Customizing the SOLIDWORKS Taskpane Tabs

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated June 24, 2020


The SOLIDWORKS Taskpane provides access to a number of powerful tools, including SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, Custom Properties, the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add In (if installed) and the 3DEXPERIENCE connector.

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2019, this area of the user interface can be easily customized by either right clicking on the top bar and selecting “Customize”, or clicking the gear icon in top right corner.

Tabs can be turned on or off, re-ordered, and most useful of all, the default tab that will always be active when SOLIDWORKS is relaunched can be changed.

Customize SOLIDWORKS Taskpane Tabs

Customize SOLIDWORKS Taskpane Tabs

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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.