SOLIDWORKS 2024 Launch Event - What's new in SOLIDWORKS?
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And to fuel this movement. Founder and CTO Christian Bag and his team use every tool at their disposal. And SolidWorks has been Bowheads Go-To solution from day one. As the company has grown, SolidWorks has scaled with them, playing a vital role in every aspect of bowhead from design and production to customer service and operations. Using this incredible dataset, we're going to explore the new CAD features and 3D modeling tools available with SolidWorks 2024.
So if you want to improve your team's productivity by working smarter and faster with the latest SolidWorks CAD enhancements, then watch the new capabilities covering everything from assemblies and parts to rooting structures and even drawings. SolidWorks 2024 has arrived. Hi, everybody. Welcome to What's New in SolidWorks 2024.
I'm Jamie and along with my colleagues here within the TriMech group, it's our pleasure to introduce to you some of the improvements that you can look forward to in this. The 32nd release of SolidWorks. Each year, SolidWorks brings groundbreaking new functionality and also offers plenty of enhancements to help you become more productive and truly unleash your creativity and potential, allowing you to work smarter, faster and more cohesively as a team.
This year, the team at SolidWorks have been working hard to deliver shorter workflows, improved performance and even some nice interface delights as we have a packed agenda here for you today, presented by our technical team in both North America and here in the UK. And don't worry, there will be a comfort break at half time to recharge. So sit back and take in everything that's new in SolidWorks 2024. But before we get into it, big news for this release now. Every seat of SolidWorks comes with cloud data management included.
So let's hand over to Graham to find out more. Design teams have different needs. Many want to communicate more efficiently with their partners.
Some need better ways of securely storing and revising that data. And yet others are looking to provide structure to their team's processes. So how do you solve these needs without your creativity? Taking a backseat to everyday file management tasks with cloud services? There are convenient tools like share a file that allow you to remove the friction associated with sharing your designs both internally and externally. Simply indicate whether you'd like input on the design.
If you'd like to share the design with and the feedback you're looking for. No file attachments or view to download. Just a notification with a link allowing controlled access to your content directly from a browser on any device. Dimensions can be taken. Sketches can be made on the model to communicate, design ideas and markets added from multiple views to convey manufacturing suggestions.
When finished, comments capture the markup and can be used to request additional information. The best part is that you never have to leave SolidWorks. You can access any comments on mock ups right from the test pane.
They not only contain the annotations that were added, but remember the orientation of the model as well, making it easy for you to understand the feedback when it's time to make design changes. Cloud services has built in revision management that is easiest saving the model and drawing simply out of note indicating what's changing on your new revision is securely saved to the cloud on the drawing. The revision table automatically updates for you with your change comments, plus you can track the progress of your designs by simply updating their status. No need for moving files to new folders, zipping datasets up or coming up with creative file names. Just convenient tools designed to make your life easier and keep you focused on your designs. With the new revision available, you can choose to share the drawing as a PDF with your supplier or update the existing share with the new design.
Either way, you're in complete control of the access. The 3D Experience platform is your online product development hub. Powerful search capabilities allow you to find and assemble your designs with ease. Fully supporting your favorite features such as Met references when it comes to collaborating with your team. Each member can lock the portion of the design they're working on ensuring your design changes are accidentally overwritten, and because your designs are securely stored on the cloud, you can access them from anywhere. Preview your designs right in the browser while taking advantage of powerful capabilities like comparing your design revisions.
Explore the structure of your design with built in search, allowing you to easily navigate to the component of interest. Focus on the part and access all the associated custom properties without ever having to open SolidWorks when you're ready to bring more structure to your engineering processes. Cloud Services has you covered. Use the convenient tags to filter your designs by status and formalize your release process by dragging your designs into a route.
Routes can have linear or parallel approval tasks assigned to members of your team. Once the tasks are completed, you'll have full access to the sign off history and the route will automatically update the status of the attached designs. Not only can you manage your approval process, you can also track and resolve design issues as well.
Unlike traditional lists, these items can be visualized right on the design. Location tags provide feedback on what the challenge is and who identified it. Detailed descriptions and recommended actions are outlined and can be updated with the action that was taken on the resolution. The card items are referenced and to ensure no one is duplicating work.
The issues can be assigned to specific members of your team and comments allow for social feedback that remains connected to the task at hand, not lost in an email. When completed, you can update the issue with a simple drag and drop and export a pre format presentation to update your team in your next design review. And that's just the start. Cloud Services opens the door to next generation design tools, powerful simulation and intelligent manufacturing that can accelerate your throughput.
Keep your focus on design with cloud services. Part of the 3D experience Work Governance portfolio and available with new and upgraded SolidWorks licenses. Of course, cloud data management is only the tip of the iceberg as to what's possible with the 3D experience platform.
So to find out more about your new cloud based tools or to discover what more can be done, please get in touch with your local technical team for more information. Let's now get right back into SolidWorks with Jorge and take a look at some enhancements to the user experience. Thank you, Tracy.
So let's view some new options settings in SolidWorks 2024 that will accelerate and enhance your user experience. First, if you are displaying your components in wireframe view or presenting your components colors in our hlr hlv mode, you can now use your GPU hardware to improve the display of silhouette edges. To enable this option, we can open our options menu and on the system options tab we can select performance. Finally, at the bottom of the page, we can activate the hardware accelerated silhouette edges. This option will help you accelerate the display and performance of your models. Another great feature added to SolidWorks 2024 is that now you can select which coordinate system to use as your origin when saving an assembly or a path as a step file.
To do this, we will open the save as dialog box and select the step file type. You can notice that a new dropdown menu has appeared where we can select which coordinate system to use as the origin for this new saved part. That's a huge performance increase for 2024, and being able to save hours with a different coordinate system will really help when collaborating with other CAD systems. Now let's hand over to Jamie to see what's new in parts and features. This year.
A particularly useful enhancement allows us to save SolidWorks files in a native format from a previous release of SolidWorks up to two years. Simply select Save As and browse the type pulldown menu. In here we can select to save the parts in the 2022 or 23 format. It's important to point out that if we were to save this part in a 2022 format, then this wouldn't work with any 23 or 24 new features used in the creation of our designs. That said, it still is an incredibly useful option when dealing with other SolidWorks users who may be a year or two behind in releases. when using the cut reveal feature.
You can take advantage of a new option. We can now flip the side to cut just like we can when using the cut Extrude tool. This allows more flexibility when using sketch features by retaining the inner portion of a sketch and discarding the region outside of the sketch. new in 2024. We are now able to create cylindrical bounding boxes alongside rectangular ones.
These are super useful with bodies, including cylindrical geometry such as rotational, circular or turned parts. Using this helpful new enhancement, we're able to take our new design and calculate the bar stock that would be required for manufacture. There are lots of different ways that we can apply our dimensions to our sketches to ultimately control them.
But normally you have to at least first initiate the smart dimension command. Well. In 2024, we can now toggle a system option to allow us to preview the dimension whenever you select an entity. From here, you can simply use the manipulators for instant 2D or just simply double click the value to change it. this year? A really nice enhancement has been made to the whole wizard.
When we go into the whole wizard and explore the positions tab, we are greeted with an option to use an existing 2D sketch that already resides in the part. These sketches can be used to position an automat quickly, create the holes at all end points, vertices and points. The sketch options specify the geometry used to automatically create the instances.
The two options are create instances on sketch geometry, which is enabled by default. This will position holes at all end points, vertices and points of the sketch geometry. The other option does exactly the same, but for construction geometry you can also skip whole instances making it super quick to eliminate unwanted copies. Helpfully, if we were to delete a hole was a feature, we can choose to retain the original hole position sketch At first being able to make a multi body part from an assembly might not be seen as that important. We already have the ability to utilize save as part and even have assembly features that we can use. However, these have their limitations.
For example, assembly features are relatively limited in the types of features you can actually use, and most are specifically for material removal. The other method of saving an assembly as a part works fine, but you don't have any control over what's imported or how. You also don't maintain a link to the original assembly, which means if that assembly changes, your part is out of date. In this demonstration we want to create some fill it bead and actually apply material to it to get a physical weight. But that is not a feature supported in an assembly.
By using make multi body part, the parts are inserted as bodies into an environment where you can remove all adds material. Make multi body part gives the user control over what is imported and maintains a link to the parent assembly. Additionally, you can import the assembly, axes, planes and even coordinate systems as well as the material of the bodies. In this particular example, by simply selecting the faces that we want to be welded together in our new part, the Weld V tool will create solid geometry to replicate the beat itself, and because it creates a solid body, we can see them in the cut list folder and can apply the correct material to them, allowing for an accurate weight for our assembly. in SolidWorks 2022. A great new tool called the Stud Wizard.
It was introduced this time saving tool quickly turned cylindrical bodies into fully customizable stud features. Not only does it add the appearance of thread, but it also plays the correct PMI or product manufacturing information to the feature too. A nice improvement has been made this year by allowing you to apply the feature to Shaft that has the same diameter as the thread itself. In early releases, the thread diameter had to be smaller than the shaft, which made the workflow a little bit more involved.
Now for me, this is my favorite enhancement this year. In fact, possibly for a couple of years, we can now create symmetric linear patterns just by taking a box, no more selecting an additional direction, no more copying of dimensions or instance numbers and no more taking the pattern seed only toggle box. Here we are using a component from the Bowhead assembly to show how easy it is to take a seed and then pattern it in two directions at once.
But with symmetry we'll first select the feature or features that we want to be our seed. In this case, the weight reducing pockets that we've removed from the part will then select the direction of the pattern, followed by the desired spacing and instance numbers finally will select the new option to include symmetry by selecting this option. SolidWorks creates a symmetrical pattern, but simply using direction. One parameters when designing parts for molding. It's often useful to have physical geometry to represent any shut off surfaces. For example, here we want to capture the surfaces that would be required as a part of the tool design as these triangular cutouts pass all the way through this part.
Previously, this would have been pretty difficult, but new in 2024, we're able to do this easily with a new option within Antrim surface. Firstly, we'll create a copy of the front surface of this part by setting the offset to zero within the copy surface command. Nothing new so far. However, this year a new option to exclude the parent surface has been added to the tool, meaning that we can now create just those shut off surfaces that we require with ease. Thanks, Jamie.
It's fantastic that we can now save as a previous release of solid works, and that's really going to help us collaborate with other users, even if they're using an older version of the software. And the new sketch Dimension Preview is a real time saver to save even more time when you're ready to bring your parts to life. Consider using our 3D printing service.
This service can assist in confirming that your designs function as intended before incurring costly expenses, producing the final parts. SolidWorks has always been particularly strong with sheet metal and fabrication designs, and 2024 brings us even more functionality. Tell us more.
Let's hand it over to Ray. There is some great new features in SolidWorks Sheet Metal 2024. This cargo carrier attaches to the trailer hitch of a car truck and be used to haul the bow. Had arcs around to nearby trailheads rides. The entrance swings open and turns into a ramp so that the boat can be rolled on and strapped down for transport.
You can see that there is a diamond plate sheet metal liner with some indents for the wheels to sit in. Let's see how we use some of the new features of SolidWorks Sheet Metal 2024 to help design this liner. Taking a look at the liner, we can see that it's incomplete and still needs one of the side plates to finish the design. We are in an assembly and all the sheet metal parts are connected using the tab and slot feature.
Let's use copy with mates to copy the long side to the other side of the liner. We repeat this first mate and use the front and right assembly planes. Finish meeting this part in place. When zooming in, you can see that there are tabs from the copied part, but no slots in the adjacent sheet metal parts. Now, in 2024 we can right click the copied part and select the new propagate slots option.
We can choose which slots to propagate or simply choose all instances. Now, when zooming in, we can see that the source has been propagated to the adjacent parts. This is a huge timesaver since we can now reuse tablet slot feature in assemblies. Now let's open the base plate and add the wheel indents.
We can see that there is a fully dimension rectangle sketch already created with its selected well click the new sketch based stamp tool. We can now add dimensions to build out the dimensions of the first stamp. First will define the depth of 20 millimeters.
Then we can make sure that the tooling can be easily removed. So we'll add a five degree outward draft. Next, we can control the die and punch radii.
We'll set those at 20 and ten millimeters. Specter. Finally, we will turn on the punch side corner radius option and set that 15 millimeters.
The new stamp tool is super powerful, and any close contour sketch can be used to create stamps in many situations. The stamp tool can be used instead of forming tools which will save time and effort. There is another sketch in the tree, which is simply two dimensional points on the base plate using a sketch driven pattern. We can pinpoint the exact locations of the other two wheel indents and pattern the stamp. Going back to the cargo carrier, we can see that there are two tail lights that are mounted on the outer frame. Let's see how the sheet metal mount was designed.
Using new functionality in SolidWorks 2024. This part is just an extruded thin walled cylinder. For this to be a flattened double sheet metal part, we would need to rip it first now in 2024. The rip common can be used to rip thin walled cylinders and cones.
Simply choose the rip command and click the inner edge of the cylinder now creating a point to find where the rip feature will be. The rip dimensions can be defined by a linear distance, or we could dimension it by degree. We'll set this rip cut to three degrees and choose symmetrical so we know it is centered on the point. We also have the option to offset the rip as well.
Now, by using the insert Ben's command and choosing one of the inner edges. RIP feature. You can define this as the sheet metal part and see the flattened geometry by expanding the utility of the RIP command. It is now easier than ever to convert thin walled, cylindrical, iconic geometry and sheet metal parts. Hiding the sheet metal enclosure will allow us to see the structure system in full, including the corner connectors.
Here are some of the great changes that have happened to the structure systems in SolidWorks 2024 will create this structure system easily using these surfaces to gain our two rectangle elements. D Selecting the edges will remove the associated well being created. Secondary members are a breeze and only requires selection of the primary and secondary members and any planes that we may also want to build members with if we neglected to dislike previously simply selecting the member profile once it's been created and then delete or remove that member from our structure system, when exiting the structure system will begin to notice some of the changes that have happened to structure systems. In SolidWorks 2024, the property manager will change to corner management. We can now automatically apply corner grouping based off of a reference point like what we select here in previous releases we could group corners.
This was the manual process could be time consuming. Working with a large weapon system. There are several new UI elements and we have a new option as well. Open Corner. This edition allows for greater flexibility when creating your well-planned structure and the possibility of adding additional unique and connectors besides the other options that have previously been available.
Another great enhancement for 2024 is the ability to allow units for properties. Taking any items in our Cutlass and selecting the properties will allow us to add those units to our custom property. This isn't just for bodies or members on our list, but will also be for file properties. A good example is the adjustment of the mass.
Simply right click and change the units in the property window. We can now finish this well by mirroring several of the bodies from our list. With SolidWorks, it's easy to create complex. Well, once using more than just sketch flags and structure systems has great tools to be able to do this quickly. That stamp tool is a huge timesaver. Much faster than creating a form tool and great to see the tab and slot command now more flexible than ever.
Now, working with large assemblies gets easier every year, and this year is no different. To show you what's new in assemblies for 2024, let's hand over back to Graham. SolidWorks 2024 brings users more productivity when creating organizing and sharing assemblies. Let's take a look at the Bowheads front steering some assembly and check out some of the top enhancements for users that leverage configurations. Configuration descriptions are now shown alongside the configuration name in the Insert part Pulldown menu.
This helps ensure proper configuration selection every time. SolidWorks 2024 also adds a new option to fix, float or fix the first when inserting a new component. This option is sticky and gives more flexibility to how you wish to work when placing components. After selecting the green checkmark, the steering knuckle is located at the origin, but in a floating state allowing you to move right into position and start mating. SolidWorks offers many ways to create needs outside of the Standard Paperclip tool. Using alt drag will automatically introduce, emit or using Windows control.
Select will prompt the quick mate toolbar. With each release, SolidWorks is constantly evolving that. 2024 has overhauled how the Westminster solved and for advanced constraints. The widths and Tabs selection fields have been renamed in 2024. No matter how you select your table with selections, your constrained width will always solve correctly. Predefined met references offer another way to speed up assembly design, but sometimes can fall short of proper definition and concentric metal left free to rotate.
Now in SolidWorks 2024, references have the option to be created only when a named reference exists. Improving overall performance when placing an option to lock rotation has also been added for concentric mates when adding a component with a named merit reference option selected and where multiple paired named references exist. The dropdown list is presented with all possible options making for precise met reference placement with a total of ten articulation fasteners added.
It's time to clean up the assembly tree. Users have long had the option to add in component references, but this process can be repetitive. New in solar works 2024 Component references can be accessed from the top level of the assembly, where information can be added, removed or modified through a single table. Any duplicate inputs are flagged and these component references can be leveraged in drawings such as in a bill of materials or text call outs.
It's common practice to share files and even more common to want to restrict intellectual property on the shared files. SolidWorks 2024 now offers an even more streamlined approach to featuring models through a rules based approach. Accessing a list of user created rules. This particular rule looks at a custom property saved to the file and simplifies each part of the model accordingly through a silhouette feature process. After less than a minute, the model is automatically featured and can be saved as a new configuration or as a new part altogether.
Not everyone is working on the latest Build a SolidWorks workflow, such as saving out as a neutral file type, such as step or solid or common for backwards compatibility. That is no longer the case in SolidWorks 2024. Assemblies, parts and drawings can now be saved back to releases with previous release. Save mates are retained along with configuration information.
Metadata exploded views and much more. SolidWorks 2024 also incorporates XOR or extended reality translate. As for saving CAD data to industry standard, GL, TAF or GLB file formats, these formats can be consumed by many industry standard softwares to assist in composing VR or XOR experiences.
Importing step files is a common translation between CAD systems, but for large step files, this can be a time consuming process. SolidWorks 2024 offers a new step file filter. This allows you to preview a step file and all of its components, then make selections of which files you wish to import and run the import. Giving up to a 30% improvement on import time on translating large step datasets. And finally, automatic match repair has been expanded to include component patterns. Opening this rear wheel, we can see the spokes are now missing the edge that was initially used to drive the pattern.
This can easily be cleaned up through the in context toolbar and selecting the repair option. The process looks for a similar entity to reattach to the feature, allowing for a fast and efficient way to clean this up. A quick rebuild and we're all done. Whether it's day to day assembly operations featuring files or collaborating with older releases of SolidWorks or non SolidWorks data.
2024 is sure to bring more efficiency to your assembly process. Some fantastic new assembly workflows available in 2024. These will really speed up large assembly design, documentation and collaboration. If you find that despite all the hints, tips and optimizations, your performance still falls slightly below your expectations, it may be worthwhile to engage with our hardware team. They can explore how we can assist you and discuss the special offers we have available.
With our partnership with Dell, communicating your designs properly to clients and manufacturers is an important part of the design process. So to show us what's new for drawings and documentation in SolidWorks 2024. Let's hand it over to Dave. Let's see what's new for drawings.
We'll begin by opening up the drawing for this mounting plate. Let's add some dimensions to this front view. Jane, dimensions are useful for creating a stack of dimensions relative to each preceding feature. These dimensions now come in a logical, linear reducing, otherwise manual cleanup steps in tot spots where there may be overlap. And this system option automatically offsets dimension text on a busy 2D drawing.
It can be difficult to tell what entities a dimension attaches to. Now simply hovering over a reference dimension will highlight its attaching entities, whether they be model edges, construction, geometry or vertices. This improves drawing clarity and helps you carry forward your design intent from the model to the drawing. Sometimes you may need to manually override a dimension that's easy to do right from the property manager. Any overridden dimensions can now be highlighted with a user specified color. This behavior is controlled by a document property.
I'll use the document search to find it. And here it is all the way at the bottom of this screen. As you'd expect, the choice of highlight color is set as a system option. Restoring one or more overridden values is easily done to the right mouse menu. Collaborating with other salaried users who may be on previous software versions can be a challenge.
It's now possible to save your drawings, parts and assemblies back to prior releases when you save the drawing. It will also collect any reference documents akin to suffix or prefix, or use the advanced options for additional control over the file names and locations. I'll bring up my recent files list using the letter R shortcut and open up the sub assembly drawing. I'll create a new note attached to this asymmetric view for 2024. The link to the property manager dialog stays open so you can create text strings composed of multiple property links.
This is a huge time saver for creating compound notes, and as you'd expect when I switched the model configuration for this drawing view, the custom property information updates seamlessly. However, changing the model configuration on these views houses a few of my reference dimensions to go dangling. Now you can simply right click on any dangling drawing dimension and choose to reattach. The red x indicates an entity is missing.
So now we just pick a new reference. Now my drawing is complete the minimal amount of rework. The latest release of SolidWorks offers a number of enhancements to expert in NBD. This part already has a expert dimension scheme, but depending on model orientation, the attachment points of various expert annotations could appear buried within the part. A new option in system options display enables dim expert dimensions to display on top of the model. Now you can see the expert annotations stay on top of the model regardless of the orientation that looks a lot better and should eliminate any ambiguity.
Whole tables on 2D drawings are a popular way of reducing drawing clutter for multiple whole sizes and locations. I'll pick the front face to attach the whole table. Now I'll pick the X and Y axes, then these two faces to extract the holes I'll choose to uncheck non circular holes and slots and then hit.
Okay, Cross highlighting from the table to the 3D part is also supported when it comes time to save out a 3D PDF. All tables will show in the 3D view, but you can also add a dedicated table on the PDF template. Another benefit of MIDI is the ability to create step two for two output. This is a great format for sharing 3D data that has embedded PMR which can be read downstream.
Software applications are used to program machines new. With this release, not only is the whole table included in the step 242 output, but now you can also include any or all of the SolidWorks custom properties for export. Improving the editing interface for geometric tolerance frames has been an ongoing project for the past few releases. Double click to select a tolerance frame and then click again to bring up a properties dialog. This release now provides the ability to display dual dimensions and geometric tolerance frames.
Let's go to this section Detail view. I'll add a size dimension to this angled face. I'll identify this as a conical feature and this will create a dimension for the total included angle.
What's new here is that you can now choose to display the dimension as a having. This is a more common convention, especially for turn parts. This behavior also applies if you use a Dem expert auto dimension scheme for the database, I can click on the existing datasets in the model, then select the angle dimension and set it to half display. Also new for Dem expert is the ability to create a thickness dimension between two curved faces. It works pretty much like you'd expect.
Switching over to this also view of added a split line to the top of this part. However, that causes this overall length dimension to lose its face reference. In the past this would require deleting and recreating the dimension.
Now the expert dimensions can be reattached to a new reference entity as long as it's of the same type. One last bit of cleanup in this part is looking good. Much easier now to reattach those dangling relations If you frequently find yourself repeating the creation of models and documents, it may be beneficial to explore the use of drive. Worked as a design automation tool.
This tool has the potential to streamline your processes and significantly accelerate your workflow. We've seen some amazing new tools for design and documentation so far, and the good news is that there's still plenty more to come in the second half, including SolidWorks, Visualize, PDM Simulation, Electrical and some incredible new applications now available on the 3D experience platform. We're going to have a quick comfort break now, but we'll see you back here in 5 minutes, starting with a look at what's new in Visualize 2024. Welcome back to the second half. We hope you've enjoyed the show so far and we still have lots more to show you.
So to start us off, let's hand over to Rich to showcase the new features and functionality in SolidWorks. Visualize 2024. Since its introduction 2017 SolidWorks Visualize become the go to solution for SOLIDWORKS Engineer's rendering needs creating photorealistic engaging content directly from your CAD models.
In this short video we’ll cover enhancements the 2024 release applet for all versions of Visualize or use and Visualize standard. Visualize professional well visualize connected. The biggest change for all uses is complete overhaul will be appearances as he pans format has been exchanged with Dassault Systemes physically based rendering or PBR methodology. This approach is fast becoming industry standard when visualization and CGI allow a consistent and seamless integration in both upstream and downstream visualization workflows. These appearances are created before DSPBR model allowing full controls to convey complex and nuanced appearances.
But that doesn't mean with DSPBR format is hard to use. Single texture maps can be simply derived from Windows Explorer once the appearance and points to a map slot. If multiple maps are selected, a format to reference common naming conventions and auto load all maps to the correct slots instance appearance application full control over textures and mapping is of course still present with additional some delights such as simplification of the tint tool and basic image manipulation tools allow for fine tuning of textures on the fly along with the appearance format, change becomes a whole brand new appearance library.
This library comprises over 48% more apperences has been previous library, the more periodically to be added to the cloud library. If you create an existing customer appearance and visualize these, be automatically updated to the new file format since they use when visualized 2024 Setting up your scene can be a time consuming process visualized 2024 Dramatically reduce this revise manipulate Graphically manipulate has been given a new clean design feature, a dynamic highlighted and show This led to a correct translation rotating or scaling commands. The power uses keyboard shortcuts being added.
G, R and E have been added using grab translate off rotates the elongation the scale commands. This can be taken further additional keyboard shortcuts for the x, y, and z axis represented by respective letters. For example, we can translate this components in the Z axis by first selecting the G Key followed by the Z Key for direction. This is by accessing the components of local coordinate system. How but times you wish to select a world coordinate system of do this by simply double press the axis that you want to select complex scene setup up should be even easier to create the improved move manipulator the keyboard shortcuts adding quicker and more precision to users.
The output tools menu has been replaced with render Wizard an easy step by step interface with customizable profiles. This includes all the same settings previously included within the logically separated tabs. However There's a few additional features being added now here for control, which configurations model sets and even cameras who wish to render out of in a single setup. Explore options been added Interactive images The option to export animations. bring up all kinds of creative output for interactive feedback.
These can be created from partial a whole existing animations. Interactive outputs can be previewed to be output viewer as well as have the option directly upload them to the 3DExperience platform. Sun stories with a go to method for creating realistic lighting conditions for a specific time specific date Specific location In a world, this has been enhanced with the ability to choose a rotational event by choosing over components or rotating the invisible Compass and these defaults can be saved as profiles ready for reuse from next project.
Creating a basic animations can even easier introduction the animation wizard. From here we can generate automatic rotation turns table animations or even animate a sunlight environments spectacular sunrises or sunsets. This concludes for enhancements in visualized 2024. Bring a host of tangible benefits, reduce for time, take it to produce engaging content, for sales, marketing websites and social media campaigns. upgrade your visualize 2024 today and bring your models to life.
Wow. Richard Visualize looks incredible this year. The UI just got even easier to use, plus a lot more adjustments available for the more experienced user to create. Truly stunning visuals and animations. Keep in mind that if you're looking to expedite your journey towards becoming a rendering expert, we provide training courses for Visualize as well as all of our products.
Your design work is an incredibly valuable asset, so it needs protecting. With that in mind, let's hand you over to Terry to take you through what's new in SolidWorks PDM 2024. Workflows have always been a great way to see where your design is in its development process. This Assembly is pending approval but needs to be transitioned back for additional features now in PDM 2024. When you transition to workflow, you have the ability to check out the design as you make the transition, making you more efficient.
Seeing a static list of parts and their properties can be insightful. However, with PDM 2024, we help you visualize those properties like never before. Assembly visualization now supports PDM properties system properties as well as user PDM variables are now available grip and color by property and then use the rollback part, isolate parts based on their state. In addition, you can save the color mapping as a display state and continue working on your design with added insight. Let's use the feature search to add the required design changes to this model or finalize the design by checking the main and then release the design as ref. B. PDM has always been about tracking the history of your designs.
Now history records when the design has been checked out, providing a greater level of traceability when accessing an old revision. You can now gain a clearer understanding of its status on the newly redesigned version tab. The top half of the tab provides insight into the status of the latest version available, while the bottom half provides you with information related to the current local version, giving you a clearer picture of the status. For users of name bombs, hidden columns now show in the bomb compare as deleted. You can quickly unhide all hidden columns on the right mouse button menu, and it's easier than ever to edit multiple cells at one time. Overall, security has been enhanced to ensure that reference data is blocked for those without permission on the contains a way.
Use tabs and supports the table view as well as a treehouse view. Web two now supports the grid view, making it easier to visually identify your designs in the folder and search views. Clearly, understanding the make up of a multi body part is now easier than ever with new icon indicators that exist not only in Web two but throughout PDM 24. The right mouse menu allows you to seamlessly transition to any type of a file, saving you time. And if you need to access an old version, Web two now allows you to select the version you want to download. For administrators, it's now easy to see the vaults that you're locked into.
The license note is being split into license usage and survivalist, and a new administrative permission has been added for more granular access control. With the introduction of assembly visualization support for PDM 24, you can create a variable display list. Users can access and easily control their permission. Finally, organizing your workflow has never been easier. States that are no longer utilized can now be archived and you can toggle the pain on and off on the toolbar if you need to.
An archive state simply drag and drop it with SolidWorks manage. You can create and edit building materials using a record based approach, making you less reliant on the existence of SolidWorks data. You can create a pillar, material and stage of product development and capture a manufacturing bomb which is often derived from the cat bomb but is different in some way. In 2024, you can globally replace an obsolete component with an alternate path and update all its parent building material in one operation. In 2023 the those material are updated one at a time. So this great new enhancement is going to save significant amounts of engineering time in 2024.
The Soulwax managed desktop on my backline includes a full HD drawing preview, making it much easier and faster to view component geometry. Whether you're working with building material are participating in an engineering change process with SolidWorks manage 2024. These enhancements and many more will improve ease of use, increase productivity and promote better collaboration across your organization. Some great enhancements to the user interface this year, lots of additional functionality for bombs, transitions and now support for assembly. Visualize version. And that added checked out by information in the file.
History gives us an important new layer of traceability. Simulation is an important part of the product development process for many companies. So to take us through this year's enhancements to SolidWorks, Simulation and Plastics, let's hand over to Alex. SolidWorks Simulation 2020 for additional functionality two Virtual connectors and options to speed up your simulation setup, we'll start by looking at the new simulation options that will help every user in the general simulation options. You can now turn on new selections to automatically save the file after meshing and automatically save the analysis after the analysis completes.
This is now in line with the behavior of SolidWorks Flow simulation. These options will prevent data loss in the case of unexpected shutdowns applicants. Also under the Solvers and results is a new option to pick and choose what is copied, either include or exclude the maximum results. This will save time and disk space.
Now back to the model. This train assembly is responsible for transferring power from the rider's arms to the assistive power unit and rear wheel of the are arcs. You can see there are two chains running through the tension.
Next to the chain is the chain roller guide. The roller guide is responsible for keeping both chains on the transfer cogs, ensuring that the chain doesn't slip off onto the power. In this simulation, we're going to check the displacement around the roller guide and check the bearings and bolts of fit for purpose. The chain roller guide is mounted to the tension amount and houses to seal bearings that amounted to the roller guide axle.
We can now exclude that physical geometry for the roller bearings from the analysis since we replace in these were bearing connectors. One of the bearing connectors has already been created for us, so we'll now create the other connector. We will choose the outer face of the shaft and the inner face of the housing to define the location. We can now choose the new option for distributed coupling.
Distributed coupling allows for the faces of the attached bearing to deform, which delivers a more realistic representation of the bearings behavior. We will now add the lateral and axial stiffness of the bearing to define the new tilt stiffness in 2024 as the ability to define torsional stiffness as well. In this final dialog box, we can also specify exactly how much the shaft is going to be stabilized.
Now at the chain loads to the roller guide. Split lines be used to locate loading at specific locations and directions. First, we use a load of 250 Newtons to the hand-crank chain and 150 to the pedal assist chain. Next, we will quickly run this study. It takes under a minute to match and complete. So let's take a look at some results.
You can see from this stress plot that the majority of the highest stresses take place on the bolted shaft. But everything appears below yield and within tolerance. When animating the results, we can see that the chain roller guide is moving, as we would expect. And the deflection suggests that even under load it's relatively mild. So the chain roller is doing its job.
These new enhancements to SolidWorks simulation in 2024 add even more flexibility to how you work and even more power to commonly used virtual connectors. Copying studies is now faster than ever before, saving time by removing unnecessary data transfer and adding even more detail to bearing connectors saves room time and helps you get even more accurate results than ever and greater insights into your design. In 2024.
SolidWorks Plastics uses automation to speed up your analysis. We also have further injection location optimization options. This plastic part supports the brightest cards when powering the bowhead rex.
It's a thin plastic part and it may be beneficial to have multiple gate locations to reduce cycle time and ensure proper mold cavity filling. Now in SolidWorks Plastics 2024, the injection location advisor can automatically suggest multiple gates and that optimal locations. Users can also define the number of gates to use, and the advisor will then place those gates in optimal locations as well. On screen we can see a preview before we run the study of how this may look. Now let's say you have another part like this keyboard cover, and you want to test multiple scenarios with different materials and different study times. The new batch manager makes it easier than ever to queue up a bunch of studies and run them all with one click in the batch manager.
You can now also choose what study type you want to run. First, we select the right study, set up, then using the new simulation type pulldown menu. We select the relevant option.
You can choose any combination of fill, pack or even call studies. You can even designate the maximum number of CPU's for each study. This allows you to crack on with other tasks and not have your whole CPU used up by a plastic simulation. You can even start a second session of SolidWorks and do some modeling while the studies are running. When you're done setting up the batch manager simply hit run, or you can even choose a start time. And SolidWorks plus takes 2024.
We continue to use more automation, tools and logic to help you get deeper insight into the injection molding process of your plastic pulse. Automatically saving the file after meshing and after the analysis completes gives us an added safety should things go wrong. A potentially huge time saver and the new connector options Add an extra level of realism to your analysis. If you're uncertain about having the necessary skills and time to meet your simulation requirements, consider utilizing our consultative service. This service can be a valuable resource for a one off assistance or for reducing both the workload and costs associated with your project. Products are getting smarter all the time as even more of our designs incorporate electrical systems and new technology.
We have plenty of enhancements to the SolidWorks Electrical Design Tools for 2024, so to take you through what's new this year, let's hand it over to Adam. Let's talk about what's new in SolidWorks Electrical 2024. We have new additions to 2D schematics and SolidWorks 3D as well, starting with schematics. The update to 2D cabinets was now made so we can use auto balloon when use the auto balloons. They match up to the row numbers the footprints are linked to in a report. With this feature we can choose Leader Styles.
We can choose the different block shapes as well as the block sizes. With the layouts, we can have our balloons organized along the top. The bottom left hand side, right hand side, or in the square format.
We also have the option to group balloons, ignore multiple instances, or choose to ignore terminals. So if I wants to have one representation of the same instance or multiple instance, I can have that toggled on and I can choose to include or exclude my terminals from my report. This auto balloon layer will also exist on this layer, or we can put it on a different layer and then we have the option to insert the report table as well. So I'm going to go ahead and insert this table at the bottom here. When looking at this table, we can see there's plenty of information here, including manufacturer, part information.
Now, we can save some extra time because SolidWorks has made it so we can delete manufacturer part information and that will fully clear residual terminal numbers at the component level. So we'll save some time when we're clearing manufacture part information. Another update SolidWorks has included for us is representing component marks as a range in our reports. So what do I mean by this? Let's look at the table we just inserted. We have our manufacture parts here and we have our quantity and marks. When we have a quantity count of three or one or two.
It's easy to fit the marks for those components in this single cell. But when we have something like our wiggle two over one terminal blocks with 17 of them in there, each individual mark for those 17 iterations is going to expand the cell or change the whole format of the table. The way we can represent this as a range is SolidWorks has included a ellipse to represent a gap between the first and the last iteration of those terminal blocks.
So this makes it easy to format and it makes it easy to understand and follow all the different marks in this table. Let me open up a schematic and show some of the changes here as well. So we have a schematic here that represents our hardness design.
We have connectors, we have our wire harnesses or cables in between. And one update SolidWorks has made is being able to move symbols using the arrow keys on the keyboard. So now I can move up left, right, down, and I can adjust how my symbols are arranged in my schematic with only using my arrow keys. So that is a new function that SolidWorks has made easier for us to access and easier for us to maintain and modify our drawing orientations or our schematic layouts from within our keyboard shortcuts. One thing to take note of as well as as I zoom in and as I zoom out, my grid does a much better job at auto sizing.
So SolidWorks has made improvements to that, especially making it easier for when we're working on larger displays. Having that scaling much quicker and much more intuitive is definitely helpful when referencing our drawings in our schematics. Now let's take a look at the 3D updates for our electrical project. Here we can see an arrangement of connectors for electrical harnesses.
The first update I want to show is routing active location only in the electrical tab. Here we can see the location L2 and the components that are included in this location. When we go ahead and automatically root that harness, we can select the option to only round the active location. So let me go ahead and go to my route harnesses and from within this feature tree selection, I can choose to route active location only. When I do that, it's going to focus only on location L2 that I have active and it's going to route that accordingly. Now we could see that this harness has been routed for us and it has followed that path for our location.
L2 And we notice that this harness was untouched. This harness didn't change. It wasn't moved. It wasn't rebuilt because we focused primarily on location L2. The next update in 3D is to filter components or manufacture parts in the feature tree. So if I go to my electrical tab here, I have a new filter for manufacturer parts so I can choose filtering by association, accessory, auxiliary or even manufacturer parts that are excluded from the bar. And when I use that, I can toggle this filter on and off, and it's going to apply those changes for me.
Some great time saving. New features in SolidWorks, Electrical, 2D and 3D to help you work faster and become more productive while bridging that gap between the mechanical and electrical design teams. Now the 3D experience platform opens up a world of new technology to users and introduces to a selection of next generation design. Applications will now hand over to Sarah to show us more Your SolidWorks designs are always evolving, and when inspiration strikes, your ideas can't be limited by your CAD system. 3D experience works, unleashes your creativity, and brings your ideas to light. With next generation cloud based tools for freeform subdivisions surfacing, traditional parametric modeling, algorithmic design and more, everything you create seamlessly integrates with your SolidWorks designs.
Built in collaboration tools, make it easy to share ideas and feedback, document and markup design issues and stay organized with team assignments. Watch and see how you can expand your 3D modeling toolbox to enhance your SolidWorks experience and unlock endless design possibilities. Subdivision modeling begins with a primitive shape.
Start by adjusting the size and mesh parameters. Use the manipulate air to push and pull the surface like digital clay. No need to spend hours creating sketches and surfacing features. Snap entities to align and then click and drag to adjust the end points.
When you need more detail in your surface. Subdivide or extrude faces or insert entirely new edge loops, add creased edges to your surface for style or function and adjust their smoothness and severity. When you're modeling from 2D sketches. You can jump from one profile to another to make adjustments. Align your surface to occur by drawing on screen with your cursor.
Copy and paste previous surfaces to explore new concepts. Scale them if you need to and then continue sculpting. Use the reflect tool to create a mirrored copy of your subdivision surface.
Jump into a section view while modeling and don't forget to check for Manufacturability with draft analysis. When checking the quality of your surface, use mesh inspection to identify intersecting elements. The cage view shows the mesh from which the curved surface is generated. When you need to focus on a portion of the surface, isolate it with the working zone so the rest of the model is left untouched as your surfaces become more complex. Used soft selection to affect more vertices at once.
Adjust the radius of influence to sculpt only the areas you need. Flatten areas of the surface to be used as sketch planes. Take advantage of parametric features from x design or bring your subdivision surface into SolidWorks to add similar details. If you decide to stay on the cloud.
Monitor your performance from the system status. Switch from a fill it to a chamfer on the fly. Skip the sketch and start from extruding faces with super features. You can toggle between extrude revolve and sweep. You can even stop and make a new sketch while in the middle of a command. Leverage both cosmetic and physical thread options for holes and studs while thickening faces.
Any problematic areas are highlighted so you can adjust your surface or thickness accordingly. The single modeling environment allows you to create new components from features or bodies and makes rearranging your components and subassemblies simpler than ever. When your model calls for it, seamlessly switch to other cloud apps for different types of design. X Generative design takes an algorithmic approach to modeling, combining interactive 3D geometry and visual scripting. Use operator boxes to quickly generate complex patterns and see your model evolve if changes are ever needed to.
The original geometry patterns update automatically. Use the built in lifecycle tools to explore and organize the revisions and branches of your design. Prepare prototypes with integrated additive manufacturing tools. Connect to a cloud machine or input custom metrics to match your machine's build volume and technology.
Visualize the support required according to overhanging thresholds specific to your 3D printer and anticipate level of detail with a custom layer height preview. Export in the latest additive manufacturing formats to go from digital model to physical product. Subdivision modeling is great for this type of ergonomic design, but you can also use it to add style to structural components. Use the Flex command to taper your surface along a direction. Align your surface to a sketch or curve in the model.
Go from box selection to lasso and align vertices to one another. Use boolean commands like combine or subtract for multi body workflows and wholes. Tiered model from a vast library of standard sizes. Your favorite parametric surfacing tools are available when you need them, but you could also use sketches to define a subdivision surface.
Then sculpt it into your desired shape. Take advantage of other applications like lattice design to create lightweight components while retaining structural integrity. The lattice design assistant walks you through the process step by step. First, specify the area for lattice generation, then select the type of lattice you want to apply. Create your own cell structure or choose from a preloaded menu. Adjust the size, shape and orientation of your lattice and generate a wireframe preview.
You end up with a custom polyhedron all merged with your original geometry and once again the built in lifecycle tools help you stay organized as you experiment with different lattice designs. When it's time to update your assembly. Replace any component with a new part or revision.
Search for other components and drag and drop them into your assembly. Start selecting faces to add meets between components. Mirror components across a plane to create a symmetrical copy. Drag and drop fasteners to add meets on the fly. Artificial i