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Design faster with SOLIDWORKS


The first official release of SOLIDWORKS arrived in 1995 on the Windows platform. Since then a lot of research went into ease of use and user interface improvements. During my time as an applications engineer I noticed a lot of experienced users persist in their old habits, not using the shortcuts added to improve drafting/modelling efficiency.

I decided to do a small experiment and plot my mouse cursor movements when creating a simple part using manual, click-every-button method, as well as the new, shorter, use-all-the-popups method.

The result may surprise you:

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