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Clash of the Beta SW2017 Testers – The Chase Begins!!

The wait is over and SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0 is finally available for download and so is the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Contest.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0

 

SOLIDWORKS users and VAR employees from all over the world are enjoying shooting the Beta bugs while competing with each other in various SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Contests.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0

So how about you? Have you join in the force for the Beta testing or still need some good reasons for Beta Testing? Here are some of my reasons for being a part of Beta testing Force:

See New Features/Options: Get information of what new features are coming up.

Test New Features/Options: And not only the information but you’ve a real chance to test the New Features/Options before the software is released. And you can see how the New Features/Options will affect your productivity.

Learn Something New: The New Features/Options give you an opportunity to learn new things and be ahead of other users. You can be a pro in your team when your company upgrades to new version.

It’s like playing an online game with competing to other beta testers.

And the most favorite one; Win Prizes. There are a lot of prizes to be won by participating in various contest. Isn’t that cool.

Participating and Downloading Beta: The programs indicated are only open to customers with an active Subscription Service contract. Register for Beta by creating a Customer Portal account or update your existing account settings to join Beta. Select “Notify me of Beta Programs” in your Customer Portal profile.

Your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service status must be valid and active in order to participate in Beta Programs. You are under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) during the Beta period. You cannot share any information about SOLIDWORKS® Beta products during this period. Do read “OFFICIAL RULES FOR SOLIDWORKS 2017 BETA CONTESTS

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta 1.0

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to SOLIDWORKS® software customers, VARs or other partners worldwide who are 19 years of age or older and have a valid subscription service ID prior to June 20, 2016 and at the time of entry, with access to the beta software that must be downloaded and used. Void in Australia, Brazil, Israel, Quebec, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and where prohibited. Contests end September 12, 2016. Subject to complete Official Rules. Sponsor: Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, 175 Wyman St Waltham, MA 02451, USA.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 is available for download!

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 is available for download

This service pack is 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. For a listing of SPR’s fixed in this Service Pack, click here.

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

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 App is Now Available

We’re just 2 weeks away from SOLIDWORKS World 2015 which will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Join over 5,000 CAD software users who will descend on the 6th largest city in the USA to hear from a wide range of speakers and learn the latest about SOLIDWORKS. Register today!!

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

And guess what, after a great success in SOLIDWORKS World 2012 and 2013, SOLIDWORKS World App is back for both Android and iOS.

Developed by Double Dutch, the app is now available in both the Play Store for Android & App store for iOS.

Here is a quick over view of the app.

Get All Details of Conference Schedule

General Session Details with Key Speaker

Every Day Agenda

Session Details

Speaker Details

Exhibitor List and Details

Attendees (you can follow others too and see who is following you)

Floor Plans for easy navigation thru the Convention Center

Social Media to get connected to other and see the regular updates

Apart from this, get general information about Phoenix, Places to Dine at, Directions, Parking etc. Everything is at your finger click. The above images are from iPhone app. Nice job by SOLIDWORKS World team in bringing back some thing everyone would love at SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

Stay tuned for more coverage of SOLIDWORKS World 2015!

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

PS–be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS and hashtag #SWW15 on Twitter for regular news and updates.

What are your Reasons to be at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2015

 

Have you registered for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 starting February 8 through February 11, 2015.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

Here is why I would attend SOLIDWORKS WORLD

SOLIDWORKS World is great place for meeting people in different disciplines who share similar interests and experiences. Talking to people who are having similar challenges gives me new ideas on how to solve them in the most efficient way possible; fully immersed in an expertise-rich, how-to environment. Moreover this helps in cultivation of global business and professional contacts. Finally I can keep myself updated with the latest trends and solutions offered by various partners in the Exhibit Hall.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

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Grab your spot at the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona to learn how to design better products, faster. Propel your business and gain competitive advantage in the market so run, don’t walk, to register today.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015

I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2014 and I hope to meet you again at

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

PS–be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

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

Sneak Peek SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Up to Reference Pattern-No messing with Equations

 

Linear pattern feature has been given a makeover with the new option of Up to Reference

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Up to Reference is a new option in the linear pattern feature that is similar to the equal spacing option in the circular pattern and allows for creation of intelligent patterns.

The “Up to Reference” option allows you to select an edge, vertex or face as a reference to control how many instances will be created at a given spacing. An offset from that reference is available to maintain proper spacing from the end. If the location of the reference is moved, the number of instances is recalculated.

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Another option is to choose a fixed number of equally spaced instances without regard to the spacing. If the reference moves the spacing is adjusted to fit, maintaining the fixed number of instances.

This new capability of the linear pattern is a tremendous time saver, as it is no longer necessary to create equations to achieve the same results!

Great tool, no more messing with maths/equations now and let SOLIDWORKS do it for you.

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner below and bookmark the launch page for when it goes live on September 9th, 2014.

SOLIDWORKS 2015

Sneak Peek SOLIDWORKS 2015: Treehouse

 

Treehouse is back with SOLIDWORKS 2015..Huraaah..

SW2015 Treehouse

Treehouse is a breakthrough tool for design teams that think from the top down. Users can create and customize a conceptual, graphical representation of an assembly before beginning design work. Treehouse enables you to name your components and add custom properties all before creating a single document. Once the layout is complete and all your CAD documents have been generated, import the top level assembly into any PDM system and start assigning components to the appropriate users. It is that simple.

Long time users of SOLIDWORKS may remember it’s early beginnings when it was previewed several years ago.  Users asked to bring this back as a full-fledged feature in SOLIDWORKS and we got it back.

SW2015 Treehouse

It works by simply dragging and dropping parts and assemblies onto one another; you can build an entire assembly structure in minutes. Each part or sub-assembly can then be edited to include custom properties, configurations, quantities and more. Drawings can also be associated to the parts and assemblies.  Likewise, existing assemblies can be opened in SOLIDWORKS Treehouse to view, edit and add to the structure.  When complete, the entire structure can then be opened as a full SOLIDWORKS file structure.  Combine this tool with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM and you have a very powerful solution.

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is an invaluable tool for those companies who build product structures upfront. Create the structure, and then use SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM to distribute the sub assemblies to the appropriate engineers.

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner below and bookmark the launch page for when it goes live on September 9th, 2014.

SOLIDWORKS 2015