SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Import/Export Overview – #SW2016

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 has enhanced some importing and exporting features and has included a few more formats to the list.  Exporting options now include: Exporting Material Properties to IFC 2×3 File Exporting to the IFC 4.0 Format Importing Options now include: Importing of Visual Properties Importing PTC Creo 3.0 Files Importing STL Models Let’s explore each of these options. Exporting Material Properties to IFC 2×3 Files Enhancement: You can now export material properties such as mass, area and volumes that are […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Segment Tool – #SW2016

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There’s a new sketch tool in SOLIDWORKS called Segment. It is located under Tools > Sketch Tools > Segment. Let’s take a look at this new tool. Draw an arc, circle or line and go to Tools > Sketch Tools > Segment. For this example, a circle and line is used.   When Segment is selected, the Property Manager displays Segment Parameters.  There are 2 Segment Parameters: Line, arc or circle selection to be segmented:  Quantity of segments: There are […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Installation – #SW2016

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 offers a few new options for installing the software. The first enhancement will make the CAD Administrators happy. You are now allowed to deploy installs based on IP addresses or IP ranges. This eliminates the need to list all of the machine names in the admin image. This will be a time saver, especially if a machine gets renamed. Installation errors no longer mean you are stuck trying to figure out what has happened. Now you will get […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 0 is now available #SW2015

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 is now available for download from the SOLIDWORKS website. http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/downloads Media kits will beging shipping out now, so you should receive your sometime in the next month. Please see our blog series SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New for a look at all of the new features in this release.   Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Variable Pattern #SW2015

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the addition of a new pattern type, the "Variable Pattern". Previously we could Vary Instances by an increment. Now we can set and vary each instance independently to create even more flexible patterns! Above is the new Variable Pattern Feature Icon along with an example in SOLIDWORKS 2015. Above is a preview of the Variable Pattern Property Manager in 2015. Users can select dimensions from the patterned feature to add to the "Pattern Table". Each […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Drawing Zones #SW2015

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The enhancements of SOLIDWORKS 2015 keep coming. Engineering drawings have always had drawing zones around the outside of the title block to communicate what areas of the drawings are being referenced in documentation. SOLIDWORKS 2015 allows you to define the zones on a sheet format for providing locations of drawing views and annotations. Right click on the sheet and select properties. There is a new tab for Zone Parameters. The visibility of the zones can be controlled under the View […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Weldment End Caps #SW2015

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the addition of an Internal End Cap option. Previously we could create two types of End Caps; "Outward" and "Inward". Now in SOLIDWORKS 2015 we can create an End Cap with a New "Internal" option which will build an End Cap to fit the inside of a tube and optionally offset the recess. Above is a preview of the End Cap Property Manager in 2014. Above is a preview of the End Cap Property Manager […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Simulation: Load Case Manager #sw2015

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When running simulations a Design Study can save a lot of time to find the best design.  In SOLIDWORKS 2015 we now have the Load Case Manager.  This tool allows us to create and test different primary load cases and linear combinations of the primary load cases in static studies.  This tool can be started by right-clicking on the study name in the Simulation study tree. In this example, the primary load cases are “Twisting” and “Twisting with Downward Force.”  […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Flattening Surfaces

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a few weeks away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. To kick off this series we wanted to lead with a new feature that really caught our attention. Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Premium can flatten a surface? Yes, that was our reaction too! Sweet! Now in 2015, SOLIDWORKS has introduced the capability to flatten a surface model. Previously this function was only available using the […]

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Multiple Flow Result Plots in E-Drawings for 2014

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New for 2014, The ability to save multiple result plots in one E-Drawings file.  Previously the result plots needed to be saved in individual E-Drawings files. This caused more files to be generated and shared than need be. To generate multiple result file plots in one E-Drawings file follow this procedure. Show all plots desired to be included in the E-Drawings file Right Mouse Button on the Results Folder and Select Save Image Choose the E-Drawings File Format Once in […]

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