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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Resources including technical tips and tutorials

Hole Wizard Holes

Hole Wizard Database File is not the Expected Version

The Problem: A question we often get on the support line is in regards to this error message: It reads:…

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How to resolve the ‘Toolbox is currently in use’ issue when installing SOLIDWORKS

The ‘Toolbox is currently in use’ issue can occur if users are accessing Toolbox during a SOLIDWORKS installation, but it can also be…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Properties

Creating Configuration Specific Properties in SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Parts [VIDEO]

When configuring the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Properties, you can enter “Description” and “Comment” values for each fastener’s size. These values are…

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SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Convert Toolbox Fasteners to Bolt Connectors

Imagine receiving an assembly from a customer with a few hundred bolt connectors in it. You have to run a…

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Moving a Standalone Toolbox to a Network Location [Video]

In a multi-user environment with a customized toolbox, you will want to store your toolbox on a network location so…

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SOLIDWORKS Database is Missing! Complete functionality will not be available?

Have you ever seen these messages before when launching SOLIDWORKS? SolidWorks Database Missing. Complete functionality will not be available. Or what…

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M5x.5 Tapped Hole

Create a New Standard in the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard and Toolbox

These instructions are intended to create a New Standard in the SolidWorks Hole Wizard and Toolbox for additional tapped holes. …

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How can Toolbox Parts that has been checked into PDM as Revision Managed be Changed to Non-Revision Managed?

If a Toolbox part was checked into a Workgroup PDM vault with option ‘allow check-in of documents’ checked under the…

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How to avoid lost references to custom SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2011, a new option was introduced to help avoid SOLIDWORKS Toolbox lost references. Under Tools > Options…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Flag

Removing the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Internal Flag

All SOLIDWORKS Toolbox parts have an internal file flag that sets them apart from regular SOLIDWORKS parts.  This flag enables…

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Custom SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Component

Adding Custom SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Component Sizes

If there is a specific fastener you need but can’t find the size in the default SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, you can…

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