SOLIDWORKS 2018 Treehouse Visual Enhancements

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE, last updated on December 18, 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2018 has added a number of improvements to the visual aspect of the Treehouse application (Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools 2018 > SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018).  When you have an assembly opened in Treehouse, this is a great visual tool of the assembly structure.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Treehouse Visual Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse Layout

Treehouse 2018 – Zoom

There is now a Zoom to Area tool to focus on a region.

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018 Zoom to Area

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018 Zoom to Area

You can also now double-click the middle mouse button to zoom to fit.

Treehouse 2018 – Hide Suppressed Documents

Previous versions of Treehouse would only show suppressed components with a dashed line around the tile

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse Suppressed Component

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse Suppressed Component

Now the 2018 Treehouse options allow you to hide any suppressed components.

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018 Options

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018 Options

Treehouse 2018 – Print Options

Selecting the Print flyout menu, you can now select to print the overall extents or the area displayed/zoomed.  Print Preview is also added based on selection, paper size, scale, and orientation.

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018 Print Options

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2018 Print Options

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

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

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