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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Interference Detection

By Stephen Petrock on February 1, 2021

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With a 3D modeling system like SOLIDWORKS, one of the most important benefits is the ability to see how components fit together. When done correctly, this practically eliminates costly manufacturing mistakes that happen when various elements interfere with one another. The interference detection capabilities of SOLIDWORKS has been a favorite of designers for decades. Now with the SOLDIWORKS 2021 release, interference detection has been greatly improved with the ability to export interferences to an easy to share Excel spreadsheet.

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Inference Detection Saving Results

With the addition of the Save Results option to interference detection, you can now save the interference detection results separately. This makes it easy to document your design and collaborate with your team. But you can also take it a step further and include a thumbnail image of each interference. This is all captured automatically with the newly improved Interference Detection tool.

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Check out the video below to see how one of our favorite tools got even better in SOLIDWORKS 2021.


Don't forget Multi-Body Part Modeling
Multi-body part modeling is a standard method for creating designs such as weldments that's very popular for consumer products and industrial designers. In the past, when you needed to look for interference in a multi-body part, the part had to be placed in an assembly first. Remember that as of SOLIDWORKS 2019 the interference detection tool is also available for parts! We did a video on that a couple years ago too. 

>>  Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Interference Detection for Multi-Body Parts

Do you want to learn more about the SOLIDWORKS 2021 enhancements and updates? See our entire blog series for complete details and videos.

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