Category Archives: New Features

Totally Integrated: Model Based Definition Throughout SOLIDWORKS 2018

Written by: Jared Spaniol, Elite Application Engineer For those who attended one of our rollout events, update training sessions, or reviewed the What’s New document on your own, did you pick up on the Model Based Definition (MBD) themes in … Continue reading

Changes to the Two-Resistor Component Command in Flow Simulation After 2015

Written by: Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer With Flow Simulation 2016 and 2017, users no longer must have two separate solid bodies for the use of the Two-Resistor Component feature available in the Electronics Cooling module. To add a Two-Resistor Component … Continue reading

The Updated PDM Rollback

Written by: Bill Mitchell, Application Engineer (PDM Specialist) The Rollback feature has received enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017. Users with Rollback folder permissions can now roll back a parent file with its child references and files indicated as sub-parents (e.g. … Continue reading

Use Magnetic Mates for Quick Layout of Conveyors and Tracks in SOLIDWORKS 2017

Written by: Alex Frank, Support Engineer Magnetic Mates are a new feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017 that allow you to quickly and easily arrange and rearrange assembly components until you achieve a desirable configuration. This new feature is intended to make … Continue reading

Decrease Your Mouse Clicks in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist In 2016, SOLIDWORKS came out with a great new feature in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic that you may not have noticed or used. When going through class as a student, you are taught to … Continue reading