SOLIDWORKS 2016 continues to improve the Model Based Definition tool. The new release brings improvements in dimensioning, the ability to add product manufacturing information to assemblies, and additional customization options for 3D PDF templates.
In the prior release of MBD, 3D views were able to be captured for assemblies. With SOLIDWORKS 2016, PMI can be directly applied to assemblies the same way it is applied to parts.
SOLIDWORKS 2016 also brings improvements to DimXpert dimensions. Basic dimensions can now be added directly to the model from the toolbar.
The smart dimension tool can be used to add DimXpert dimensions. Edges can also be selected in addition to faces.
The 3D PDF Template editor has also been improved. With SOLIDWORKS 2016 we can create PDF templates with multiple sheets, multiple BOMs, and independent viewports.
We hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2016. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Support Team will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2016. All of these articles will be stored in the category of "SOLIDWORKS What's New." You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s Design Summit’s.
CATI Applications Engineer