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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
What’s New In SolidWorks 2016

Wednesday 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 …

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[18 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
SolidWorks 2013 – Previous Version Interoperability

SolidWorks Previous Version Interoperability introduced with SolidWorks 2013 probably isn’t what most users were wanting (or at least, were expecting), but I believe it’s what most users need.
When users hear, “previous version capability”, most think of being able to save their files back to an earlier version.  I believe this is what most users were asking for.  But I think that trying to carry back new features introduced in each new version would be fraught with major issues.  And I also think that most people asking for this type of …

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[24 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
SolidWorks World 2013 – Wednesday General Session

The Wednesday General Session is usually bittersweet for me, because while it is the day we get a sneak peek at the upcoming version of SolidWorks, it is also the last day of the conference.  This year is no different; things start winding down and we say goodbye to friends and colleagues, many of whom we won’t see until next World.
Fielder Hiss opened the General Session and introduced Kirsten Billhardt from Dell.
SolidWorks Product Marketing Specialist Mark Schneider took the stage to announce the winners of …