Saturday, February 13, 2016

SOLIDWORKS 2017 - What's New?

Its time for SOLIDWORKS World 2016!

Each year, a list of new enhancements in the next release of SOLIDWORKS will be introduced for us to look forward to. This year's SOLIDWORKS World was no different. So, what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2017?

Here comes a quick recap of these new enhancements:

*Gentle reminder: This is only a TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW. Features / functionality are always changing until fully vetted and not guaranteed to be in the next release.


BI-DIRECTIONAL CIRCULAR PATTERN

Circular pattern in both directions


MULTI-DISTANCE CHAMFER

Multiple sizes in one feature


VARIABLE CHAMFER

New functionality in a single feature


COMBINE CHAMFER-FILLET FEATURE

Both operations now in a single command


TRANSPARENT SECTION VIEWS

Transparent parts now included in section views


THREAD FEATURE LEAD-IN / LEAD-OUT

Adding manufacturing options to the Thread Feature introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2016


TREEHOUSE DRAWING IMPORT

Treehouse automatically imports associated Drawings


TREEHOUSE STRUCTURE PRINT

Printing the Treehouse Structure now supported


SHADED SKETCH CONTOURS

Sketch Contours now shaded for clarity and easier manipulation


ADVANCED HOLE WIZARD

New Functionality to create multi-step holes


SMARTER MATE PLACEMENT

Components move closer to their intended location


MISALIGNED MATES

Concentric faces that won’t align can be overridden without over-defining the assembly


SUB-ASSEMBLY SAVED AS A PART NOW MAINTAINS ALL REFERENCES

Face ID’s are maintained so mates don’t fail on replace


SOLIDWORKS PDM LATEST VERSION OVERWRITE

Small changes no longer require a new version


LOCK BOM TABLES FROM TEMPLATE

Table items locked in the template remained locked when placed in the drawing


NOTES CAN REFERENCE BOM CELLS

Directly reference BOM Cell items


MULTI-SHEET PROPERTY EDITS

Make sheet property edits apply to selected sheets


EMPHASIZE SECTION OUTLINE

Section view outlines can now be outlined for clarity


JAGGED OUTLINE FOR DETAIL VIEWS

Detail views can now be shown with jagged lines


MIRROR VIEWS

Mirror the drawing without creating the 3D Part


BASIC DIMENSIONS OF SIZE

New functionality in DimXpert


3D DIMENSIONS TO EDGES

DimXpert now supports surface and edge selection


RE-ORDER 3D VIEWS

3D Views in SOLIDWORKS MBD can now be reordered


COMPARE 3D ANNOTATION TOOL

Compare different versions of PMI data in SOLIDWORKS MBD


HIDE ALL REFERENCE ITEM TYPES

New functionality to hide all types with a single command


OFFSET CURVE ON SURFACE

Offset a 3D Curve on a surface


WRAP SKETCHES ONTO ANY SURFACE OR ONTO MULTIPLE SURFACES

Wrap sketch now supports any surface and multiple surfaces


MAGNETIC MATES

Components automatically snap together with predefined references


MAGNETIC MATE ASSET PUBLISHER

Fast setup for magnetic mates


EDRAWINGS OPENS MANY MORE FORMATS

eDrawings now supports opening many new file types with measure and markup


OPEN AND USE MANY CAD FORMATS

Reference other CAD data without importing the geometry


MAINTAIN 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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Thanks for reading.