SOLIDWORKS What's New

SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Administration

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Copy Locked Settings Administrators can lock options.  Locking options for users means that the administrator defines settings for the user.  If the user’s settings and the administrator’s settings are in conflict, the administrator’s settings will override the user’s settings.  This is a great way to maintain standardization across your team’s SOLIDWORKS installs and ensure that anyone can work on any install with minimal reconfiguration time.  Previously, locked user settings could not use the Copy Settings Wizard in Tools>Save/Restore Settings.  This […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Composer

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Calling all SOLIDWORKS Composer Users! SOLIDWORKS Composer 2022 added 2 new updates to the software this year. Let’s take a deeper dive into each topic: Importing Decals from SOLIDWORKS Files Decals that are added to a SOLIDWORKS part file can now be added into Composer when the file is being imported. There are 3 ways to make this happen: 1. To open a file with this setting, click File > Open and select a SOLIDWORKS file. Under SOLIDWORKS, select Import […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Flow Simulation Goals, Flux Plot, Surface Parameters, and Probes

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022 comes great updates to some key Flow Simulation features. The changes to these features, will make pre and post processing in Flow Simulation easier and quicker to do in SOLIDWORKS 2022. In this blog I will be highlighting these changes to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation for SOLIDWORKS 2022. Change 1: Equation Goal Plot Update SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation has had a handy feature called equation goals, which allow the user to utilize input goals or mathematical […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Routing Electrical Enhancements

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SOLIDWORKS has done it again. Here are a few great Electrical Routing enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2022. The first enhancement gives you more options when creating a Flattened Route, specifically when creating a Manufacturing Type route. In the “Flatten Parameters Property Manager”, you have the options to: Create Flatten Route with Lines Only – Allows you to convert the spline to lines Horizontal Route Segments Selection – You can select several continuous route segments to appear as horizontal in the flattened […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Linkage Rod Connectors

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Included with SOLIDWORKS 2022 is a new kind of connector called a linkage rod. The linkage rod is a convenient way to connect components in your assembly without having to model physical geometry. Linkage rod connectors are available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and Premium. To access this functionality, right click on your “Connections” folder in the Simulation study tree and then select “Linkage Rod”. At the top of the Property Manager are selection boxes for specifying geometry at each of the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Structure Systems: Improvements for End Caps and Secondary Members

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Structure systems seem to be among the main focuses for SOLIDWORKS 2022. There are a variety of improvements and new features dealing with corner treatments, connection elements for nonwelded parts, and more—all to help you create intricate frames efficiently and accurately. I just want to focus on two enhancements in particular here: support for end caps and additional options for building secondary members. End Caps End caps can be applied to structure system bodies in SOLIDWORKS 2022. If you are […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Visualize Animations

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It’s been a few years coming for SOLIDWORKS Visualize to get some major new enhancements and 2022 delivered! Particularly, animations in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2022 got a massive overhaul. New organization methods, keyframes, cameras, and motion studies all see benefits in the new release. Multiple Animations Let’s first look at one of my favorite enhancements that may seem small but is huge! Historically a SOLIDWORKS Visualize project could only have one animation, but not anymore! In SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2022 you can […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Assemblies: Pattern Driven Component Pattern Logic Enhanced

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Since SOLIDWORKS’ release in 1995, Dassault Systemes has iterated many times over to give us the mature CAD product we know and love today. Enhancements – both large and small – help to drive the CAD program that has aged like a fine wine. Seemingly small enhancements, however, can be just as important as the big ones. For example, in the 2013 release of SOLIDWORKS, they introduced the “right-click to confirm command” feature that has helped saved me tons of […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Admin Image

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There is a lot to unpack when it comes to talking about the ability for you to deploy SOLIDWORKS using the enhanced 2022 Admin Image. This year there are multiple types of images to choose from as well a a number of enhancements to configuration options.  Let’s go through the 3 biggest new options available. Before going into What’s New, we’ll start at the beginning by answering “What is an Admin Image”. If you were going to install SOLIDWORKS manually, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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The 2022 Beta is out and I have an in-depth look at the changes that are in store for SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Take a look at the video below to see how the interface is changing, the improvements to the report outputs so that they include more hyperlinks, pdfs that include datasheets, and some other improvements as well. I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2022. Please check […]

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