SOLIDWORKS 2020 Command Manager and Toolbar controls

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE created/updated January 9, 2020

A change has been made in SOLIDWORKS 2020 that simplifies the process for controlling both the Command Manager and Toolbars.

In previous releases, to enable additional tabs for the Command Manager, you had to right-click directly on an existing tab to access a specific menu that listed all of the available tabs for that file environment.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Tab Menu

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Tab Menu

If you right-clicked anywhere else on the Command Manager or any other toolbar area, you got a different right-click menu that just showed the available toolbars that could be enabled.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Toolbar Menu

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Toolbar Menu

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Enhancement

Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, those two menus have been consolidated in a single right-click menu with logical flyouts:

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Menu Flyout

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Menu Flyout

This menu can be accessed easily by right-clicking on any toolbar or anywhere on the Command Manager.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Toolbars Menu

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Toolbars Menu

This small change in behavior makes customizing the SOLIDWORKS interface even easier and more intuitive than before.

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

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