I know for there are a lot of customers that are looking to keep their old format for their FAI/inspection reports. SOLIDWORKS has now given the ability for users to output those forms in a transposed format. One can now output the results in a horizontal or vertical format.
I'm sure there are times you say "why didn't we think of this before" to. The new update to the custom properties is very subtle but a huge time saver. SOLIDWORKS has added the ability to perform OCR on custom properties now.
Even with phenomenal updates to the user interface saving you truck loads of time, there were aspects of the industry that was out of your control. For instance, vendor or customer drawings that were skewed or smudged beyond the software ability to read properly. This forced the users to manually input the characteristics. Of course what is the purpose for software if you are going to do it all manually! SOLIDWORKS has now given you the ability to modify the OCR dictionary so that you can read those pesky font types. All you need to do is launch the OCR Editor to define what letters/numbers from your vendor/customer drawings represent and create a whole new font directory.
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.
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