Command Search

SW Productivity: The On/Off Switch for the Shortcut Bar [VIDEO]

From time to time, when new releases of SolidWorks add extra functionality to the existing tools, existing workflows change, creating some initial confusion for the users. The popular Shortcut Bar is a good example in this regard. Starting with SolidWorks 2012, when the Shortcut Bar is invoked with the “S” hotkey, by default it also turns on the input field of the Command Search. As a consequence, pressing “S” again will not only turn off the Shortcut Bar but will also insert text (the “s” character) in the Command search field. Please watch this video for a demonstration about linking and unlinking the Shortcut Bar to the Command Search and, after that, choose the solution that is right for you.

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SOLIDWORKS Command Search is a great time saver

I have a feeling that the SOLIDWORKS Command Search function will become your new best friend. No more wasting time trying to find the icon or menu item for a particular SOLIDWORKS command. Just start typing the command you require in the “Command Search” field and suddenly…

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