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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 | Make Great Design Happen

SOLIDWORKS 2016 includes many enhancements and improvements, most in direct response to customer requests. This release focuses on the following themes: Focus on Design, Not Software | Solve Complex Problems Quickly | Streamline Your Parallel Design Process | Fast-Track Your Designs Through Manufacturing
Whats New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - User Interface

01 - User Interface

New User Interface and immediate access to features at your fingertips

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Sketch

02 - Sketch

Immediate access to midpoints, Instant 2D, Flip offset for existing sketch offsets, select internal loops and others.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Thread Feature

03 - Thread Feature

Model accurate threads in one quick and easy to use command.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Sweep

04 - Sweep

Automatic swept circular profiles and bi-directional sweeps.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Patterns

05 - Patterns

Linear patterns now support more direction inputs. Variable pattern tables support for negative values and Excel support.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Consumer Product Design

06 - Consumer Product Design

B-Spline support, new Trim Surface preview options, Curvature Continuous for all fillets, and Intersect tool enhancements.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Assemblies

07 - Assemblies

Many new tools to increase assembly productivity, including enhancements to toolbox.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Sheet Metal

08 - Sheet Metal

Improved suppprt for cuts in swept flanges. Edge flanges extend beyond attachment edge.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - Weldments

09 - Weldments

Structural member list improvements. Materials now transfer from library profiles.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - Flatten Surface

10 - Flatten Surface

Support for internal cutouts, additional 3D curves and Relief Cuts.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS Simulation

11 - SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Improved mesh quality and insight, advanced restraint control and model diagnostics

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS Plastics

12 - SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Improve 3D Injection Simulation and report generation

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS Flow

13 - SOLIDWORKS Flow

Faster solutions with more control

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS PDM

14 - SOLIDWORKS PDM

Introduction of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, Set Revision, Sortable column support, Move/Rename Warning

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS Electrical

15 - SOLIDWORKS Electrical

New User Interface, enhanced Formula Manager, Nodal Indicators, PCB/CircuitWorks Integration, DraftSight Add-in, and others. 

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS Routing

16 - SOLIDWORKS Routing

Automatic duct creation, route wires through ducting and flexible cable support

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - Mate Controller

17 - Mate Controller

A new tool for positioning and animating assembly motion

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - Costing

18 - Costing

Support for assembly cost roll-up, rules based costing and cost by sheet size.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - eDrawings

19 - eDrawings

Multiple view tabs. Rotate about mouse pointer. Support for assembly 3D Views and welding information.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - Treehouse

20 - Treehouse

Coming soon

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - PhotoView 360

21 - PhotoView 360

Scene Illumination Proof Sheets and Motion Blur

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - 3D Printing

22 - 3D Printing

Automatic scaling and orientation. Preview of support areas and striation lines.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - Drawings

23 - Drawings

Support for flag notes. Rearrange stacked balloons. Auto drawing border and Performance Evaluation tool.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - MBD

24 - MBD

Introduction of DimXpert for assemblies. Support for multi sheet PDFs with better graphics.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What's New Video - SOLIDWORKS Inspection

25 - SOLIDWORKS Inspection

Optical Character Recognition, Horizontal reports, export to quality systems

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