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This space in the forum is used to document FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the forum itself and the SOLIDWORKS software. Most blogs in the forum are limited to SOLIDWORKS employees posting. But, since Glenn Schroeder took his own initiative to create FAQs using regular discussions, he also has permission and most of the initial content for these FAQs came from Glenn's FAQ posts. Dan Pihlaja has also been added as a FAQ contributor due to his excellent post on using the forum and other helpful posts. Thank you Glenn and Dan for your hard work and dedication to the SOLIDWORKS community!

 

Each FAQ has one or more category assigned to it to aid in browsing and searching the FAQs. On the space homepage (FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)) there is also listings for:

  • Sticky FAQs which are manually selected/listed by forum moderators. These hopefully make up for the fact that the forums themselves don't have "sticky posts".
  • Popular FAQs which the forum automatically populates based on users visiting the individual FAQs

 

We will continue to look for other ways to creatively use the FAQs in the forum.

 

If you have suggestions for use of FAQs on the forum or the FAQ space itself, post those suggestions in a comment to this post.

If you have suggestions on actual FAQs that should be added, see this blog post: Call for FAQs

This post is intended to put together a complete list of all icons that are shown in the FeatureManager design tree and ConfigurationManager.

If there are any that I have missed, please provide details in the comments so I can add it to the post.

 

This help topic is also useful to understand text conventions used in the FeatureManager tree such as (-), (?), ->, etc.:

2019 SOLIDWORKS Help - FeatureManager Design Tree Conventions

 

For most of the listings below, clicking on either the text proceeding the icons or the image of the icon groups will go to a help topic giving more information about the icon(s).

 

Where applicable, the icons are shown in both the default and classic colors (see Icon Colors in this help topic for information about how to choose icon color in the software).

 

Part icons:

Icons from toolbar commands:

Other icons:

Pointers:

 

 

Sketch icons:

Icons from toolbar commands:

Other icons:

 

 

Assembly icons:

Icons from toolbar commands:

Other icons:

Pointers:

 

 

Part and Assembly icons:

Icons from toolbar commands:

Other icons:

Pointers:

 

 

Drawing icons:

Icons from toolbar commands:

Other icons:

 

General icons:

Attribute FeatureAttributeFeature.png - created through the API
Commentscomment.png
Design Binderdesignbinder.png
Educational/Student Versioneducational.png - shown when a file from an educational/student version is opened in a commercial version.
Rebuild, Errors, and Warningsrebuilderrorwarning.png
Specific foldersfolders.png
User folderuserfolder.png

 

ConfigurationManager:

 

Obsolete icons:

Component groupingcomponentgrouping.png - unintentionally displayed in SOLIDWORKS 2014 under rare conditions.