Innovative Ways to Design for the Touch Hardware

SOLIDWORKS initiates a truly unique approach to capture design intent; dimensions that can now be generated in an instant by writing directly on screen. Check on how it works!

  • Select or sketch an entity
  • Follow the above by writing the value.
  • SOLIDWORKS will then detect and interpret your hand writing, and change it into a fully associative driving dimension.

Adding sketch dimensions is now achieved in no time and has become easier than ever!

When working on any Windows touch enabled device, you can now use a Microsoft Surface Dial for your model to pan, zoom and rotate. Place the Dial directly on the screen; press and hold; the tools emerge graphically at your fingertips directly on the digital table. The Dial helps you completely stay in touch with your design, by providing an exhilarating and immersive way of networking with SOLIDWORKS using touch mode.

Whether you design intricate shapes or simple mechanical parts, SOLIDWORKS gesture sketching offers an innovative way to capture speedy fire design ideas. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019, even your hand sketched shapes can be automatically made into Splines. The resulting shape can be changed just like any other, making it easier to achieve your desired shape.

Gesture sketching is not only a tool for the Industrial Designer. It provides a quick and easy way to generate prismatic designs. In addition to lines, arcs, and circles; in recent times hand drawn shapes are recognized and translated into Slot sketch entities, enabling you to utilize this stimulating new approach to create models regardless of their geometry.

Also, SOLIDWORKS provides an intuitive touch based environment that supports day- to- day design workflows. Using this interaction, you can swiftly and easily assemble parts using Smart mates. Just tap on the desired face of each part on screen, and the components instantly snap into position. As you carry on with your work, SOLIDWORKS interprets your touch inputs and gestures, insightfully based on your selection switching model behaviour.