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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Resources including technical tips and tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Lock Rotation of new Concentric Mates to Components

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, any new Toolbox components can have their concentric mates rotation locked automatically. In order to activate the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM could not find the Standards Database?

If SOLIDWORKS Toolbox is managed by SOLIDWORKS PDM then the swbrowser.sldedb Toolbox file must be cached locally and users must…

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How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to a Newer Version

After upgrading SOLIDWORKS to a newer major release, you may see a warning that the Hole Wizard and Advance Hole…

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SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners

The SMART way to use SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

Do you find yourself designing hardware components from scratch? Or even downloading them from websites? You might think you’re saving…

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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…

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How to add Custom Parts to the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library

On many occasions, designers need to add SOLIDWORKS Toolbox custom parts to their library. Some special items might be downloaded…

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SOLIDWORKS Smart Components are a Big Time Saver for Repetitive Assemblies

If you have to assemble many clamps to your base plate, or if you have some custom parts to be…

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Import and Export SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Data with Excel

You can now import and export Hole Wizard data with Excel files in the Configuration tool with SOLIDWORKS 2018.  Previously…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hexalobular (Torx) Toolbox Hardware

SOLIDWORKS 2018 adds SOLIDWORKS Toolbox hexalobular fasteners, commonly known as Torx.  The 6-point star shaped drive can be found in…

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Experiencing problems when you load the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in?

Sometimes when you launch SOLIDWORKS and try to load SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library or Utilities add-in, SOLIDWORKS delivers a message stating…

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Sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox BOM

How to sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Components in your BOM table [VIDEO]

Have you ever wondered how you can sort your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials in a way that all of your SOLIDWORKS toolbox…

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How to change the default SOLIDWORKS Smart Fastener

SOLIDWORKS Smart fasteners have their own page in the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Settings: Step 5 – Configure Smart Fasteners.  This is where…

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Create Custom Part from SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

Have you ever wondered how SOLIDWORKS knows which part belongs to Toolbox and which one does not? Or did you…

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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files to 2015

After manually updating an earlier version of Toolbox, as described in my blog article, Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Files, the swbrowser.mdb used by…

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Linking Toolbox Custom Property to SOLIDWORKS Materials

A Toolbox custom property can be linked to SolidWorks materials library using the list option.  The material selected in the…

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