SOLIDWORKS 2013 ProductsSOLIDWORKS 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2013 New SOLIDWORKS 2013 Applications MCAD

SOLIDWORKS 2015 includes over 200 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.

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 SOLIDWORKS 2015 – New Features

New Product Development Workflows 

 

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WORKFLOWS

  • SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) enables drawingless product detailing with 3D PMI annotations; output to eDrawings® or 3D PDF
  • SOLIDWORKS Treehouse provides visual assembly structure planning, creation, editing, and viewing
  • Prepare models automatically for export to popular AEC applications
Customer Benefits
Reduce time to market and comply with new industry standards.
Integrated Capabilities Connect Design and Manufacturing 

 

INTEGRATED CAPABILITIES CONNECT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection automates inspection drawings and reports
  • SOLIDWORKS Costing supports sensors and costing of weldments, plastic/cast parts, machined castings, and 3D printed parts
  • Print directly to 3D printers in AMF and 3MF formats
  • Use advanced techniques to flatten surfaces
Customer Benefits
Speed up downstream manufacturing and bridge the gap between design and manufacturing.
SOLIDWORKS Performance 

 

SOLIDWORKS PERFORMANCE

  • File size reduced by 50%
  • Faster component patterning, and hide/show of assemblies
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation supports Intel® Solver and multi-core for contact detection
  • Define specific graphic regions to render in PhotoView 360
  • SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM manages large data sets more efficiently
Customer Benefits
Faster modeling, analysis, and rendering capabilities leaves more time to improve designs.
Part and Surface Modeling 

 

PART AND SURFACE MODELING

  • Sketch: Line from mid-point; rectangle with horizontal/vertical construction lines
  • Splines: Improved Spline on Surface; convert Style Spline to Spline Points
  • Patterns: Improved Fill, Linear, and Variable Pattern
  • Advanced geometry: Asymmetric Fillets; split surfaces; sketch plane normal to view
Customer Benefits
Create sketches, complex patterns, and advanced geometry faster and with less effort.
Assemblies 

 

ASSEMBLIES

  • Mates: Center components on faces; select geometry to limit Width Mate
  • Routing for rectangular sections, e.g., HVAC ducts, cable trays and chutes
  • Simulate roller/energy chains using patterns along open or closed loops
  • Exploded View: Radially and along axis; space components on drag
Customer Benefits
Faster and easier assembly of components.
Drawing Improvements 

 

DRAWING IMPROVEMENTS

  • Track view locations with automated drawing sheet zone annotations
  • Enhanced formatting control of drawing and table notes
  • Omit layers from printing; use splines as leaders
  • Improved angle dimensioning and command of decimal rounding
Customer Benefits
Find drawing views faster, and experience more automation and control.
Design Simulation 

 

DESIGN SIMULATION

  • Predict product durability under dynamic loading and manage a combination of load conditions in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • View nonlinear results during the solve in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to ensure convergence
  • Rotating mesh regions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation deliver enhanced simulation of rotating machinery
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics improves plastic part design with up-front Venting Analysis
Customer Benefits
Simulate real-life scenarios to predict product performance prior to manufacturing.
Electrical Design 

 

ELECTRICAL DESIGN

  • Dynamic Connector tools simplify the design and use of connectors
  • Advanced access to user-based controls for key tools
  • In-line 3D routing diagnostics identifies and resolves routing issues
  • Advanced Formula Manager provides access to system and mathematical
    variables in complex formulas
Customer Benefits
Accelerate the development, creation, and integrity of electrical systems designs.
User Experience 

 

USER EXPERIENCE

  • Dynamic Reference Visualization shows a graphical view of relationships between features
  • Selection Sets let you select multiple entities and save for reuse
  • Isolate components while editing in context within an assembly
  • Temporarily preview hidden bodies or components from FeatureManager
Customer Benefits
Work more efficiently and better understand/visualize design intent of your models.
Expanded Communication and Collaboration 

 

EXPANDED COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

  • SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Web2 client connects browser-ready devices to a vault
  • eDrawings now has a UI adapted for touchscreen, and supports SOLIDWORKS Plastics result plots
  • MySOLIDWORKS offers enhanced online learning and certification; ability to
    share/view designs online and research a global manufacturing network
  • Collaborative Sharing uses community-based social innovation to provide
    greater connectivity to SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings, and DraftSight®
Customer Benefits
Expand the reach of design tools with faster, easier connections and better social collaboration – anytime, anywhere.

 

SOLIDWORKS 2013 ProductsSOLIDWORKS 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2013 New SOLIDWORKS 2013 Applications MCAD

SOLIDWORKS 2014 includes over 200 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.

SOLIDWORKS 2014 New Features – All Features

 

 

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Top 10 New Features

SW-2014-New-Features-Shape-Control
ADVANCED SHAPE CONTROL

  • Fast and easy creation of complex geometry with new Style Spline functionality
  • Better, simpler control over curvature of spline geometry
  • New Conic Fillet controls create smoother transitions for fillets
Customer Benefits
Create complex surfaces and organic shapes faster, easier, and with more precise control.
SW-2014-New-Features-Sketch-Enhancements
SKETCH ENHANCEMENTS

  • Replace Sketch entity
  • Set Sketch and Sketch Picture scale when adding first dimension
  • Fixed length dimension for 2D splines
  • Path Length dimension for multiple Sketch entities—belts,chains, cables, perimeters, etc.
Customer Benefits
Conceptualize and design faster and easier with more robust and powerful sketch capabilities.
W-2014-New-Features-Enhanced-Assembly
ENHANCED ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE AND VISUALIZATION

  • Create assemblies faster with new in-context Quick Mate toolbar
  • Section View—Include/Exclude selected components
  • Significantly improved Section View performance
  • Create part Slot features with Hole Wizard and speed up assembly creation with new Slot Mate
  • Add rotation in Explode Steps so parts will automatically rotate
Customer Benefits
Create and view assemblies faster and easier.
SW-2014-New-Features-Design-Communication
DESIGN COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

  • Experience your 3D designs in the real world in Augmented Reality with eDrawings® and eDrawings Professional iOS® mobile apps
  • eDrawings mobile support for Android™ devices (4.0 and later)
  • Create an eDrawings file of your SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics with a single click
Customer Benefits
Experience and communicate your design ideas in a more lifelike way-anytime, anywhere.
SW-2014-New-Features-Sheet-Metal
NEW SHEET METAL FEATURES

  • New Sheet Metal Gusset feature for creation of stiffening ribs
  • Improved control over sheet metal corner treatments
  • Sheet Metal Lofted-Bend includes information needed for press brake manufacturing
Customer Benefits
Create sheet metal geometry faster, with improved data output for manufacturing.
SW-2014-New-Features-Simulation-Setup
STREAMLINED SIMULATION SETUPSolidWorks® Simulation automatically leverages data for simulations:

  • Toolbox fasteners definition, with position, bolt materials, and preloads, for Bolt Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • Thermal properties and PCB definition from electrical components in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation
  • In-mold residual stress and temperature data from SOLIDWORKS Plastics in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
Customer Benefits
Streamline simulation and eliminate duplication of effort to enable concurrent engineering.
SW-2014-New-Features-Faster-Drawing
FASTER DRAWING DETAILING

  • Create angular running dimensions
  • Set automatic limits for rows in tables
  • Turn a part drawing into an assembly drawing without losing references
  • Slot callout notes
Customer Benefits
Perform faster and more automated drawing detailing.
SW-2014-New-Features-Electrical-ImprovedSOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL IMPROVED INTEGRATION AND PERFORMANCE

  • Single-button publishing of schematic and assembly files for review in eDrawings
  • One click check-in/check-out of electrical project files to SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM
  • Enhanced wire/cable/harness development capabilities with optimized routing
Customer Benefits
Optimize, share, and track electrical designs more easily for improved project collaboration.
SW-2014-New-Features-Enterprise-PDM
SOLIDWORKS ENTERPRISE PDM STREAMLINED WORKFLOW

  • Customize the user interface with custom data columns for company-specific data
  • Automated cache management to cache and clear specified folders at user log-in and log-off
  • Enable vault operations directly in Microsoft® Office user interface for Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®
Customer Benefits
Make faster, more accurate document actions and get the latest file versions automatically.
SW-2014-New-Features-Cost-Estimating
STREAMLINED COST ESTIMATING AND REPORTING

  • New options enable selection and control of cost estimation methods
  • New estimate type based on average cost of material removal simplifies Costing setup
  • Microsoft Excel integration and output of more Costing Custom Properties improve cost data sharing
Customer Benefits
Cost parts faster and with less setup, then share cost data more effectively with downstream applications.

Create an eDrawings file of your SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematicswith a single click

SOLIDWORKS 2013

SOLIDWORKS 2013 Products

SOLIDWORKS 2013 New SOLIDWORKS 2013 Applications MCAD

SOLIDWORKS 2013 includes over 200 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.

 

SOLIDWORKS 2013 – New Features

SOLIDWORKS 2013NEW PRODUCT! SOLIDWORKS® ELECTRICAL
SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables quick design of your electrical and control systems. Single- and multi-line schematics creation, and integration with your 3D model with real-time bi-directional linking between 2D schematics and 3D models, automatic wire routing, and integrated BOMs.
Customer Benefits
Simplify and streamline your electrical system design by integrating your mechanical and electrical systems earlier in the process.
SOLIDWORKS 2013 NewNEW PRODUCT! SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS
SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps you easily identify and address potential defects in your plastic part or injection mold tool designs early in the design process. It covers thousands of commercial plastics and includes analysis for weld lines, sink marks, multi-cavity layouts, and runner balancing.
Customer Benefits
Simulate injection processes during the design phase to isolate potential issues before moving to manufacture and risking costly defects and rework.
SOLIDWORKS 2013PREVIOUS RELEASE INTEROPERABILITY
Collaborate with customers, suppliers, and internal teams when
using a mix of SOLIDWORKS 2013 and SOLIDWORKS 2012 (SP5). Files
can be opened directly and associativity is maintained, with no export/import required.
Customer Benefits
Work more efficiently and improve collaboration and file exchange between different teams, reducing delays.
SOLIDWORKS 2013 FeaturesCONICS IN SKETCHER
New sketch functionality enables you to create conic curves driven by endpoints and rho value, permitting elliptical, parabolic, or hyperbolic curves without the need to use splines or equations.
Customer Benefits
Easily create true conic geometry to get exactly the profile you need or create smooth transitions with better control between existing geometries to improve designs.
SOLIDWORKS 2013INTERSECT FEATURE
New modeling tool enables you to add and remove geometry in one operation. You can intersect solids, surfaces, and planes, as well as merge solids and cap surfaces, to define closed volumes and create multiple geometries simultaneously.
Customer Benefits
Quickly and easily create or modify complex designs from intersecting geometry.
SOLIDWORKS 2013 Whats NewSECTION VIEW TOOL ENHANCEMENTS
The enhanced Section View tool makes creating section views in drawings faster, with simple drag-and-drop placement. You can click, drag, and jog to modify section profiles on the fly.
Customer Benefits
Simplifies and automates the creation of section views by eliminating the need to manually create a section sketch enabling faster drawing creation.
SOLIDWORKS 2013CAD ADMINISTRATOR DASHBOARD
Online dashboard tracks performance, hardware status, and SOLIDWORKS System Options settings for each computer running SOLIDWORKS software at your company, with access from anywhere through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.
Customer Benefits
Quickly and easily monitor your SOLIDWORKS workstation status and performance, and keep your design team running smoothly and at peak efficiency.
SOLIDWORKS 2013VARYING DIMENSION PATTERN FEATURE
New options in Linear and Circular Pattern features enable you to vary feature dimensions and instance locations incrementally for the entire pattern or individually for each instance.
Customer Benefits
Save time creating patterns, increase design flexibility, and reduce the number of features needed for your model.
SOLIDWORKS 2013 Free TrialSOLIDWORKS COSTING ENHANCEMENTS
New Costing enhancements expand and improve manufacturing process coverage and recognition, with support for turning, mill-turn, and multi-body parts, as well as new APIs to access data for downstream manufacturing.
Customer Benefits
Automatically cost more types of parts, create more accurate cost estimates, and pass data to manufacturing more easily.
SOLIDWORKS 2013SUB-MODELING FOR SIMULATION
Easily create sub-model studies of your designs to get more accurate results for specific areas, while automatically utilizing loads and boundary conditions applied to the full model.
Customer Benefits
Accurately perform precise simulation analysis for specific areas of large and complex models faster and more efficiently.

Every year SOLIDWORKS includes many new enhancements and improvements to its impressive line of 3D Applications, most in direct response to customer requests.

Every year SOLIDWORKS includes many new enhancements and improvements to its impressive line of 3D Applications, most in direct response to customer requests.

Every year SOLIDWORKS includes many new enhancements and improvements to its impressive line of 3D Applications, most in direct response to customer requests.