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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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Mate Controller: A New 2016 Feature to Create Multiple Positions and Animations

A lot of times when working with large assemblies with a high number of mates, manipulating the positions of the assembly can make the model move oddly because of the different combinations of mates and the different amounts of unconstrained degrees of freedom associated with each mate. Typically, you would have to generate several configurations and mates if you wanted to have different set positions for an assembly. If anyone has tried this, they know that process is a tedious one. To alleviate this issue, SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced a new Mate Controller feature.

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