SOLIDWORKS 2022

SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Visualize Shadow Catcher

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize in 2022 includes many exciting new capabilities and enhancements that will raise the level of realism of your renderings. Introducing the Shadow Catcher!  (yes, it does sounds like a Superhero) The new Shadow Catcher option renders the selected part invisible, however, it receives and displays the shadows cast on it by other objects in the scene.  It catches their shadow. Visualize comes with several primitive models (a wall, a box, a cylinder, etc) that we can use as […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Plastics Injection Location Advisor

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Included with SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 is a tool called “Injection Location Advisor” that makes it easier to optimally position injection locations for plastic parts. The tool can be found in the PlasticsManager tree, under boundary conditions. The property manager looks like this when opened: You can adjust the number of injection locations (up to a maximum of 4) and the mold open direction. The software will automatically detect a plane for the mold open direction (in this case the top […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Updates to Sketching

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Among the changes in SOLIDWORKS 2022 are two important improvements focusing on the reuse of sketch geometry: Directions in the Linear Sketch Pattern command can be defined using lines from the current sketch, and sketch text can be replicated with Linear Sketch Pattern and Copy Entities. Let’s take a closer look at these enhancements. Directions in the Linear Sketch Pattern Command In past versions of SOLIDWORKS, the directions in a Linear Sketch Pattern could be represented only by the default […]

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