SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Collapse Tree Folders

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated September 24, 2019


SOLIDWORKS Simulation study trees can become long and harder to navigate when you start into more complex studies.  While adding new contacts/loads/fixtures and defining materials/shells/etc, the folders and sub-folders are expanded.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Tree Expanded

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Tree Expanded

In previous versions, collapsing the tree required clicking the arrows beside each sub-folder.


New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 is the ability to right-click on or beside a folder or sub-folder (i.e. Parts) and select ‘Collapse Tree Items’.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Collapse Tree Items

Now the entire tree will collapse to its smallest size making it easier to access the required features.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Tree Collapsed

TIP: Press Shift+C while in the Simulation study tree as a shortcut to collapse all folders.  This shortcut has been available in the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Tree for quite some time.

Related Links

Certified SOLIDWORKS Services available from Javelin

Javelin can help you to:

Scott Durksen, CSWE

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