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What’s New In SolidWorks 2016

11 February 2015 No Comment

Whats-newWednesday is my favorite day of SolidWorks World, as that is the day that they publicly show some of the new features of the upcoming release of SolidWorks.

This year, they unveiled some pretty cool features, including some surfacing improvements!

Here they are, in no particular order:



  • Hide/Show Main Planes
  • Select Sketch Mid Point Without Right Mouse Button
  • Sketch Context Toolbar Stays Available
  • Plane For Pattern Direction
  • Convert Entities – Grab All Internal Loops
  • Degree Style Spline (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and Bezier Curves
  • C2 Edge Blend
  • Hide/Show Bodies With Tab Key
  • Bi-directional Sweep
  • Assembly Mate Controller
  • Simulation – Mesh Sectioning
  • Simulation – Release Prescribed Displacements
  • Flatten Surface Enhancements
  • SolidWorks PDM Standard
  • Extended Quickmates
  • Toolbox Favorites Folder
  • Copy & Paste Mate Support
  • Enhanced Copy With Mates
  • Change Toolbox Fasteners Type
  • Rename Part Directly in FeatureTree
  • Drawings – Direct Scale Change (from scale display in bottom gutter)
  • Drawings – Nested Balloon Sorting
  • Model Based Definition (MBD)
  • eDrawings – Spin About Screen Center
  • eDrawings – Tabbed Documents
  • PhotoView 360 – Scene Illumination Proof Sheets
  • User Interface – Modern Look
  • User Interface – Scales With Operating System
  • User Interface – Child Feature Reference
  • User Interface – Breadcrumbs

So that’s what was shown.  There was also a screen showing a new color pallet for the icons.

DISCLOSURE: DS SolidWorks Corp paid for my conference fee, lodging, and some meals.

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