SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 350 - SW2012 What's New - Infrastructure

SW2012 What's New - Infrastructure:

This podcast dissects the What's New PDF, outlining all the new features in SolidWorks 2012 along with other tips, tricks and tidbits in the new software. Topics covered in this show:

Introduction:

- Where to find What's New documentation

- Pointers, notes and other documentation

- Highlights

Chapter 1: User Interface

- Command shortcuts

- Open & Recent Documents

- Search, selection and status bar

- Display/Monitor options

Chapter 2: SolidWorks Fundamentals

- API additions

- Documentation & recovery changes

- Custom properties & visibility improvements

- New SW Resource Monitor

Chapter 3: Installation

- SWIM updates/changes

- New admin image options

Infrastructure, covering chapters 1-3 of the What's New PDF, 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 2012 What's New, providing a quick way to evaluate new features that have been changed/added/removed in the SolidWorks product line.  We all fall victim to the "ruts" of using SolidWorks from release to release 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 before FCS (First Customer Ship). Between the podcast, blog and other posts around the web, there will be no shortage of SolidWorks 2012 content to come!

UPDATE: SolidWorks 2012 Pre-Release 1 is available for download from the Customer Portal.

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