Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, and then we’ll be following them up with short, detailed videos on the functionality over on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog beginning September 23rd. Until then, you can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and checking out the Launch Site.
Reusing Absorbed Reference Curves
You can select and reuse all reference curves in a model. Previously, you could only use absorbed reference curves in the feature for which they were created. Projected curves, composite curves, curves through XYZ points, curves through reference points, helixes, and spirals cannot be absorbed by a feature. They appear in the FeatureManager design tree where they can be referenced by any feature. When you open a file created with a previous version of the software that contains absorbed curve features, the position of those features are changed in the FeatureManager design tree so that they can be referenced by other features in the FeatureManager design
If you want to see more of the 15 Features Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016 blog series, you can check in on the announcement post from August 3, 2015 where we will be updating and adding links to each of these posts as they go live. Thanks for reading!