New in SolidWorks 2014 (not mentioned in the What’s New): View rotation angles everywhere (Part 3)

With all the new functionality with view labels in SolidWorks 2014, some ancillary enhancements have also come about as a result from customer feedback during Beta Testing.  One of these enhancements has been the new capability to display any view’s angle within an annotation note.  Why would anyone need something like this? Well, there are … Continue reading “New in SolidWorks 2014 (not mentioned in the What’s New): View rotation angles everywhere (Part 3)”

New in SolidWorks 2014: View labels and Auxiliary Views (Part 2)

Auxiliary view functionality has now been expanded to follow several international standards more closely.  When an auxiliary view is created at a nonorthographic angle, the standards specify that the view should be rotated into an orthographic direction.  To account for the change in alignment, ASME and GOST standards specify the addition of a rotation symbol … Continue reading “New in SolidWorks 2014: View labels and Auxiliary Views (Part 2)”

New in SolidWorks 2014: Brief overview of Replace Model tool for Drawing Views

Also in New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 What’s New in SolidWorks 2014: Ballooning New stuff in SolidWorks 2014 (not mentioned in “What’s New”): Symbols What’s New in SolidWorks 2014: On-The-Fly Virtual Sharps While Dimensioning Rob Jost gives details of the new Style Spline tool in SolidWorks 2014 New in SolidWorks 2014: Angular Running Dimensions What’s new … Continue reading “New in SolidWorks 2014: Brief overview of Replace Model tool for Drawing Views”

New in SolidWorks 2014: Slots in spades

A big leap forward for the Hole Wizard in SolidWorks 2014 is the support of slots as features!  I’ll say this another way.  You can now create slots with Hole Wizard! When SolidWorks first announced that there was going to be support for slots many years ago, I was a tad bit disappointed when I … Continue reading “New in SolidWorks 2014: Slots in spades”

New in SolidWorks 2014: View label overhaul (Part 1)

On Drawings, view labels are special annotation notes that are attached to views such as Detail, Section and Auxiliary.   Previous versions of SolidWorks tightly controlled these labels via the Document  Properties (Tools>Options…>Document Properties tab>Views Labels).   When changes were made to view labels in the Document Properties, those changes were then forced onto all … Continue reading “New in SolidWorks 2014: View label overhaul (Part 1)”

New in SolidWorks 2014: Dimension display controls

For drafters that need more control over how dimensions are displayed on their drawings, SolidWorks 2014 has introduced a couple of new controls.  First, styles for extension lines and dimension lines can now be assigned independently from each other on dimensions.   The default line styles can be set in Document Properties for each dimension … Continue reading “New in SolidWorks 2014: Dimension display controls”