SolidWorks 2014 Preview


The main features of the last general session a SolidWorks World is a sneak peak at the next coming release of SolidWorks as well as the top ten enhancement requests from users.  They claim that 70% of enhancement requests are eventually included in the program.  Here’s this year’s list:

  1. Make rebuild time faster
  2. True backward compatibility
  3. Slot mate
  4. Cylindrical mates need an option to lock rotation
  5. Provide a version of the eDrawings mobile app for Android devices
  6. Option for equal spacing on linear patterns
  7. Default concentric mate for axis to cylindrical surface
  8. External thread wizard for all thread types
  9. Draw a line segment starting from the midpoint
  10. Create auxiliary line for dimensioning angles

For SolidWorks 2014, there are a definitely a few enhancements that made it that are pretty appealing.  Here’s a couple of my favorites:

  • The ability to replace sketch entities and retain referencesgusset
  • A gusset feature for sheet metal parts
  • When creating an exploded view step, you will be able to rotate components as well as move them linearly
  • Slots have been added to the hole wizard


For more details and a full list of new features, check out Ricky Jordon’s blog.  He does a great job of giving full descriptions of everything that was introduced.


One thought on “SolidWorks 2014 Preview”

  1. Pl’z tell me about solidworks 2014. What’s new in solidworks 2014… and it’s available EMF in solidworks 2014….or not………..or if your reply is no then how to get EMF……..

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