SOLIDWORKS UI

Mate Property Manager Interface Change in SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Mate PropertyManager

The Standard, Advanced, and Mechanical mate categories found in the Mate Property Manager have now moved into tabs at the top of the Property Manager in SOLIDWORKS 2021! SOLIDWORKS 2021 Property Manager: SOLIDWORKS 2021 User Interface has the Mate type categories as tabs and the…

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Redo Support for Part Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Redo

For anyone who has used the Redo ability in SOLIDWORKS prior to 2021 and loved it…one thing may have come to mind…UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE! For everyone that loved the ability (including myself), we wanted more! In SOLIDWORKS 2021, yes you guessed it, the command has…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

If you’re anything like me you can have multiple SOLIDWORKS files open at any one time.  If a command is open on one model it prevents selecting a different window until the command was closed or completed. As a user, this used to slow me…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 now includes Accelerated Zoom!

SOLIDWORKS Accelerated Zoom

I was tired of how much zooming I had to do with the mouse wheel in SOLIDWORKS… Several scrolls of the wheel just to zoom in or out as far as needed, and then repeating that process again and again…..long modeling sessions when working in…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 – Collapsible CommandManager

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Collapsible CommandManager

The SOLIDWORKS CommandManager is undoubtedly a well-designed interface for finding what tools you need in SOLIDWORKS, and is now collapsible in SOLIDWORKS 2021. After learning where SOLIDWORKS tools are, and also how to access them by shortcuts such as the “S” key, which also activates…

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Customization of user interface in SOLIDWORKS Electrical!

Are you aware of settings in SOLIDWORKS Electrical that allow you to change quite a few things in the user interface, just like we make modifications in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD? Do you prefer the mouse wheel to be reversed for zoom direction? Maybe a darker…

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Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I’ve had a touch screen on my computer, and for a while, it hadn’t occurred to me use it in SOLIDWORKS. So when I did, I…

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How to reset the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone User Interface

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone

Unlike SOLIDWORKS settings that are saved in the Windows Registry, user interface settings for SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone are stored in the files located in C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone: view_settings_bom.xml view_settings_chars.xml view_settings_dock_mngr.xml view_settings_mat_proc.xml To restore default user interface for SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone, close the application, rename these…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Icon Colours

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives us a splash of colour! SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced a new vector based icon design and colour scheme designed for 4k monitors. Still many users requested the option to return to the more classic colour scheme. DS SOLIDWORKS listened and now provides us…

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