SolidWorks 2001

31 May, 2001 By: Jeffrey Rowe

SolidWorks 2001 Features

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CompanySolidWorks Corp.
ProductSolidWorks 2001
Release #9
Release dateJanuary 2001
Initial price$3,995
Annual subscription fee$1,295
Operating systems supportedWindows 95/98/NT/ME/2000
Operating system reviewedWindows NT 4, SP6
Modeling kernelParasolid
Model representationHybrid (Database method for storing model)
Sequential equationsYes
Simultaneous equations/relationsYes
Explicit 3D boolean operationsYes
Variational features (sweeps, lofts, etc.)Yes
Variable filletingYes
Fillet blending (corners)Yes
Sew surfaces to solidYes
Geometry/topology healingYes
Feature reorderingYes
Feature suppressionYes
History editingYes
Nonmanifold editingNo
Wire frame modelingYes
Basic surface modelingYes
Advanced surface modelingYes
Surface fillYes
Surface extendYes
Surface trimYes
Surface analysis toolsYes
Thin featuresYes
Drag handlesYes
Draft checking/verificationYes
Mass properties analysisYes
Parting line functionalityYes
Parting surface functionalityYes
Standard component parts (fasteners, gears, etc)Yes
Parametric selection of standard componentsNo
Explicit 2D Boolean operationsYes
Over/under constrained sketchesYes
Autoconstraining, dimensioningYes
Open profilesYes
Constraint analysis toolsYes
Spline curvature analysisYes
Layer controlYes
Interference checkingYes
Breakout section viewsYes
Exploded viewsYes
Cropped viewsYes
Perspective viewsYes
Alternate component configurationsYes
BOM generationYes
Auto BOM with balloonsYes
Table-driven partsYes
Table-driven assembliesYes
Assembly layout sketchingYes
Assembly structure reorderYes
Assembly featuresYes
2D detailing/draftingYes
Dim standards supportedYes
2D/3D associativityYes
Sectioning of 3D viewsYes
Details of 3D viewsYes
Automatic view layoutYes
Symbol library functionalityYes
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)Yes
Sheet metal functionalityYes
Add-on modules/integratedYes
Stress analysisYes
Mold flowYes
CNC machiningYes
Tolerance studiesYes
General Undo/RedoYes
Open GL GraphicsYes
Customization toolsYes
Model import formats:Pro/ENGINEER, DXF, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, DWG
Model export formats:DXF, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, DWG
For the Web
Advanced renderingYes
Texture mappingYes
Ray tracingYes
Free viewerYes
File management Yes

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