SOLIDWORKS 2019


  • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

    The Best of SOLIDWORKS 2019 (Part 1)

    Paul Kutolowski by Paul Kutolowski on November 19, 2018

    SOLIDWORKS 2019The SOLIDWORKS 2019 backdrop for SOLIDWORKS documentation is focused on the Canada - France - Hawaii Telescope which was built (or started at least) in 1979, long before CAD and recently they decided to update it using SOLIDWORKS to document the entire structure.

    The lower portion of the Canda-France-Hawaii observatory encloses three floors of shops and meeting rooms as well as the spherical shape at the top which is holding the telescope. All of that had to be digitized and that’s where SOLIDWORKS came in. Let's take a look at some of the best new features and enhancements for the latest release.

    Continue reading


    • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION, SOLIDWORKS 2019

      SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019: Nonlinear Pins & Topology Study

      Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 16, 2018

      SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Simulation studies usually begin with a static study set up but they often need to move into non-linear studies.  New for SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019, static studies with contact and connectors can be copied or dragged and dropped into nonlinear and dynamic studies.

      All the connectors in contact sets come across and can be edited. In addition, pin connectors can now have up to ten faces inside of nonlinear studies similar to how they are in linear studies today. Now, when we move to our results, we have new options for these nonlinear pins to see the forces at each segment along the pin helping to save you a ton of time in generating reports and understanding the assemblies behavior.

      Continue reading


      • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER, SOLIDWORKS 2019

        SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019: New Authoring Tools and PDM Integration

        Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 15, 2018

        SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 not only has modernized icons for enhanced visibility, but the command search has been added and the ribbon to make it easier to find and run and command. This is especially helpful for new commands like select adjacent parts to include neighboring parts in our selection. We can run selected adjacent multiple times in a row to get additional actors of interest and the updated status bar gives us instant feedback on our selection.

        To recall a previous selection, we can use selection sets but digging through too many selection sets can be costly. With SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 however, we can further organize selection sets and hot spots by creating groups.

        Continue reading


        • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

          SOLIDWORKS 2019 Graphics Performance Boost for Large Assemblies

          Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 12, 2018

          SOLIDWORKS 2019 Graphics PerformanceWhen working with large assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, view manipulation is vital to the user experience. Over the years, SOLIDWORKS has worked hard to optimize view manipulation on the screen. For instance, large assembly mode will disable model edges, shadows, real view, and more. Keep reading to find out how SOLIDWORKS 2019 improved graphics performance.

          Continue reading


          • POSTED IN CAM, SOLIDWORKS 2019

            SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019: Turning Enhancements

            Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 11, 2018

            SOLIDWORKS CAM Turning 2019Tolerance based machining in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019 introduces some powerful new capabilities that dramatically reduce the time required to generate CNC programs for turned parts with close tolerances and surface finish requirements.

            Leveraging DimXpert dimensions and model base definition information applied directly to the model, SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019 automatically applies your preferred machining strategies so the part based on the tolerance scheme with just a single button click.

            Continue reading


            • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS 2019

              New Component Flip, Fix, and Search Features in SOLIDWORKS PCB 2019

              Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 7, 2018

              SOLIDWORKS PCB CollaborationIn SOLIDWORKS 2019 Mechanical and PCB collaborate in one ecosystem effortlessly. With this collaboration, SOLIDWORKS 2019 added new support for flipping and fixing or locking components. Keep reading to learn more about these new features and see them in action.

              Continue reading


              • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                SOLIDWORKS 2019 Weldments and Multi-Body Interference Detection

                Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 3, 2018

                SOLIDWORKS 2019 WeldmentsWeldments are a key feature of many designs and SOLIDWORKS has long been an innovator of providing tools to create weldments such as this structure to support the telescope in this Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer. Let’s take a look at how this structure can be created using SOLIDWORKS 2019 weldments features.

                Continue reading


                • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, CAM, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                  SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019: New and Improved Milling Features

                  Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on November 2, 2018

                  SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019 Milling SOLIDWORKS 2019 delivers some great new CAM milling features that will help you reduce the time it takes to program your parts. Configurations in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2019 is a great time saver that enables you to define multiple manufacturing setups within a single part or assembly. Learn more about configurations and a slew of other new enhancements that can help you improve quality and reduce the time required to generate NC programs.

                  Continue reading


                  • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                    SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded View Enhancements

                    Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on October 30, 2018

                    SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded ViewExploded views are a great way to communicate exactly how assemblies come apart and go together. In SOLIDWORKS 2019, creating and editing exploded views is even easier. One new feature is a rollback bar is available when working with exploded views. This new rollback bar works just like the rollback bar in the Feature Manager and can be dragged up and down the tree to help users visualize an explode sequence step-by-step. Keep reading to find out what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded View.

                    Continue reading


                    • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                      Uninterrupted Workflow: SOLIDWORKS 2019 User Experience Enhancements

                      Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on October 27, 2018

                      SOLIDWORKS 2019 User ExperienceSOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces some great new capabilities that not only improve the user experience but increase your daily productivity. Providing quick access to your designs the welcome page now lists up to 100 of your most recently opened documents. Each document is displayed with its own preview, and the new quick filter can be used to re-find the list by displaying only parts, assemblies, or drawings. Keep reading to see an example surrounding new features that improve the SOLIDWORKS 2019 user experience.

                      Continue reading


                      • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                        New Features Improve Collaboration in SOLIDWORKS PCB 2019

                        Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on October 23, 2018

                        SOLIDWORKS PCB 2019When you design a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) there are often times when you need to create barriers or height restrictions for component placements as envelopes. To do that, you can place a component called envelope. Once placed, you can change the component properties to be an envelope. You can then mate it into the position where you want the envelope to be placed on your printed circuit board.

                        Once complete, you can then push the changes to SOLIDWORKS PCB using Collaboration and pull the change with the addition of the envelope. You can preview the changes, accept them, and the envelope will be placed on the board in the exact location as in mCAD. Later, you can add chamfers in the upper corners to match the additions. This is a powerful and efficient way to create restrictions inside of SOLIDWORKS mechanical and push them over for collaboration with SOLIDWORKS PCB 2019.

                        Continue reading


                        • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                          SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019: New Security Settings and More

                          Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on October 16, 2018

                          SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 (Model Based Definition) is a powerful solution that enables designers and manufacturers to create and communicate critical design information via the model. SOLIDWORKS 2019 adds support for sheet metal annotations and bend notes can now be automatically inserted directly onto a components flat pattern view explaining each bend direction, angle, and radius. For components that contain many bends a tabular display of the bend details is often the preferred method of capturing and viewing the information.

                          Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can capture all of your manufacturing information in a bend table. When a bend table is inserted, each bend on the components flat pattern view is tagged in relation to the table. This, combined with the tabulated bend information enables you to now detail your sheet metal designs in the same manner as a traditional drawing. When finished, all the information can be captured with a 3D view ready to be shared with other members of your design team and organization.

                          Continue reading


                          • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                            What’s New in eDrawings | SOLIDWORKS 2019

                            Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on October 12, 2018

                            eDrawings 2019eDrawings is an excellent tool for viewing CAD models and now gets even more valuable in 2019. eDrawings 2019 now supports several new CAD file formats. Parasolid, Solid Edge, Acis, JT, and NX files are now supported for viewing making eDrawings your go-to choice for CAD file viewing.

                            Viewing configuration data has always been available for exported EPRT and e-Assembly files. Now with eDrawings 2019, configuration data can be viewed for native SOLIDWORKS parts and assembly files saving the step of exporting the data to eDrawings format. Keep reading to learn more.

                            Continue reading


                            • POSTED IN SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2019

                              SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D Markup: A Better Way to Communicate Design Ideas

                              Angelle Erickson by Angelle Erickson on October 9, 2018

                              SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D MarkupGood communication among design stakeholders is essential to any successful design process. SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces a brand new way to communicate your design ideas by enabling you to add markups directly to parts and assemblies when using a touch device with the release of  SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D Markup.

                              Continue reading

                              14 Item(s)