SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 453 - WN2014 - Assemblies & CircuitWorks

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WN2014 - Assemblies & CircuitWorks:  

This series of podcasts dissects the What's New PDF, outlining all the new functionality in SolidWorks 2014 with tips, tricks and insights into the new major release of SolidWorks' product line.  Topics covered in this show:

Chapter 5: Assemblies:
- FeatureManager Structure for Large Assembly Review
- Including Rotations in Exploded Views
- Mates
- Mirroring Asymmetric Components
- Multiple Configuration Updates
- Patterns
- Selecting Components by Size
- Selecting Configurations from the Context Toolbar
- Shortcuts for Suppressing Items in Design Tables
- Toggling Between Flexible and Rigid States
- Updating Assembly Graphics

Chapter 6: CircuitWorks:
- Associating CircuitWorks Components with SolidWorks Models
- CircuitWorks and SolidWorks Flow Simulation
- CircuitWorks Library Components Wizard
- CircuitWorks Setup Wizard
- Exporting from SolidWorks to CircuitWorks
- Importing Properties fro ECAD Files
- Syncing Selected ProStep EDMD Changes
- Specifying Component Names in the CircuitWorks Tree
- Support for ProStep EDMD Files
- User Interface

SolidWorks Assemblies and CircuitWorks, covering chapter 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 2014 What's New, providing an efficient 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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