SOLIDWORKS Task Pane

How to use SOLIDWORKS Assembly Appearance Overrides

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Appearance Overrides

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Appearance Overrides allow you to apply different colours/textures/display styles to your components only in the specific assembly you’re working in, without affecting the original part files.  The Display Pane is very useful to visualize these overrides and provides ways to remove them. Expand the Display Pane by clicking the arrow at the top…

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My SOLIDWORKS Task Pane is missing?

One of my favorite toolbars is the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane. In case you don’t know it by name, I’m referring to the tabs on the right side of your screen. There’s a Home tab that has a couple of useful tools, such as easy access to the Rx Utility or the Copy Settings Wizard, a…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client, is the user portal for your vault. This portal provides users access to the files in your vault, with the ability to view or modify the files depending on user permissions. Users can interact with the vault through a Windows Explorer interface, or directly from within SOLIDWORKS software. Windows Explorer Client The Windows Explorer…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-In Task Pane Customization [VIDEO]

The File List area of the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Add-In provides lots of valuable information about the active file in SOLIDWORKS.  By default there are columns showing information such as “Workflow State”, “Checked Out By” and “Version” as well as “Revision” information. But these columns can be customized to report any information that EPDM knows about…

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Add-in Series 3 – Create Task Pane [VIDEO]

A Task pane is a panel that resides on the right hand side of the SolidWorks graphics area by default.  It is a great place to provide information to users regardless of their environment (part, assembly, or drawing).  Follow the steps below to create a task pane, later videos in this series will add functionality…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Design Library for Quick Access to Files

The SOLIDWORKS Design Library in the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane provides quick access to some default features, hardware, annotations, etc. This is also where you have access to: SOLIDWORKS Toolbox 3DContentCentral Other SOLIDWORKS Content But you can add additional library folders for quick access to your parts and assemblies. This can be handy if you have…

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How to recover a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder [VIDEO]

Design Library Folder Visible

After upgrading to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, a customer told us that they now had a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder from the Task Pane? The customer was expecting to see a folder listed in the Task Pane as shown in Fig. 1 below: But instead, the the folder was missing from the Task Pane as shown below in Fig. 2: Recovering the…

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