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SolidWorks 2013 - view manipulator to access all usual views, ability to visualize center of gravity in assembly, hold multiple exploded view states, previous release interop, Al Dean & Jeff Mirisola, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 14, 2012

SolidWorks 2012 Marks Debut of Cost Analysis - costing module to estimate costs of parts, ability to explode multi-body parts, freeze features, magnetic line function to align ballooned text, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2012

New Project, and 2012 Experience - author disheartened with SolidWorks, feels company is losing its focus, drive, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 13, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - updated data import workflow, command search, ambient occlusion, equation solve tool, large design review mode, motion optimization, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 27, 2011

SolidWorks Premium 2012 - cost analysis tool, motion optimization feature, large design review, feature freeze, pin/unpin option, highly praised by Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Sep 21, 2011

Looking for BetterCAD - user's perspective on SolidWorks software improvement with every release, Gerald Davis, upFront.eZine, Mar 15, 2011

Simulation Advisor - works with SolidWorks Simulation interface by starting appropriate PropertyManagers, linking to online help topics, analyze workflow through simulation output, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2011

To Cloud: What Is n!Fuze? - allows online collaboration by sharing workspaces, functionality provided so invited guests download files, versioning supported, Carol Streetz, SolidNotes, Feb 21, 2011

InspectionXpert For SolidWorks Review - identified information in characteristic tree, project refresh function used if dimensions are added or if drawing is changed, fcsuper, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 14, 2011

n!Fuze Announcement at SolidWorks World 2011 - SolidWorks targeting customers who need data management, collaboration, but not ready for full PDM application, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 3, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 New Feature - Large Design Review - parts loaded in light weight visualization mode, pan, zoom smoothly, switch back/forth to detailed mode easily, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 4, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 New Feature - Costing - detail cost breakdown, easy to understand features, see updated costs immediately, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 30, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 New Feature - Motion Optimization - wide variety of side variations managed automatically, use sliders to see required action immediately, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 30, 2011

3D, Games, Product Development - POST3D, introduced at SolidWorks World, allows users to interact with products in a game-like environment complete with avatar, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 27, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Sneak Peek - sheet metal swept flange, equation editor, exploded views available from drawing palette, bill of materials without preselecting views, more, RickyJordan.com, Jan 27, 2011

SolidWorks n!Fuze: Cloud Remake of PLM Collaboration? - changes tracked using characteristics, application for navigating, commenting, downloading, collaborative functionality available, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 26, 2011

n!Fuze: First Cloud-based Product Announcement - driven by ENOVIA V6, sign up for public beta, can be purchased later this year, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 22, 2011

What’s New in SolidWorks 2012 - pin documents to documents-used flyout, unit switching, choose faces to ignore in sheet metal, new equation dialog, more, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic.com, Jan 26, 2011

PhotoView 360 2011: Experience, Pt 2 - mountain bike rendering, 'save layered image' results, SolidWorks window can't be used when PV window is rendering, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blogs, Jan 18, 2011

SolidWorks 2011 Measures Up - automatic dimension re-arrangement, part de-featuring tool, sharing of parameter values, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Sep 9, 2010

SolidWorks Rolls Out 200+ New Features for 2011 - realistic rendering tools, drafting improvements, welding, IP protection, accurate sheet-metal bending, motion simulation, Randall Newton, Vektorrum, Sep 8, 2010

2011 Pt 2 - No More Shiny Stuff - lowering memory footprint, lengthening time between restarts in SolidWorks 2011, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Sep 6, 2010 (see also Pt 1)

Early Look at SolidWorks 2011 Premium - using DEFEATURE command, 3D surface extrusion function, graphical representation of weld beads, automatically aligning drawing dimensions, Walk through function, Kenneth Wongs' Virtual Desktop, Sep 1, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: More Features, Faster Design, Fewer Beatings - updates to parts, assemblies, drawings, Photoview 360, interface has visual improvements over 2010, better options, better performance, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 2, 2010

SolidWorks Sustainability - a Second Look - using SustainabilityXpress, quick, easy, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 25, 2010

A First Look at SolidWorks Sustainability - meeting demand for eco-friendly products, life cycle assessment, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH, July 21, 2010

A Look at SolidWorks Sustainability - working on assemblies, using Sustainability Xpress to calculate design environmental impact, Sustainability/ Sustainability Xpress are comparison tools, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 21, 2010

SolidWorks 2010: Faster & Smarter - introduction of gesture-based sketching, modeling, Sustainability Xpress plug-in, design study feature for generating configurations, event-based motion simulation, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 3, 2010

Better by Design - SolidWorks 2010 has SustainabilityXpress tool, SketchBook Pro style wheel, ability to select multiple faces, easier publishing of models to 3D ContentCentral, better model visualization, David Chadwick, CAD User, Oct/Nov 2009

A Quick Look at SolidWorks 2010 - split line feature, impressive hole wizard tool, improved drawing creation capabilities, ability to create display states for parts, Phil Sluder, CADdigest.com, Nov 30, 2009

SolidWorks 2009: A Solid Improvement - dockable CommandManager, improved sketch functionality, SpeedPak for faster assembly performance, but eDrawings program doesn't show display states, Josh Mings, Desktop Engineering, May 3, 2009

SolidWorks 2009 - First Impressions - install smooth, no template dynamic sketch dimensioning issues, sheet metal improvements, new functionalities, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Jan 14, 2009

SolidWorks 2009 Pulls Out All the Stops - version concentrates on speed, 'design not software.' quality of design, more, Mike Hudspeth, CADdigest.com, Dec 9, 2008

Cadalyst All-Star Awards 2008 - HP xw4600 and LP3065 30" LCD, Xi PowerGo Duo XT, NVIDIA FX 3700 graphics card, Autodesk Design Review 2009, AutoLINE 2009, SolidWorks 2009, Vico Virtual Construction Suite 2008, Nancy Johnson, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 - new version handles large assemblies, easy to use features, installation, better interoperability, customization tools, more, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2008

Software Review: PDM Software Handles Enterprise Engineering Data - easily manage files allowing information sharing across organization, Brian McElyea, Machine Design, Nov 5, 2008

PhotoView 360 vs PhotoWorks: User Interface - simplified user interface for quick rendering, good results, little input compare to PhotoWorks SolidWorks like interface, comparison over various features, conclusion, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Oct 10, 2008

PhotoView 360 vs PhotoWorks: Image Output - comparing, rendering images using SolidWorks, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Oct 9, 2008

Dassault Systems SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 Provides 'Item-Centric' PDM and New BOM Functionality - deeper integration with SolidWorks, enhanced BOM functionality for efficiency, flexibility, provides a gateway between engineering and purchasing/finance/ERP systems, sclouther, ARC, Sep 19, 2008

PhotoView 360 Impressions - easy to use rendering package for SolidWorks, advance customization options, save command still not fully functional, Anna Wood, Solid Muse, Sep 29, 2008

Document Creation With SolidWorks 2009 - video shows quick way of creating information data required by design team, Design World, Sep 16, 2008

Support for SolidWorks Drawing and Assembly BOM - video shows SolidWorks 2009 Enterprise PDM displaying BOM tables in assembly and drawing files, edits getting reflected automatically, more, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp, Sep 11, 2008

Pass/Fail Indicators for Bolt Connectors - video displays SolidWorks 2009 new function to show indicator on exceeding stress, indicating for redesign of fastener, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp, Sep 11, 2008

Review on Sham Tickoo's  book on SolidWorks 2008 for Designers - book for beginners and self learners, includes best practice, quick tips, clear explanation for features, tools, more, Gabriella Jack, SolidMentor, Sep 11, 2008

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Numeric Sketch Input - video shows sketch entities automatically create dimensions, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Sep 8, 2008

Book Review: SolidWorks MotionManager 2008 - training book by Rob Rodriguez covers basics of animation functions but no troubleshooting techniques discussed, $60, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Sep 3, 2008

Going Bananas Over Splits - SolidWorks 2009 has ability to create split feature on fly while creating load or restraint, Chris Schaefer, Graphic Systems SolidNotes, Aug 29, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Follow Up: Hole Wizard - propagating hole wizard features down to part level, Mike Puckett's Blog, Sep 2, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Draft Analysis Tool - draft analysis feature is now moved to view menu, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 28, 2008

PhotoView 360 versus PhotoWorks - PhotoView 360 is co-developed with Luxology while PhotoWorks is built into SolidWorks Office, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 28, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Task Scheduler - File Conversion - benefits of file conversion functionality in SolidWorks 2009, Lisa Van Giesen, Fisher/Unitech blog, Aug 29, 2008

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 Preview - changed interface with state changes, embedded preview, changes in workflow and BOM functionality, more, Justin Webster,  Inflow Technology, Aug 28, 2008

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Materials Database - ability to create custom materials easily, materials unified with simulation library, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 27, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Create a Split Line in Simulation - creating split line on back face of block with mounting tab, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 27, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Merged Materials Databases - read-only database with preset appearances, customized materials can be added, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 26, 2008

What Do You Mean It Doesn't Fit? - SolidWorks 2009 offers sensors to monitor overall volume, surface area, mass, and overall length, Chris Schaefer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Aug 26, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Negative Value Dimensions - using negative value dimensions in slot sketch on face, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 25, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Simulation Tabs - tab at bottom of screen splits feature tree to show simulation studies, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 22, 2008

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Title Block & Custom Properties - property tab builder application working in combination with new title block wizard, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 21 ,2008

SolidWorks 2009: Sensors - sensors can monitor mass properties, interference detection, measurement, and simulation data, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 21 ,2008

SolidWorks 2009: Ghost Images - red dashed lines show missing edges, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 20, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Assembly Cuts Propagate to Part Level - Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 19, 2008

More PhotoView 360 Information - link to video, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 19, 2008

Under the Hood of SolidWorks 2009 - ability to undock all toolbars and managers, new custom properties tab, large assembly performance enhancement, more, Ben Eadie, Design Engineering, Aug 14, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Enter & Esc Key Use - new release adds level of consistency for better workflow, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 18, 2008

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Sketch Slot - ability to create both straight slots and arc slots, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 18, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Ribbon Cables - ability to add ribbon cables into assemblies, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 14, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Moveable Property Manager - dragging title bar of manager, can also be moved to second monitor, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 14, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Drawing Enhancements - link to video tutorial, You Tube, Aug 7, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Moveable Command Manager (Dual Monitor Hint Included) - command manager can be dragged to second monitor, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 13, 2008

First Look: PhotoView 360 - simple UI, easy rotation of model, ability to apply materials to model faces, bodies, parts, assemblies, and appearances, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 13, 2008

My First Renderings Ever...in PhotoView 360 - SolidWorks user does first rendering in less than a minute, Gabi Jack's Blog, Aug 12, 2008

SW2009: Creating Customized Drafting Standards - Gabi Jack's Blog, Aug 12, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Dual Units in Measure - enabling dual units in measure tool, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 12, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Weldments - ability to create multiple groups within single structural member, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 11, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Size Toolbox Components Lengths On the Fly - ability to change length of true toolbox component by dragging, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 11, 2008

What's Really NEW In SolidWorks 2009? PhotoView 360 - PhotoView 360 is new rendering technology with simple UI, saves high quality final images quickly, more, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Aug 11, 2008

Sneak Peek: PhotoView 360 - rendering tool with ease to use and fast rendering speed, gives quick real time rendering preview, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 12, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Drawing Enhancements - video of improvements in dimensions, text, more, You Tube, Aug 11, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Split Feature - video on splitting part into two separate solid bodies, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 8, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Magnifying Glass - ability to zoom in selected area of model plus to create section of model, Mike Puckett, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 8, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Slot Tool - four different slot sketching options plus ability to add dimensions, Mike Puckett, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 7, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Preview: Numeric Sketch Input - enabling on screen numeric input and adding dimensions Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 7, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Instant3D - ability to modify assemblies sketches, features, and mates, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 7, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: CommandManager & PropertyManager - ability to dock CommandManger on screen and un-dock PropertyManager from FeatureManager, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 5, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Goodbye Colors. Hello Appearances - more colors added to appearances icon, helpful pop up toolbar, more tidy display pane, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Aug 5, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Preview: Custom Properties Tab - customizable tool for assigning properties to multiple parts at a time, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, July 5, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Preview: Command Manager & Property Manager - improved UI with enhanced CommandManager and movable PropertyManager, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, July 6, 2008

SW2009: The Toolbox Got a Makeover - friendly toolbox configuration interface for easy and simple configuration of toolbox, Gabi Jack's Blog, Aug 5, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Assembly B.O.M. - creating exact duplicate of assembly BOM, Mike Puckett, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 5, 2008

Drawing Revisions and PDMWorks (Part 1: Letter Revision Identifiers) - avoid using letters like I, O, Q, S, X and Z that resemble numbers, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 5, 2008

Thumbs Up for SolidWorks 2009 - repairs much of what was wrong in 2008, new features added to enhance performance, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Aug 4, 2008

The Verdict on 2009 'Reliability, Scalability and Performance' - predictable functions and stability, ability to install more seats, better assembly, part performance, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Aug 4, 2008

SolidWorks 2008: The Review - real time modeling, 3D functionality for streamlined workflow, enhancements, new functions, more, Colin Mathews, CAD News Daily, Jul 3, 2008

Does SolidWorks RealView Effect Performance? - rebuilds with RealView on and off take the same time, Devon Sowell's Blog, June 25, 2008

SolidWorks 2008: The Shock and the Dissection - new interface, automatic finding of parts (dissection), Gabi Jack's Blog, Jun 23, 2008

Low- or No-Cost CAD -2D/3D products like Siemens PLM software, Draft IT, Inventor LT, SolidWorks Personal Edition, Alibre Design Xpress, CoCreate's OneSpace Modeling Personal Edition, Caligari's trueSpace, and Rhino are available, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

SolidWorks 2008 "Finally" Features - some enhancements will seem greatly overdue, including finding rectangle center and insert picture commands, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Oct 28, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Previews - improved UI, ability to identify over-defining constraints, new fillet expert, Live section function, more, Phil's Blog, Oct 8, 2007

SW08 and Vista Follow-Up - incapable RealView tab, interfering task pane tabs, less detailed Open dialog, more, Matt Writes, Sep 12, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 on Windows Vista - SolidWorks 2008 on Vista shows different color schemes, different Open dialog, more, Matt Writes, Sep 12, 2007

SolidWorks 2008: FilletXpert - enhancements in FilletXpert feature in SolidWorks 2008: new Fillet Selection Context Toolbar and CornerXpert, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Sep 10, 2007

Onward & Upward: SolidWorks 2008 - continuous improvements mark the success of an industry standard, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, Aug 15, 2007

What's New SW 2008: Virtual Components - SolidWorks 2008 can rename assembly models in tree, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 23, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Reduces the Overhead of Learning CAD - focused on design, SolidWorks 2008 offers improved SWIFT, powerful search options, simulation tool enhancements, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 13, 2007

SolidWorks 2008: Configurations - modify dimensions of sketches and features plus introduction of 'Create PropertyManager' feature, Ricky Jordan's Blog, August 7, 2007

The Future of Graphics - SolidWorks 2008 offers advanced graphics and OpenGL functions in real time, Robert Jamieson, MCAD Online, July 23, 2007

SolidWorks 2008: Inserting and Mirroring Parts - enhanced ability to transfer sketches, option to break the link to the original part file, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, July 28, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 - new heads-up user interface, live section editing, FilletXpert feature, large assembly tools, MotionManager for animation, more, MCAD Online, July 23, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Preview - Part 4: COSMOSWorks Designer Enhancements - bolt connectors and design scenarios enhancements, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, July 11, 2007 

Relations & Sketching in 2008 - improved sketch interface, new options for sketching rectangles in SolidWorks 2008, more, Mike Puckett's Blog, July 9, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Preview - Part 3: BOM & Drawing Enhancements - virtual components, bidirectional BOM editing, on-screen table controls, more, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, July 6, 2007 

SolidWorks 2008 Preview - Part 2: Large Assembly Management Tools - new Quick View/Selective Open option, global display state of assembly, ability to search the FeatureManager tree, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, July 2, 2007

SW08: What's In It for You? - Part 5: Matt's Faves - centered rectangles, new CommandManager, FeatureManager Filter, customizable Shortcut Bars, more, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 28, 2007

SW08: What's In It for You? - Part 4: Assemblies - improved mates options, easy to select subassemblies, AssemblyXpert feature, hole alignment tool, more, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 25, 2007

Are You About to Get Vista'ed by SolidWorks? - upgraded UI in SolidWorks 2008 demands better video cards for improved performance, Mike Puckett's Blog, June 25, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Feature Tree Enhancements - instant menu for editing, ability to turn off undesired features for more screen space, ability to filter the tree, more, Mike Puckett's Blog, June 22, 2007

Top 5 Questions for SolidWorks 2008 - answers to queries regarding changed features, hardware upgrade, old settings, performance, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 22, 2007

What You Want to Know About SolidWorks 2008: Sketching and Features - ability to create geometry easily, to make changes dynamically, and to create and change features quickly, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 20, 2007

SolidWorks 2008: What's In It for You? - Part 2: Interface Followup - hits and misses in SolidWorks latest interface, including FeatureManager for finding parts, little pop-up box, tabbed CommandManager, more, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 19, 2007

SW08: What's In It for You? - Part 3: RealView - RealView provides reflective appearances and reflective background with shadows, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 20, 2007

SolidWorks 2008: The New UI - hidden menu bar, new CommandManager, changed right mouse button menu, introduction of the shortcut bar, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, June 18, 2007

My SW08 Interface Set Up - wish list items for the new interface in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 19, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Preview - Part 1: New UI & SWIFT Functionality - customizable pop-up toolbars, new RealView engine, Instant3D capability, updated SketchXpert feature, more, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, June 18, 2007

What's New in SolidWorks 2008 - new functionalities in SolidWorks 2008, SolidWorks.com, June 2007, 3.67Mb pdf

What You Want to Know About SolidWorks 2008: The Interface - take 30 minutes to get to know the new interface and you will like it, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 18th, 2007

SolidWorks 2008: What's In It for You? - Part1: Interface - new interface is the big news, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 18, 2007

Highlights of SolidWorks 2008 Office Premium - list on SolidWorks site

The Best and Brightest - software and hardware products highly praised by Cadalyst: MicroStation V8 XM, SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium, AutoCAD 2008, Autodesk Inventor 2008, HP xw4400 workstation, Xi MTower PCIe, SpaceExplorer, SpaceNavigator, @Xi PowerGo 2Duo, ImagePro Gx42 HD wide-format scanner, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Jun 1, 2007 (more MicroStation reviews, SolidWorks reviews, AutoCAD reviews, Autodesk Inventor reviews, HP workstation reviews, @Xi workstation reviews, trackball reviews)

Pass It On - available applications for publishing and sharing 2D CAD drawings: Actify SpinFire Professional 8, Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, Autodesk Design Review 2007, Bluebeam PDF Revu AutoCAD edition, AcroPlot Pro 2007, MYRIAD 8, SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium, eDrawings, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

SolidWorks World: Wednesday General Session - SolidWorks 2008 includes FastPreview option, hole alignment analysis tool, enhanced SWIFT feature, FloXpress, DriveWorks Xpress tools, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, February 5, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Preview - new features include live section manipulation, instant 3D, assembly management, assembly motion and analysis, FloXpress, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, February 7, 2007

SolidWorks World 2007 Day 3 - SolidWorks 2008 previews large assemblies fast, analyzes holes, automatic dimension application, interactive BOM, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 7, 2007

From the Show Floor: SolidWorks World 2007 - SolidWorks 2008 provides faster viewing of large assemblies, duplicates corner, supports ANSI, includes Floxpress, assigns components, more, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, February 7, 2007 (requires free registration)

SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium - new indexing search engine, enhanced sketch blocks, freeform surfacing, SWIFT for 3D modeling, ScanTo3D add-in, more, highly recommended by Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, January 1, 2007

Intelligent Design Just Got Smarter - SolidWorks 2007 offers new SWIFT technology, belt/chain assembly feature, new Freeform Surface feature, drafting improvements, more, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, December 2006

Software Keeps Focus on Design, Not CAD - SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium has SWIFT feature, new Google-like search tool, improved Sketch Block tool, and more for complex modeling, Mike Hudspeth, Machine Design, December 14, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary -- All's Well That Ends Well - class room training by a certified instructor speeds up training, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, November 27, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary Part 6 -- Software Won't Load - SolidWorks won't run, possible conflict with anti-virus software during install, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, November 8, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary: Readers Give Encouragement - editor is optimistic after receiving encouragement, a new version of SolidWorks and multimedia tutorials, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, October 26, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary Day 3 -- Grinding to a Halt - online tutorials are not of much help while creating a hex head bolt in SolidWorks 2006, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, October 24, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary Day 2 -- No LIP Command - several attempts needed to create a simple assembly, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, October 19, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary -- Day 1 - creating a simple part was surprisingly easy, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, October 19, 2006

SolidWorks Training Diary--Intro - editor begins journey in learning an MCAD program, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, October 18, 2006

SolidWorks 2007: PDMWorks Workgroup - enhanced vault searching using Microsoft Indexing Service, My PDMWorks Cleanup, no need to restart the vault when undergoing time change, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, October 8, 2006

SolidWorks 2007: SolidWorks Explorer - changed user interface, new SolidWorks Search capability and Pack and Go option, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, September 6, 2006

Enhancements to the SolidWorks Graphical User Interface - FeatureManager design tree, desktop search, SolidWorks explorer, new confirm delete dialog box, keyboard shortcuts, triad, more, SolidWorks Express, September 2006

SolidWorks 2007 Takes the Stage - time-saving SWIFT feature, changed numeric input dialog boxes, sketch mode, isolate command, ability to create multiple leaders, more, Richard Doyle, Cadalyst, August 7, 2006

SolidWorks 2007: ScanTo3D Part 2 - surface wizard can create solid/surface body, extract surfaces, and more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, August 22, 2006

SolidWorks 2007: ScanTo3D Part 1 - ScanTo3D work very well with NextEngine scanner, mesh preparation wizard and surface wizard, Ricky Jordan's Blog, August 14, 2006

SolidWorks 2007 Part II - new SolidWorks Explorer application, easy to use routing function, core visualization tools like Animator and PhotoWorks, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, August 7, 2006

SWIFT and Sure - main feature of SolidWorks 2007 is SWIFT technology for beginners and professionals; improved Sketch Blocks feature, freeform surfacing capabilities, integrated analysis tools, more, David Chadwick, CAD User, June/July 2006

SolidWorks 2007 Unveiled - impressive SWIFT technology, new Freeform surfacing tool, Google-like search function, ScanTo3D software, and many more in SolidWorks 2007, Amy Rowell of Cyon Research, CADwire.net, June 16, 2006

SolidWorks Unveils a Clippy-Like Tool, Only on Steroids - with more than 250 improvements, SolidWorks 2007 has SWIFT tool to help the engineer be more productive, Karen Auguston Field, Design News, June 15, 2006

SolidWorks 2007 - Part I - introduction of SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology, updated surface modeling, Sheet Metal feature, assembly modeling tools, Design Checker, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, June 15, 2006

SolidWorks 2007 Sneak Preview - new updates include SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology, Design Checker, Sketch Blocks, advanced assembly mechanisms, more, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 14, 2006

Cadalyst All Stars - Top Products in 2005 - included are a Dell mobile workstation, HP Designjet, NVIDIA graphics card, 3Dconnexion Space Pilot, Autodesk DWF Composer, SolidWorks and SketchUp, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, December 1, 2005

Mechanical-Design Software for Modeling - SolidWorks' 3D mechanical-engineering software handles design changes very efficiently, command-bar display and Spell Check features add to the enhancement, Machine Design, December 8, 2005

SolidWorks 2006 Streamlines Design, Adds Power - with more than 200 enhancements and new features, SolidWorks 2006 gets October's readers choice award, Desktop Engineering, September 2005

SolidWorks 2006 - features like Sketch blocks, new Large Assembly Mode, Design Checker for drawing, and Smart Components make this release highly recommended, earning it an A, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 1, 2005

SolidWorks in Mold & Die - SolidWorks has most of the tools for mold and die applications, such as for shrinkage, parting lines, adding shutoffs, lifters, but relies on its partner program for manufacture, Al Dean, MCAD Online, September 15, 2005

SolidWorks 2006 - Part II - a look at PDMWorks, eDrawings and analysis features, Al Dean, MCAD Online, August 8, 2005

SolidWorks Gets a Major Upgrade - new feature of SolidWorks 2005 is "Task Pane" which contains major functions needed to get started, including tutorials to help if you're new to design, and a whole list of other resources, Mike Hudspeth, Machine Design, July 2005

SolidWorks 2006 : A Preview - sketch blocks, display features linked multiple viewport views, fill pattern and standards checking are some of the general enhancements to look forward to, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, June 2, 2005

SolidWorks Unveils SolidWorks 2006 - increase in performance, productivity tools like Smart Components, mainstream design validation capabilities are some of the improvements, DigitalCAD, June 2, 2005

Technology of Choice - a look at software for designing jewelry, SolidWorks, Rhino, Matrix, ArtCAM, JewelSpace, JewelCAD and 3Design Jewel, Susan Wade, AJM Magazine, April 30, 2005 (Rhino reviews, ArtCAM reviews)

SolidWorks Demonstrates Features in its Next Release - the 2006 version makes possible linked views, one view will automatically update the others, David Cohn, Engineering Automation, March 29, 2005

Three Reasons to Upgrade to SolidWorks 2005 Now - explores the usefulness of MoldflowXpress, SolidWorks Rx and Drawing Compare, SolidWorks Express, September 2004

SolidWorks 2005? Improved Mold Making, Upgraded Interface Top Enhancements - the latest version offers major strides and enhancements in the user interface, interoperability, analysis, plastic part validation and the ability to deal with more complex freeform shapes, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, September 15, 2004

CAD For The Budget-Conscious - advice on how to get the most CAD for your money, including a comparison of the mid-range programs Alibre Design Professional, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge and SolidWorks, Paul E. Teague, Design News, September 13, 2004

SolidWorks 2005: Molding Design and Innovation - the key innovation in SolidWorks 2005 is a new command called MoldflowXpress, which uses a step-by-step wizard to make it easy to input the necessary data to perform various analyses, Joe Greco, DE Online, August 2004

Picking the Right Mold-Design Tools for SolidWorks - since SolidWorks 2004 introduced its own set of tools for mold design, do mold designers still need to buy Manusoft's Imold or MoldWorks/SplitWorks from R&B Limited?, CADCAMNet, February 10, 2004

Product Spotlight - SolidWorks 2004 - the latest release should appeal to a wider group of users than any previous release - industrial designers, moldmakers, machine and robotics designers, and those involved with assembling and welding structural steel designs, Jeffrey Rowe, MCADCafe Weekly, February 2, 2004

Pro/E Versus SolidWorks - a CAD expert who uses both programs explains why Pro/E works better for industrial design projects, CADCAMNet, October 28, 2003

SolidWorks 2004: Something for Everyone - a look at some of the more than 250 enhancements in the latest release, 95 percent of which came by customer request, SolidWorks Express, September 2003

Battle of the Bands: A 3D CAD Software Shootout - a shootout in Chicago pits SolidWorks vs. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and Alias vs. Rhino, Design-Engine.com, August 2003

SolidWorks 2004 - a major overhaul of the user interface, enhanced drafting functions and 250 new features are offered in the latest version, CADCAMNet, July 28, 2003

When Surfaces Meet Solids - surfaces and solids tools merge in mid-range MCAD applications Inventor,  Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, thinkdesign and VX CAD/CAM, Don LaCourse, Cadalyst, January 2003

SolidWorks 2003 Demo - a look at a few of the more than 250 new features offered in the latest version, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, September 24, 2002

New 3D CAD Users Demand Extra Features - SolidWorks' representatives discuss handling user requests to improve its product, now in its 10th release, Benjamin B. Ames, Design News, Jan 7, 2002

The Scoop on SolidWorks 2001  - Cliff Beattie, Digital CAD, May 2001

Solid Modelers Are Doing More of the Manual Design Work - enhancements in latest release are "down to earth useful" says Lawrence Gould, Automotive Manufacturing And Production, Feb 2001

SolidWorks 2001 Unveils New Head-Up User Interface - Joe Greco, Engineering Automation Report, January, 2001 (pdf file, reprinted on SolidWorks site)

SolidWorks 2001 - short review, CAD-Portal

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