SolidWorks 2012 Launch Event


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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 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

    1. 1. SOLIDWORKS 2012<br />What’s New Launch Event<br />
    2. 2. Your Hosts for the Launch Event<br />Jake<br />Alex<br />
    3. 3. Afternoon Agenda<br />Morning Agenda<br />General Enhancements<br />Part and Assembly Design Enhancements<br />SolidWorks Toolbox<br />SolidWorks Costing<br />Sheet Metal<br />SolidWorks Routing<br />CircuitWorks<br />Drawing & Annotation<br />SolidWorks eDrawings<br />SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012<br />SolidWorks Simulation 2012<br />3DVIA Composer V6R2012<br />
    4. 4. Key Themes for SolidWorks 2012<br />Automates design functions you use most often<br />Improved performance and quality for a more continuous workflow<br />Enables fundamental changes to your product development process<br />Extensive support for project collaboration and team connectivity<br />
    5. 5. GENERAL ENHANCEMENTS<br />System & User Interface<br />
    6. 6. User Interface Improvements<br />Command Search & Alias<br />Pin Favorite Files<br />Units Indicator/Switcher<br />Maintain Section View Colours<br /><CTRL + A> to Select All<br />Mouse Gesture Support<br />
    7. 7. Sketching Improvements<br />Centerline Selection Modal for Diameter Dimensions<br />Sketch Shortcut Menus<br />Sketch Rotation<br />
    8. 8. NEW Equation Editor<br />Completely revamped<br />Automatic Solve Order<br />Measure for Equations<br />Automatically displayed Equation Modify Dialog<br />
    9. 9. NEW Complete Clean Uninstall<br />Completely remove program, registry and download files.<br />Custom uninstall allows you to control what is uninstalled.<br />Requires no expertise or experience of the SolidWorks program structure.<br />
    10. 10. PART MODELING & ASSEMBLY DESIGN<br />Enhancements in SolidWorks 2012<br />
    11. 11. Exploded Views for Multi-body Parts<br />Create Exploded Views for multi-body parts or welded designs.<br />Exploded views created directly at the part level.<br />Cut-list properties are now generated automatically for sub-weldments.<br />
    12. 12. NEW Feature Freeze<br />Features frozen in time.<br />Can be locked so that they never require updates.<br />Increase performance of your complex parts<br />Configuration Support.<br />
    13. 13. Assembly Enhancements<br />Tab Through Components<br />Smart Mate Workflow<br />Missing Files Search Improvements<br />New Sub-Assembly from the Graphics Area<br />Add Non-Sequential Parts and Mates to a Folder<br />Modify dims independent of Configuration in Use<br />
    14. 14. Large Design Review<br />Open large assemblies quickly for review<br />Able to run commands when in review mode:<br />Walkthrough<br />Snapshots<br />Section Views<br />Measure<br />Open/Edit Component<br />
    15. 15. Import STEP/IFC/Parasolid Improvements<br />SolidWorks will not save the imported part file to disk<br />Reduction in translate time and used disk space<br />Only require a portion of an assembly? You can open and save individual components<br />
    16. 16. Installing SolidWorks Toolbox<br />Pre-selection of which Toolbox standards that are to be installed during installation<br />Save installation time and disk space<br />
    17. 17. SolidWorks Costing Tool<br />For Sheet metal and machined components<br />Costs can be instantly calculated <br />Create Cost Reports<br />Included with SolidWorks Professional and Premium<br />
    18. 18. Why SolidWorks Costing?<br />You probably spend a lot of your time redesigning for cost<br />Using spreadsheets, quotes and experience<br />Takes far too long to obtain costing estimates<br />Costing is mainly done by designers, engineers or engineering managers<br />Key Benefits<br />Enables quick comparisons for different vendors, design changes and materials <br />Design for cost with speed, repeatability and accuracy<br />Catch cost overruns before manufacturing <br />
    19. 19. Sheet Metal<br />Swept Flange<br />Enhanced Flange Options<br />Form Tool Improvements<br />Punch & Bend Tables<br />
    20. 20. SolidWorks Routing<br />Piping Spools<br />Automatic Drawing View Creation<br />BOM Table Support for Routing Components<br />Splices in Electrical Routes Components<br />
    21. 21. CircuitWorks ProStep EDMD Import/Export<br />ProStep EDMD (*.idx) files are supported by the major ECAD vendors<br />Improved communication between ECAD and MCAD designers<br />Ensures reduction of errors and speeds up time to market for electrical design<br />
    22. 22. Drawing & Annotation<br />Changed Dimension Value Highlighted <br />Sequential Balloon Ordering <br />Magnetic Lines <br />Easier Exploded Views <br />Reuse Letters and Numbers for Section and Detail Views <br />Automatically Insert All Centermarks in a View <br />
    23. 23. Drawing & Annotation<br />View Palette Update Performance <br />Maintain Unique Hole Callouts in Hole Table<br />Open Sub-Assemblies from Drawing Views <br />Export Multiple Sheets to a DWG<br />Insert Bill of Material from Non-Active Sheet <br />Independently Change View Label Items <br />Dimension and Section Arrow Properties Separated<br />
    24. 24. SolidWorks eDrawings<br />eDrawings now understands SolidWorks file references<br />When viewing an eDrawing users can check files are up to date from SolidWorks<br />eDrawings users will always be working from the latest version<br />
    25. 25. SOLIDWORKS 2012<br />Launch Event Afternoon Session<br />
    26. 26. Afternoon Agenda<br />SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2012<br />SolidWorks Simulation 2012<br />Simulation, Professional & Premium<br />SolidWorks Motion<br />SolidWorks Flow Simulation<br />3DVIA Composer V6R2012<br />
    27. 27. SolidWorks Enterprise PDM<br />Integrated Search<br />Menu Customization<br />Version and Configuration Button<br />Level Column Added to BOM CSV Export<br />“Browse to” in Same Window<br />Draftsight Integration<br />
    28. 28. SolidWorks Simulation<br />Auto-Bonding Shell Edges to Faces<br />Flow Results onto Shells<br />Beam Analysis Improvements<br />Display Results on the Actual Beam Geometry<br />
    29. 29. Premium, Professional & Motion<br />Beam Elements in Linear Dynamics Analysis<br />Motion Optimization<br />SolidWorks Motion Sensors<br />
    30. 30. SolidWorks Flow Simulation<br />Thermal Joint<br />Invalid Contact Diagnosis<br />Color Bar<br />Plot Highlight<br />New in HVAC Module<br />Tracer Study<br />Draught Rate <br />
    31. 31. 3DVIA Composer V6R2012<br />Visual Effects<br />Depth of Field Focal Point<br />Digger Rendering<br />Cutting Plane Vectorization<br />Standard Web Templates<br />Animation Controls and Link Navigation<br />
    32. 32. Summary – Top 10 Enhancements<br />SolidWorks Professional: Costing Tool <br />SolidWorks Standard: Large Design Review <br />SolidWorks Standard: Magnetic lines and balloon enhancements ����<br />SolidWorks Standard: Feature Freeze <br />SolidWorks Standard: Enhanced equation editing �� <br />SolidWorks Standard: Swept sheet metal flange<br />SolidWorks Standard: Command search <br />SolidWorks Simulation Professional: Motion optimization<br />SolidWorks Enterprise PDM: Integrated search <br />3DVIA Composer: Enhanced life-like experience, three new rendering effects <br />
    33. 33. Additional SolidWorks 2012 Learning Resources<br />Javelin YouTube Channel<br /><br />SolidWorks YouTube Channel<br /><br />Javelin Tech Blog<br /><br />
    34. 34. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING<br /><br />