SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta is Live! Preview SOLIDWORKS 2023 Using Your Models and Workflows

We are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS® 2023 Beta is live and you can now preview what’s new in this release.

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The SOLIDWORKS Beta program gives subscription customers and professional partners early access to the next major release of SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS 2023 contains user-driven enhancements that help streamline and accelerate your product development processes from concept to manufacturing. Explore how the new release helps you:

Work Smarter – Reduce your workload when modeling and detailing drawings and handle more complex electrical routing scenarios.

  • Detail drawings with less effort through the ability to optimize for ANSI or ISO detailing standards and automatically match the display of your assembly model in your drawing views by showing transparent components correctly.
  • Turbocharge part modeling with the ability to control translation and rotation values with equations that can also be added to design tables.
  • Design sheet metal with ease by identifying model deviation with automatic sensor alerts.
  • Build more complex structures easily by grouping similar corners and applying trimming to the group followed by automatically applying connection plates.
  • Handle more complex electrical routing scenarios with the ability to create a more accurate manufacturing representation of your design through new options for flattening, reorienting, and displaying wires and connectors.

Work Faster – Accelerate large assembly design and component manufacturing through automatic mode optimization, streamlined data export, and faster BOM search capability.

  • Speed up large assembly design with the option for automatic optimization of resolved and lightweight modes, and the automatic repair of missing mate references.
  • Design large assemblies faster with support for more end conditions for cut features and by avoiding to save unchanged model data.
  • Accelerate large assembly design and component manufacturing with streamlined data export that supports the export of assembly components as separate STEP files.
  • Experience improved search performance when using the Include sub-folders option.
  • Find BOM information faster with filtering and identify overwritten values quickly using a highlight color.

Work Together – Enable mechanical design, electrical, quality, and manufacturing teams to work better together with faster and more secure data management capabilities and streamlined processes for the creation of 2D and 3D documentation.

  • SOLIDWORKS PDM: Communicate changes to design data better with the ability to customize PDM notification templates with HTML. Help teams share and manage data more productively with a streamlined user interface for common operations including adding files, checking out/in of files and folders, and more. Upgrade SOLIDWORKS file versions faster using the File Version Upgrade Tool when overwriting the latest version.
  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection: Improve team collaboration by using machine learning to automatically extract information from a 2D PDF to build your inspection report. Enjoy the flexibility to select, balloon, and export inspection reports only for the required sheets of a drawing.
  • SOLIDWORKS MBD: Communicate your assembly design more clearly in 3D with the ability to view all dimensions in the assembly and 3D views including feature dimensions, reference dimensions, and DimXpert annotations.
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Create hybrid documentation involving drawings, annotations, and reports on the same page by including report tables such as BOM and wire lists on any electrical project drawing. Display connection information about a component in a label that you can dynamically insert into schematics.

Check out the SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta website and connect with other Beta users on the SOLIDWORKS Beta Community.

Want to preview the new release online? Not a problem, run SOLIDWORKS 2023 Beta online without downloading software.

Excited yet? The wait is over, preview SOLIDWORKS 2023 today!



Mariana St. Germain

Mariana is passionate about helping businesses and business professionals to leverage the power of technology to bring their dreams to life. In her current role, she is responsible for go-to-market strategy at SOLIDWORKS. Her past contributions include technology marketing at companies like Intuit, Constant Contact, and LogMeIn. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two daughters, practicing yoga, and being active outdoors.