How to repeat your last command in SOLIDWORKS

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated January 15, 2017

So you’ve just used a tool in SOLIDWORKS and you want to use it again.  Maybe the tool is not a common one listed in your toolbars so it takes time to find again.

Did you know that you can right-click in the graphics area and get a list of Recent Commands as shown in the screenshot below:

SOLIDWORKS repeat last command

SOLIDWORKS Recent Commands

You can also Search for Commands using the drop down from the Search box, type in the command you require and hit Enter to launch it.

NOTE: The default keyboard shortcut to jump to Search Commands is “W”.

Search Commands

But did you know that if you just used a tool, you can press “Enter” to relaunch the same tool?  The enter key is the default keyboard shortcut to ‘SOLIDWORKS Repeat Last Command’.

Just be aware that SOLIDWORKS keeps a constant track of the very last command you executed.  So if you switched the view to Isometric or started a Sketch or even just hit Save, that becomes the “Last Command”.

Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.