SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 352 - SW2012 What's New - Part Modeling

SW2012 What's New - Part Modeling:

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:

Chapter 12: Sketching

- Dimension enhancements

- Sketch pattern updates

- Shortcut menus

- Sketch rotation

Chapter 18: Sheet Metal

- Cut aross bends (yeah!)

- Edge and swept flange updates

- Flat pattern controls

- Forming tool link/replace

Chapter 23: Weldments

- Cut list properties (parent propagation)

Part Modeling, covering chapters 20, 18, 23 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!

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