modeling and not on the commands.

  11. Detailing Mode for DrawingsDetailing mode, the new high performance mode for drawings, got even better with more capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2021 which now supports the creation of Detail, Break and Crop views and much more! 

>> Download our Complete Guide to Getting Users Ready for SOLIDWORKS 2021

We compiled this list based on how useful the new feature would be for our users. They’re not guaranteed to be the most exciting enhancements, but they will be the most beneficial to everyday users. Stay tuned every week where we will share with you one of the top 11 enhancements. You’re not going to want to miss them. 

Download our infographic highlighting TriMech’s Top 11 Favorite Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021 to learn more about them.

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