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Amee Meghani, Applications Engineer
Amee is an Applications Engineer with a background in Mechanical Engineering. She has 10 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and is one of our Simulation experts. She enjoys writing and keeping our customers informed of the latest and greatest.
Top 10 SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhancements from GoEngineer
November 27th, 2017 by Amee Meghani, Applications Engineer
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhancements
Every year, SOLIDWORKS releases a 200+ page document with all of the enhancements for the new release. If you’ve been to one of GoEngineer’s 20+ Launch events, we are JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE on all that SOLIDWORKS has to offer that’s new!
I have a favorite, what about you?
So one of my favorites? SOLIDWORKS CAM! I’m not even a machine shop kinda girl. But 2.5 axis CAM is included in EVERY SEAT OF SOLIDWORKS. CAM you believe it? (Aren’t I sooooo hilarious?)
I’m just so impressed with what this tool can do for zero added cost. Just stay on active subscription to get this feature. For turning capabilities, ask about CAM Professional.
My other favorite? Tab and Slot! Tab and Slot sounds like a low-budget casino, but it is actually a great design approach to improve manufacturability for consistency and reduced labor costs. Tab and Slot can be used for Sheet Metal, Weldments, or any project. This is a technique that has been exercised for years in woodworking as well. And just the other day, I was assembling a 3D Foam Haunted House with my kids and how did we assemble all of the pieces together without using any adhesive? Tab and Slot foam pieces!
Don’t miss all of the enhancements to our Simulation and Electrical suites, including PCB, and definitely, don’t miss the ooey gooey love marriage between Inspection and MBD and see how edrawings can capture all of their PDA via PMI data. TMI?
1. SOLIDWORKS CAM for CNC Machining
Benefits: Seamlessly integrate design and manufacturing.
2. SOLIDWORKS Manage
SOLIDWORKS Manage is an advanced data management system that extends the global file management and application integrations enabled by SOLIDWORKS PDM.
Benefits: Data Management, project management, and process management all in one system.
3. Topology Optimization
Benefits: Find a new and innovative minimum mass solutions to your design and simulation challenges.
4. Free Surface Flow Simulation
Solve flow problems where the liquid and gas touch — for example, channel, sea and river flow, tank filling, and emptying.
Benefits: Easily solve complex flow problems to ensure product performance.
5. Work Directly with Mesh Data
Benefits: Work directly with mesh data with no need to convert to surfaces.
6. Touch Sketching
Benefits: Faster more intuitive ways to interact with SOLIDWORKS.
7. Self-Fixturing Made Easy with Tab & Slot
Benefits: This approach can reduce part/assembly costs by minimizing labor and fixture typically required to assemble.
8. Visualize VR a Fully Immersive Experience
Benefits: Immerse yourself into any 3D scene and experience exploring and reviewing your design at 1:1 scale, including animations.
9. PDM Branch and Merge
Vastly improves your ability to:
Benefits: Investigate different design approaches without effecting approved files. Streamline the process of working with external users.
10. Part Features That Streamline Manufacturing
Benefits: Speed downstream operations by automatically including more information needed for manufacturing.