Drawings Top Ten list from years past: SWW2011

Each year, SOLIDWORKS World has a top ten enhancement ideas countdown.  For a couple of months before SOLIDWORKS World, ideas are submitted by users to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten idea forum (login required). Starting in mid-December, users have the opportunity to vote on the ideas they most want.  This gives SOLIDWORKS a clear snapshot of more »

Presentations at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Normally, members of the Product Definition team at DS SolidWorks Corp give two presentations at each SOLIDWORKS World.  Presentations can be either Hands-on or Breakout.  Hands-on sessions involve attendee participation at desktop computers provided for the conference.  Attendees typically follow and repeat steps shown by the presenter.  Breakout sessions are essentially talks with demonstrations of more »

Apply your Center Mark and actually using it too (with advanced right-click commands)!

For what do we use center marks? Center marks are a drawing standard annotation placed at the center of holes and other radial features. This allows a drawing reader to see two things quickly. First, they can immediately see the feature is radial (hole or fillet). Second, they can quickly identify the center of that more »

SolidWorks World 2014: Day 4 – Wednesday General Session – Product Definition

General Session The General Session for Wednesday was as entertaining as ever.  Most the details from Wednesday General Session have already been well covered by other blogs and online outlets.  I’m going to focus on Bruce Holway’s presentation instead.  It is important to me because he’s describing the his group (Product Definition of which I more »

SolidWorks World 2013 Top Ten Enhancement Request

There seems to be a nearly a whole new list of items in the SolidWorks World 2013 Top Ten list this year.  A pure performance request made the top of the list this year.  Plus, users are asking for more version interoperability.  A couple of items are already on the list for SolidWorks 2014, according more »