Instead of looking for commands in the menu, you can add them in the new Mouse Gestures and Shortcut Bar; there is a smarter way to add constraint inferences as well.
Another breakthrough has been achieved—G3 continuous surfaces can now be created for product designs of higher quality.
With big time-savers such as Instance Parameter Table and Variable Spacing Table, you can modify parameter/variable values quickly for every pattern feature.
Several new functions have been added to accelerate the creation of exploded views, such as Exploded Trail and Reuse Exploded View.
The Sheet Metal module is now handier with different types of Lofted Flange commands and an overall more convenient design environment.
The newly available ZW3D Structural add-on allows you to perform structural statics/dynamics, modal, and heat transfer analyses so that product designs can be improved accordingly.
Creating molds is now much easier thanks to the more intuitive mold design process and a variety of new standard parts.
The calculation of QuickMill™ rough operations has been speeded up, cutting the time needed by 70% on average and greatly raising your efficiency.
Full Machine Simulation has been upgraded to cater to more diversified and more complicated machining needs.
The single root object mode is now more user-friendly for you to create and manage object files easily, and even integrate them into the PLM system.
G3 continuous curves can now be created so that your design becomes fairer and streamlined.
With this newly added module, it is more convenient than ever to design pipes with flexible routing ways, a vivid display of flow direction, rigorous specifications, powerful editing functions, etc. (not available in some countries/regions)
The parsing of .step files has been remarkably advanced. When importing, it takes nearly 50% less time on average; when exporting, the parsing of geometries is enhanced.
The new Smart Measure provides you with all the basic info of almost any object clearly in the Part and Assembly environments.
The workflow of many commands has been improved. Take Fillet as an example, a single fillet feature records all the fillets in the entire model, tidying up the modeling history.
The new Flatten command allows sheet metal designers to observe the real-time flattening effect of the sheet metal and generate relevant 2D drawings more quickly.
Thanks to the multithread parallel calculation technique, the generation of QuickMill toolpaths was accelerated by about 50%.
Not only can the milling NC code of Siemens® and Heidenhain® be simulated, but also a 5-axis Head A on C Type Machine has been added.
Available in 2-axis Milling, 5-axis Milling and Surface Engraving, Arc Fit helps generate toolpaths of higher precision, delivering more accurate machining results.
The CAM Operation List now can be exported to Excel with customizable templates. You can also show or hide the coordinate in the Excel.
Full Machine Simulation has been upgraded with the newly-added Machine Builder, CNC Controller, Machine Register, various measuring tools, etc.
The ECAD module is added for mechatronic design. You can import or export IDF files and set regions for Routing, Placement, Via, etc.
Assembly work gets easier with Clearance Check to guarantee safe distance, Batch Attribute Edit to add attributes to multiple components all at once, etc.
Fillets and open faces can now be set in Punch. You can also punch a shape from an external z3prt file. What’s more, the radius of flanges can be set as zero to satisfy special needs.
Enjoy your sketch work with Equal Curvature Constraint for higher-quality curves and surfaces, Cosmetic Sketch with symbols and shape marks, etc.
Cross Trim to trim and sew multiple surfaces at the same time, G2 Blend to get smoother fillets and blend faces, etc. are available for better modeling experience.
Datum Axis is now supported to facilitate sketch design, modeling, PMI dimensions and assembly constraint, increasing friendliness for your design work.
The shape of flanges can be customized freely in one sketch environment, significantly simplifying and accelerating the modeling process.
The logic of constraint status is more reasonable, allowing the well-defined components to be moved within a specific range.
2D drafts for multiple components or assemblies can be generated in batches. What’s more, the sheet, view layout, dimension and table can also be customized.
Cooling systems can be created and modified more flexibly. And all parameters can be adjusted under a dynamic preview.
More tools have been added to create and modify standard parts easily and efficiently, such as Positive Screw, Locating Rings, Wedge Lock, etc.
Electrode Blanks in Batches, Dynamic Circle, Bill of Electrodes, Electrode Attribute, Electrode Engraving, etc. are available for more efficient EDM design.
Full Machine Simulation can simulate the actual machining process by taking the kinematic models of machines into account, which can detect potential issues and ensure manufacturability.
In 3X milling, 3D equidistant step size has been realized in Z level operation, delivering more accurate machining toolpaths.
Multi-core can be used to process batch calculation, significantly shortening the calculation time, especially for complicated tasks.