SolidWorks 2013: Multiple Exploded Views

In looking at all the enhancements included in SolidWorks 2013, there was one addition that I HAD to talk about first.  That is because this is an enhancement that I have wanted in SolidWorks since the day I began using the software.  I have employed workarounds for this for years.  Rather than go on about how long I’ve wished it were there, I’m going to choose to be thankful to finally HAVE IT.  🙂

In SolidWorks 2013, you can now create MULTIPLE Exploded Views within a SolidWorks Configuration.  In previous releases, only ONE Exploded view as allows per configuration.  Below you see a model which was created in SolidWorks 2012.  It only has one Exploded View.

In SolidWorks 2013, you simply select the Exploded View command from the Assembly tab to add an additional Exploded View.

Being able to have Multiple Exploded views will cut down on unnecessary configurations and allow more flexible file management.

We are just getting started.  There’s a whole lot more to come.  Stay tuned!