The ABC of Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS

 

ABC of Weldment Profile

I’ve seen lot many times people asking about the folder structure for weldment profiles in SOLIDWORKS. The folder structure for weldment profile is simply ABC.

ABC of Weldment Profile

A is the path for the folder that contains the Standard. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments
B is the path for the folder that contains the Types. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments\Inch
C is the path for the folder that contains the Sizes. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments\Inch\10×20.SLDLFP

Weldment-ABC-3

So when setting up the weldment profile location, you need to set the location of A under Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Weldment Profiles

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP 5.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP 5.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

- Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SolidWorks Technical Support at evis@solidworks.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

Win Free VIP trip to SOLIDWORKS World 2015 with MLC CAD Systems

 

This year, MLC CAD Systems is giving away a VIP trip to SOLIDWORKS World 2015 at one of their SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Events.

Be part of the excitement – click on the banner below and secure your spot!

After you RSVP, you will receive further details, including the exact location… MLC CAD Systems has setup some very exciting venues all across the Southern United States!

MLC CAD Systems team look forward to seeing you at their upcoming SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Events.

SW2015 Adding Centerlines to Rectangles

SOLIDWORKS 2015 ADDING CENTERLINES TO RECTANGLES

With SOLIDWORKS 2015, user now have the ability to add centerlines to all types of rectangles. The option is be default checked for Center Rectangle and 3 points Center Rectangle but you can choose between From Corner or From Midpoint. For other type of rectangles you can pick Add construction lines and then you can choose between From Corner or From Midpoint.

Here is a quick video showing the new centerlines in rectangle options..

SOLIDWORKS 2015: Mid Point Line

SOLIDWORKS 2015: Mid Point Line

 
One of the cool enhancement users have been asking for: Mid Point Line in sketch. You can now create a line that is symmetrical from the midpoint of the line.

SW2015 Mid Point Line

Here is a quick video showing two options to draw a midpoint line.

 

SW2015 Icon

SOLIDWORKS 2015 New Cool Icon with Year

 

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2015, the SOLIDWORKS Icon has now year mentioned in the icon. This is a really nice enhancement, specially for people using multiple SOLIDWORKS versions on same machine.

SW2015 Icon

This would have been further nice if same thing has been done with other icons like eDrawings, SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Click on the following pictures to download the respective icons I’ve created for myself.

eDRAWINGS2015 Icon SWINSP2015 Icon

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner below.

SOLIDWORKS 2015

Blast Out of Beta SOLIDWORKS 2015 is HERE…

 

Explore SOLIDWORKS 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2015 has finally come out of beta and SOLIDWORKS 2015 PR1 has been released. There are lot of sweet candies to enjoy with. SOLIDWORKS 2015 includes many enhancements and improvements, most in direct response to customer requests.

Here are some of my Favorites:

  1. Customize context-sensitive Toolbars Customize context-sensitive Toolbars
  2. Selection Context Toolbar Selection Context Toolbar
  3. Setting Multiple Dimensions to Driven Setting Multiple Dimensions to Driven
  4. Status Bar Display of Cylinder Diameter Status Bar Display of Cylinder Diameter
  5. Visualization Tool for References Visualization Tool for References
  6. Using Intersection Zones in Section Views Using Intersection Zones in Section Views
  7. Model Break Views Model Break Views
  8. Chain Pattern Chain Pattern
  9. Editing Limit Mate Values in the Graphics Area Editing Limit Mate Values in the Graphics Area
  10. Radial Explode Radial Explode
  11. Prevent Angle Mates from flipping Prevent Angle Mates from flipping
  12. Profile Center Mate Profile Center Mate
  13. Enhanced Width Mates Enhanced Width Mates
  14. Saving Component Instances as New Files
  15. Treehouse Treehouse
  16. Location Labels for Views Location Labels for Views
  17. Angle Dimension Using an Imaginary Line Angle Dimension Using an Imaginary Line
  18. Create a 180° Angle Dimension Create a 180° Angle Dimension
  19. Zoom to Sheet in Drawings Zoom to Sheet in Drawings
  20. Feedback for Balloon Asterisks Feedback for Balloon Asterisks
  21. Spline leader in notes and balloons Spline leader in notes and balloons
  22. Enhanced eDrawings Enhanced eDrawings
  23. Directly 3D Printing from SOLIDWORKS Directly 3D Printing from SOLIDWORKS
  24. SOLIDWORKS MBD SOLIDWORKS MBD
  25. Previewing Hidden Bodies or Components Previewing Hidden Bodies or Components
  26. Creating Planes Normal to View Orientation Creating Planes Normal to View Orientation
  27. Flattening Surfaces Flattening Surfaces
  28. Enhanced Move Face Enhanced Move Face
  29. Controlling Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry Controlling Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry
  30. Changing Features/Faces to Bodies in Patterns Changing Features/Faces to Bodies in Patterns
  31. Variable Patterns Variable Patterns
  32. Lofted bends from sketches on non-parallel planes Lofted bends from sketches on non-parallel planes
  33. Include the sheet metal information in the mirrored model Include the sheet metal information in the mirrored model
  34. Adding Centerlines to Rectangles Adding Centerlines to Rectangles
  35. Equidistant Points and Segments Equidistant Points and Segments
  36. Midpoint Line Midpoint Line
  37. Select Chain for Construction Geometry Select Chain for Construction Geometry
  38. Enhanced Create Assembly from Multibody Part or Cut List
  39. Cut List Folder Names Inherited from DESCRIPTION Property Cut List Folder Names Inherited from DESCRIPTION Property
  40. Enhanced Gussets Enhanced Gusset
  41. Weld bead on a single body Weld bead on a single body

P.S. The new enhancements listed above will depend on the release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 0 and may change.

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner below.

SOLIDWORKS 2015