An exciting new feature for SOLIDWORKS 2018 is the addition of an extremely useful ‘SOLIDWORKS Welcome Screen’!
What can you find on it?
When you first open SOLIDWORKS, the welcome screen will be on the home tab.
Some great features of this tab include:
- Being able to quickly start a new design by clicking on a template from the new section
- Direct links to SOLIDWORKS resources such as the Customer portal
- Informative tips and tricks with time savers which you may have forgotten about
- All of your most recent documents can be found and even pinned to the welcome screen along with folders that have been visited keeping your designs close at hand.
What about the other tabs?
The remaining three tabs include recent documents to be able to see everything you’ve been working on:
The Learn tab is a great place to visit to brush up on your skills, or learn a new area of SOLIDWORKS. The my learning link on the bottom ribbon is a quick way to access your online SOLIDWORKS learning.
Finally the alerts tab will let you know of any new versions or updates which SOLIDWORKS has released.
How to get the SOLIDWORKS Welcome Screen back
If you close the SOLIDWORKS welcome screen, or are finished with a design and want to use the welcome screen to get started again, simply click on the “house” icon in the top tool bar. The Welcome screen can be accessed at any time while you are in SOLIDWORKS allowing you to switch between tasks quickly and easily!