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The 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is now live. Within the Top Ten List you can share your enhancement ideas for SOLIDWORKS products. After ideas have been submitted, all community members will be asked to vote on their favorite ideas.

 

Check out the SOLIDWORKS forum posting (www.solidworks.com/top_ten) for more information.

The 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is now live!

 

Please see this help video on how to access the  SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE World Top Ten 2021 - YouTube  :

 

 

 

I can’t remember… What is SOLIDWORKS Top Ten?

Every year SOLIDWORKS users have the ability to participate in sharing their best enhancement ideas for SOLIDWORKS. At the end of the idea submission phase, everyone then votes for their favorite ideas. The timing of the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten list coincides with the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 conference. This year the conference will be held online, from February 8, 2021 to February 12, 2021.

 

The 3DSwym Platform:

The SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Community will again be hosted on the 3DSwym Platform! To participate, navigate to the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Community.

 

Login or Register:

If you already have a 3DEXPERIENCE ID you will need to login (note you can also use your customer portal login to access the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Community).

If you don’t have either of these, you will need to click “Create your 3DEXPERIENCE ID” and provide the necessary information to register. Please be on the lookout for an email sent after registering that will ask you to validate your new 3DEXPERIENCE account. *

 

Important Dates:

Idea Submission OpenNovember 10th, 2020 through January 4th, 2021
Voting OpenJanuary 4th through February 1st, 2021
3DEXPERIENCE WORLDFebruary 8th through February 12th, 2021

 

How to Participate:

Please see the instructional help video pinned to the top of the community which details how to post SOLIDWORKS enhancement ideas, how to tag these ideas and how to search for existing ideas (to avoid creating a duplicate idea).

 

 

 

 

* Note if you experience issues accessing the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 Community or need help, please click the help icon in the upper right corner () and then click "Get Support" to access the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud support page.

Quick Access Tools

A new option is added to customize the location of Quick Access Tools in the SOLIDWORKS interface. These tools will appear in the Menu Bar if you upgrade from an existing version of SOLIDWORKS.  For a clean install, these tools will be displayed in the Command Manager. You can always change your preference in Customize dialog. Here is the link to the help page for more information.

 

 

 

 

Help Menu

The help menu was available from the SOLIDWORKS menus as well as the help icon (next to the minimize button). These two locations have been consolidated. You can now access the menu using the help icon in the upper right corner of the application. The shortcuts to access the menu (Alt+H) and the help page (F1) still works the same. More details on the help page.

 

 

How to vote:

 

Please see this help video for instructions on how to vote.

 

Important Dates:

 

  • Idea submission will end on 1/8/2020
  • Voting will begin on 1/9/2020
  • Voting will end on 1/31/2020

 

Additional Information:

 

Additionally, if you would like more information on how to search for enhancement ideas and navigate SWYM, please see this instructional help video and this link for more details: www.solidworks.com/top_ten.

 

To directly access the community, please navigate to the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DExperience World 2020 Community.

The 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is now live!

 

How to Login and Join the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List Community:

 

Please see this help video on how to access the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DExperience World 2020 Community:

 

 

I can’t remember… What is SOLIDWORKS Top Ten?

Every year SOLIDWORKS users have the ability to participate in sharing their best enhancement ideas for SOLIDWORKS. At the end of the submission phase, everyone then votes for their favorite ideas. The enhancement ideas which received the most number of votes are presented at the annual international conference 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD, formally known as SOLIDWORKS World. This year the conference will be held in Nashville, TN, February 9-12th, 2020.

 

The 3DSwym Platform:

The SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DExperience World 2020 Community is now launched on the 3DSwym Platform! To participate, navigate to the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DExperience World 2020 Community.

 

 

Login or Register:

If you already have a 3DEXPERIENCE ID you will need to login (note you can also use your customer portal login to access the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DExperience World 2020 Community).

If you don’t have either of these, you will need to click “Create your 3DEXPERIENCE ID” and provide the necessary information to register. Please be on the lookout for an email sent after registering that will ask you to validate your new 3DEXPERIENCE account.

 

Important Dates:

Idea Submission Open

November 12th through December 27th, 2019

Voting Open

January 6th through January 24th, 2020

3DEXPERIENCE WORLD

February 9th through February 12th, 2020

 

How to Participate:

Please see the instructional help video pinned to the top of the community which details how to post SOLIDWORKS enhancement ideas, how to tag these ideas and how to search for existing ideas (to avoid creating a duplicate idea).

Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Top Ten Idea submission is open

 

The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for idea submission and discussion. The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS. Once ideas are submitted, you will be given the opportunity to vote for your favorite ideas. SOLIDWORKS Development considers all ideas.  The Top Ten ideas will be presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles.

 

Ideas can be viewed and submitted by visiting the SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Top Ten List area of the discussion forum. Click on “Content” just under the Top Ten List banner. You can also click on the categories on the left side to sort by specific areas of SOLIDWORKS (Assemblies, Drawings, Simulation, etc.). When submitting an idea to the forum, please be sure to assign it within the proper category.  This will allow everyone to find your idea by area of interest while voting is open.  Prior to submitting an idea, please review the ideas already posted to make sure that there are no duplicates.  If you find your idea is already present, feel free to follow it so that you can vote for it later.

 

As always, we encourage friendly and professional comments and discussions to all ideas that may help clarify or better communicate other uses and needs. This potentially assists others when voting and helps us better understand everyone’s needs and ideas too. Submit your enhancement ideas by December 15, 2016.  Voting will begin immediately the next day on December 16, 2016. Whether or not you’re attending SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles, we look forward to seeing your ideas. You also just may see your idea in a future release of SOLIDWORKS!

 

Important dates:

  • December 15, 2015 is the end for new idea submissions.
  • December 16, 2015 voting on all ideas begins.
  • January 20, 2016 voting ends.

The following is a list of open issues and enhancements requests.

 

Q4 -2014  New

 

1) Unread Items  - Indicate unread/read content everywhere when logged in.

   Status: Enhancement - Open.

 

2) Remember me - Allow users to check to remain logged in.
     Status: Enhancement - Open, reviewing possible solution.

 

3) When using the "Ask" feature, when you review content the "No, take me back" goes back the page you started on with the search string no longer in the "Ask" window.

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   Status: Enhancement - Open and we are looking at ways to enhance this workflow.

Forums - Edit Profile Errors

Posted by 1-3PL95X Sep 11, 2014

Hi Everyone,

The errors we are experiencing when trying to update a profile will be fixed late Friday evening the 12th.  If you can't wait that long, there is a workaround available:

 

The current workaround is to always change the value of the "Software Version" profile field when updating your profile. To update your profile, change the desired field(s), along with the value of "Software Version" and click save.  You can then change the "Software Version" field back and hit save.

 

As mentioned, this should be fixed with an update Friday evening.

 

Richard

Greg Jankowski

Status updates

Posted by Greg Jankowski Employee Aug 11, 2014

One of the items we turned on in the new update was status updates.

This has been confusing as to when, and why to use this feature, so we have disabled it.

 

Thanks.

If you use your phone and go to forum.solidworks.com, you will see the mobile site.

 

You can login, view your inbox, activities, and read and reply to discussions.

 

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Greg Jankowski

Forum - Comments

Posted by Greg Jankowski Employee Aug 5, 2014

I closed the poll on the Forum update. Here are the reasons:

 

1) Polls have limitations when compared to discussions (goes to a flat structure after 100 replies (changing that), and you can't jump to the last reply.)

 

2) Too many different comments and hard to follow. Create separate discussions here under the General area.
     Note: I would prefix "Forum -" in front of your question so everyone know it's a forum discussion.

 

3) We can't branch different topics into a new discussions on a poll.

 

We have made a number of changes based on the feedback so keep them coming.

 

Thanks

One of the most popular and useful things about any community is the ability to see what you have read & have not read.

 

You will now find easier access to the content tab with the discussions selected in every space (just finishing this now).

This will (as long as you are logged in) show you what you have (regular font) and not (bold font) read.

 

You will find these links in the Quick Links area and below the Recent Content.

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We also added this as a call to action on the home page.

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To make it easier to get to your Inbox and Activity Streams, we have added the Inbox to the top level navigation.

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Both the inbox and activity streams are great ways to easily find what interests you and reply to content and notifications right from the inbox.

When you follow a space, group, post, or discussion, you will be presented with options:

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By default there is a Connection Stream and Inbox. You can also setup custom Connection Streams.

 

 

The Inbox

The inbox can be to easily read and reply to anything your following, notifications, and direct messages.

 

Advantages:

  1. Announcements and direct message are accessible from your inbox.
  2. Inbox also supports read and unread items.
  3. You can like or reply right from your inbox.
  4. You get a visual indicator next to your avatar when a new item is in your inbox.

 

Disadvantages:

  1. You must follow the item at the content/space/place level.
  2. Not easy to see all the spaces, groups, content, and people from the inbox. Go to the Content, People, and Places tabs and filter by "Following".
    Then you can unfollow any item from there.
  3. Your inbox get busy when you try to follow too many thing in your inbox.

 

 

Connection Streams

A connection stream is different. It shows an activity view and it configurable based on spaces/groups, tags, and people.

You can setup multiple connection streams (up to 10).

 

Advantages:

  1. You can have multiple connection streams.
  2. You can edit and add people, places, and tags right from the edit connection stream area.
  3. You can like or reply right from your connection stream.
  4. Recommended and trending content is shown.
  5. Content is formatted in an activity format (that can be a + for some, and - for others).

 

Disadvantages:

  1. Connection Streams do not support read and unread items.
  2. Content is formatted in an activity format (that can be a + for some, and - for others).

 

 

Video

If you want to change your email and digest preferences:

 

1) Go to https://forum.solidworks.com/user-preferences!input.jspa

 

2) Then set your email preferences:

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If you had followed discussions or blogs in the old version, you will see this connection stream.
If you don't want these old updates, turn this off as well.

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