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DOWNLOAD NOW - DesignSpark Mechanical v5.0 BETA!

DOWNLOAD DSM v5.0 BETA (64-BIT Only) 

SUPPORTED 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEMS: Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10

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HOW TO INSTALL THIS V5.0 BETA?

UNINSTALL all existing versions of DesignSpark Mechanical from your computer. Make sure to remove both the main release and translators, if you had v4.0:

Now, extract the the downloaded ZIP of the new 5.0 BETA and run the Install_Wizard_DSM5.exe. Complete both steps 1 and 2 to correctly install DSM.

Note: 

1. RSDOC files are only backwards compatible. That is, a newer version of DSM can open files made in older versions and not the other way around.

2. Help documentation is still being updated for v5. In the meantime, as most of the core functionality is the same you can get guidance from v4 documentation: help.spaceclaim.com/dsm/4.0/en  For how to use the new features, check the release notes below.

3. As this is a BETA, some minor functionality may not work as expected. However, if you notice major bugs which prevents use of the software report them via forum / ticket here: https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

DOWNLOAD RELEASE NOTES - PDF

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19 Jun 2020, 9:49

Comments

July 1, 2020 08:56

Downloaded the 5.0 and then deleted it after a few hours trial. It was slow and no new functions (for me): I'm using Designspark Mechanical since the beginning for my modelling hobby projects, I'm used to the missing functions (text, mirror, etc). The 5.0 does not contain any new functions for me, but the real problem was it was extremely slow. I have 80-120MB size designs and to load it it took ages. The 4.0 loads them is seconds.

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July 2, 2020 09:49

@trainmodeller Yes, the new features are nice, but they don't bring me anything to use. What is the point of the constraint function if it cannot be created parametrically? I would definitely prefer to mirror objects or entire assemblies and import DXF or SVG curves.

June 30, 2020 09:25

The new Equation tool is missing from constraint-based sketching mode as well. It's a great idea for a new feature, it should be endlessly versatile for creating exact curves.

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July 1, 2020 08:56

@jvanslager According to the developer, that is not a bug but simply because equations cannot be supported in the constraint-based sketching mode. It's the same in their core paid product (ANSYS SpaceClaim). In this advanced mode, you may have noted that sketched entities and applied constraints are all contained in a 2D plane, while the equations tool requires the third axis too for 3d curves like helices, viviani's and slinky. Sketching in 3D is a separate action without a base grid and relies on available entities (origin points, surfaces) to start. With the default setting, all three axes are available for free sketching and the equations tool can operate fully.

June 29, 2020 14:39

So christmas has been shifted forward 6 months - thanks for the many new features!

June 29, 2020 14:45

In sketching mode with added constraints, you cannot draw a polygon. The symbol is not in the ribbon.

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June 30, 2020 09:25

@PetrForejt we've informed the developer about this. Thanks.

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June 29, 2020 14:52

Can't find the Polygon icon in the Sketch mode. Removed? What a great improvement!

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June 30, 2020 09:25

@Piotr Jezierski Looks like the Polygon tool is only missing when constraint-based sketching is enabled - we're checking with the developer why this is so. The regular Design-> Sketch group still has the tool. See PetrForejt's comment above.

June 30, 2020 09:25

@DesignSpark The new Equation tool icon is missing as well in this mode. It's a great idea for a new feature, it will be endlessly versatile for creating exact curves.

June 25, 2020 09:53

I'm very sorry that the "mirror" function of bodies or whole assemblies is not added.

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June 23, 2020 15:32

I get the following message after running Install_Wizard_DSM5.exe:
Cannot execute "C:\Users\leonr\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EXa0.558\DSM5_beta_June_2020\Install_Wizard_DSM5.exe"

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June 29, 2020 14:52

@leonrussell99 check that you extracted the ZIP before running the Install wizard. That temp path indicates the file is still in a compressed archive. Windows smart screen may give a warning before running the wizard, but you can safely allow it.

June 22, 2020 10:51

download link does not work

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June 23, 2020 15:32

@antonello.castigliola Hi, the link is confirmed to work now. Sorry about the temporary downtime.

June 22, 2020 10:51

Download link is 404 at the moment...

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June 23, 2020 15:32

@trainmodeller Hi, the link is confirmed to work now. Sorry about the temporary downtime.