SolidWorks 2013 New Features. Feature Set 1. Mostly drawing enhancements First of many cross-product collaboration tools: eDrawings Markup Import. . Show Hidden Bodies in Parts. Just like ‘Show Hidden Components’ in assemblies. Assembly Performance Offenders.
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Feature Set 1 • Mostly drawing enhancements • First of many cross-product collaboration tools: eDrawings Markup Import.
Show Hidden Bodies in Parts • Just like ‘Show Hidden Components’ in assemblies
Assembly Performance Offenders • Ordered list of all components and patterns that slow dow graphics display
eDrawings Markup Imports • Copy markups directly from eDrawings file to .slddrw file
Quick Section Views • Create complex section views with on-screen pop-up toolbar
Revision Clouds • Call out drawing changes with eDrawings-like cloud lines
Feature Set 2 • Miscellaneous features
Snapshots in any Document • Started in 2012 for assemblies only. Now includes parts.
Simulation Sub-Modeling • Run simulations on small subsections of models, with forces and features defined in larger context.
Bounding-Box Cutlist Properties • Parametric properties based on length, width, thickness, etc. for any part/body BOM Properties
3DVia Composer Cameras • Make complex, multi-view animations
Feature Set 3 • Assembly enhancements • Make it easier to find, fit, and insert components quickly.
Quick-Pick Document Type • Easy filter buttons in ‘Open’ window for parts, assemblies, and drawings
Envelope Enhancements • Any part or assembly can be used as an envelope, and, when inserted into drawings, envelope components can have their own line font.
Insert Multiple Parts • In ‘Insert Component,’ select multiple components, and insert them one after the other, without stopping
Feature Set 4 • Improve model visualization • Improved exploded views and cosmetic threads. • Improved model creation • Improved wizards for plastic mounting bosses and dowel holes.
Multiple Exploded Views • More than one exploded view without creating new configs
Rotate Exploded Parts • Rotate parts about any axis in an exploded view.
Favorites Folder • Create a folder at the top with all your most important/most edited features, sketches, ref geometry, etc.
Plastic Boss Mount Control • Edit every aspect of mounting bosses.
Cosmetic Threads… • Now you can show shaded cosmetic threads without the dotted lines.
…and Dowel Holes • Create dowel holes with the hole wizard. Dowel hole symbols are automatically inserted into drawings.
Thread Interference Control • Pair and ignore interference caused by threads.
Feature Set 5 • Improvements to existing functionality • Patterns, equations, thin extrudes.
Surface Intersect • Similar to Cut with Surface, but you can add and remove material at the same time.
Extrude Multiple Thin Contours • Finally.
Equation Entry Everywhere • The next step in the overhaul of equations, started in 2012. Now create full equations in any PropertyManager.
Vary Pattern Dimensions • Create a feature pattern, even if you don’t want them spaced at regular intervals.
Feature Set 6 • Collaboration tools • Features that allow different SolidWorks products to collaborate more effectively.
EPDM – Collaborate with Others • Contact info and an Instant Messaging client built into EPDM. Integrates with MS Communicator, email, etc.
DraftSight – EPDM Checkout • The beginning of DraftSight integration into ‘real’ SolidWorks products.
DraftSight – Copy Sketches • Copy entitles directly from DraftSight into a new sketch in SolidWorks
Previous Release Interoperability!!! • Open SolidWorks 2013 Files in 2012 SP5. • Any changes made in one version are carried over to the other, with no data loss. • No need to save in special format.