SolidWorks 2009

More PhotoView 360 Information

More PhotoView 360 Information
August 19, 2008 4 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 Explosion

SolidWorks 2009 Explosion
August 19, 2008 No Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks Heard! 2009 Roundtable Podcast

SolidWorks Heard! 2009 Roundtable Podcast
August 19, 2008 1 Comment »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Sketch Slot

SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 Sketch Slot
August 18, 2008 9 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

First Look: PhotoView 360

First Look: PhotoView 360
August 13, 2008 27 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360

Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360
August 12, 2008 24 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Weldments

SolidWorks 2009: Weldments
August 11, 2008 13 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature

SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature
August 8, 2008 12 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Instant3D

SolidWorks 2009:  Instant3D
August 7, 2008 19 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: CommandManager & PropertyManager

SolidWorks 2009:  CommandManager & PropertyManager
August 6, 2008 4 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009: Goodbye Colors. Hello Appearances!

SolidWorks 2009: Goodbye Colors. Hello Appearances!
August 5, 2008 29 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights

SolidWorks 2009 Enhancement Highlights
August 4, 2008 45 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks 2009 Details Coming Soon!

SolidWorks 2009 Details Coming Soon!
August 2, 2008 2 Comments »

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 ... Read More »

SolidWorks World 2008: Wednesday General Session – Quick Review

January 23, 2008 11 Comments »

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 ... Read More »