SOLIDWORKS 2016 has been released!


FOCUS ON DESIGN, NOT SOFTWARE Work smarter and get the CAD system out of your way with fewer “picks and clicks”, increased modeling flexibility, a more intuitive interface, and easier access to commands.

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SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS QUICKLY Innovative design simulation makes analysis more efficient to solve complex problems, visualize and verify functionality, and find potential errors before they occur.

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STREAMLINE YOUR PARALLEL DESIGN PROCESS Communicate, collaborate, and work concurrently across teams, disciplines, customers, and vendors with mechatronic design, concurrent design, and streamlined electrical/mechanical design.

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FAST-TRACK YOUR DESIGNS THROUGH MANUFACTURING Create more detailed outputs for manufacturing and shorten product development to manufacture while you save time and reduce errors.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 includes over 100 new features and enhancements covering the entire range of SOLIDWORKS solutions for 3D design, simulation, technical communication, product data management, and sustainable design to maximize your productivity. Read more about SOLIDWORKS Applications for SOLIDWORKS 2016.


SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions enable you and your team to quickly transform new ideas into great products. Its intuitive interface and powerful design capabilities drive smarter, faster product development that powers your company’s success. Easy-to-use yet powerful toolsets, clear communication of design information, virtual prototyping, and quick generation of manufacturing-ready drawings and data give you the distinct advantage in a competitive market. Discover all the advantages of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

What is the cost of SOLIDWORKS 2016?
SOLIDWORKS 2016 Price starting at $3,995

Check out the New Features in the previous releases at SOLIDWORKS New Features

SOLIDWORKS, Hole Callout In A Section View

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: How to Put a Hole Callout In A Section View Hello friends, listen up while I teach you a thing. Here is how you can put a hole callout on a hole inside of a section view. 1. Use the model items command to get the hole callout in the parent view. Model Items can be found in your annotation command tab. 2. Create a note in the section view. (Also found in the annotation command tab). 3. […]

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Creaform VXelements has been updated!

VXelements, the software used with Creaform 3D scanners has been updated to version 6.0!  The update includes a major overhaul of the interface.  Now VXelements has a home page. You can choose which aspect of the software you will be using.  One of my favorite enhancements is part of the VXinspect and VXmodel.  Now you can choose from recent CAD files!  SOLIDWORKS has had this for a long time, and now VXelements has it also! When in VXscan, the workflow […]

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