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.
Ever seen this icon before? Ever used it? This is a shortcut for accepting any selections or changes in a feature. The indicator pops up beside your cursor typically after you’ve made a selection. A simple right-click quickly accepts the command. But for all you fast mouse movers, don’t stray too far because this shortcut will disappear if your cursor is moved from your last selection. There are many situations when this shortcut can be used so keep your eyes open. Some examples are extrudes and cuts after dragging the depth arrow or selecting an “Up to” end condition. Or quick features like Planes and Mirrors. This is also very useful for features where you need to jump to the next selection box, such as the Full Round Fillet. Since you can make multiple selections in each box, it doesn’t automatically jump to the next. A simple right-click will…
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 you will have 3 options to choose from: Run the command Drag the command’s icon to any toolbar of your choosing Find the Icon or Menu Item for that command Things get even better when using the Shortcut Bar (by default the “S” shortcut key). Just press S and continue to type the command you are looking for. You will find out that the Command Search field is activated and is filled out as you type. Watch this short video for a quick demo of this functionality: