What’s New 2016: Redesigned Triad Controls


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 closer look at the Sneak Peek features we presented over on the SOLIDWORKS Blog. You can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and registering for your local SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch Event.


Redesigned Triad Controls
The triad is redesigned to make it easier to control model orientation in 3D, using selection handles and angle rotation. On screen manipulators like the triad manipulator, section view triad, and Instant3D arrows have been redesigned for better visibility and enlarged to be easier to manipulate.

We also had the chance to speak with Product Definition Manager, Ravi Shrivastava, who worked on the redesign over on the SOLIDWORKS blog. For an insider’s look at the development side of these changes, be sure to check out the article here.

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. Be sure to register for your local roll out event to see more of the enhancements included in this release and learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 live!

Please let me know what you think of the of enhancements in the comments below, and always, thanks for reading!

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York
Rachel Diane York