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    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Command Search

    February 22, 2021

    Want to save time when using SOLIDWORKS? You can use the search functionality, but that’s not news. The Command Search has been one of our favorite tips to share for over a decade. What's new to SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the addition of the search capabilities to the customize interface. If you want to really save time when working with SOLIDWORKS, you can take advantage of the robust searching tools that are now available to you to help you instantly find what you're looking for. There’s no need to memorize were something is.  You can save that precious brain space for other, more important knowledge.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Flush Miter

    February 15, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS 2021 brings with it countless enhancements to an already great piece of software, building upon the strength of the core modeling tools for designing most anything you can think of. Whether it’s sheet metal, large assemblies, or weldments, you’re guaranteed to find something useful in SOLIDWORKS 2021. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, 3DEXPERIENCE

    3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: Event Recap

    February 12, 2021

    Welcome to our consolidated review of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021!

    SOLIDWORKS and Dassault Systèmes have brought the conference directly to you through this year’s digital format. With a record setting attendance of over 30,000 attendees, the online format did little to hinder participants, creators and designers from learning and connecting with each other. With numerous General Sessions, Breakout Sessions and networking Meet-Ups, there was always something to keep you busy throughout the three main days of the conference. Have a look at these conference highlights to see what you missed!

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Curved Edge Flange

    February 8, 2021

    As we look at all the great improvement to SOLIDWORKS 2021, it is hard to pick just one we like the most. When we asked the question: “What’s your favorite enhancement this year?” we get different answers from different industries. But one thing is clear, if you’re using the Sheet Metal Tools, then I’m pretty sure your favorite enhancement is the new curved edge flange tool.

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    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Interference Detection

    February 1, 2021

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How to Boost SOLIDWORKS Performance: Modeling Techniques

    January 27, 2021

    In the first part of this series we looked at ways to get more out of your system by using approved hardware and advantageous software settings and options. SOLIDWORKS also has a number of features and options which can help you build more efficient models, and in return, put less strain on your machine’s processing power. It also provides methods of determining what features, or components, are consuming the most resources and lets us know what to focus on. Let’s take a look at some ways to build more streamlined models.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How to Boost SOLIDWORKS Performance: System Environment

    January 26, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS is the leader in professional CAD modeling software and each year brings new features and capabilities to their suite of products. However, all that power can come at a cost in system performance, especially when working with large assemblies. The bright side is there are quite a few things you can do to help speed things up in your workflow besides drinking more coffee.

    In this first part of a two-part series, we’ll focus on the components and specs of your system environment that affects the performance of SOLIDWORKS on your machine. This includes improvements and tweaks to your computer’s hardware and software. The following installment will cover modeling techniques which yield better performance.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Color Picker

    January 25, 2021

    With every major release of SOLIDWORKS there’s enhancements both big and small. More often than not, it seems that the best enhancements aren’t epic new tools but rather welcomed improvements to core functionality. This is especially true with SOLIDWORKS 2021. Some of the most outstanding advancements come in the form of what we call modeling delighters – little software upgrades that amount to epic workflow gains.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Scanning

    When Do I Need SOLIDWORKS ScanTo3D?

    January 20, 2021

    ScanTo3D is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium that allows engineers and designers to use concept models, existing OEM parts or anatomical objects and easily convert these into SOLIDWORKS models. Plus, ScanTo3D can recognize analytic shapes, such as machined parts and consumer products, and can decompose and fit analytic or non-analytic surface types to the mesh.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Command Manager

    January 18, 2021

    With SOLIDWORKS 2021 we welcome countless enhancements and additions to the SOLIDWORKS Software Suite. Some have an obvious impact on how you use SOLIDWORKS, whereas others are a bit more subtle. One such enhancement for SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the collapsible command manager (CommandManager) option. This seemingly small tweak to the user interface is truly a change made for the power-users and encourages others to use SOLIDWORKS more efficiently.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: R&D Performance

    January 11, 2021

    The best enhancement to SOLIDWORKS in the 2021 version is not a shiny new tool or flashy function you might use a half-dozen times. It is an overhauled foundation of the entire software for improved quality and performance. SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the result of years of R&D investments making this the best version of SOLIDWORKS we’ve ever seen. The 2021 version includes many great additions to the tools and features, but quality and performance make up 60% of the efforts for developing this update and it shows.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D Printing, Stratasys, GrabCAD Print, Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

    Moving Hi-Res Graphics in SOLIDWORKS to GrabCAD Print for 3D Printing

    January 8, 2021

    Frequently, when producing parts to print on full-color PolyJet 3D printers (like the J55 and J850), we have the need to place logos and icons on our models. When using more traditional means of applying pixel-based graphics or decals on parts can have unpredictable outcomes when exporting for 3D printing. Often, we find it difficult to properly set the resolution of the logo to match the part, which results in logos that have blurry or pixelated edges. In this 3D Printing Video Tech Tip, we talk about how to create sharp-edged logos and icons using SOLIDWORKS.