What’s New in SolidWorks Education Edition 2014-2015: Curve Driven Patterns

 SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2014-2015 has some great new features. I will be sharing some of my favorites over the next few weeks.  The Curve Driven Pattern feature is great to use in an assembly at the part level.

Assemblies now offer the same patterning capabilities available at the part level, with sketch and curve-driven options added in SolidWorks Education Edition 2014-2015.  One key feature is curve-driven patterns. It’s now possible to pattern components or subassemblies along curves in an assembly. This makes creation of patterns, such chains and conveyor systems, faster and easier than ever before.

You can join in at a local user group and network with your peers, share valuable tips and tricks, or check out our education Facebook page and YouTube channel for more tutorials and features.Qualified schools on subscription have access to free Student Licensing for home use.  With over 100,000 certified SolidWorks users, qualified schools can also apply to become a Certified SolidWorks Academic Exam Provider.  Passing CSWA Exam helps  prove to employers that your students have the fundamental engineering graphics skills sets needed to succeed in a competitive job market.

Please take some time to explore our SOLIDWORKS Education 2014-2015 Launch site and discover how SolidWorks gives you and your students the tools to manage every aspect of your design process, from initial layout, to detail design, simulation, communication and collaboration.  Marie



Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard