New-Fangled Features in SolidWorks Improves Designing
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New-Fangled Features in SolidWorks Improves Designing

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

SolidWorks MBD facilitates users to communicate design needs directly in 3D and drive downstream manufacturing automation.

FREMONT, CA: New capabilities and developments to the SolidWorks portfolio will help firms and users maximize the potency of their design and manufacturing resources while enabling them to deliver innovative products quicker.

Large Assembly Drawing for Faster Design

The feature works faster on drawings with many sheets, configurations, and resource-intensive views. The detailing mode can help open drawings within a matter of seconds while maintaining the capability to add and edit annotations. The graphics acceleration for drawings can enhance frame rates when zooming and panning within drawings with hardware-accelerated rendering.

Faster Calculations and Improved Accuracy for Simulation

The aspects benefits in quicker calculations and better simulation of real-world behavior. Additionally, advantages include

   • Speed and Accuracy: One can speed up analysis and perk up precision by combining linear and quadratic factors in the same simulation study.

   • Distributed Coupling: Let faces attached to pin and bolt connectors to deform.

   • Beam Models: Help in importing temperatures to execute a stress analysis after running a thermal analysis on a model with beams. 

Top SolidWorks Solution CompaniesMore Functionality in SolidWorks MBD (Model-Based Definition)

SolidWorks MBD facilitates users to communicate design needs directly in 3D and drive downstream manufacturing automation.

   • Datum Targets and Helical Insert Thread Callouts: Offer rich product descriptions by defining semantic datum target dimensions and helical insert thread callouts.

  • Annotation Organization: Effortlessly locate and sort annotations for parts and assemblies with the help of subfolders under the annotations folder in the FeatureManager design tree.

Improvements to SolidWorks Visualize

The SolidWorks Visualize feature enhances flexibility with support of new file formats and customizable materials and lighting. The XR Exporter helps to easily convert the visualize files to AR or VR experiences, while Product Data Management (PDM) integration manages the documents more easily with SolidWorks PDM integration. With light profiles, users can work with customizable MDL materials and IES Light Profiles. 

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