WHAT'S NEW IN SOLIDWORKS 2018/

SOLIDWORKS 2018 includes new features and enhancements that respond directly to user requests and the needs of 21st century product development. Work more efficiently with an improved user interface that takes advantage of your touch-enabled devices, let SOLIDWORKS automatically generate the optimal shape of your design based on functional and manufacturing criteria, or let SOLIDWORKS automatically generate the NC tool paths needed to machine your parts. These capabilities are just some examples of how SOLIDWORKS is changing the way design and manufacturing is done.

The top enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2018 provide improvements to existing products and innovative new functionality./

USER INTERFACE

Mouse Gestures Enhancements
Touch-based Interactions
Welcome Dialog Box

SOLIDWORKS 3D INTERCONNECT

Additional File Formats Supported
Additional Information Supported for Reading from Third-Party Native CAD Files
STEP, IGES, and ACIS Files

MODEL DISPLAY

Offloaded Rendering

PARTS AND FEATURES

Creating a Bounding Box
Extracting Geometry from a Corrupted Solid Body

SHEET METAL

Creating Normal Cuts
Tab and Slot
Three Bend Corner Reliefs

SKETCHING

Creating Mirrored Entities in 3D Sketch
Pen, Touch, and Gesture-based Sketching

SOLIDWORKS PDM

Automated Drawing PDF Creation in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
Data Card Editor Undo
Design Branching and Merging
Detailed Warning Messages
Revision Table Integration
SOLIDWORKS PDM Support for Non-SOLIDWORKS CAD File References

SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION

Mesh Refinement for Stress Singularities
Displacement Control for Nonlinear Contact
Email Notification for Completed Analyses
Factor of Safety Plot for Nonlinear Static Studies
Topology Study
Improved Pin Connector
Import Simulation Study Features into Assemblies
Sensor for Simulation Mass Properties