SOLIDWORKS 2015 – The What’s New You Didn’t Hear About (Part 01 – Configuration Toolbar)

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In SOLIDWORKS 2014 we received a tool that allowed you to switch the active configuration of a part/assembly in the current active configuration called Quick Configurations

1. Go to Tools/Options/

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2.Turn on "Show quick configurations"

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Now to 2015, what did I miss?

In 2015 SOLIDWORKS added a new toolbar. It allows you to change the active configuration of the assembly you currently have opened in SOLIDWORKS. This will save you time from going to the configuration manager or splitting your feature manager design tree.

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1.Go to Tools/Options/

2.Under Toolbars check on "Configurations"

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Cheers,

Bob McGaughey, CSWE

Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

 

What you missed in SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New Blog Series Links

Part01 – Configuration Toolbar

Part02 – Precision Selection

Part03 – Dynamic Reference Visualization

Part04 – Identify Last Saved in File Version

Part05 – View Selector Preview

Part06 – Selective Delete in Assemblies

Part07 – Equations in Assemblies

Part08 -Selecting by View

Part09 -Angle Mates

Part10 -Open Summary Report on Assembly opens

Part11 – Saving Component Instances as New Files

Part12 – CircuitWorks

Part13 – Composer 2015 SP 2.0

Part14 – Decimal Rounding

Part15 -Enhanced Angle Dimension

Part16 -Duplicate filename warnings

Part17- EPDM SNL

Part18 – Encrypted PDF SUPPORT

Part19 – SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition

Part20 – Asymmetric Fillets

Part21 – Delete Keep Body

Part22 – Over-Run fill Pattern

Part23 – Sheet Metal

Part24 – Spline on Surface

Part25 – Weldments