SOLIDWORKS User Interface

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Dark Mode Enhancement

SOLIDWORKS Dark Mode

I’m a big fan of Windows Dark Mode or any app that offers it for that matter.  The darker my screen is the better.  Although SOLIDWORKS does not have an official complete ‘Dark Mode’ option, we can make a few changes to make it more…

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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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Customize your SOLIDWORKS model background!

SOLIDWORKS Model Background

Ever wanted a SOLIDWORKS model background that’s more pleasing to the eye?  Here’s how! There is a collection of .png image files of such backgrounds that gets installed with SOLIDWORKS.  The trick is to know where they are located and then point to them in…

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User Interface updates in SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP03

Help in SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP03

There are some recent changes to the SOLIDWORKS User Interface that have been rolled out in Service Pack 03 (SP03). DS SolidWorks have posted the following information in the SOLIDWORKS Forum, which we are reposting below for reference: Quick Access Tools A new option is…

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Get peace of mind with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Simulation Evaluator

Access the Simulation Evaluator directly from the Simulation Tree

Few things grind an analyst’s gears like setting up a long study to run overnight, and then returning the following morning only to find that the study failed after 25 minutes due to storage limitations in the results folder. Luckily, this will be another one…

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How do I change the drawing background colour in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing Background Colour

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has a number of interface and graphics customization options to help users define and customize to their exact preferences. One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from newer users of SOLIDWORKS Electrical is… “How do I change the SOLIDWORKS Electrical drawing…

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How to make the SOLIDWORKS 2016 Interface “look” like prior versions

SOLIDWORKS 2016 UI

No one said that change was easy…sometimes change is hard…and sometimes change is simply unexpected. It is in listening to customer feedback that SOLIDWORKS has implemented some additional changes to the User Interface in SOLIDWORKS 2016. Making your need to change that little bit easier. If…

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