SOLIDWORKS 2014: Design without Limits

Expand innovation with powerful new tools and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2014 that shorten your design process, enhance collaboration, and increase productivity for design without limits.

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Design Tools
Powerful new features and time-saving shortcuts increase design output

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Workflows
Improved user interface and simplified process steps help you get work done faster

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Performance
Faster system response and automated processes keep you focused on design

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Visualization
Powerful visuals and lifelike product experiences make it easier to collaborate

SOLIDWORKS 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Design Tools

Powerful new features and time-saving shortcuts increase design output.

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Style SplineStyle Spline

With more precise control over spline shape, curvature, and style characteristics, you can spend more time refining your design instead of measuring and adjusting geometry.

  • Complete control over all spline characteristics
  • Readily create complex shapes and styles
  • More precision and accuracy in spline creation

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Replace SketchReplace Sketch Entities

Replace one sketch entity with another while keeping feature history and referencing the replaced part—even deep within the Feature History Tree.

  • Easily change sketches without losing or breaking any part references
  • All downstream features update as expected with no extra effort
  • Eliminates downstream errors from lost or broken references

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Sheet MetalSheet Metal Gussets

Add ribs and gussets across sheet metal bends with a single command, with options to create any style.

  • Full control of the gusset with a single tool
  • Automatically ignores gusset when flattening sheet metal part
  • Eliminates multiple difficult-to-understand steps

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Conic Fillet ControlsConic Fillet Controls

Control shape and size of each fillet to create smoother, more beautiful blends and fillets.

  • More choices and control over the look of your parts
  • Control of Rho value, width, and curvature
  • Create smoother transitions between adjacent faces

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Bolt ConnectorsBolt Connector Mapping from Toolbox to Simulation

Quickly extract and gather bolt and fastener information from SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to use in SOLIDWORKS Simulation studies.

  • Leverages library fastener attributes for structural simulation and concurrent engineering
  • Saves significant time by virtually eliminating manual entry of information for connectors
  • Guarantees information accuracy for simulation studies

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Workflows

Improved user interface and simplified process steps help you get work done faster

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Assembly ExplodeAssembly Explode

Add rotation to components so you can communicate product assembly processes clearly on drawings and in animations.

  • Get more flexibility over part orientation in exploded views
  • Create rotational explode steps and synchronize with translational steps
  • Easily simulate movements, such as doors opening or fasteners unscrewing

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Costing OptionQuick Volume-Cut Costing

Quickly calculate machining costs for a part—without having to set up templates.

  • Simple one-click method extracts a rough cost estimate
  • Calculation based on “cost per volume” for all machining operations, instead of feature recognition
  • Quickly estimate costs to keep projects within budget

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Angular RunningAngular Running Dimensions

Quickly and accurately document circular hole patterns and other radial features in a clear and concise way.

  • Automated creation of angular ordinate dimensions
  • Finish drawings faster while meeting documentation requirements
  • Match your company standards and comply with previous 2D drafting methods

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Auto Limit RowsAuto-Limit Rows in Tables

Automatically split tables on drawings based on a maximum number of rows.

  • Save time by not having to reorganize tables
  • Easily remove or add items
  • Maintain standard format for drawing tables

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Performance

Faster system response and automated processes keep you focused on design

      SolidWorks-2014-Slot Hole Slot Hole Wizard

Define a slot just like you would a hole, and detail your design faster and with less error.

  • Automatically generate a slot based on fastener/hardware size
  • Limit range of fasteners/hardware automatically via the slot mate
  • Change from a hole to a slot—and back again—at any time

 

SolidWorks-2014-Default MateDefault Mate

Build assemblies faster and with more automation using mating intelligence.

  •  Automatically determines proper mate that will not over-constrain the part
  • Mates selected based on the geometry and existing constraints on the bodies
  • Avoids overconstraining parts and the need to manually adjust the mate type

 

SolidWorks-2014-CircuitWorks Link to SOLIDWORKS Flow SimulationCircuitWorks™ Link to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Define and store thermal properties of electronic components in CircuitWorks™ for reuse in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation electronic cooling performance analyses.

  • Automatically utilize component properties defined in CircuitWorks™ in a fluid flow simulation
  • Choose which part properties to include with the analysis
  • Validate electronics packaging more quickly and with less error

 

Residual Stress Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Accurately analyze stress in injection-molded plastic parts under other structural loads, accounting for in-mold stresses and temperature changes.

  •  Account for the residual stress from injection molding
  • Show part deformation from cooling to room temperature
  • Include built-in stresses in the part while under load

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Visualization

Powerful visuals and lifelike product experiences make it easier to collaborate

SolidWorks-2014-Selective Part Section View in AssembliesSelective Part Section View in Assemblies

Select the components you want to include (or exclude) when creating a section view, and quickly develop multiple ways to investigate assemblies.

  • Faster sectioning with greater flexibility
  • Create focused views of external designs and internal mechanisms
  • Easily gain insight into the internal components of a design

 

SolidWorks-2014-Solar Access StudySolar Access Study

Set a defined date, time, and geographic location to create high-fidelity renderings that accurately simulate lighting from the sun.

  • Easily account for real-world shadow and light position at any given date and time
  • Use the wizard to quickly create a Solar Access Study for a high-resolution lifelike animation
  • Maximize (or minimize) sun exposure or avoid shadow using important positioning data

 

SolidWorks-2014-Contact Pair Visualization in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Contact Pair Visualization in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Naturally visualize all contacts and connections defined in a SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis to clearly understand contact relations between the different components of an assembly.

  • Gain a clear understanding of what contacts are defined and how parts interact
  • Increase understanding of simulation model setup
  • Quickly identify any necessary changes

 

SolidWorks-2014-Immersive Experiences to Expand Collaboration for Product DevelopmentImmersive Experiences to Expand Collaboration for Product Development

Improve and expand collaboration across multiple disciplines by providing immersive experiences for all users, regardless of CAD experience.

  • Unique eDrawings® capabilities bring models to life with Augmented Reality
  • Visualize, rotate, zoom, or section models in 3D, positioned in their environment
  • View and animate exploded views with translations and rotations
  • Display multiple SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation results and SOLIDWORKS Electrical files

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Product Development Process

Integrated production-proven solutions help expand your business opportunities