#SW2022

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 and 3DEXPERIENCE 2022

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide Part 1 – Individual Installation

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Installing a new product can seem like a daunting task. With each new release of SOLIDWORKS, the process has become faster and simpler and better. At Computer Aided Technology (CATI) Technical Support, we still have many customers that ask the question, “How do I install SOLIDWORKS 2022?” In this blog article, we will cover the best practices so that you can get up and running with the least amount of down time. If you do not want to worry about […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Best New Features

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The release of SOLIDWORKS 2022 is near and the Computer Aided Technology Technical Team is excited for this release and all its new features. Mid-September, we started documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2022 from Part, Assembly, and Drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS PDM, and SOLIDWORKS Electrical, to name a few. We have been sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community thru the CATI Blog. We have since published […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Patterns and Corner Radius

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize continues to get better with each release and these are a few of my favorite new features in Visualize 2022; The new Pattern tool, an update to Corner Radius, and threads from SOLIDWORKS. Corner Radius is not a new feature; however, it’s been updated to now accept rounds on models that have a bump appearance or normal map applied. This tool can save you a ton of time, and needless polygons, by applying a radius to all sharp […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Manage – Upgrades to Tasks

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS Manage 2022, we get to share some exciting enhancements! This release introduces some incredible features to our SOLIDWORKS Manage capabilities. You can see our blog “SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – 5 Feature Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Manage” that lists out our top five favorites (outside of tasks). In this post, we focused on upgrades to tasks. As a SOLIDWORKS Manage user, tasks are one of the building blocks of the entire Manage system. Task visibility Some users […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Resolving Equations in Lightweight Mode

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Equations are a great way of creating intelligence in your assembly models and relating one part to another. However, in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, when using equations in combination with lightweight components, the equations could not evaluate, and it would it show up as an error or warning on rebuild. You would have to manually find the unresolved equation and then resolve that component and any other components that it references to fix any errors. Below is an example of […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Excluding Components From BOM

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It is common for our SOLIDWORKS assemblies to contain components that we do not want to include in the Bill of Materials. SOLIDWORKS has long contained a setting in the Component Properties to exclude components from the Bill of Materials. While useful, this is after the fact setting and needed applying to every component. What if you know ahead of assembling that the component is to be excluded from the BOM? For these situations, SOLIDWORKS 2022 adds a new setting […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Geometric Tolerance Symbols

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I’m very excited to tell you about this SOLIDWORKS 2022 enhancement. It has to do with a complete overhaul of the SOLIDWORKS Drawing annotation tool for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing If you’re unfamiliar with the GD&T tool in SOLIDWORKS Drawings, here is an image of the tool and the resulting annotation: Here is what the icon for the tool looks like (it hasn’t changed) Here is what the tool looks like in SOLIDWORKS 2021 and prior. If you build the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – eDrawings Updates

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A handful of changes were made with eDrawings 2022 to simplify the interface and streamline workflow. This gave eDrawings a sleeker appearance and increased ease of use. Along with workflow efficiency, SOLIDWORKS has added some notable functionalities that improve technical communication. Custom Properties The first notable addition to this year’s release is the ability to include or exclude custom file properties. One way to do this is from within a SOLIDWORKS document into the resulting eDrawings file. Once you have […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Opening Subassemblies in a Different Mode

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For anyone not using Large Design Review mode, you are missing out on a way to very quickly open large assemblies. The past several releases of SOLIDWORKS have added some great functionality to LDR mode and that continues with SOLIDWORKS 2022. New in SOLIDWORKS 2022, with an assembly opened in LDR mode you can now select an open mode (resolved, lightweight, or large design review) when opening a subassembly. The mode is selectable from a drop-down list on the open […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Cut List Support in BOM Tables

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 has improved how our weldment cut list table can be integrated into our Bill Of Materials tables. This includes enhancements to icons to more clearly indicate the type of components and some new options for controlling how the items are listed in the Bill Of Materials. Here is a quick look at this new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2022 compared to SOLIDWORKS 2021. For this example, we will see how the BOM tables can be displayed for this fixture […]

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