• Why it doesn't work anymore SOLIDWORKS ?

    Dear All, My name is David and after I installed the SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1, I can't see the 3D parts anymore If I select it from the command bar, only the outline is displayed.   Thank you in advance...
    David Ovidiu
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  • How Do I Disable This Strange Shortcut Menu?

    Has anyone seen this shortcut menu before? It appeared one day and I can't figure out how to make it go away. I already tried resetting my settings back to default. No dice. Anyone know what this thing is? See my scre...
    Peter Novellino
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  • 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
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  • [Utility] (v3) Always Lock Caps: CapsLock On for user specified programs when active

    12/15/2019 Update: Version 3.00. Added "Pause" icon, so when paused, red appears in two corners of the ALC icon: The exe file name is unchanged, so to update, just overwrite your current exe file with the attached...
    Kevin Chandler
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  • Screen Redraw Buffering Issue

    Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong place.   I hope I can explain this problem well enough that someone has a good suggestion to fix things.   First, the specs:   Lenovo P51 Laptop ...
    John Weed
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  • Weld Gap Parameter?

    So is there a parameter for weldgaps.  Here is the situation: We put .03 weld gap into our weldments and trims as a matter of course.  The boss has this pipe cutting machine. We use it for big jobs but not f...
    Hubert Carle
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  • [Updated 10/27] 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 10/27/2019: New version (v2.01) of "Gesture Xtender.exe" (and the derived "GXSheetMetal.exe"): Setting the UseCustomIcon key to 1 in the INI file is no longer required to use a custom ico file. Now, if a cus...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • [Updated 10/25] Custom context [& pulldown] menus: you build your own menu(s) of favorite/often used menu items (HoverRiteCustomContextMenu V2)

      Updated 10/25/2019: V2.04: Fixed several errors in the code. Should be more stable now. As a reminder, for menus that share the same underlined letter, like the Insert submenus: Annotations and Tables, an Ent...
    Kevin Chandler
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  • Flickering icons

    Hello, I'm a student in a french engineering school and they gave us a licence for solidworks. I downloaded the package and installed it perfectly fine. However, when i try to use it, the bar on the left isnt displ...
    Nicolas Sylvestre
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  • [Updated 09/19] Utility to [automatically] reverse mouse wheel direction (for programs w/o this option)

    UPDATE 09/19/2019: Added "Reverse Mouse Wheel V3.exe": Run multiple V3 exe files to conditionally reverse multiple programs. V3 now recognizes its own file name and looks for a text file of the same name, whatever i...
    Kevin Chandler
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  • Weird views in 3D model

    My company just upgraded from Solidworks 2014 to Solidworks 2019. Since the upgrade, I've been having issues with viewing the occasional 3D model. For instance, a fixture I'm working on now won't allow me to view cert...
    Chris Polito
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  • 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
  • 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
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  • [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
  • 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
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