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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!**
Each release of SolidWorks is preceded by a beta program. Participating in beta programs gives you the opportunity to test the new release, identify any critical issues, and submit bugs for correction before the SP0 release.
SolidWorks 2013 includes many new user-driven enhancements – along with some entirely new areas of functionality.
SolidWorks 2013 Beta is now available. For all you curious people out there, you can now download and install SolidWorks 2013 Beta, just log in to the Customer Portal to sign up today! (If you need help logging in, click here)
Learn about the fun contests and valuable prizes for Beta participants!!
The Beta program has evolved into an active and vibrant community where users and resellers candidly share their feedback directly with SolidWorks R&D team members. Last year, close to 1800 testers participated in the program.
“I like that there is still some chance to fix things that matter to me, before the software is released… The better job I do in Beta, the better it will run here at our place with everyone.” said Wayne Tiffany, Senior Machine Designer at Automatic Systems, Inc.
If you have some free time you should give it a shot, just remember to backup any files before working with the beta release. Good luck and happy testing!
Bruno Maisonnier, founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics, wanted to develop and empower people with a robot that could interact. Three years after starting to sell NAO models, over 2000 Robots have been sold worldwide, Aldebaran Robotics has now released the latest generation of its programmable humanoid robots, which is intended for research, teaching and, more generally, for exploring the new area of service.
In doing so, Aldebaran Robotics, utilizes the full potential of SolidWorks 3D design, analysis, and motion simulation software to optimize mechanical design of the robot to determine if it can withstand stresses applied to the robot. Once validation of the design is complete with SolidWorks they move on to production. Using SolidWorks they are able to project the Robot and components in to the future and improve design and optimize performance before parts are manufactured, before they exist.
See how Bruno and his team created humanoid robots that help people!
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: