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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

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

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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SolidWorks 2014 Teasers

SolidWorks 2014 will be officially unveiled on September 9, 2013 and while you’re waiting for the big reveal, here are quick peeks at some of the new features (I’m sure you’re going to love them) No Edge Bleed-Through for Thin Parts SolidWorks 2014 now eliminates this problem with a new System Option to optimize hidden line removal for thin parts. This provides clearer visual feedback on the geometry and the exterior components. It also allows for more stunning screen captures…
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