SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 298 - 2011 What's New - Utilities, Toolbox & Weldments

2011 What's New - Utilities, Toolbox & Weldments:

This podcast is an audio version of the What's New PDF included with every major release of SolidWorks. Topics covered:


- Symmetry Check utility

- Find/Modify/Suppress feature selection


- Opening models with referenced Toolbox components

- Gears in GB standard


- Cut lists

- Weld beads

- Weld support in drawings

2011 Release Notes Highlights:

- MS Office patch (Hotfix KB 983396) addressing embedding problems

- SolidWorks Workgroup PDM 2011 add-in changes

- Compatibility for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011

- Retirement announcements

This covers chapters 25-27 of the What's New PDF which outlines changes/enhancements to the SolidWorks product line since the previous release.  If you have not done so, please download this PDF and walk through the areas that are most important to you.

The goal of this series is to provide a portable, audio version of the 2011 What's New so users can have a quick way to evaluate the features that have been changed/added/removed in SolidWorks' product line.  We all fall victim to the "ruts" of using SolidWorks and knowing what's to come brings awareness early.

I will be releasing an additional show a week as well as the usual monthly Tech News shows (up to 3 a week) in order to cover the entire What's New PDF in September before FCS (First Customer Ship). Between the podcast, blog and other posts around the web, there will be no shortage of SolidWorks 2011 content to come! ~Lou

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