Customize SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures and add your own commands

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated April 20, 2012


In the 2010 release of SOLIDWORKS, Mouse Gestures were introduced.  In SOLIDWORKS 2012 this functionality has been further enhanced with some NEW commands.  Now you can customize SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures with the Ok, Cancel, and Escape commands, as well as keyboard shortcut keys, and macros.

Mouse Gestures in action

Mouse Gestures in action

To assign Mouse Gestures:

  1. With a document open in SOLIDWORKS, go to Tools > Customize and select the Mouse Gestures tab.
  2. From the Category drop down box select “Others”, or search for the commands directly by name in the search box.
  3. You can choose to have 4 or 8 gestures.
Customize SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures

Customize Mouse Gestures

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.