From InFlow: SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS PDM Inspection Integration – #SW2019

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With the introduction of SOLIDWORKS 2019, SOLIDWORKS Inspection users will now have integration with SOLIDWORKS PDM. This will include variable mapping, reference management, and a new SOLIDWORKS PDM ribbon in the stand-alone SOLIDWORKS Inspection application. With all these new tools, SOLIDWORKS Inspection users will start to see the same ease of use as SOLIDWORKS, Office, and Draftsight users in SOLIDWORKS PDM. Here is a closer look into the capabilities of these three new components: Variable Mapping: This new update will allow for mapping into two SOLIDWORKS Inspection blocks: SWIPrjProperty and SWICustomProperty. The SWIPrjProperty block will define mapping for the SOLIDWORKS […]

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From InFlow: Configuring Copy Tree: Making Sense of all the Options

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At first glance, the SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree wizard can be somewhat daunting with all the buttons, check boxes, and drop-down menus. If you are familiar with the SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go, the interface is very similar, with additional options specific to PDM. To access the wizard, highlight a file in the PDM Explorer View, and navigate to Tools>Copy Tree. In the upper left corner of the wizard there is an Edit box for your default output destination, as well […]

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From Inflow Technology: That was Easy – Using Buttons on a Data Card

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Have you ever wished that you could just have an “easy button” for something? Well, using SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card controls, you can create your own! The Button control allows you to place a button on a data card that can be configured to launch a web page, open a file, browse to a location, or even run a custom add-in. Here are a couple of examples of how you can use buttons to make tasks just a bit easier. Launch a […]

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From InFlow Technology: Rollback in SOLIDWORKS PDM – What You Need to Know

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SOLIDWORKS PDM introduced some new functionality to the rollback feature, allowing users to rollback their files with references. Before 2017, Rollback was a very simple feature, where users could take a single file and roll it back to a previous version while permanently deleting the versions after it. The process could only destroy the data associated with a single file and the wizard for completing it was simple as a result: If a file was rolled back unintentionally or too […]

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Rollback in SOLIDWORKS PDM: What You Need to Know

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Rollback in SOLIDWORKS PDM: What You Need to Know SOLIDWORKS PDM introduced some new functionality to the rollback feature, allowing users to rollback their files with references. Before 2017, Rollback was a very simple feature, where users could take a single file and roll it back to a previous version while permanently deleting the versions after it. The process could only destroy the data associated with a single file and the wizard for completing it was simple as a result: If a […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New –Auto Hatching in Section Views – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New –Auto Hatching in Section Views – #SW2018 When you have a complex assembly consisting of many overlapping parts of a similar material, the hatch lines in section views can make it difficult to distinguish individual parts. SOLIDWORKS 2018 is remedying this situation by introducing some brand-new functionality to the Auto Hatching feature in drawings. You will now be able to easily change the hatch scale between parts of the same hatch in a section view or […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Logging into SOLIDWORKS – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Logging into SOLIDWORKS– #SW2018 Between Mouse Gestures, Shortcut Bars, Command Buttons, and even Icon Colors, customizations to the SOLIDWORKS 2018 User Interface allow you to really personalize your experience with the CAD software. While some of these options are just personal preference, most lead to faster and more productive modeling. When you need to get some work done on an unfamiliar or rarely used machine, the differences in setup can hinder your performance. You might […]

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