Trimech-Main-Site-Group-Navigation Trimech-Main-Site-Group-Navigation Trimech-Main-Site-Group-Navigation Solid-Solutions-Group-Navigation Javelin-Group-Navigation Solid-Print-Group-Navigation 3DPRINTUK-Group-Navigation Trimech-Enterprise-Solutions-Group-Navigation Trimech-Enterprise-Solutions-Group-Navigation Trimech-Advanced-Manufacturing-Group-Navigation Trimech-Staffing-Solutions-Group-Navigation
With over 35 years of experience, the TriMech Group offers a comprehensive range of design, engineering, staffing and manufacturing solutions backed by experience and expertise that is unrivalled in the industry. The TriMech Group's solutions are delivered by the divisions and brands shown here, use the links above to visit the group's websites and learn more.



What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2023?
Discover the Latest Enhancements
Discover the powerful enhancements available to you in SOLIDWORKS 2023. The vast majority of these improvements have originated from user feedback and it's great to see that users are shaping SOLIDWORKS as it moves forwards.

SOLIDWORKS 2023 delivers a range of improvements across the software, from enhancements to your favourite features to significant behind-the-scenes improvements there is something for everyone in this release.

Check out our highlights or view the full help documentation below to learn more about the changes in this year's release that will help you to work faster, collaborate more easily and gain even more control over your designs.
How can I upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2023?

SOLIDWORKS 2023 is available for everyone with an active SOLIDWORKS subscription, you can download SOLIDWORKS 2023 from our SOLIDWORKS Download page here..

Where can I download SOLIDWORKS 2023?

You can find the latest SOLIDWORKS downloads from within SOLIDWORKS by opening the Help menu and choosing "Check for Updates".

Alternatively you can access our SOLIDWORKS Download page here. This will require you to log into your MySolidSolutions Account.

What's New SOLIDWORKS 2023 - Full Details

Looking to learn everything that's new about SOLIDWORKS 2023, or need to look up a specific new feature?

Check out the SOLIDWORKS online web help pages for the full details about what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2023.

Highlights - Our Top 10 Picks for Most SOLIDWORKS Users

1. Move/Copy Body dimensions

The move/copy body command is a versatile and much used tool of SOLIDWORKS designers, in 2023 there have been several enhancements to make it easier to control than ever. You can now utilise equations and global variables when setting dimensions for translations and rotations of bodies and these dimensions can be viewed and modified in the graphics area like other features.

Under Rotate, you can select Euler's angular rotation and specify values for yaw (side-to-side), pitch (up-down), and roll (twist), plus if you use this new option you can now specify which configurations to which the translate and rotate dimensions apply.

2. Single line font wrap

SOLIDWORKS 2023 provides extra support for single line fonts, which means it is now possible to use stick fonts with the wrap command. This means you can now scribe these fonts into planar and curved faces with the Wrap feature to make adding serial numbers and model names to your parts that much easier.

3. Sheet metal sensors

Sensors now support sheet metal functionality, which makes it easy for you to set up an alert to warn you when the flat pattern of your part exceeds a certain bounding box width, length or area.

This will help you to save some time and money by catching mistakes early, avoiding redesign time and wasted material!

4. Similar corner grouping & zoom

SOLIDWORKS 2023, like previous years, continues to add time-saving improvements to Structure Systems. You can now apply corner treatments to similar corners, arrows indicate which corners are in each group and we can even zoom to selection to take us straight to our selected corners instead of hunting around for them.

It's also now possible to pattern connection elements like gussets to similar corners as well, helping to speed up the structural design process even further.

5. Configure Profile sizes

Another useful improvement for Structure Systems is that you can now configure profiles for each set of structural members. This should provide flexibility, improve performance and reduce the number of features needed when working with Structure Systems.

6. Reset settings to default

In 2023 you can now easily restore default settings to bring a fresh look to your workspace. However rather than having to reset everything it is now possible to reset each set of options, as each tab of the Customize window now has a reset button that only affects the settings on that tab. This will help you to tidy up an overcluttered workspace or restore lost commands without having to reset everything and spend a bunch of time customising your setup.

Also, remember to use the Copy Settings Wizard to back up all of your customisations once you have a set up you're happy with.

7. Skip instance configs

In SOLIDWORKS 2023, any assembly pattern that supports skipped instances now also supports configurations, letting you design and modify your patterns more directly. This is a great new feature to help speed up performance and simplify your workflow.

8. Replace component & auto optimise resolve mode

For many years we’ve been able to happily swap out one part for another in an assembly and reattach any mates. SOLIDWORKS 2023 streamlines this process further by bringing with it additional options to replace individual instances or specific components within a subassembly and also provides a new preview of the replacement component.

There is also a great new option to boost performance when working with large SOLIDWORKS assemblies. Under the performance section if you enable Automatically optimize resolved mode, hide lightweight mode then SOLIDWORKS will selectively switch certain components to lightweight mode automatically for you, effectively this allows SOLIDWORKS to better optimise performance so you can keep your focus on your designs instead.

9. Open Drawing from hierarchy

Drawings can now be opened from any level of the tree hierarchy. Regardless of whether you select a part or subassembly from the Feature Manager Tree, a table or directly from the graphics area, if it has an associated drawing… you can now open it! This enhancement helps speed up finding drawings and improves performance as referenced parts and assemblies don’t have to be opened or located any more.

10. BOM Column Filters & highlight

BOMs can now be filtered to easily see relevant data and the integrated search bar helps to narrow down a list of values, while custom filters can be applied with conditional logic to combine criteria.

Any data which is manually overridden in a Bill of materials is now flagged up by a highlight when the table is selected, the colour of this highlight can be customised and you can restore values individually, by row, column or reset the whole table.

Discover More

These highlights were just a few of our favourite picks out of the hundreds of improvements added in SOLIDWORKS 2023, if you'd like to know more about the improvements then please take a look at our "What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2023" eBook or view the full online help documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to upgrade to a new version of SOLIDWORKS?
The cost to upgrade SOLIDWORKS to the latest version is included in the subscription cost for the support of the software.

If subscription has lapsed, please contact your regional sales manager for the best option to proceed. If you do not know who your regional sales manager is, please use the enquiry form.
Where can I download the latest version of SOLIDWORKS?
You can find the latest SOLIDWORKS downloads from within SOLIDWORKS by opening the Help menu and choosing "Check for Updates".

Alternatively you can access our SOLIDWORKS Download page here. This will require you to log into your MySolidSolutions Account.
How can I request new functionality for SOLIDWORKS?
SOLIDWORKS new functionality is driven by the users of the software. To have your input you can submit an enhancement request on the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. It is best to search to see if the enhancement request already exists and if so vote for this enhancement as it adds weighting to the ticket.

Go to SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal -> My Support section -> Enhancement Requests
Can I get a summary of just the new features that are relevant to my team?
Our CAD Management services has a team development section, that is designed to upskill your team ensuring they have the knowledge and skills required to stay at their best. Here we offer a What’s New presentation with a certified application engineer who will deliver bespoke content relevant to your industry.
What are the main technical considerations when updating to a new version?
  • Hardware – Check your computer meets the system requirements.
  • Standardisation – Ensure the whole company is installing the same version and all customised materials are in unique file structure outside the default SOLIDWORKS installation locations.
  • Back up – SOLIDWORKS files are not backwards compatible, so newer files cannot be edited in previous major versions.
  • Download – Have the download/source files downloaded before starting, this will minimise down time. You can perform a full download so the media can be shared regardless of package and add-ins.
  • Standalone – If moving machine, ensure you deactivate the licenses before installing on a new system.
  • SolidNetwork License Manager – Both the individual machine and the license manager on the server need upgrading. Upgrade server first to minimise downtime.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM – If SOLIDWORKS PDM is being used this needs to be upgraded first. We recommend contacting our support team for assistance.
  • Graphic driver – Once installed it is important to match your graphics driver to the new version of the software for better performance. Check graphics card driver
  • Ask – If you are not sure about any part of the process please Contact Us and we can assist.
Get a Price for Subscription

If you would like to speak to someone about upgrading, call 01926 333777 or complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.
If it is a technical query please use our support team.

 Solid Solutions | Trimech Group