What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2014: Ballooning

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2014: Ballooning

Balloon annotations have been improved in SOLIDWORKS 2014, with several formatting and behavioral enhancements. Moving the arrow instead of the drawing view Selection of the geometry within a drawing view tells SOLIDWORKS you want to move the entire drawing view.  Normally, this is … Continued

Stick Font (What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2014)

Stick Font (What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2014)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 includes a new font called stick font or single line font.  Stick fonts are different from traditional fonts on your PC because they contain characters created from strokes made from single lines that terminate at the end of each stroke. Traditional fonts … Continued

New in SolidWorks 2014: saving sorts in BOMs

New in SolidWorks 2014: saving sorts in BOMs

Tables have seen several improvements in SolidWorks 2014.  One specifically for BOMs is the ability to save sorts.  In previous versions of SolidWorks, sorting BOMs was a one time action.  Each time you wanted to sort a BOM, you re-entered … Continued

New in SolidWorks 2014: All Uppercase

New in SolidWorks 2014: All Uppercase

For an added level of clarity, ASME requires that notes on drawings be capitalized, except for cases where lowercase is used as a common abbreviation.  SolidWorks 2014 now allows you to set any annotation note to be all uppercase, while … Continued

New in SolidWorks 2014: Angular Running Dimensions

New in SolidWorks 2014: Angular Running Dimensions

SolidWorks 2014 introduces the ability to quickly and accurately document circular hole patterns and other radial features in a clear and concise way. You can automate creation of angular ordinate dimensions, finish drawings faster while meeting documentation requirements, and match … Continued