SOLIDWORKS 2022 Live Launch (Recap)

   By TriMech Marketing on September 20, 2021

SOLIDWORKS 2022 has been revealed and at the annual live streaming event, hosted by Dassault Systèmes, we got the first public look at the significant enhancements that have been introduced in this upgrade. Among them are evolutions in assembly performance, graphics responsiveness, drawing detailing and new design capabilities that allow more flexibility and faster workflows. As always, there is a lot to unpack and understand and we’re here to help! If you missed the live presentation from SOLIDWORKS, we have our short recap video below along with a multitude of resources, all in one place, so that you can get up to date quickly!

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 – Highlights

Our Application Engineers always tune into the live stream of the launch to bring you all the details of the event and give you what they believe are the main takeaways. See their conversation in the video below. 

Don’t worry if you missed the live event. In addition to our team’s recap, we have included the link to SOLIDWORK’s recording for you to check out the full 2 hour presentation.

>> Watch the recording of the live SOLIDWORKS event

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 – New Feature Videos

The What’s New section on the SOLIDWORKS website is a great resource available to you. Here you can find all of the new features that will be available in the 2022 update. We have included a list of all the highlighted features at the bottom of this blog, so feel free to dive right into them. SOLIDWORKS has also made available a YouTube playlist so you can stream the entire “What’s New” video library. 

SOLIDWORKS Top New Features Infographics

Whats New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 3D CAD

This year SOLIDWORKS has provided a downloadable infographic of their top-ranked new features in SOLIDWORKS 2022 for six of their most popular products. Each list contains photos, descriptions and benefits to guide you through the key updates. 

>> Click to download all of the SOLIDWORKS 2022 Top Features Lists

Guide for Getting Ready for SOLIDWORKS 2022

Getting SW Users Ready for 2022To make sure you’re ready for the big upgrade we prepared you a quick guide. Once you read through this simple step-by-step manual, you will be able to analyze user trends, evaluate your licensing options, prepare for the SOLIDWORKS 2022 upgrade requirements and access launch resources or training. Remember, SP0 to be released 11/23/21.

>> Click to download the Complete Guide for Getting SOLIDWORKS Users Ready for 2022

TriMech Tech Talks 

TM-TT-Logo-2022-CThis year we are hosting our annual digital Tech Talks event on October 4th-5th! Each day will have LIVE broadcasts, with different topic sessions each hour to help you discover the new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2022 and the latest in digital technology for 3D Scanning, Additive Manufacturing, and Cloud-Collaboration.


What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 – Key Feature List

  • User Experience – SOLIDWORKS 2022 continues to refine your experience with delighters such as the new Command Search in Shortcut Bar. Enhancements to section view, reference geometry display, Selection Sets, and redesigned notifications will bring you a cleaner and more efficient interface.
  • Parts – Combine the advantages of mesh data with the accuracy of parametric features with enhancements to hybrid part modeling. Create the geometry you want faster with the external threaded stud feature, bi-directional draft, and mirroring about two planes. Enhancements to Structure Systems allow you to generate weldments more rapidly.
  • Assemblies – Assembly performance has never been better, and SOLIDWORKS 2022 introduces simplified approaches to working with lightweight modes. Pattern-driven patterns are enhanced to give you more flexibility. A new Configuration Table enables you to do more with your design without leaving SOLIDWORKS.
  • Drawings -A redesigned Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing interface lets you work faster and more intuitively. You can open any drawing in Detailing mode directly from your Large Design Review assembly. Weldment cut lists are now available directly in your Bill of Material.
  • Import -Open DXF or DWG files into a part sketch and import even the largest STEP files more quickly. Enhanced filtering when importing IFC files allows you to bring in only what you need.
  • Visualize -Improvements to Animation such as multiple camera tracks, grouping and re-ordering, and camera path give you highly requested capabilities to bring your products to life. With new Instancing, you have more freedom to create and control patterns. Enhance realism with the new Shadow Catcher feature.
  • Inspection – Inspection 2022 gives you native support for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies and Drawings, which drastically improves workflows. API support in the Inspection add-in expands your ability to automate documentation processes.
  • Graphics – SOLIDWORKS 2022 takes another step in refining its graphics architecture to make your experience smoother. Redesigned Cosmetic Threads allow you to clearly visualize your design.
  • Simulation – Use the new Linkage Rod connector to represent a wider variety of physical components. Save time preparing your model with enhanced meshing and contact definition. Solve studies faster with parallel processing enhancements and automatic solver selection.
  • Flow Simulation – Save time loading exactly the results display you want with the new Scene Plot. Locate critical results in your design with the new Merged Plots, which allow you to clearly see differences between studies at a glance.
  • Plastics – Get optimal results faster with the Injection Location Adviser. Expanded runner shapes allow you to create more real-world studies. With enhancements to Symmetry, you can represent multi-cavity molds that solve quicker than ever.
  • PDM -Save time previewing your SOLIDWORKS files by accessing all eDrawings features from within Windows Explorer. Enhancements to Web2 allow you to view even more 3D formats and data cards directly from a web browser. Improved content readability helps you quickly understand the scope of operations.
  • Manage – Share Bill of Material data with external users in an efficient and controlled web link to easily get feedback. Integration with Microsoft Office lets you work more effectively with the most common non-CAD documents. New integration with the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane means you can do more directly in CAD.
  • Admin -New administrative image options give you more control over deploying and managing SOLIDWORKS installations. If you’re supporting remote users, the new image types will greatly reduce installation times.
  • Routing -SOLIDWORKS 2022 significantly accelerates the routing of 3D wires, cables, and harnesses in your product so you can evaluate more ideas during the design cycle. Refinements to Bend Radius control help you avoid errors. Create more robust routes when combined with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
  • Electrical -Improved performance with large and multi-user Electrical projects will save you time creating, changing, and copying your work. Smart PDF documentation improves the quality of your reports. Enjoy more complete representation and documentation of backshells.
  • 3DEXPERIENCE Works – Cloud-Based Sculpting – Complement your SOLIDWORKS with 3D Sculptor – a cloud-based subdivision (Sub-D) modeling solution that’s part of 3DEXPERIENCE Works. Create organic shapes and complex surfaces intuitively and quickly. Explore designs using natural push-pull interaction and powerful underlying technology that keeps surface quality high.
  • 3DEXPERIENCE Works – Cloud Data Management – How do you connect your design, engineering, and business teams together? With 3DEXPERIENCE Works, connecting everyone else to SOLIDWORKS is just a few clicks away. Improve your collaboration, productivity, and innovation with 3DEXPERIENCE Works – it all starts with cloud-based, hassle-free data management.
  • 3DEXPERIENCE Works – Simulation Without Limits – Powered by SIMULIA, the 3DEXPERIENCE Works simulation tools offer you comprehensive ability to simulate complex physics at scales never before attainable. With structural, fluid flow, plastic injection, and electromagnetic simulations, you are empowered more than ever to design better products and exceed your goals.

Too many details?

October 4th-5th we will be hosting our annual Tech Talks event. Each day will have LIVE broadcasts, with different topic sessions each hour to help you discover the new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2022 and the latest in digital technology for 3D Scanning, Additive Manufacturing, and Cloud-Collaboration.

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TriMech provides thousands of engineering teams with 3D design and rapid prototyping solutions that work hand-in-hand, from sketch to manufacturing. InterPro became a part of TriMech Solutions LLC in 2021.

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