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Learn about the new features and benefits of SolidWorks 2012 software. With SolidWorks 2012, you’ll experience faster design, a more continuous workflow, shorter development times, and more ...

Learn about the new features and benefits of SolidWorks 2012 software. With SolidWorks 2012, you’ll experience faster design, a more continuous workflow, shorter development times, and more efficient collaboration. New automated functionality makes design go more smoothly with less work, and improved performance creates a more continuous workflow. New productivity features reduce cycle time and speed up product development, while extensive connectivity and collaboration support enables project teams to work from around the world.

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  • SolidWorks 2012 is the 20th release of our flagship 3D CAD software.Every year, tens of thousands of new users join the SolidWorks community. In fact, this year the total number of commercial and education users surpassed 1.5 million. Each and every one of these users design different products in different industries, each using SolidWorks in a different way. What all these users have in common is the need to get their jobs done faster, improve design processes, and collaborate more effectively.The solutions delivered by SolidWorks are driven by the needs of you, the customer. Thousands of enhancement requests are received each year to help improve our products and to make them even more powerful and easier to use. Many of these enhancements suggest ways to automate common tasks, streamline design processes, or provide custom tools for specific industries, and many of these enhancements are added to SolidWorks with each release. Regular customer visits also provide insight into how our products are used and ways in which we can help improve your business. These visits lead to industry firsts – innovations that provide real process improvements and real business benefits.This is what drives SolidWorks and in turn, SolidWorks helps to drive your business. The expectations of the user community get higher with each and every release. We believe these expectations have been surpassed once again with this release.There are over 200 enhancements in SolidWorks 2012.Over 90% of these enhancements were requested directly by customersWith SolidWorks 2012, you’ll experience faster design, a more continuous workflow, shorter development times, and more efficient collaboration. New automated functionality makes design go more smoothly with less work, and improved performance creates a more continuous workflow. New productivity features reduce cycle time and speed up product development, while extensive connectivity and collaboration support enables project teams to work from around the world.
  • The Equation Editor in SolidWorks 2012 has been completely revampedfor easier navigation and use. Users will find syntax highlighting especiallyuseful for trouble shooting their equations. Multiple Views includeVariable and Equation View, Dimension View, and Solve Order View.
  • Large Design Review lets you open very large assemblies quickly, whilestill retaining capabilities that are useful when conducting design reviewsof large assemblies. In this mode you can use Walkthroughs to visualizethe design, as well as section and measure the assembly. Componentscan be hidden and shown to add clarity on certain areas of the design, andthese hide/show states can be saved and retrieved as Snapshots.Customer Benefits: Access massive assemblies for design reviews withoutdragging out their high powered desktop computer.
  • The costing tool helps designers and manufacturers calculate the cost tomanufacture sheet metal and machined parts by automating the cost estimationand quotation process. The costing tool is driven by manufacturingand material information in templates that determine the manufacturingcost. Whenever you change a design, you can immediately see the new,updated cost, along with a detailed cost breakdown based on manufacturingoperations. Costing reports can also be automatically generated.The template editor is an easy to use interface that allows users tomodify templates to match internal manufacturing or vendors processes.In the templates you can specify the material used to create the part, themanufacturing processes (such as laser cutting, bending, or milling), andthe associated costs of these materials and manufacturing operations.The templates also let you create custom operations such as packaging,ERP entry, painting, or cleaning.An important part of any design change is justification. With the costingreport, you can clearly highlight the impact of specific design features orchanges on product cost.The costing report is completely automatic saving time and contains costinformation down to the individual operations.Customer Benefits: Designers can get manufacturing estimates instantly,in order to make faster design decisions when manufacturing cost is a keyfactor. Manufacturers can automate their quoting process by customizingthe costing templates to accurately reflect the costs of their own manufacturingprocesses.
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SolidWorks 2012 Launch Event SolidWorks 2012 Launch Event Presentation Transcript

  • SOLIDWORKS 2012
    What’s New Launch Event
  • Your Hosts for the Launch Event
    Jake
    Alex
  • Afternoon Agenda
    Morning Agenda
    General Enhancements
    Part and Assembly Design Enhancements
    SolidWorks Toolbox
    SolidWorks Costing
    Sheet Metal
    SolidWorks Routing
    CircuitWorks
    Drawing & Annotation
    SolidWorks eDrawings
    SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012
    SolidWorks Simulation 2012
    3DVIA Composer V6R2012
  • Key Themes for SolidWorks 2012
    Automates design functions you use most often
    Improved performance and quality for a more continuous workflow
    Enables fundamental changes to your product development process
    Extensive support for project collaboration and team connectivity
  • GENERAL ENHANCEMENTS
    System & User Interface
  • User Interface Improvements
    Command Search & Alias
    Pin Favorite Files
    Units Indicator/Switcher
    Maintain Section View Colours
    <CTRL + A> to Select All
    Mouse Gesture Support
  • Sketching Improvements
    Centerline Selection Modal for Diameter Dimensions
    Sketch Shortcut Menus
    Sketch Rotation
  • NEW Equation Editor
    Completely revamped
    Automatic Solve Order
    Measure for Equations
    Automatically displayed Equation Modify Dialog
  • NEW Complete Clean Uninstall
    Completely remove program, registry and download files.
    Custom uninstall allows you to control what is uninstalled.
    Requires no expertise or experience of the SolidWorks program structure.
  • PART MODELING & ASSEMBLY DESIGN
    Enhancements in SolidWorks 2012
  • Exploded Views for Multi-body Parts
    Create Exploded Views for multi-body parts or welded designs.
    Exploded views created directly at the part level.
    Cut-list properties are now generated automatically for sub-weldments.
  • NEW Feature Freeze
    Features frozen in time.
    Can be locked so that they never require updates.
    Increase performance of your complex parts
    Configuration Support.
  • Assembly Enhancements
    Tab Through Components
    Smart Mate Workflow
    Missing Files Search Improvements
    New Sub-Assembly from the Graphics Area
    Add Non-Sequential Parts and Mates to a Folder
    Modify dims independent of Configuration in Use
  • Large Design Review
    Open large assemblies quickly for review
    Able to run commands when in review mode:
    Walkthrough
    Snapshots
    Section Views
    Measure
    Open/Edit Component
  • Import STEP/IFC/Parasolid Improvements
    SolidWorks will not save the imported part file to disk
    Reduction in translate time and used disk space
    Only require a portion of an assembly? You can open and save individual components
  • Installing SolidWorks Toolbox
    Pre-selection of which Toolbox standards that are to be installed during installation
    Save installation time and disk space
  • SolidWorks Costing Tool
    For Sheet metal and machined components
    Costs can be instantly calculated
    Create Cost Reports
    Included with SolidWorks Professional and Premium
  • Why SolidWorks Costing?
    You probably spend a lot of your time redesigning for cost
    Using spreadsheets, quotes and experience
    Takes far too long to obtain costing estimates
    Costing is mainly done by designers, engineers or engineering managers
    Key Benefits
    Enables quick comparisons for different vendors, design changes and materials
    Design for cost with speed, repeatability and accuracy
    Catch cost overruns before manufacturing
  • Sheet Metal
    Swept Flange
    Enhanced Flange Options
    Form Tool Improvements
    Punch & Bend Tables
  • SolidWorks Routing
    Piping Spools
    Automatic Drawing View Creation
    BOM Table Support for Routing Components
    Splices in Electrical Routes Components
  • CircuitWorks ProStep EDMD Import/Export
    ProStep EDMD (*.idx) files are supported by the major ECAD vendors
    Improved communication between ECAD and MCAD designers
    Ensures reduction of errors and speeds up time to market for electrical design
  • Drawing & Annotation
    Changed Dimension Value Highlighted 
    Sequential Balloon Ordering 
    Magnetic Lines 
    Easier Exploded Views 
    Reuse Letters and Numbers for Section and Detail Views 
    Automatically Insert All Centermarks in a View 
  • Drawing & Annotation
    View Palette Update Performance 
    Maintain Unique Hole Callouts in Hole Table
    Open Sub-Assemblies from Drawing Views 
    Export Multiple Sheets to a DWG
    Insert Bill of Material from Non-Active Sheet 
    Independently Change View Label Items 
    Dimension and Section Arrow Properties Separated
  • SolidWorks eDrawings
    eDrawings now understands SolidWorks file references
    When viewing an eDrawing users can check files are up to date from SolidWorks
    eDrawings users will always be working from the latest version
  • SOLIDWORKS 2012
    Launch Event Afternoon Session
  • Afternoon Agenda
    SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012
    SolidWorks Simulation 2012
    Simulation, Professional & Premium
    SolidWorks Motion
    SolidWorks Flow Simulation
    3DVIA Composer V6R2012
  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM
    Integrated Search
    Menu Customization
    Version and Configuration Button
    Level Column Added to BOM CSV Export
    “Browse to” in Same Window
    Draftsight Integration
  • SolidWorks Simulation
    Auto-Bonding Shell Edges to Faces
    Flow Results onto Shells
    Beam Analysis Improvements
    Display Results on the Actual Beam Geometry
  • Premium, Professional & Motion
    Beam Elements in Linear Dynamics Analysis
    Motion Optimization
    SolidWorks Motion Sensors
  • SolidWorks Flow Simulation
    Thermal Joint
    Invalid Contact Diagnosis
    Color Bar
    Plot Highlight
    New in HVAC Module
    Tracer Study
    Draught Rate
  • 3DVIA Composer V6R2012
    Visual Effects
    Depth of Field Focal Point
    Digger Rendering
    Cutting Plane Vectorization
    Standard Web Templates
    Animation Controls and Link Navigation
  • Summary – Top 10 Enhancements
    SolidWorks Professional: Costing Tool 
    SolidWorks Standard: Large Design Review 
    SolidWorks Standard: Magnetic lines and balloon enhancements ����
    SolidWorks Standard: Feature Freeze 
    SolidWorks Standard: Enhanced equation editing ��
    SolidWorks Standard: Swept sheet metal flange
    SolidWorks Standard: Command search 
    SolidWorks Simulation Professional: Motion optimization
    SolidWorks Enterprise PDM: Integrated search 
    3DVIA Composer: Enhanced life-like experience, three new rendering effects 
  • Additional SolidWorks 2012 Learning Resources
    Javelin YouTube Channel
    www.javelin-tech.com/youtube
    SolidWorks YouTube Channel
    www.youtube/solidworks
    Javelin Tech Blog
    www.javelin-tech.com/blog
  • THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
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