SOLIDWORKS World 2016 – General Session – Day 3 – Part 2 – SOLIDWORKS 2017 #SWW16 #SOLIDWORKS

continuing on from SOLIDWORKS World 2016 – General Session – Day 3 – Part 1 – Photo Journal

This is almost always the most anticipated part of the General Sessions at SOLIDWORKS World.  Not only for the early preview of what we may see (or at least a possible direction a feature is heading) with the next release of SOLOIDWORKS.  But for how the Product Team will present these enhancements.   The acting is always bad, the puns are worse but it is always entertaining and insightful.  This year was no different.   Maybe predictable with the recent release of the latest Star Wars franchise ……….cue the music ……..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaking her “next release” debut Rachel York as Princess LayoutOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALuke Sketchdrawer just so happens to have a “VGA-to-DVI-to-mini USB-to-HDMI adapter”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all know this scene!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABI-DIRECTIONAL CIRCULAR PATTERN – The ability to circular pattern in two directions, along with applying different spacing parameters for each direction

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMULTI-DISTANCE CHAMFER & VARIABLE CHAMFER – Adds the ability to create chamfers with multiply sizes within the same feature.  Variable chamfer with similar functionality as variable fillet

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACOMBINE CHAMFER-FILLET FEATURE – The ability to toggle between Chamfer & Fillet without the need to recreate the feature

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATRANSPARENT SECTION VIEWS – The ability to section transparent parts

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATHREAD FEATURE LEAD-IN – LEAD-OUT – Building on the “Thread” tool in SOLIDWORKS 2016.  The added ability to include a Lead In & Lead out for the threadOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATREEHOUSE DRAWING IMPORT – The ability for Treehouse to automatically imports associated Drawings

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATREEHOUSE STRUCTURE PRINT – Adds the ability in Treehouse to directly print the Structure.  Although NOT mentioned, it looks as though there may also be a “Export to Excel” function.  It the Icon next to the Print Icon is any indicationOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASHADED SKETCH CONTOURS – Adds shaded colour to sketch contour for greater clarity and easier manipulation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAADVANCED HOLE WIZARD – Adds new functionality to Hole Wizard of multi-stepped holes.  Along with the ability to have different steps (counterbores, countersink) for either end

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASMARTER MATE PLACEMENT – Adds the ability for components to move closer to their intended location

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMISALIGNED MATES – Adds the ability to force Concentric faces that won’t align to be overridden without over-defining the assembly

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASUB-ASSEMBLY SAVED AS A PART NOW MAINTAINS ALL REFERENCES – Add the ability to preserve geometry references when saving assembly as a part.  Allowing face identification to be maintained so mates don’t fail when replacing

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASOLIDWORKS PDM LATEST VERSION OVERWRITE – Adds the functionality when making small changes (correcting spelling and the like) to no longer require creating a new version

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all know what happens next!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABOM TABLES RESPECT TEMPLATE  LOCK – Table items locked in the template (column widths & row heights) remained locked when placed in the drawingOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANOTES CAN REFERENCE BOM CELLS – Adds the ability to select a BOM cell and add as a Note

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMULTI-SHEET PROPERTY EDITS – Allows sheet properties to be changed for multiple sheets in a single process

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEMPHASIZE SECTION OUTLINE – Cut edges of section view can be highlighted (bold) to standout from a standard outline

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJAGGED OUTLINE FOR DETAIL VIEWS – Adds the ability to apply jagged lines to Detail Views

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMIRROR VIEWS – Creates a Mirrored drawing (including dimensions & annotations) without the need to create a mirrored part

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMANUAL BASIC DIMENSIONS OF SIZE – Additional functionality of DimXpert to add basic dimensions

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA3D DIMENSIONS TO EDGES – DimXpert now supports surface and edge selection

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARE-ORDER 3D VIEWS – Adds the ability to re0rder the 3D Views (SOLIDWORKS MBD) by dragging to the required order

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACOMPARE 3D ANNOTATION TOOL – a new feature which allows the comparison of different versions of PMI data in SOLIDWORKS MBD

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHIDE ALL REFERENCE ITEM TYPES – The ability to Hide all reference from the Heads Up Display in a single Function

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOFFSET CURVE ON SURFACE – Adds the functionality to Offset a 3D Curve on a surface

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWRAP SKETCHES ONTO ANY SURFACE OR ONTO MULTIPLE SURFACES – Adds the ability to Wrap a sketch onto any surface.  With the added ability to wrap on to multiple surfaces

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMAGNETIC MATES – Allows components to automatically snap together by dragging and dropping with the use of predefined references

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMAGNETIC MATE ASSET PUBLISHER – Used in conjunction with Magnetic Mates. For creating the contact points for the connections using Magnetic Mates

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEDRAWINGS OPENS MANY MORE FORMATS – The more the merrier! eDrawings now supports Autodesk Inventor, Catia, Creo, Pro/E, Rhino, Solid Edge, IFC, and 3DXML.   There was no mention of it. but there are also listed additional eDrawings file extension .eprtx, .easmx, .edrwx.  We will need to wait and see what this is all about?

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOPEN AND USE MANY CAD FORMATS –

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn interesting one!  The ability to open and reference other CAD data without importing the geometry.  The file (in this case) has a .iam extension and a “modified” part icon.  Acts like a native SOLIDWORKS file but is an “imported part”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMAINTAIN FEATURES AND MATES WHEN CHANGES MADE TO IMPORTED CAD DATA – Imported CAD data now maintains feature and mate references when changes are made

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs in the past DS SOLIDWORKS shows just enough to tease what is upcoming in the next release.  There is much to look forward to with SOLIDWORKS 2017 ….. we all need to wait patiently now until June and the release of SOLIDWORKS 2017 – Beta

to be continued SOLIDWORKS World 2016 – General Session – Day 3 – Part 3 – Photo Journal

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