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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS CAM – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS CAM is another manufacturing staple of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Products, rebranded CAMWORKS a Gold-level solution partner since 1997 is the next step in completing the CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURING process. CAMWORKS built from ground up on WINDOWS using the same kernel as SOLIDWORKS is Industry leader since 1980. SOLIDWORKS Cam Standard Included with any SOLIDWORKS license that has a subscription service maintained, *2-1/2 axis, *Parts Only and *Tolerance Based Machining. SOLIDWORKS Cam Professional Is a purchased product, includes everything from […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Creating Normal Cuts – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS has always had the Normal Cut check box when creating a Cut-Extrude in a sheet metal part. But this option is limited to individual extruded cut features. So, what if you get a part that does not already have the cut feature? New in SOLIDWORKS 2018 is the Normal Cut tool. This allows you to normalize all non-normal side walls in sheet metal parts. Normal Cut is a very simple and easy to use tool that creates a normal […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 What’s New – Export Search Results from Embedded Search – #SW2018

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, you now can export search results from the Embedded Search Window. Prior to 2018, this capability was only available in the Dedicated Search Tool which opened in a separate window. Additionally, because PDM Standard does not provide access to the Dedicated Search Tool, that meant that you could not export search results from PDM Standard. So an added benefit is that you can now export search results from PDM Standard searches. There are two new […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – eDrawings – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – eDrawings – #SW2018 A number of enhancements to eDrawings 2018 have been added. Let’s take a look! 3D views You can now access and show 3D Views added to your models such as MBD views created on the 3D Views tab in SOLIDWORKS. The models must be saved in SOLIDWORKS 2018 for this to work. Decals Now you can choose to attach the decals directly inside your eDrawing file. Previously eDrawings would only show decals […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Offloaded Rendering – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Offloaded Rendering – #SW2018 Offloaded rendering allows you to send the model to another machine that has the PhotoView 360 Render Client in order to free up your computer from the burden of the calculating time it would take to complete the task. In order to do this, 2 machines are required. One machine would serve as the Coordinator and the other would serve as the Client. The Coordinator would require the license of at […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Controlling Dismissed Messages – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New: Controlling Dismissed Messages – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS 2018 continues to build upon functions added last year. We introduced the capabilities to lock down system settings when deploying an admin image. This was handled thru the use of the SOLIDWORKS Settings Administrator tool. This year we are taking this another step forward and allowing you to control the visibility of the individual messages that the user sees. This allows the CAD administrator to decide which messages not to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – CircuitWorks Opening ECAD Files – #SW2018

In SOLIDWORKS 2018, we introduce the ability to open ECAD files directly into SOLIDWORKS. With this new option in CircuitWorks, we can build a CircuitWorks file as a SOLIDWORKS part which previously only allowed us to build the CircuitWorks file as an assembly. Let’s take a look at an example: First we’ll open a board file directly using File > Open: This action will open up the file into Circuitworks where we can select “Build Model as Part”: This translation […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Mouse Gestures – #SW2018

Mouse Gestures have been around since SOLIDWORKS 2010 and this year we see a few new nice additions to one of my favorite ways to access shortcuts within SOLIDWORKS 2018. For those of you new to SOLIDWORKS, Gestures are used while holding down the Right Mouse Button (RMB) while in a part, assembly, sketch, or drawing.  This gives you another way to access commands quickly, when you need them, by simply clicking and flicking in the direction of the command […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Composer – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Composer – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018 has some great enhancements which makes this year’s version much more powerful than years past. Let’s start with the new Property section for measurement Labels. This new setting allows users to manage the display of measurement labels. It contains two new properties, Label Orientation and Label Position: When this Label Orientation is set to Auto, you can see in the above image that you also get to choose […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – #SW2018 Graphical plotting of results in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation has been enhanced. Now we can use either a vertical or horizontal orientation of the color bar. Also, the scale of values displayed can be shown as logarithmic. In the right-click menu on the color bar, you’ll find the option “Make Horizontal”. Also, notice the option to switch to a logarithmic scale. Here’s the result of switching to a horizontal orientation for […]

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