Tag Archive: Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2015 New Cool Icon with Year

SW2015 Icon

  Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2015, the SOLIDWORKS Icon has now year mentioned in the icon. This is a really nice enhancement, specially for people using multiple SOLIDWORKS versions on same machine. This would have been further nice if same thing has been done with other icons like eDrawings, SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Click on the following pictures to download the respective icons I’ve created for myself. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner below.

Blast Out of Beta SOLIDWORKS 2015 is HERE…

  SOLIDWORKS 2015 has finally come out of beta and SOLIDWORKS 2015 PR1 has been released. There are lot of sweet candies to enjoy with. SOLIDWORKS 2015 includes many enhancements and improvements, most in direct response to customer requests. Here are some of my Favorites: Customize context-sensitive Toolbars Selection Context Toolbar Setting Multiple Dimensions to Driven Status Bar Display of Cylinder Diameter Visualization Tool for References Using Intersection Zones in Section Views Model Break Views Chain Pattern Editing Limit Mate Values in the…
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SolidWorks 2014: Pack and Go but Toolbox, Sorry NO

No Toolbox with Pack and Go

Another cool enhancement in SolidWorks 2014, leave Toolbox components while you do Pack and Go. Yes with SolidWorks 2014, users have the ability to leave Toolbox parts behind. The advantage is clearly simple, maintaining the toolbox reference from the location meant for toolbox and not the new folder OR the zip file created by pack and go. I remember how big hassle it was to deal with toolbox parts when I did the pack and go to make a copy…
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SolidWorks 2014: Creating Angular Running/Ordinate Dimensions

Another cool enhancement in SolidWorks 2014 Angular Running/Ordinate Dimensions. No more workaround 🙂 Here are the quick steps: 1. Within an open drawing, click on Angular running dimensions under Dimensions (make sure you have view on which you want to do the Angular Running/Ordinate Dimensions). 2. Pick the center mark in the view. 3. Position the 0 value as required. 4. Select other center mark or points/edges and dimensions will be populated and placed  5. If you need the chain…
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SolidWorks 2014: Creating Slots from the Hole Wizard

Slots from Hole Wizard

This is one of most interesting enhancement many users have been waiting for. Now creating Slots from the Hole Wizard is very simple and one can avoid creating multiple features or design library feature to do that. You can define a slot just like you would a hole, and detail your design faster and with less error. SolidWorks 2014 lets you automatically generate a slot based on fastener/hardware size, and limit range of fasteners/hardware automatically via the slot mate. Here…
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