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SOLIDWORKS 2022 is here! See all of the latest user-driven features and enhancements available now.

SOLIDWORKS Draft Analysis lets us determine if a part is ready to be molded. It uses color highlighting to indicate which faces of a model have an adequate draft to be easily released from a mold. We can specify our own tolerance and direction of pull, and we can view which faces have positive draft, negative draft, or still require draft. Scaling lets us enlarge a part to account for shrinkage.


Data management for SOLIDWORKS 2022 contains many new features and enhancements when working in PDM, Manage, and using the Administrative Image. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022 has powerful new capabilities that allow your design team to stay organized and informed while keeping projects on time and on budget. 


3D Printing FDM Nov 18, 2021

Stratasys recently announced that beginning with the Fortus 450, a 3D printer designed for rigorous 24/7 production, users will have the option to bring new materials to the platform, and access to previously untouchable print parameters. 

When working in SOLIDWORKS, there are times when we need to repeat a feature that has already been created. If using a linear pattern or the Mirror Feature does not produce the desired geometry, another option is to copy the feature, and paste it where needed. This guide explains ways to copy and paste features from your SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Design Tree in the same part and from one part to another.  


GoEngineer customers can access all of their assets and more through the GoEngineer Customer Portal. This customer portal eliminates downtime spent searching your inbox, visiting multiple websites, and time spent communicating requests from other departments. 


Did you know that your SOLIDWORKS Simulation software comes with FREE tutorials? You can open the models used in these tutorials and follow along with the step-by-step instructions in SOLIDWORKS. This article will show you how to find and access a large library of free SOLIDWORKS Simulation tutorials that come free with the purchase of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Practice using SOLIDWORKS Simulation with these tutorials on your own time for free. 

In this blog, we will explore the basics of SOLIDWORKS Routing for Pipe Design. In this tutorial, we will cover the following topics: How to turn on the SOLIDWORKS Routing add-in, how to access the Routing Library, how to start a Pipe Route using Flanges, a Routing PropertyManager overview, how to create a SOLIDWORKS Drawing of the Pipe Route, and much more. 

The SOLIDWORKS Convert to Sheet Metal command is an efficient way to create Sheet Metal geometry without having to be proficient in using Sheet Metal features. Converting a regular solid or surface body to a sheet metal model that can be flattened (unfolded), can help facilitate the manufacturing of the part. Flattened parts can be saved in either DXF or DWG formats, which can be directly read into laser/plasma cutting software. 


This guide will show you how to create a Lip/Groove feature in SOLIDWORKS for plastic parts. It can be created in a multi-body part or in an assembly by editing one of its components. For this example, we will create the lip/groove feature in an assembly file. To access the Lip/Groove feature go to Insert Fastening Feature > Lip/Groove. 



SOLIDWORKS 2022 is here! See all of the latest user-driven features and enhancements available now.