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Usually when detailing a drawing, we will add a detailed view. Dimensioning this view can be a difficult task, but SolidWorks is always working to make that task easier. One of the tools they have given is an option called foreshortened dimensions. This option allows for the dimension of a radius or diameter to be placed into the view, without regard to the center line or the center point of the part. Please watch the video attached to see how this option works.
One of the SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek Features from the SolidWorks Blog…
In SolidWorks 2013, you can exclude selected components in Interference Detection. You can filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results and place them in a separate folder. You can exclude interferences involving hidden components, as well as exclude selected components from Interference Detection results. Optionally, you can specify to remember components to exclude from session to session. This video shows how this applies to cosmetic threads.
You can visit the new SolidWorks 2013 website to see all the major updates and check out more videos. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about how SolidWorks can help your business, check out the videos in the Demo library.
If you are in the surrounding Tulsa area and are interested in SolidWorks, you can sign up for our 2013 Launch Event here!
Come to a SolidWorks 2013 Launch Event and see powerful new products and features that make your design process even more productive:
– New products and design tools to simplify complex tasks
**Be on the look-out for more details to come!**
eDrawings is the only CAD viewer on iPad that allows you to view native eDrawings files as well as native SolidWorks parts, assemblies and drawings files. In addition, eDrawings allows convenient viewing of DWG and DXF files.
Multi-touch gestures let you pan, zoom, and rotate models easily. eDrawings also supports configurations, drawing sheets, and exploded views for eDrawings files published from SolidWorks and all other supported CAD software.
Since the initial release on May 1, an update is now available, with the following changes:
…. a tip from Earl Hasz, Technical Sales Expert with SolidWorks:
I am frequently asked about what can be done on the shop floor with respect to mobile devices, given that Composer Player requires Internet Explorer and mobile devices typically do not support the Windows OS. There are a couple of different options that we can look to for these devices.
1. Setup static images that are included with existing PDF or HTML pages showing the operations
2. SVG output provides the next logical step and adds some interaction
3. Publishing the Composer Player content is the most interactive solution
4. Mobile devices that are running iOS or Android OS require the use of an app such as AirDisplay
When you have multiple displays, you can use the Fit to buttons to fit a document window into the available area in each display. For example, you can fit a document window containing an assembly on one display and a document window containing a part from that assembly on the other.
When you have a single display, you can use the Fit to buttons to fit one document window to the left side of the display and another document window to the right side. This is particularly useful when you have more than two documents open because it lets you arrange only two of the documents. ( Windows > Tile , in contrast, would arrange all the open documents).