SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 File Explorer Enhancements & Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the best features of SOLIDWORKS PDM has been the integration with Windows Explorer. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the ribbon control of Microsoft® Windows® File Explorer is available in SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer along with new keyboard shortcuts: The file list and the search…

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Use keyboard shortcuts to access searches in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM keyboard shortcuts

There have been lots of enhancements added to the search function within SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, like the new Quick Search and the ability to search multiple variables.  Another enhancement I’m a big fan of, are the keyboard shortcuts we can use to access the search…

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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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Start a SOLIDWORKS Sketch and activate the Line Tool with a Single Key

There are many ways to start a SOLIDWORKS sketch.  After starting a sketch, good chance you go straight to the line tool.  Why not do both in a single keyboard key with the SOLIDWORKS Line Tool Shortcut. When you select a face or a plane,…

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Shortcut Keys to Change View Orientation in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS View Shortcuts

There are a lot of different tools available in SOLIDWORKS to rotate and position your model the way you want it. In this short video I demonstrate a few SOLIDWORKS View Shortcuts that can help you to switch between your views quickly and easily.

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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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How to repeat your last command in SOLIDWORKS

So you’ve just used a tool in SOLIDWORKS and you want to use it again.  Maybe the tool is not a common one listed in your toolbars so it takes time to find again. Did you know that you can right-click in the graphics area…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Enhancements

Following enhancements have been implemented in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017: Ability to lock balloons to prevent renumbering Manual ballooning of inspection drawings in SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in VDA shape has been added as an option for inspection balloons. VDA standard is used by German automotive manufacturers. Mouse Wheel…

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