SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Draft and High Quality Mesh Definition

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In the search for faster and more efficient simulations, SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 introduces new meshing functionality for linear static studies that is sure to help. We can now mix draft and high quality solid element meshes in the same study. Individual bodies can be meshed with either formulation to help reduce the total degree of freedom (DOF) count, resulting in quicker solutions. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, here’s a brief overview. Tetrahedral-shaped elements are formed when you mesh […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Opening Documents

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Working with older files in SOLIDWORKS 2020 should be dramatically easier than in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS 2020 introduces a new system option that allows the user to choose whether all documents associated with a file are saved to the current session OR only documents modified in the current session. This new functionality can be found in the System Options under the External References. Deselecting this option will be particularly helpful upon the first save of large assemblies and […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Detailing Mode

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Do you have drawings that take a long time to load? Do you have large assembly designs, mold designs, or other intricate, complex designs with drawings that require multiple sheets with resource-intensive views, and many dimensions and annotations? If so, Detailing Mode in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is for you. With Detailing Mode, users will no longer have to wait for long open and rebuild times in order to start working. Detailing Mode allows users to do most drafting functions in a […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Sketching Silhouette Entities

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Have you ever wanted to use the convert entities feature for the outline of your part, but it was not exactly easy to use for your purpose? SOLIDWORKS has made a great new tool for this called SILHOUETTE ENTITIES. Once you are in a sketch in either a part or assembly, navigate to Tools > Sketch Tools > Silhouette Entities. From there, select your bodies you would like for the exterior shape and SOLIDWORKS makes a projected sketch of your […]

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GrabCAD Print Version 1.33 Released

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GrabCAD Print Build number 1.33.10.54793 released on 20 August 2019 FDM Changes/Improvements: On printers that are supported by Advanced FDM, some advanced features are now available in the Model Settings tab. These include infill density, infill angle, and body thickness, and when CAD files are used, the ability to change a cylindrical hole into a self-supporting diamond. The Advanced FDM mode, introduced in version 1.24,  is now supported on the Stratasys F170, F270, F370, all Fortus (250, 380, 400, 450, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Rx

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Administration enhancement of SOLIDWORKS has improved the process of gathering files using the RX Tab. It has been expanded to support gathering files from Composer and Electrical to help trouble-shoot hardware and or software issues. The Problem Capture tab in SOLIDWORKS Rx now collects files adding videos and settings for SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS Electrical from the source pull down if they are running the 2020 version. 1. In the Capture section, choose the SOLIDWORKS Composer source selection: 2. Records the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS CAM

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     What’s NEW in SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard 2020 New – Support for Tabs Cutting in Contour Mill Operations in SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard 2020 Allows users to define tabs on the feature profile of a through mill feature machined using a single Contour Mill application.  The “Tab” feature consists of a small piece of the stock material along the profile (feature boundary) of the part.  By keeping the core material and/or part attached to the stock material with the tabbing feature, the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New: Simulation – Distributed Coupling for Pins and Bolts

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In many FEA studies using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the use of pins and bolts are common. They are a great way to restrain assemblies realistically while managing setup difficulty and solve times. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 is releasing with a new formulation for bolts and pins, called the distributed coupling. To understand this new functionality, let’s do a quick review of these connectors. At the end of the day, bolt and pin connectors consist of 2 elements. The first is a beam […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Installation Summary

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In SOLIDWORKS 2020, there are many enhancements dedicated to Performance, focused on getting your tasks done quickly and easily. The Installation Manager downloader has improved performance in the following areas. Downloads are faster than ever before The Installation Manager uses parallel threading for downloading and extraction process. The greatest benefit will be seen for users downloading more than one product. SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager also makes it easier to install the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer You can install the viewer concurrently with […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – IES Light Profiles in Visualize Professional

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Lighting in any rendering application is one of the most important parts for any realistic looking scene, and this year SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional makes it even easier to add the specific light you need to your scene with the introduction of IES Light Profiles. What are IES Light Profiles you ask? IES stands for Illuminating Engineering Society (see https://www.ies.org for more information on the group and recommended lighting standards). These IES profiles contain photometric measurements of the distribution and intensity […]

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