• Can't do anything with this Component

    Hi, I have these components in my assembly that are giving me this error message: "Cannot locate the file for the component to complete the operation." So I go to unsupress them and every time that I click unsup...
    Cooper Proulx
    last modified by Cooper Proulx
  • snaps and dots very small

    I use Solidworks 2018 SP5 and I moved from windows 7 to windows 10. I have a problem with the size of the dots and of the snaps. They are too small. Is it possible to enlarge them ?   Best regards Emanuele Fl...
    Emanuele Florian
    last modified by Emanuele Florian
  • Consistently Inconsistent Solidworks UI

    I guess it's time to consolidate my whining so I don't poison the forum Add your experience. Teach me how to use SolidWorks.   Hopefully I'll learn something and help other learn something. Also help SolidWo...
    Frederick Law
    last modified by Frederick Law
  • Find lost dialog/window utility (using Autohotkey) V1.01 update

    V1.01: Changed search from beginning portion of the title is required to input any portion of the title. Hello,   I've written an Autohotkey (https://autohotkey.com/ ) script that with try to find a lost dialog...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • CONTEKS: CONTExtual Keyboard Shortcuts for SolidWorks

    06/26/2019 UPDATE:Updated "CONTEKS Setup.exe" to include version number in the file name. Added Always On Top (AOT) feature to CONTEKS Editor to allow the editor and SW to sit side by side when editing keyboard short...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • [Updated] Shortcut Bar/Gesture Xtender: add more than 48 total/12 per gestures (288 max unique, unlimited dupes), easier gesture usage, group gestures as you wish

    UPDATED 04/12/2019: New version (v2.00) of "DisplayGestureXtender.exe": Due to the functionality of the VBA Shell command, spaces in Xtender file names are not permitted. "DisplayGestureXtender.exe" has been rewritt...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • [Updated] Custom context menu functions you can add to mouse gestures (Gesture Context Menu Function).

    Updated 03/29/2019: Program changed to "Gesture Context Menu Function.exe", version 2.00 (was "Gesture-S Custom Context Shortcut.exe"). This was rewritten to allow running the menu items which don't have underlined l...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • [Updated 03/02] Custom context [& pulldown] menus: you build your own menu(s) of favorite/often used menu items (HoverRiteCustomContextMenu V2)

    Updated 03/19/2019: No program changes, just a notice: Of late, for reasons unknown to me, the "d" for the "Display Options" context menu no longer responds to the "d" sent to it, rendering the current rendition of t...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • DragAligned utility: Horizontal or Vertical only dragging of dimensions (or anything else)

    Hello,   In some software programs, you can hold down Shift while dragging to force either horizontal or vertical dragging. In MS Word, for example, holding down Shift while gripping the green antenna for rotat...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • [Updated] Utility to display Shortcut S menu [Enter or Escape, too] using only mouse (MMB-RMB-S)

    Updated 02/25/2019: Added "LMB-RMB-Enter" and "LMB-MMB-Escape" as separate utilities to send an Enter (green check) or an Escape (red X) by mouse only. With these, the green check and the red X don't have to be in th...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • [Updated] Utility to click green OK check [or red X Cancel] by keyboard/mouse (Ctrl+RMB/[Alt+RMB]) w/o moving to OK or selecting menu OK

    Updated 02/24/2019: Added "AltRButton-Escape.exe". Same concept as Ctrl+RMB, except hold down the Alt key instead when you RMB and you'll get an Escape. This utility was kept separate from "CtrlRButton-Enter.exe" so ...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • User Feedback Sessions: Do you participate?

    This will be my 4th time attending SOLIDWORKS World, and each time I have signed up for and participated in the user feedback sessions. I am curious how many other users participate. I have enjoyed the experience and ...
    Joel Gilbert
    last modified by Joel Gilbert
  • [Updated] Utility to [automatically] reverse mouse wheel direction (for programs w/o this option)

    UPDATE 01/30/2019: Added "Reverse Mouse Wheel V2.exe". Same as original "Reverse Mouse Wheel.exe" except it automatically reverses the mouse wheel rotation when the desired program is active. For any other program,...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • SW stealing focus

    on 2006 28 10:46 Paul Salvador wrote: > I have written to SW directly about this problem and also filled out a complaint and > SW says this does not happen on their end!?!?!? > Well, why would I write to ...
    ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS
    last modified by ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS
  • Making one Keyboard Shortcut context-sensitive to sketch, part, assembly or drawing (using Autohotkey)

    Context-sensitive keyboard shortcut executes different commands assigned to the currently active document type. Allows you to use one keyboard shortcut to run a set of commands specific to a sketch, part, assembly or...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • Do you use the touch interface?

    Do you use the touch interface? If you do, 2 questions, what hardware (screen and stylus) and what type of design do you do? It seems touch is most accessible on small devices, but it's only really practical on large ...
    Matt Lombard
    last modified by Matt Lombard
  • Drawing Scale PropertyManager needs an extra button for "User Defined Scale"

    Clicking "Use Custom Scale" then scroll all the way up to "User Defined" and you can enter your scale. There should be just another radio button and type in your scale.   I do this all day drawings, when its jus...
    Ben Blick
    last modified by Ben Blick
  • Toolbars, Command Manager and UI design intent.

    To whomever it may concern at SolidWorks   Grab a cup of coffee or even better a cup of herbal tea this will take a while. For the record, I'm using 2018 SP2.   1. I believe in 2016 the lock the CommandM...
    Peter De Vlieger
    created by Peter De Vlieger
  • Solidworks increasing unnecessary precise mousemovements

        We also have Autodesk Inventor professional and mouse milage is lower than in SW. Solidworks forces you to go in the tree where IV allows more actions close to the mouse cursor. That causes more mouse...
    Richard Wagenaar
    last modified by Richard Wagenaar
  • Growing feature manager problem to be fixed.

    Time to celebrate!      Oh, wait, that means I will have to wait at least a year
    Jim Steinmeyer
    last modified by Jim Steinmeyer