Customize SOLIDWORKS

Learn how to Customize SOLIDWORKS tools and user interface

Two settings to customize after a new SOLIDWORKS Installation

Two settings worth customizing right off the bat after a new SOLIDWORKS installation (not necessarily an upgrade) are reviewing backup settings, and ensuring that Sheet Properties are easy to access in any drawing. It’s something you’ll do once and then not have to worry about…

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How to Remove or Edit SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons

SOLIDWORKS Remove Existing Macros

In this tech tip learn how to remove or edit an existing SOLIDWORKS Macro Button. To learn how to Create Macro Buttons, please read my related article. To remove a Macro Button, the first thing we’re going to do is open the Customize Window (Tools…

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Searching for Commands while you Customize SOLIDWORKS 2021

Searching for Delete Command in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Do you enjoy customizing your shortcuts and toolbars? Then you will love the update to the SOLIDWORKS 2021 Customize Window (found in Tools > Customize). You can now search for commands by typing it in a search bar under the Shortcut Bars and Commands tabs….

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Creating Macro Buttons in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Create Macro Button

In this tech tip, learn how to create and add SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons to your toolbars along with creating a new Macro from scratch. If you would like to learn how to record a Macro and assign shortcuts then read our tech tip: Recording Custom…

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Customizing the SOLIDWORKS Taskpane Tabs

SOLIDWORKS Taskpane Tabs

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…

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How to personalize SOLIDWORKS with a Custom Tab

SOLIDWORKS Custom Tab

To each their own. Whatever floats your boat. These are the cliché quotes I think about when it comes to making personal settings inside of SOLIDWORKS. When I teach my go to statement is, “I’m going to show you several ways to do the same…

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SOLIDWORKS VBA Macro Code to Save Drawing as a PDF

save solidworks drawing to pdf

Usually when we want to speed up process tasks in SOLIDWORKS, we tend to search for Macros that can do the task for us so we can decrease our process time. A lot of these Macros are published online by various users, but be mindful…

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Keyboard Shortcuts (hotkeys) in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Hotkeys

Are you using the same function so often in SOLIDWORKS that you wish you could make it happen faster and more easily?  Well, you can!  SOLIDWORKS Keyboard shortcuts (also known as hotkeys) are just one of several productivity tips available to you, and can be…

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Generating all SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes in One Step when using a Customized Toolbox

The SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in uses a database to store information on available SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes and Properties of hardware.  The database is linked to a master part file for each type of hardware. In a new Toolbox, master part files will start with only a Default…

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