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SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Automatic Routing Along Existing Geometry

In SolidWorks 2013, the Auto Route tool includes an option to create a route based on existing geometry. To route along geometry, specify a start point, one or more planar faces, and an endpoint in the Auto Route PropertyManager. Routing automatically creates a route from the start point to the end point that runs parallel to the faces. You can specify the distance between the route and each planar face. This makes it easy to create a route that maintains…
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SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Reference Center of Mass in Drawings & Assemblies

As a new feature in SolidWorks 2013, you can add a center of mass point in assemblies. The position of the center of mass point updates when the model’s center of mass changes. For example, the position of the center of mass point updates as you add, modify, delete, or suppress components or add or delete assembly features. The center of mass point can be useful when you are designing assemblies requiring balanced mass (for example, to avoid excessive vibration)….
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