At SolidWorks World this year, I heard Paul Giaconia of SolidWorks use an analogy that really struck a chord. Why do people spend so much time organizing and using management tools for their multimedia files, yet spend almost no effort organizing and using management tools for their critical design files?
Have you ever wanted to do a linear pattern that varies from instance to instance? With SolidWorks 2013, now you can. New in 2013 is the ability to vary the dimensions of a patterned feature, as well as the spacing in between each instance to increase design flexibility and ease of use.
SolidWorks Electrical has a vast symbol library, however with a variety of industries being served it is impossible to have every single symbol that is used available. This is why SolidWorks Electrical gives us the ability to create our own custom symbols. While we could create a symbol from scratch, in this example we will copy a similar symbol and make changes.
The 2013 release of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is full of usability enhancements to make your life inside the PDM system much easier. You will notice some difference from the moment you log into the system but I wanted to take a moment to share my 3 favorite enhancements with you.