SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 408 - WN2013 - Install & Assemblies

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WN2013 - Install & Assemblies

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 5: Installation:
- Push Install and Uninstall Method Using the Option Editor

Chapter 6: Assemblies:
- Assembly Visualization
- Breaking All External References at Once
- Deleting Components from Subassemblies
- Derived Components
- Envelopes (Nice tweaks)
- Multiple Exploded Views per Configuraiton (my fav)
- Inserting Components
- Interference Detection
- Large Assemblies
- Mass Properties in Assemblies
- Mates in Mirrored Subassemblies
- Replacing Components
- Selecting Subassembles in the Graphics Area
- Snapshots
- Swept Cut Assembly Features

Installation and Assemblies, covering chapters 5 and 6 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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