When designing in SolidWorks, at times it may be beneficial to create parts that have more than one solid body, in applications like weldments, sheet metal, or mold tools. It may also be necessary to show how those parts go together using an exploded view. While it is possible to save the individual bodies as separate part files in an assembly and perform an exploded view there, it may be easier and quicker to perform the exploded view in the multi-body part.
Every new release of SolidWorks features many enhancements and improvements, most in direct response to customer requests. SolidWorks 2013 continues the trend, with over 200 enhancements implemented to improve performance and enhance productivity. With so many new features and enhancements, it is difficult to cover them all. However, I wanted to quickly highlight several great enhancements that I feel could save users valuable time and effort when post-processing or viewing results in Simulation.
There has been a lot of chatter in the SolidWorks community recently into what the future holds for Workgroup PDM. Since I don’t work for SolidWorks, I don’t know exactly what the answer to that question is but I thought I would share some pretty valuable insights to help users come to an educated conclusion.
The Electrical module from SolidWorks is designed to handle large scale projects with multiple users working simultaneously on various parts of the project. For projects like this, having good organizational tools is key to using it effectively. Large electrical projects will typically have a lot of documents and a very large number of electrical components, but the tools in SolidWorks Electrical discussed in this article will help us keep organized and efficient.