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SOLIDWORKS 2018 New Features

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Get up to speed quickly with SOLIDWORKS 2018 and unlock the benefits of the newest features.

Get up to speed quickly with SOLIDWORKS 2018 and unlock the benefits of the newest features. Gabriel Corbett focuses on the enhancements that are best for productivity and efficient design. He covers the new mouse gestures, the Welcome dialog, SOLIDWORKS CAM, mirrored 3D sketching, corner reliefs, top-level transparency, smart explode lines, and so much more. Find out how these new features and time-saving tools make it easy to create parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings and deliver best-in-class designs.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. User Interface Enhancements
  • Auto-rotate on sketch creation
  • Measure tool enhancements and quick copy
  • Mouse gesture enhancements
  • Welcome dialog box
  • SOLIDWORKS open times in Explorer
  • Task scheduler supports additional formats
2. Part and Sketch Enhancements
  • Creating mirrored entities in a 3D sketch
  • Creating a bounding box
3. Sheet Metal Enhancements
  • Creating normal cuts
  • Tab and slot tools
  • Three-bend corner reliefs
4. Assembly Enhancements
  • Multiple ground planes in a magnetic mates assembly
  • Top-level transparency
  • Hide a face temporarily
  • Misaligned concentric mates
  • Assembly progress indicator
  • Assembly visualization enhancements
  • Smart explode lines
  • 3D interconnect additional file types
5. Drawing Enhancements
  • Layers and color to hatches
  • Next steps

Taught by

Gabriel Corbett

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