In today’s video blog CAPINC Applications Engineer, Laura, goes over the updates SOLIDWORKS has put into the user experience, specifically the new accessibility techniques and mate visualization capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2016.
In 2016, there’s better accessibility to some of the most common advanced mates, including the width mate, symmetry mate, & the profile center mate.
There’s also some great mate visualization capabilities added in SOLIDWORKS 2016. When you now select items to be mated, SOLIDWORKS will make the first item that you select appear transparent allowing you to select other geometry to mate to that item easier. They’ve also added a preview window for components, allowing you to see the details of that component easier when you have a crowded assembly.