Customize SOLIDWORKS

My SOLIDWORKS Task Pane is missing?

One of my favorite toolbars is the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane. In case you don’t know it by name, I’m referring to the tabs on the right side of your screen. There’s a Home tab that has a couple of useful tools, such as easy access to the Rx Utility or the Copy Settings Wizard, a…

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How to customize SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager Context Sensitive Popup Menus [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Pop-up Menu

With every release of SOLIDWORKS, we gain new methods of customizing the user interface to our specific needs. As a follow up to my earlier article on Customizing Context Sensitive Popup Menus within the Graphics Area. The following video will demonstrate how this customization works for the Feature Manager as well. Remember: Less travel around the…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Professional – Select By View [VIDEO]

When speaking with folks who are new to the SolidWorks sphere of influence, I will typically mention the ability to make fast and accurate selections as primary skill to focus upon when learning SolidWorks. This latest release of SolidWorks will help everyone accelerate their ability to make selections with the new Select by View option….

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015! – The Split Feature can now split Surface Bodies! [VIDEO]

Split Surface Bodies

As we climb up the steep hill that is the list of new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2015, I wanted to peddle backwards for a moment to a feature that is a tad underused by most SolidWorks users – The Split Feature. This tool gives us the ability to create multiple Solid Bodies within a SolidWorks file…

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Customize Context Sensitive Popup Menus within the Graphics Area [VIDEO]

With every release of SolidWorks, we gain new methods of customizing the user interface to our specific needs – the 2015 release of SolidWorks is no different in this regard. We can now Customize Context Sensitive Popup Menus / Right-Click Menus within the Graphics Area. This allows us to bring commonly used commands closer to our…

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How to use VBA Code with SolidWorks (and Override Save to Save Drawings as PDFs)

If you find a macro online, sometimes people will publish the source code rather than have you download a file. In this tech tip I will show you how to take that code, make a macro button and even set a hotkey for it. Watch the video at the end if any of these steps…

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Use the SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings Wizard to save and restore your custom menu and system options

Copy Settings Wizard

After spending the time in SOLIDWORKS to customize all your toolbar, menu, shortcut and system options, the last thing you want to do is go back and do it all over again.  A computer crash, registry corruption, or simply switching to a new computer can put you right back to square one.  The SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings…

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