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Time to Vote on the Future of SOLIDWORKS!

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on Jan 5, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 by Jim Wilkinson

Just a quick heads up, if anyone is having difficulties to vote it could be because you are required to first vote on how the R&D resources should be allocated. Use this link for that: https://forum.solidworks.com/community/solidworks-world-2018-top-ten-list

After that no one should have difficulties voting.

 

These are my suggestions (actually most of them are my customers' suggestions, picked while brainstorming during advanced custom training courses). If you believe you would benefit from these enhancements, please vote on them. Equally important, please comment why you voted up or down on each idea.

 

Option for "Offset Surface" to offset all possible faces

 

Allow equations (including if/then statements) in defining custom properties

 

Add option to limit the Coincident Mate to the area of the face that is selected, for all types of faces

 

Add ability to project any type of entity (Face, Component(s), Body, Bodies on a Plane or a Surface, like we can do now with edges

 

BOM driven by Display States (get a list of all components visible in a drawing view)

 

Allow features to be edited from inside the Comments folder

 

Unbend any profile (tube, pipe, bent component) similar to the Sheet Metal Functionality

 

Enhance the Cut-List Table functionality to match a BOM Table functionality

 

Show BOM dependency to an assembly

 

Make the Selection Sets functionality consistent and expand it

 

Make patterns consistent across the board

 

Ability to automatically drive the colour of BOM rows, or change row font, based on custom properties or other user controlled criteria

 

New mate: Volume or Boundary Mate

 

New Mates: Distance Mate and Limit Mate between Components

 

Tool to quickly identify fillets on imported geometry

 

Allow features to be edited from inside the Comments folder

 

Allow equations in sensors

 

Also like these ones:

 

"Show Feature Dimensions" for Individual Features

 

Mates - Line Segment and Partial Circle Sketch Mates -

 

Import SolidWorks files of futur version into and older one with 3D interconnect.

 

Update Bounding Box of part from top assembly

 

Performance verses Image Quality and modern computers

 

Ability to assign a shortcut key or add a toolbar to every action in SolidWorks. Clean up the interface

 

Area of Shaded Sketch Contour

 

Model property to exclude from bill of materials

 

Ability to isolate a sketch

 

Ablity to view File Properties in eDrawings

 

Custom Mate in Motion Studies

 

Feature Recognition should use the "old" face ID

 

Up to Reference for Component Pattern in Assembly

 

"Background" Resolve option for Lightweight components

 

Improve Sketch Picture Menu

 

Add a "Selection Rule" to filter objects

 

Get the EPDM informations / properties into the assembly visualization window (checked out by, state, ...)

 

Graphical component preview during replace components

 

The coordinate systems of assemblies should have different color / form than of parts

 

Enhance Cavity command to Boolean subtract their Negative/False Body

 

Ability to replace all components in the current assembly only

 

Profile center mate: Allow to mate a line or point with the profile center

 

Coatings Feature

 

Ability to edit global variables direct from FeatureManager Design Tree

 

The ability to modify Global Variables without opening the Equation manager

 

Ability to use orientation of hole wizard holes in a pattern driven component pattern

 

Enhanced change documentation / history tracking in drawings

 

Ability to pass over construction lines when using the cut command in sketches

 

allow patterning (linear, circular, etc.) of Curves

 

Undo/Redo - Un-Limited/Un-Restricted

 

Make the user interface for the SR SPR and ER system User Friendly

 

Ability to select an existing sketch (containing points) to specify Hole Wizard hole positions

 

Add Bend Feature for Structural Members in Weldments

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