SOLIDWORKS 2020 Animated Command Tooltips

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated January 13, 2020


A great addition to the user interface in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the new animated tooltips that appear when you hover your cursor over some tools.  This new functionality provides a quick overview of how a command works for new users, or if it’s one that you don’t use very often.

SOLIDWORKS Animated Tooltip

SOLIDWORKS Animated Tooltip

However, for some users, it’s quite possible that they wouldn’t want the very large, animated tooltip popping over their toolbar.  In which case, the tooltip options can be controlled by going to Tools > Customize.  There are 3 tooltip options, Large tooltips with images (new for 2020), Large tooltips without images (the default in previous versions) and Small tooltips.  If you want to completely disable the tooltips, uncheck Show tooltips.

SOLIDWORKS Tooltip display options

SOLIDWORKS Tooltip display options

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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.