SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 413 - WN2013 - Parts, Features & Sheet Metal

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WN2013 - Parts, Features & Sheet Metal:

This podcast dissects the What's New PDF, outlining all the new functionality in SolidWorks 2013 with tips, tricks and insights in the new major release.  Topics covered in this show:

Chapter 14: Import/Export:
- Import Performance Enhancements

Chapter 17: Parts and Features:
- Edge Selection Toolbar Available for Fillets
- Enhanced Support for Mounting Bosses
- Enhanced Support for Thin Extrudes
- Enhancement for Inserting Cosmetic Threads
- Enhancements to Part Reviewer
- Highlighting Related Bodies or Surfaces in Multibody Parts
- Inserting Dowel Holes with the Hole Wizard
- Linking a Defeature Model to Original
- Mass Properties in Parts
- Modifying Geometry with the Intersect Tool
- Multibody Library Features
- Selecting End Conditions for Extruded Features
- Show hidden Bodies
- Smarter Configuration Switching
- Transferring Custom Properties
- Varying Dimensions Patterns
- Weldments

Chapter 20: Sheet Metal:
- Bend Notes
- Forming Tools
- Multibody Parts

Chapter 22: Sketching:
- Conic Curves
- Dimensions

Parts, Features and Sheet Metal covering chapters 14, 17, 20 and 22 of the What's New PDF,  outline 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 2013 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 2013 content to come!

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