44 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 7:20 AM by Jim Wilkinson

    Time to Vote on the Future of SOLIDWORKS!

    Alin Vargatu

      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