Sneak Peek: 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Flatten Surface

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Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product. This year, during the 15 days prior to the release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 we’re taking a look at 15 of our favorite new features coming in this feature packed release. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner above and bookmark the launch page for when it goes live on September 9th, 2014.


Users have long asked for the ability to Flatten Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS.  This exciting new feature, which is now available in SOLIDWORKS 2015 enables a more streamlined manufacturing process for products such as footwear, apparel, and even hull design in shipbuilding.

Flatten Surface allows multiple connected surfaces to be flattened in one operation. To assess the accuracy of the flattening process, a deformation plot is also available to highlight areas of high compression or stretching. And of course, SOLIDWORKS gives you the option to output directly to DXF/DWG file format.  This is great if you want to send this to your nesting program or CNC router!

If you want to see more of the 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 blog series, you can check in on the announcement post from August 22, 2014 where we will be updating and adding links to each of these posts as they go live.

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Jeremy Regnerus

Jeremy Regnerus

Senior User Advocacy and Community Manager at SOLIDWORKS
CSWE, SOLIDWORKS Geek and connoisseur of all things geeky and nerdy.
Jeremy Regnerus
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