The SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar (S-Key) will help to keep your commands close

Part Shortcut Bar

In your office, do you keep things nearby where they are to be used, or far away? Do you keep the coffee mugs in the meeting room and the coffee machine in the break room? Do you store your frequently used things in a place where they are out of the way? This might depend on whether you are paid by the hour or not, but if you’re not keen on wasting time, then it makes sense to keep them near where they are needed. The same is true in SOLIDWORKS. Infrequently used commands are generally kept in dropdown menus (commands such as Flex aren’t on a toolbar by default, but can be found in Insert > Features). Whereas more frequently used commands (such as Smart Dimension) are located on the CommandManager. This was fine 10 years ago when I was using a resolution of 1024×768 on a 17″ CRT…


Does SolidWorks Use Multi-Threading…..Yes!

One of the most common questions we receive is in regard to how SolidWorks uses processors that support Multi-Threading and if Multi-Threading should be enabled via a computers BIOS or not. In addition to the well known advantages with Simulation and Rendering, other operations within SolidWorks that can take advantage of Multi-Threading include: File Open File Save File Conversion Boolean Silhouettes Line generation Mass properties Body check User Interface Activities (dialog box interaction, redraw, etc…) The Swbgproc.exe process which silently updates HLR drawing views to High quality from draft. In prior releases with older P4 class machines it was suggested that Hyper-threading be disabled in the BIOS to streamline performance. With modern “Nahalem” processors (Core i3, i5 & i7) this additional step is not required….


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