What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 6: CircuitWorks

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 6: CircuitWorks

CircuitWorks is the messenger between the warring armies of mechanical and electrical engineers. It allows 3D SolidWorks files of PCB assemblies to become 2D board layouts and wiring diagrams, readable by a wide variety of electrical software. CircuitWorks itself is not a tool for creating much of anything, but it is a simple translator and … Continue reading »

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 5: Assemblies, Part II: Assembly Features

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 5: Assemblies, Part II: Assembly Features

Last week we covered all the great Mate and Pattern improvements in SolidWorks 2015. This week we’ll review the second half of the Assemblies chapter, which covers all the “other stuff,” from Exploded Views to Interference Detection to the newly-resurrected Treehouse app! Honorable Mentions Radial Explode You can explode components aligned radially/cylindrically about an axis … Continue reading »

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 5: Assemblies, Part I: Mates and Patterns

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015 – Chapter 5: Assemblies, Part I: Mates and Patterns

There are always a bunch of new goodies in the assembly bag, and this year is no exception. There are so many new assembly features, it makes more sense to split them up over two weeks. This week, we’ll start with enhancements to mates and pattern features. Honorable Mentions Editing Limit Mate Values You can … Continue reading »

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015: Chapter 3 – SolidWorks Fundamentals

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015: Chapter 3 – SolidWorks Fundamentals

Welcome to week 2, which of course means chapter 3. This week we learn that SolidWorks 2015 is the year of progress! They’re leaving 2D emulator and 32-bit operating systems behind, and rushing headlong into the future of usability! Honorable Mentions Add-in Load Times The Add-Ins dialog box (Tools >> Add-Ins) now displays the amount … Continue reading »