SolidWorks:HEARD! - Episode 454 - WN2014 - Configs, Composer & Costing

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WN2014 - Configs, Composer & Costing:

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 7: Configurations:
- Additional Properties for Toolbox Components
- Applying Configurations to Equations
- Selecting Configurations from the Context Toolbar

Chapter 8: SolidWorks Composer :
- Automatically Hiding Annotations
- Composer API
- Coordinate Labels
- Wrapping Annotation Text

Chapter 9: SolidWorks Costing:
- Converting Circular Cut Paths to Drilled Holes
- Costing Options
- Costing Reports
- Creating a Limited-access Costing Template
- Custom Properties in Costing
- Generating Costing BOMs
- Including Precent Scrap in Sheet Metal Costing
- Modifying Machined Part Setup
- Adding Template Comments to Drill, Mill, or Turn Operations
- Organization of the Setup Folder
- Setting Model Materials
- Simplifying Cost Estimates
- Updating Template Material Cost Data
- Using Multibody Parts to Define Removed Material
- Volume Features

SolidWorks Configurations, Composer and Costing, covering chapter 7, 8 and 9 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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