As a result of user feedback, we update the SolidWorks Help on a regular basis. We primarily receive feedback through the Feedback on this topic link that you can find at the top of each help topic of the Web Help. Your feedback helps us provide the documentation that you need. We very much appreciate this feedback, and encourage all of you to continue to provide it.

 

Here is a list of enhancements that have been made to the SolidWorks 2013 Help through SP0.

 

Surfaces

 

Parting Line Analysis

 

Do you want to figure out the best way to split a mold? You can use Parting Line Analysis to do this. The Help for the Parting Line Analysis now includes an improved description of the functionality and with new graphical examples.

 

Learn more here:

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/HIDD_DVE_PARTING_LINE_ANALYSIS.htm

 

Influence Curve Options for Boundary Features

 

Are you trying to understand the influence curve options for boundary features? The documentation for boundary features has been enhanced. New examples in the Help illustrate influence curve options for boundary features.

 

Learn more here:

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/solidworks/sldworks/hidd_dve_feat_net.htm

 

Configurations

 

Best Practice for Configurations with External References

 

Having trouble with multi-configuration assembly parts with external references? A new example in the Help demonstrates why it is best to have a corresponding part configuration for each assembly configuration when a part contains external references from a multi-configuration assembly.

 

Learn more here:

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/solidworks/sldworks/hid_extern_refs_msg_warning_help.htm

 

 

SolidWorks Rx

 

Graphics Card Diagnostics

 

Looking for information on how well your graphics card and driver are set up for use with SolidWorks? You can find out using SolidWorks Rx.

 

Learn more here:

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/solidworks/sldworks/c_Rx_Diagnostics.htm

 

Capturing Software Problems

 

Have you come across a repeatable software problem with SolidWorks? You can check out this help topic to see how to use SolidWorks Rx to capture the problem before sending the details to technical support

 

Learn more here:

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/t_Rx_Usability.htm

 

Benchmarking Computers Running SolidWorks

 

Looking for information on how to your SolidWorks performance compares with that of other SolidWorks users?

 

Learn more here:

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/t_benchmarking_hardware.htm