SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER – Views – #SW2016


In this latest version of SOLIDWORKS Composer there are a few enhancements that are worth noting, in my last article we looked at the changes to timeline tracks and in this article we will look at some enhancements to the views panel.

Now in SOLIDWORKS / CATIA Composer 2016 your active view will have a dark gray lined border around it. This will lower confusion about what the current active view. In a previous version of Composer the only indicator would be the current selected view but not the active view.


The other option is Restore Active Views Visibility. This visibility command will restore the hidden/shown property that are captured in the active view. So if you hide 10 parts you can bring back just the parts that where On the last time you updated the view. The will come in very handy.


We hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2016. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Support Team will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2016. All of these articles will be stored in the category of "SOLIDWORKS What's New."You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s Design Summit’s.

Robert McGaughey

Applications Technical Manager

Computer Aided Technology

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