NEW ORLEANS (SolidWorks World), February 7, 2007 - All attendees got to see a "sneak" preview of SolidWorks 2008, which won't be released until some time this summer. I was a little upset that we were not allowed to take pictures of the new features shown, but curiosly enough, slides of some of the images were enclosed in our press kits.
Live Section Manipulation.
A section through a part can actually be manipulated to change the model. Note the red and green symbol which acts as a motion control.
Creation and modification of geometry is made easier with "Instant 3D." Push and pull on geometry to change it. SolidWorks claims you can create precise changes without using the keyboard.
SolidWorks 2008 promises better management of large assemblies.
Assembly Motion and Analysis
It may look like a kid's game (because it is) but this assembly was used to show realistic (physics-based) motion of a ball around a path.
CFD for the masses. SolidWorks 2008 will include a wizard-based version of Cosmos Flow so everyone can do fluid flow analyisis.