Does anybody know if there is a document showing in what version of SolidWorks a certain command or setting has been implemented?
The only thing I can think of is the video that Mark Biasotti did that we saw at SWW a couple years ago. I remember that he went through the What's New docs to come up with ideas.
Here's the link to the video Wayne mentions on You Tube.
You can also read through all of the "What's New" manuals on Ricky Jordan's site.
Thanks a lot to both of you. Too bad I have not time now, but would be nice to be able to create a database on this subject. Or, when you go to the help file on a certain command, you get also a history of that command.
Alin, I would be interested too in the database. Let's make up a plan on how to accomplish it.
Maybe we should issue a challenge to the whole community.
When I did the video, I embarked on some research to put it together as accurately as I could. I basically went an visited one of our gals in documentation who had saved every SW manual and the what's new from it. Come to think of it, I believe Ricky Jordan has a page for all the what's new since '95? I have had some come up to me with correction since doing the video for SWW, but here is the list below. Perhaps the community can challenge it and make corrections as appropiate.
SolidWorks 95 AutoFact November 14th 1995
Dassault announces bid to purchase of SolidWorks
SolidWorks 98 Plus
Timeline on Features and Commnads certainly is appreciated. Thanks Mark Biasoti and Rick Jordan on his blog on the available SW Help files since 95.
So other tables will probably come out with the comparison on interfaces by version, in special for these last 3 years since 2008 till the latest 2011 Beta where the most users are and do have specific questions on DOs and DO NOTs; I am sure will be very usefull fo many a relevant itemized summary to better visualize the advance of this SW software segmented by special areas.Also, this could be a needed development by DSS in their official documentation.
Thanks a lot Mark.
Deepak, I have launched the challenge on our blog, but would be better to involve everyone interested. For starters, I suggest we create an Excel file having 2 columns: command/version.
I believe we can extract most of the commands from the Customize/Keyboard/Print List. Can that list be "printed" or converted directly to Excel? If so, we can share that xls file (open source stile ) and spread the work around.
Using the Copy List option will enable pasting directly into Excel.
Don't forget to copy the Customize lists for each 'mode', to capture all the commands.
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