SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 406 - WN2013 - Release Notes & UI


Release Notes & UI:

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:

Release Notes:
- System Requirements
- Installation
- Technical Alerts
- Functionality
- Documentation

Chapter 1: Welcome to SolidWorks 2013
- Highlights
- Top Enhancements
- For More Information

Chapter 2: User Interface
- Customizing Shortcut Bars
- Easier Access to Troubleshooting and Administrative Tools
- FeatureManager Design Tree
- Scrolling Through CommandManager Tabs

Welcome and UI, covering chapters 1 and 2 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 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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