It's always thrilling in the fall when release new versions of the SOLIDWORKS program. In order to ensure that users are making the best use of the software, now is a good moment to update them on what we accomplished in 2022.
I'll go through some of the major improvements that have been made to the SOLIDWORKS cloud-connected roles, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for SOLIDWORKS, in this blog post. These roles give SOLIDWORKS users access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform's cloud-based data management and collaboration features as well as the ability to connect their data to it. Here is a summary of the 2022 additions to date.
February 2022 Featured Updates R2022x FD01
• Add Bookmarks While Saving to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
In FD01 we added the ability to specify a Bookmark for new content when uploading in Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE so you can keep your data more organized.
• Access Information Panel from MySession
Access this command in the Action bar to pull up the Information Panel in MySession. From this panel you can access various information from your selected object such as:
– Derived Outputs
– Specification Documents
• Streamlined Collaboration Between Platform Users
Easily bring in non-native components created in 3D Creator or 3D Sculptor into your SOLIDWORKS assemblies. You can then create SOLIDWORKS-derived parts from those inserted components. Simply right click and search for the non-native files and bring them into your SOLIDWORKS environment to add them to your design.
April 2022 Featured Update R2022x FD02
• Maturity Transition Rule for Drawing Related Objects
Set a maturity transition rule for your drawings in the Change Maturity tab to ensure all components are ready for the next phase of your workflow, such as a design studies, prototyping, design engineering and release to manufacturing. For instance, you can block a drawing’s transition if its’ components are not in the targeted maturity state. This setting reduces errors and helps you avoid releasing a drawing when it’s not ready.
July 2022 Featured Update (R2022x FD03)
• Offline Mode
This was a big one for this release as the option to work in offline mode was introduced enabling users to work offline in locations that don’t have internet, say on an airplane on a site or in other remote locations.
Connect your existing SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS enabling you to upload, store, manage, and share files online directly from within SOLIDWORKS.
With 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, access SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD natively connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, as well as next generation browser-based design solutions, and secure cloud data management tools.