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SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect 
Open proprietary 3D CAD data directly into SOLIDWORKS including Creo, CATIA V5, SolidEdge, NX and Inventor and retain associativity to the original file.

Benefit 
Work seamlessly with anyone, incorporate design changes dramatically faster. 

 
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Improved Large Assembly Performance 
New Asset Publisher, Ground Mates and Magnetic Mates Speed equipment layouts. 
Replace sub-assembly with multi-body part and maintain downstream references; Replace missing references all at once.

Benefits
Speed design of large assemblies and layouts machinery and equipment 

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More Powerful Modeling Tools 
New Advanced Hole Wizard creates/reuses customized holes 
Wrap Feature now for any surface; Offset 3D Curve on surface with multiple faces 
Sheet Metal support for three-bend corners 

Benefits 
Faster, easier modeling with fewer picks and clicks.

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Renderings and Animations Get a Boost From Visualize
New "Visualize Boost" : Network rendering made simple for blazing fast render speeds. Import animations and motion studies 
Map SOLIDWORKS camera navigation and hot keys 
Support for HTC Vive, Oculus, Google, Cardboard, Samsung  

Benefits 
Dramatic improvement in rendering speed, improved workflow between modeling, rendering, and viewing.

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Faster 2D Drawing Creation 
Reference and link BOM table cell elements in annotations 
Parametrically mirror drawing views without the model 
Pre-defined layers 

Benefits 
Simplified, faster drawing creation

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Expanded Capabilities for Model Based Definition 
Compare geometry and 3D PMI between two revisions 
Define DimXpert 3D PMI more easily for drafted parts 
Export STEP 242 with 3D PMI to automate CAM CMM
Attach multiple files to 3D PDF to build Technical Data Packages (TDP) 

Benefits 
Ease the transition from 2D drawings to (MBD) model-based enterprises

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Electrifying Electronical/Electronic Design
Electrical: Automatic creation of schematic from a spreadsheet 
Electrical: Compound parts - accessories 
PCB: Unified design environment between schematic editing, board layout and 3D layout 

Benefits
Expanded capabilities mean improved productivity for electrical design

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Simplifying Design Validation 
Simulation: Display simulation results in SOLIDWORKS model; arc length control for nonlinear contact 
Plastics: Part Mass can be used in addition to gate temperature for gate freeze and pressure holding time determination
Flow: Parametric Study now allows multi-parameter optimization 

Benefits 
Simulation expanded to handle more use cases - extended capabilities tackle more design scenarios

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Integrating Design and Manufacturing 
3D Printing: Import/Export 3MF. Import mesh data 
Inspection: Manual and selective ballooning 
Costing: Instant estimates from manufacturers via My.SolidWorks Manufacturing Network 

Benefits 
Extend SOLIDWORKS capabilities for the manufacturing ecosystem

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Improved Data Management and Collaboration 
SOLIDWORKS PDM: Version overwrite; Rollback with references; improved viewing 
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Vault Database Replication
eDrawings: Augmented Reality (AR) for the Android, 3D Views and annotation views for assemblies; Component descriptions; Weld beads; Undo/redo

Benefits 
Collaborate at more levels and manage data more efficiently 

 

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