SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS PDM Part 1

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It’s that time of year again, welcome to “What’s New” season! As always, the CATI team has put together several different articles to keep you up to date on what we’re all excited about. Today, I want to give you part 1 of the top enhancements for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022. Searching with EXALEAD with PDM 2022 Searching with SOLIDWORKS PDM has always been one of my top features. With SOLIDWORKS PDM, you search based on what you know. Maybe you […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – UI Enhancements

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SOLIDWORKS has done a great job over the years improving the User Interface and 2022 is no exception. SOLIDWORKS has made it even easier to navigate the User Interface, provide more information, and quickly search for tools and more. Let’s take a look. Dismissed Messages The first thing they have done is make it easier to find the Dismissed Messages. It now has its own tab. You will see the full information about dismissed messages. To view dismissed messages, click: […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Simulation Bonding and Contact Architecture

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In this 2022 release of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation software code changes related to contact resulted in additional performance improvements. These are happening “behind the scenes”, but their effect is evident in faster solution times, especially for studies that use the FFEPlus iterative solver with a large percentage of nodes participating in bonded contact interactions. In summary, the code changes reduce the overhead by 1) removing duplicate degrees of freedom in the bonding and contact equations, 2) optimizing a parameter associated […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Updates to Sketching

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Among the changes in SOLIDWORKS 2022 are two important improvements focusing on the reuse of sketch geometry: Directions in the Linear Sketch Pattern command can be defined using lines from the current sketch, and sketch text can be replicated with Linear Sketch Pattern and Copy Entities. Let’s take a closer look at these enhancements. Directions in the Linear Sketch Pattern Command In past versions of SOLIDWORKS, the directions in a Linear Sketch Pattern could be represented only by the default […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Flow Simulation Scenes and Compare Feature Improvements

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With every release of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation there are great improvements in capability, performance, and usability. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 is no different. Today, I’d like to share a few of my favorite enhancements this year: Scenes, and improvements to the Compare Feature. Scenes New in the SOLIDWORKS 2022 release is the ability to create pre-defined scenes while post-processing your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation results. These scenes control model orientation, transparency, zoom, and displayed Flow Simulation plots. Below is a CATI […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Detailing Mode

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First introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2020, Detailing mode is an amazing tool to help users open drawings lightning fast. I mean ridiculously fast, like ludicrous speed fast. When it was introduced, Detailing mode worked so fast because SOLIDWORKS did not load model data so you could quickly make updates to drawings that did not require model data. Quick changes like adding dimensions or annotations of existing views no longer needed to wait for excessive load time of large model data, provided […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Blog Series

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 is nearing release and the Computer Aided Technology Technical Team is excited for the next version of SOLIDWORKS.  We have been working hard to find the best new features that SOLIDWORKS 2022 has to offer and are looking forward to sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community. Beginning Wednesday, September 15th, the CATI Technical Team will be starting our 8th annual What’s New Blog Series. The team is planning two posts per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. They will cover new features and functions across the SOLIDWORKS 2022 product portfolio. We will explore all aspects of SOLIDWORKS 2022 from part, assembly, and drawing enhancements to the new features in all SOLIDWORKS solutions, including SOLIDWORKS Simulation, […]

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PrimeTurning in CAMWorks

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With the latest release of CAMWorks 2021Plus, we are pleased to introduce PrimeTurning from Sandvik Coromant. Sandvik Coromant has partnered with HCL Technologies to integrate its PrimeTurning technology directly into CAMWorks. So, what exactly is PrimeTurning and how can you start using it? First, let’s break down what it is, and how it works. At it’s core, PrimeTurning is a completely new way of performing turning operations that can result in 50% reduced cycle times and a more than 500% […]

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Only Translates in a Single Direction?

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I would like to share a recent encounter in SOLIDWORKS Composer where components only translate along the Z direction. Sounds quite frustrating, doesn’t it? In the video notice that the helicopter blade only translates in the one direction. If the video is too small, please select the full screen button to expand it. Chose ESC to close full screen mode. Would you be surprised if I told you this issue cannot be remedied inside SOLIDWORKS Composer? Unexpectedly, the cause is […]

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Are you ready for SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022?

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 is coming!  What does that mean for you and me?  Simple.  New features, functionality, User Interface changes, performance improvements, and possibly a whole host of other changes to SOLIDWORKS CAD, but also SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics.  As I write this, I am unfortunately not able to mention what’s coming.  You will find that content in several upcoming blogs written by me and several other of my Simulation colleagues by searching the Computer Aided Technology […]

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