SOLIDWORKS Hotkeys

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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Put an end to shooting wrist pain while mousing at your computer

Repetitive strain injury

Repetitive strain injury seems to happen to some of us, notably CAD users who just want to go faster and faster to get more done in less time.  There’s so much mousing…somehow our mousing hand and arm seem to suffer from trying to work too…

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Essential SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts

SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts

This is going to be a debatable list, as many different people have many different workflows and habits they are accustomed to. I will however try and walk the centerline, and tell you about some of the time saving SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts that everyone should…

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Unhide SOLIDWORKS components with a click

If you thought that hiding components from your graphics area using the TAB key was a slick trick – SOLIDWORKS has once again improved on prior functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2016. All our keyboard Ninjas can rejoice! As we now have the ability to use key…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

SOLIDWORKS Composer is a great tool for creating technical documentation and product assembly instructions. Composer can easily create assembly animations and renders as well as create interactive 3D documentations in many different file outputs. So how can we use SOLIDWORKS Composer even faster? The answer is keyboard…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Component Visibility Toggle

New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is the ability to toggle the visibility of assembly component solid and surface bodies by moving your pointer over a body in the graphics area and clicking the ‘Tab’ key to hide or the ‘Shift + Tab’ key to show. Check out the animated example below…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Confirmation Corner & Breadcrumbs with the ‘D’ key

To help speed up your workflow the SOLIDWORKS 2016 Confirmation Corner can now be more readily accessed at the mouse pointer location by pressing the ‘D’ key on your keyboard. When a PropertyManager is active the OK and Cancel options are located in the upper left corner of…

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How to SHIFT More CTRL to the SOLIDWORKS User (using CTRL, SHIFT and ALT keys)

Man using a SolidWorks keyboard

Greetings, fellow SolidWorks users. A question we are sometimes asked is for a comprehensive list of all the things that Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keys are used for in SolidWorks, since this isn’t exactly documented in the shortcut keys. CTRL Ctrl+Drag: You can use this to…

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