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

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated September 17, 2014


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 fingertips while modeling.

I can sum this enhancement with an equation:

Less travel around the graphics area = more productivity for you!

Take a skim through the following video clip to find out how:

For example, adding the Hole Wizard command to the context sensitive pop-up menu makes it easier to add holes to your model. Selecting a face on the model will then show the toolbar with your custom Hole Wizard icon taking you straight into the command without the need to select the tool from the CommandManager or use the “S” key.

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.