SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Simulation: Load Case Manager #sw2015

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When running simulations a Design Study can save a lot of time to find the best design.  In SOLIDWORKS 2015 we now have the Load Case Manager.  This tool allows us to create and test different primary load cases and linear combinations of the primary load cases in static studies.  This tool can be started by right-clicking on the study name in the Simulation study tree. In this example, the primary load cases are “Twisting” and “Twisting with Downward Force.”  […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Selection Sets #sw2015

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Selection of Hard-to-pick Entities New SOLIDWORKS 2015 selection paradigms make it easier to select small entities without having to zoom or use selection filters. When you make repeated small mouse movements as you try to select an edge or face, the software adjusts the selection method to a more precise selection methodology. When your mouse movements become large again, the software returns to the selection methodology used in previous SOLIDWORKS versions. To prevent the new selection method from being used, click […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Midpoint Line #sw2015

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If you love the Mid-plane direction option when creating an extruded boss or extruded cut, you will love the new Midpoint Line Command available in SOLIDWORKS 2015. You can now create a line that is symmetrical from the midpoint of the line. Create a sketch. Go to Tools > Sketch Entities > Midpoint Line or go to the Sketch Command Manager > select the dropdown next to the Line Command > Midpoint Line   Place your cursor to begin the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Chain Pattern #SW2015

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Some of you have probably been waiting for this one for a long time… Well it's finally here!! SOLIDWORKS 2015 now has a chain pattern feature. With this feature you are able to choose from 3 different type patterns and some familiar variables. The three types are Distance, Distance Linkage, and Connected Linkage. Let's take a look at each. Setup: Start with an assembly. First a sketch for the chain pattern is needed to show the path of the chain. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Visualization Tool for References #sw2015

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Another new User Interface Enhancement in SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the new Visualization Tool for References that can be seen in both Part and Assembly Model FeatureManager (FM) design trees. This new option lets you dynamically view all parent relationships associated to any feature in the FM design tree by simply hovering over the feature. For example, let’s take this part model below with some simple parent/child relations: In this part model, if I hover on top of the Pocket Cut […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Flattening Surfaces

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a few weeks away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. To kick off this series we wanted to lead with a new feature that really caught our attention. Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Premium can flatten a surface? Yes, that was our reaction too! Sweet! Now in 2015, SOLIDWORKS has introduced the capability to flatten a surface model. Previously this function was only available using the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Blog Series

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a few weeks away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. We have been working hard to find a way to let the SOLIDWORKS community know about all of the new features that SOLIDWORKS 2015 has to offer. Starting tomorrow, the CATI Tech Team will be posting two articles a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, about the new features and functions in […]

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3DQuickPress V6 What’s New – for SOLIDWORKS 2015 release

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is at the Pre-Release stage with the clock ticking for the 1st official release.  Here is how the Gold Partner 3DQuickTools V6 release will look different in SOLIDWORKS 2015. 1. At 1st glance, it will be very noticeable what is not seen when opening SOLIDWORKS 2015. 2. As a Gold Partner, we have always enjoyed having 3DQuickPress and 3DQuickForm on the top ribbon of SOLIDWORKS. 3. New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - menus for Gold Partners like […]

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3DQPress V6 What’s New – Blog Series for SOLIDWORKS 2015 release

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a month away, as a gold partner 3DQTools is ready to release V6. The Tech Team is excited for this release and has been working hard to find a way to let the 3DQPress community know about the new features that 3DQPress has to offer. Starting in August, the 3DQPress Tech Team will be posting articles about the new features and functions in 3DQPress V6 that will run inside SOLIDWORKS 2015. We […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Top 10 Enhancements Requests

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Top 10 Enhancement Requests announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2013. These requests will be implemented in the next version of SolidWorks; SOLIDWORKS 2014. Here’s the list of what we can expect this fall with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2014: 1. Make rebuild time faster 2. Ability to save SOLIDWORKS files in previous versions – Backward Compatibility 3. Slot mate 4. Cylindrical mates need an option to lock rotation 5. Provide a version of eDrawings mobile app for Android devices […]

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