SOLIDWORKS 2015 – The What’s New You Didn’t Hear About (Part 03 – Dynamic Reference Visualization)

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When perusing a model in SOLIDWORKS that was not your own, you really need to understand the feature manager design tree for the file you are looking at. In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS you would right mouse button click on the features and display the parent child relationship dialog.

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Now, with SOLIDWORKS 2015 you can experience a quicker way of viewing those inter-feature relationships by using the "Dynamic Reference Visualization" tool. You can turn in on by right mouse button clicking on the top level of the Feature Manager Design Tree and click the following icon, notice there is no text with it and is at the top of the right mouse button menu.

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This will allow you to see feature relations like this.

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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