SolidWorks 2009 SP2!

January 19, 2009 13 Comments »
SolidWorks 2009 SP2!

Well, Friday night just happened to be the perfect time for me to upgrade our seats at work to SolidWorks 2009 SP2.  Overall things went smoothly and I was on my way home in time for some awesome pot roast served up by my multi-talented wife.

So what’s new in SolidWorks 2009 SP2?  Well, thanks to a head’s up from Lou Gallo and the guys at DDi, I heard about a new selection option that makes its debut in SolidWorks.  You now have the ability to select “Connected Faces”.  The option is available in the Right Mouse Button menu and presents the user with a flyout toolbar that offers multiple selection options for the surrounding faces of the selected face.  Also new is the ability to publish models directly to  The option is available in the pull down menu under File.

Here’s a quick video showing off the new features!


Stay tuned….more to come!

UPDATE – 2-28-09:  It looks like there is EVEN BIGGER NEWS when it comes to SolidWorks 2009 SP2.0.  Click HERE to see some new options in Renaming Configurations!!

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  • Richard Williams

    Well Done Ricky. Good information and right to the point. Thanks.

  • Glad you liked it! :-)


  • Great job Ricky.. This will be very useful..

  • Great job Ricky.. This will be very useful..

  • thank you for sharing this

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  • This is cool, thanks for the share, I appreciate it big time, thanks once again.

  • Well Done Ricky. Good information and right to the point. Thanks.

  • Many architects now a days are using this software in designing the house projects they are doing, well I think and as i see the result it is really effective

  • Thanks a lot! Amazing Post!

  • Andrew Troup

    The ability to rename part configurations while they're being referenced by an open assembly or drawing is indeed especially handy for the default configuration, which many of us forget to give a meaningful name until we come to create alternative configs, which is typically after we've created an assembly.

  • PC

    Great job. It’s very help and concise. Thanks

  • Thanks for the share, I have been readin online all day and this was actully worth reading. Thanks