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 the the sneak peak.  Here’s the list

  1. Make rebuild time faster
  2. Full backward compatibility
  3. Slot mate (announced in the SolidWorks 2014 sneak peek)
  4. Cylindrical mates lock rotation
  5. eDrawings mobile app on Android(announced during Nvidia’s presentation)
  6. Equal spacing on linear patterns
  7. Default concentric mate on axis to cylindrical surface
  8. External thread wizard for all thread types
  9. Draw a line segment starting from the midpoint
  10. Create auxiliary line for adding angle dimensions


SolidWorks World 2013 Top Ten voting is open!

Over 300 Ideas have been submitted for the SolidWorks World 2013 Top Ten list!  It’s now time to vote for your favorite enhancements!  If you are a user with a current subscription, you can vote (even if you aren’t attending SolidWorks World).  The more users that vote, the better the results will be.  Just sign in once you go to this link: SolidWorks World 2013 Top Ten.  Vote for the items that you want to see in SolidWorks and related products.  Be sure to view the entire list.  There are some gems that were submitted early (near the end of the list) that need your attention.

Tip: to see more Ideas at once, set the number of Ideas per page to be 50 (set in the bottom left corner of each page).

Have fun with it.  Feel free to leave comments on Ideas that particularly interest you.  If you vote down on a particular Idea, please leave a comment explaining your vote to help others understand as many perspectives as possible.


SolidWorks World 2012 Top Ten Voting is in full swing!

The annual vote for the top ten requested enhancements for SolidWorks World 2012 is in full swing right now.   The format for this year’s Top Ten changed from previous years.  Last year, some ideas didn’t get noticed if they were submitted late in the process.  As a result, they received fewer votes, not because they weren’t desired, but because they didn’t have as long as other ideas to gather votes.

For SolidWorks World 2012, the system is more fair.  All ideas where submitted prior to voting.  On January 3, 2012, voting was opened.  So far, the response has been great, with some surprizes.  If you haven’t done so since the 3rd and you have an active subscription, check out this year’s Top Ten list, and place your thumbs-up or thumps-down for new functions that you’d like to see added to SolidWorks.  It doesn’t take too long to go through the list, so I would actually encourage anyone to vote on as many items as is practical.