What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016: Collaboration Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Validation Enhancements

ANIMATE ASSEMBLY MOTION

New Mate Controller simplifies manipulation of assemblies with moving components, even those with many degrees of freedom, creating multiple solutions. Similar to a game controller, the new Mate Controller is an easy, intuitive way to create and animate complicated assembly motion.

  • Maintain precise control of the position for various components
  • Create as many positions as required to simulate how the mechanism will work
  • Temporarily unlock mates so components can be visually positioned from the graphics area
  • Communicate complex motion by easily calculating intermediate movements between positions

 

COMMUNICATE DESIGNS

Downstream visualization of information is critical to engineering. eDrawings® improves collaboration and communication of designs throughout product development.

  • Consistently measure with eDrawings to automatically use the same units as in the original document
  • Quickly and easily navigate between documents with multiple view tabs
  • Support all assembly annotations and 3D Views created in SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD)
  • Visualize exploded states with animated viewing: manually explode or un-explode
  • View component descriptions in the Components pane to easily understand an assembly
  • More accurately view models with improved manipulation: “Zoomed in” – rotation is about the mouse pointer; “Zoomed out” – rotation is about center of the model rather than center of the scene

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