solidworks 2011…merge point

merge point sw2011I have not been able to do as many what’s new in SolidWorks 2011 previews as I would like due to a heavy workload currently but this is an enhancement that I could not pass up sharing.

The Context Toolbar has been one of my favorite user interface enhancements over the past few years especially when it comes to adding quick relations to sketch entities.  However, a frustration of mine since it was introduced was one key missing relation that I still had to go to the property manager to add.

Merge points for some reason was one of the only relations that did not automatically appear when sketching in the past but this has now been fixed in SolidWorks 2011.  I can not even begin to explain how happy I am about this.  The LITTLE enhancement that will not get much publicity will save me a lot of mouse movements during my daily workflow.

Have you beta tested SolidWorks 2011?  If so, do you have a favorite enhancement that will probably not receive a lot of attention?  If you do, please share, I would love to hear them.

2 thoughts on “solidworks 2011…merge point

  1. Jason,

    We never did mention this at the rollout we did for you guys unfortunately, but I’m with you. This could be that hidden little gem that will make everyone’s lives a lot easier. Especially if you’re doing any routing, this will be a simple yet massive time saver.

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