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.
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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.
It’s that time of year again! Time to submit your ideas on how to enhance SolidWorks for the SolidWorks World 2013 Top Ten list! Please sign on the SolidWorks Forums website and goto SolidWorks World 2013 and the Top Ten List. This is a list of enhancements you would like to see in future releases of SolidWorks. It’s under the Ideas tab. Starting on November 7th, the list is open for idea creation only. To add an Idea for voting, click on the Create an Idea link in the upper right menu on the Ideas tab.
Starting December 5th the list will close to idea creation and will open up for voting. You are allowed to vote for as many ideas as you like. Voting will close on January 5th and the Top Ten List will be announced at SolidWorks World 2013!
This is an easy way to tell us how you use SolidWorks and how we can improve it to meet your needs. So please start thinking of what new functionality you would like to see, post your idea, and vote on it! We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
The results are in for the SolidWorks Drawing ER Blitz by Dwight Livingston. He listed the results in order of popularity. Here are the topic five.
- 60% Provide hole callouts for holes in non-planar surfaces.
- 59% Greatly reduce drawing user interface delays.
- 55% Provide the ability to item balloon sub assemblies that are inserted after the BOM is created using the Top assembly, ie 3.9 from BOM in a separate sub assembly.
- 54% Provide option in view properties window to add view title and/or view scale to view.
- 54% Create ability to combine multiple identical hole callouts in a single callout with a combined quantity.
It surprizes me a little that the view title/scale issue is in the top five. That’s why we vote, though! The top five seems to be a list that spreads across several difference topics, with a bias towards hole callouts. In general, the list seems to put a higher priority for dimensioning and more ability to control tables. It seems to put a lower priority of symbol functionality and handling. There is a common complaint that broken views cannot be added to detail views. For whatever reason, this appears low on the list.
The list is a bit surprizing. Of particular note, very few items even got a majority vote.