Tag: SolidWorks 2009

  • More PhotoView 360 Information

    More PhotoView 360 Information

    SolidWorks Developer Greg Leuenberger has posted an EXCELLENT video showing off MANY of the details of PhotoView 360.  You can click on the image above to view the streaming version or click HERE to download a zipped version of the video. The video is a little over 28 minutes long…which is perfect for viewing during […]

  • SolidWorks 2009 Explosion

    SolidWorks 2009 Explosion

    No, SolidWorks 2009 has NOT exploded.  But it has now “officially” burst onto the scene this week with SolidWorks posting their SolidWorks 2009 Launch site and Industry Magazines putting out stories. The SolidWorks 2009 Launch site is action packed with at least 10 different videos posted on new features and behind the scenes happenings.  There’s […]

  • SolidWorks Heard! 2009 Roundtable Podcast

    SolidWorks Heard! 2009 Roundtable Podcast

    Last Friday I had the pleasure of participating in a SolidWorks 2009 Roundtable discussion podcast over at SolidWorks Heard!.  The podcast episode has been posted and you can listen to it by clicking HERE. Thanks to Lou Gallo of SolidWorks Heard! for inviting Josh Mings (SolidSmack), Jason Raak (Rocksolid Perspective), and myself to participate in […]

  • SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Sketch Slot

    SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 Sketch Slot

    New in SolidWorks 2009 is the Sketch Slot feature.  This sketch entity allows you to quickly create both Straight Slots and Arc Slots in a variety of creation methods.  When you use this type of sketch entity and an Extrude Boss or Cut is created from it, a temporary axis is created not only at […]

  • First Look: PhotoView 360

    First Look: PhotoView 360

    Yesterday I posted a Sneak Peek of PhotoView 360 and today I am posting a First Look of PhotoView 360.  PhotoView 360 Beta is now available for download at the Customer Portal so the rest of the NDA has been lifted.  I can now talk about all aspects of the program.  I honestly didn’t think […]

  • Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360

    Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360

    Over the past week or so as I have been reviewing a few of the enhancements of SolidWorks 2009, I have had to hold back what is perhaps my FAVORITE new addition to SolidWorks.  Now that part of the NDA has been peeled away, lets talk about the newest product from SolidWorks.  PhotoView 360.  In […]

  • SolidWorks 2009: Weldments

    SolidWorks 2009: Weldments

    The Weldment functionality received some significant upgrades in SolidWorks 2009.  The general result of these enhancements will be less time spent by the user generating Structural Members and less time needed to trim/extend components. The first change we will take a look at is the ability to create multiple Groups within a single Structural Member.  […]

  • SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature

    SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature

    If you have used various commands to split parts in previous versions of SolidWorks you will especially appreciate the enhancements to the Split Feature in SolidWorks 2009.  When you split a solid body into multiple solid bodies using the split feature, the software requires that you use a Trim Tool to direct how the parts […]

  • SolidWorks 2009: Instant3D

    SolidWorks 2009:  Instant3D

    Instant3D was introduced to the SolidWorks community in SolidWorks 2008.  Naturally in the first revision since then there are a few new enhancements which are sure to come in handy.  Instant3D can now be utilized in Assemblies!  Using Instant3D you can modify assemblies sketches, features, & mates!  It works pretty much the same as it […]

  • SolidWorks 2009: CommandManager & PropertyManager

    SolidWorks 2009:  CommandManager & PropertyManager

    Some welcome options have been added to SolidWorks 2009 in the areas of the CommandManager & PropertyManager.  First lets start off with the CommandManager.  SolidWorks has added the capability to dock the CommandManger on the left and right sides of the screen.  (You can still dock it across the top as before.)  You can also […]

  • SolidWorks 2009: Goodbye Colors. Hello Appearances!

    One of the WELCOME changes in SolidWorks 2009 is the “consolidation” of Colors and Appearances.  Colors/Optics have actually been removed from the software with Appearances left behind to manage it all.  As I pointed out a few weeks ago, in SolidWorks 2008 you needed to be mindful of how you apply Colors and Appearances.  Appearances […]

  • SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights

    SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights

    IT’S TIME!  12:00AM August 4, 2008.  Although I figured very few people will be reading this when it is posted, I wanted to make sure it got out in my subscriber e-mails which go out in the middle of the night.  It’s time to start talking OPENLY about SolidWorks 2009.  The purpose of this post […]

  • SolidWorks 2009 Details Coming Soon!

    SolidWorks 2009 Details Coming Soon!

    In a little over 24 hours the NDAs will be lifted and many of the SolidWorks Bloggers will start rolling out articles, videos, and stories about SolidWorks 2009.  I already have a few posts written but not as many as I wanted to have for the rollout.  This is always an exciting time of the […]

  • SolidWorks World 2008: Wednesday General Session – Quick Review

    Wednesday’s general session is considered by many to be the most highly anticipated session of the conference.  This mostly stems from the fact that this is the day we all get a preview of the next version of SolidWorks.  This first post will hit the quick highlights.  Later I will post a Detailed Review which […]