SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Compare Features using SOLIDWORKS Utilities

In a previous blog, we used the Compare Geometry tool to analyze two versions of the same part to quickly identify any geometric similarities and differences. This time around, we’re going to take a look at the Compare Features tool. The Compare Features tool works very similarly to the Compare Geometry tool, but instead identifies the differences in actual solid features, including appearance properties.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Coming Soon – SOLIDWORKS Xdesign

At SOLIDWORKS World 2016, DS SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi announced SOLIDWORKS Xdesign – a new online, browser-based SOLIDWORKS design product for desktop and mobile devices. During the presentation, Gian Paolo even showed it working on an iPad and an iPhone, which could make things very interesting.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

What’s New 2016 – Surface Flatten

In 2015, many of these users’ prayers appeared to be answered with the arrival of the Surface Flatten tool; allowing you to select several surfaces on a shape or body and automatically create a flattened pattern based off that curved shape – without the need for designing the part with any sheet metal tools! While a big hit, it had some room for improvement, and in 2016 the Surface Flatten tool has been enhanced to include projected sketches and relief cuts to incorporate a wider scope of shapes that can be flattened.

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