SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP2 is now available to download

This service pack for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM, is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here. Alternatively log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. View Fixed SPRs by version and service pack. SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5 and SOLIDWORKS 2016 now support Microsoft […]


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New SOLIDWORKS Ecosystems Help Accelerate Innovation, Improve Bottom Lines

At SOLIDWORKS, not only do we focus on creating great products, but we invest significant time understanding and nurturing engineering and product ecosystems. SOLIDWORKS ecosystems take the complex interactions between several disciplines such as design (MCAD and ECAD), manufacturing, service, quality, supply chain, marketing, inventory, and end customers into account to deliver best-in-class and easy-to-use […]


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SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Three Recap: The Future

Day three at SOLIDWORKS World focuses on the future. It’s about upcoming features in SOLIDWORKS, but also what’s possible for future of humanity. Before diving into day three, let’s quickly recap day two: Kishore Boyalakuntla, SOLIDWORKS Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management and Brand User Experience Leader took the stage to discuss updates to the SOLIDWORKS […]


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SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Two Recap: The Best Community in CAD

In case the title wasn’t clear, day two at SOLIDWORKS World is dedicated to the SOLIDWORKS community, but before we dive into the proceedings, let’s quickly recap day one: You can read more about day one in this blog post. SOLIDWORKS Vice President of Strategy and Community Suchit Jain kicked off day two with some […]


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New Online Trials and eCourse Training Now Available at MySolidWorks

MySolidWorks, the place where millions of users get answers and learn more, has redefined the way you can discover and experience SOLIDWORKS. Available today in 14 languages, MySolidWorks is your Gateway to the SOLIDWORKS Community, the best community in CAD with millions of SOLIDWORKS designers, educators, and students.  MySolidWorks lets you: Search across the SOLIDWORKS […]


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SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day One Recap: Experience the New, the Next, and the Never Before

Since 1999, SOLIDWORKS World has been an experience. The event itself has always been a mashup of personal and professional. It’s learning about what’s new, next and never before from not only technological perspectives, but also from connecting with peers, who feel more like family. In both cases, the goal is to learn how to […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS MBD Size Dimensioning

Dimensioning the distance between 2 faces in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS MBD, required rotating the model around. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 MBD, you only have to select the edges of faces just as you would in a normal SOLIDWORKS drawing.


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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New – Control Decals Through Display States

In SOLIDWORKS 2017, decals can be controlled using display states, which allows for faster loading times and easier control. Display states can have different instances of decals and scenes.



SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New – Polar Dimension Schemes

Using Polar Dimension Schemes for Geometrically Toleranced Parts. Creates not only the dimensions between the holes including angles and distances but also the geometric tolerance for the feature, saving valuable time.



SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New – Automatically locate routed cables

In SOLIDWORKS 2017, cables can be routed automatically in clips / holdings. When you pass multiple routes through a clip, the individual wires are not bound together and are offset from the clip axis. This allows a time saving against wire locations.



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