SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Pen, Touch, and Gesture-based Sketching – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Pen, Touch, and Gesture-based Sketching – #SW2018 In SolidWorks 2018 you may notice a new command manager available when right clicking one of the command manager tabs. This command manager is called ‘Sketch Ink’ and it is for the new touch based sketching available in SolidWorks 2018. Tech Tip: This functionality currently requires the Windows 10 Creators Update. When using the touch based sketching, you use the ‘Pen’ tool to create free-hand sketch entities. You can […]

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Form Design

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In the old days, the perfect DriveWorks  input form was small and compact. Mouse travel was an important consideration. A good “mouse surgeon” could completely specify his project by barely moving his wrist. Now we live in a world with touch devices. The pointing device is the user’s fingers -their fat pudgy fingers. Users like to make large sweeping, fast motions. I’ve learned to give Great Aunt Eleanor a 10 foot radius when she is using her touch devices because her elbows fly! The nice […]

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