At Graphics Systems, we try to give as much input as we can to SOLIDWORKS to make the software the best it can be. Sometimes you, our customers, tell us what you want, and we go to bat for you. Other times we see issues that you may not even think you have and recommend changes to improve the product. We want to make you stop and think, "Wow! I never even thought about that before!"
I would like to point out one small example. I was working on a project, and needed to understand how the mesher in SOLIDWORKS Simulation was meshing a part on the inside. To my dismay, I couldn't see it! When I went to a mesh plot and tried to section clip it, all I saw was a flat colored surface with no mesh lines. What a disaster. I didn't hesitate to tell SOLIDWORKS in the form of an enhancement request.
That was back in June of 2014. Now at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, guess what they have revealed in the works for SOLIDWORKS 2016?
This picture comes from a post revealing other features previewed at SOLIDWORKS World 2015. You can see the full post here.
Maybe you never needed that feature, but when I see a problem, I submit it to SOLIDWORKS. That way, when you do need it, it will be there. This is one of the ways a Value Added Reseller (VAR) helps their customers. Our goal is to remove obstacles for you before you even know they exist. However, if you do run into an obstacle and would like us to file an enhancement request for you, just reach out and ask us.
P.S. If you want to file an enhancement request yourself and up the odds of your feature making it into a future release of SOLIDWORKS, read my previous blog on Tips for Submitting an Enhancement Request.
By: Brandon Donnelly, Simulation Applications Engineer