DFMPro Release Notes for SolidWorks

General Information
System Requirements
  • 32 Bit: Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, 8.1
  • 64 Bit: Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • SOLIDWORKS® 2010, SOLIDWORKS® 2011, SOLIDWORKS® 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

DFMPro® Installation for a Standalone Machine

  • Download the zip file from https://dfmpro.com
  • Zip file contains DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS installers & installation guide
  • Close SOLIDWORKS application if running before DFMPro installation/uninstallation
  • Refer installation guide to uninstall all previous versions of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS
  • Extract ZIP file by double-clicking the file and specifying the desired installation directory.
  • For 32 Bit Operating System, Double-click the DFMProForSOLIDWORKS_x32_Setup.msi file to install DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS.
  • For 64 Bit Operating System, Double-click the DFMProForSOLIDWORKS_x64_Setup.msi file to install DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS.
  • Refer installation guide to complete the installation of DFMPro

v4.3 of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Added support for SolidWorks 2017, Windows 10 and Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Added 4 new sheet metal rules
  • Added 2 new milling rules

v4.1 of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Added support for Japanese language

v4.0 of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Support provided for Windows 8.0 and 8.1.
  • Support provided for Solidworks 2016.

3.7 of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Support provided to SOLIDWORKS® 2015
  • Support for Windows® XP discontinued
3.4 of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Added Three Assembly rules.
  • Support provided to Solid works 2014
  • Added nine sheet metal rules.

3.2 of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Supported for SOLIDWORKS 2012 Version.
  • Support for Casting Module.
  • New Injection Molding Rule is added.
  • Supported for SOLIDWORKS 2010 and above.
v2.1 SP3.0 version of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Injection Molding support added to script rules.
  • Injection Molding: Boss feature VB API are added.
v2.1 SP1.0 version of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Japanese language support to all the functionality of v2.1 version of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS
  • New Injection Molding Rule is added
  • Support for Windows 7 OS
v2.1 version of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Support for DFM rules for Injection Molding added
  • Supported for SOLIDWORKS 2010 Version
v2.0 version of DFMPro for SOLIDWORKS

  • Support for eDrawings Report (eDrawings 2007 format)
  • Support for SOLIDWORKS Assembly
  • Support for feature count and part parameters computation in DFMPro
  • New SheetMetal rules added
DFMPro 2008EX SP2

  • Rule File independant of Language
  • Fixed critical issues related user defined rules
DFMPro 2008EX SP1

  • Japanese Language support to all the functionality of DFMPro 2008EX.
DFMPro 2008EX

  • New Functionality of Script Rule is added
  • More Sheet Metal Rules added
  • Supports x64 Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Windows® Vista
  • Support for SOLIDWORKS 2007 and Above, CAMWorks Solids 2007 & Above,
  • Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2008 on Windows® Vista
  • English version also works on Japanese,German & French OS
  • Not Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2007 on Windows® Vista
  • Features not supported on SOLIDWORKS 2007 :
    • Swift Related checks in Tolerance Rule
    • Hole Intersecting Cavity Rule
    • Tool Accessibility Rule
    • Tool Tip on failure instance does not go away due to unavailability of SW API for removing SW bubble tooltip.
    • Coaxial split/disconnected holes do not get identified as single hole
  • Features not supported on x64 :
    • Swift Related checks in Tolerance Rule
DFMPro 2008 SP1.1
  • Japanese Language support to all the functionality of SP1.0.
DFM Pro 2008 SP1.0
  • Supports x64 Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Windows® Vista .
  • New Functionality for Report generation is added .
  • Support for SOLIDWORKS 2007 and Above, CAMWorks Solids 2007 & Above,
  • Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2008 on Windows® Vista.
  • English version also works on Japanese,German & French OS.
  • Not Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2007 on Windows® Vista.
  • Features not supported on SOLIDWORKS 2007 :
    • Swift Related checks in Tolerance Rule.
    • Hole Intersecting Cavity Rule.
    • Tool Accessibility Rule
    • Tool Tip on failure instance does not go away due to unavailability of SW API for removing SW bubble tooltip.
    • Coaxial split/disconnected holes do not get identified as single hole
  • Features not supported on x64 :
    • Swift Related checks in Tolerance Rule.
DFM Pro 2008 SP0
  • Support for SOLIDWORKS 2007 and Above, CAMWorks Solids 2007 & Above,
  • Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2008 on Windows® Vista.
  • English version also works on Japanese, German & French OS.
  • Performance of DFMPro SP0 improved.
  • Not Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2007 on Windows® Vista
  • Features not supported on SOLIDWORKS 2007:
    • Swift Related checks in Tolerance Rule
    • Hole Intersecting Cavity Rule
    • Tool Accessibility Rule
    • Tool Tip on failure instance does not go away due to unavailability of SW API for removing SW bubble tooltip
    • Coaxial split/disconnected holes do not get identified as single hole
Known Issues
  • Not Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2007 on Windows® Vista
  • Features not supported on SOLIDWORKS 2007:
  1. Swift Related checks in Tolerance Rule
  2. Hole Intersecting Cavity Rule
  3. Tool Accessibility Rule
  4. Tool Tip on failure instance does not go away due to unavailability of SW API for removing SW bubble tooltip
  5. Coaxial split/disconnected holes do not get identified as single hole