SOLIDWORKS 2017 Pre-release PR1 is available to download. There has been many enhancements to the new version which have help many users to improve their current workflow and overcome some of the earlier limitations. I’ll be sharing/explaining some of the cool enhancements which I feel would be helpful to majority of SOLIDWORKS users.
Clean Feature Tree
This is a small but yet powerful enhancement. Like other users, I used to struggle with feature tree where configuration and display state would show up making the feature tree look clustered.
But now with the new enhancement one can clean off the feature tree on just click of button. If your model has only one configuration then you can hide both configuration and display state name by selecting the option ” Do not show Configuration/Display State Names if only one exists” in the Feature Tree Display setting.
Since this is a document based property, one can set it in the templates and all new files would show up clean.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017