SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Cosmetic Thread Improvements – #SW2019

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The Cosmetic Threads Command has seen some improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2019. There were many issues with how cosmetic threads were created, updated and displayed when there are child references in downstream features. This has been resolved. The cosmetic threads feature has a more robust architecture so that they behave more consistently. The improved behavior provides more stable references for edges and faces, along with correct parameters for assemblies, drawings, and graphics.   Some improvements that users asked for were to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Displaying General Tolerances – plus: Text Size in 3D Views – #SW2019

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General tolerancing is a common form of tolerancing used with metric units. It is based on the ISO drawing standard 2768-1: Tolerances for linear and angular dimensions without individual tolerance indicators. The standard for linear dimensions is shown below: What this means is that the tolerance class and the size of the dimension determine the tolerance for each dimension shown on the part. This alleviates the need to provide a tolerance value for each dimension – i.e. if one isn’t […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Large Design Review – #SW2019

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Every version of SOLIDWORKS performance is a major pillar of focus from the development team. This release is no different. With the new performance pipeline for graphics everyone is talking about, this next function has been overlooked in what’s new scuttlebutt. Large Design Review was available for the first time in the 2012 release of SOLIDWORKS. Large Design Review was created to open huge files… and fast. The Canada France Hawaii Telescope design takes 2 minutes and 45 seconds to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Touch Mode Enhancements – #SW2019

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There have been quite a few enhancements to the Touch mode feature within Solidworks 2019. There is a booming market for touch screen functionality with the hardware these days, so it only right that SOLIDWORKS keeps up with that trend. To turn on Touch mode, go to View > Touch Mode. The Touch Mode toolbar appears on your interface. The Copy tool appears in the touch toolbar when you select an entity in the graphics area. You can turn on […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Importing Assembly Envelopes Option and PMI DATA in SOLIDWORKS Composer – #SW2019

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New to SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 is the ability to finally choose whether or not to import assembly envelopes. In prior releases, SOLIDWORKS Composer automatically imported the assembly envelopes forcing you to hide them manually. When you open an assembly in Composer, the option to import SOLIDWORKS assembly envelopes is automatically checked. If you want to turn this off, refer to the image below. Below are examples of what the import looks like with and without the “Import SOLIDWORKS assembly envelopes” […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New –Sheet Metal Tab and Slot Enhancements – #SW2019

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Tab and Slot SOLIDWORKS 2018 welcomed a great new feature called Tab and Slots designed for Sheetmetal and Weldments users. SOLIDWORKS 2019 enhanced the feature with group linking, the use of nonlinear edges, slot corner shapes, and through all cuts. Linking Groups Like Weldments, the tab and slot feature can link user chosen groups to apply uniform parameters. If you edit the parameters, the whole group will change together. Make sure you check the box “Link Groups Together”. Nonlinear Edges […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Patterns-Assembly – #SW2019

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Circular Component Patterns: Now, in the circular component pattern command, you can include a second direction. It is possible to use the spacing from direction one with the symmetric button, or to choose your own spacing with spacing and instances. Custom Properties in a Mirrored Assembly: You asked, SOLIDWORKS responded. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can create an opposite hand version of your part with the mirror command and bring in the custom properties from the original. The custom properties […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Modifying Decal Mapping – #SW2019

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Now in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019, you can add decals with spherical, cylindrical, and label mapping just like you can with SOLIDWORKS decals! Label mapping maps decals onto model faces, including multiple contiguous non-planar surfaces, in a way that is analogous to placing an adhesive label on a real part, with no stretching or shrinking. Spherical mapping maps all points on a sphere. Cylindrical mapping maps all the points to a cylinder. To adjust the mapping, simply click and drag your […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Segmented Imported Mesh Body Tool – #SW2019

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2019 is a Segment Imported Mesh Body tool. This new tool group portions of a mesh BREP body into faces bounded by sharp corners, planar faces, and cylindrical faces. This Segment Imported Mesh Body tool looks at extracting: Groups of faces that form planar and cylindrical faces Faces that are separated by sharp or creasing angles planar faces in a mesh BREP body so they can be used as sketch planes, references, etc. This tool is best […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Pen Tool Enhancements – #SW2019

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More and more PC users are taking advantage of Touch Screen displays, and SOLIDWORKS is taking notice. The advantages of using a touch screen are obvious – you get direct access to everything on the screen, without the need for your Mouse or Keyboard! The Pen Tool enhancements that we cover today will work with any compatible Touch Screen PC, but we’re going to focus on the Microsoft. SOLIDWORKS is working hand in hand with Microsoft to fully utilize the […]

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