• 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
  • [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
    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
  • How to correct this text color ? Under : File - Save as

    How to correct this text color ? Under "File - Save as" see picture, i tried to search un "Setting / Colors" but i found Nothing...   maybe it's possible to solve this somewhere in regedit ?   if someone ...
    The Merovingien
    last modified by The Merovingien
  • Problem with interface

    I have a problem, when I launch SolidWorks, not everything is displayed on my page, I need help to resolv this.
    antho pelaz
    last modified by antho pelaz
  • Reset CommandManager Tabs

    Hello,   I'm having trouble resetting the CommandManager tabs back to default configurations in SW2020. I've tried Tools > Options > Reset All with no luck. I'm also aware that I can customize the tab...
    Thayer Tracy
    last modified by Thayer Tracy
  • Problem with Standard Bar in Solidworks 2020

    hello im facing a problem in solidworks 2020 and i want some help please, here is my problem
    Yaya Tlm
    last modified by Yaya Tlm
  • Task Pane went empty?

    Task pane was working fine and all of a sudden it just went black. Clicking appearances its just presents with a blank list.
    Dmitri Safonov
    last modified by Dmitri Safonov
  • Wacom Tablet + Pen Problem Solved, request for other tablet setup ideas

    Hi! I'd like to share a solution I found to a problem as well as solicit advice from other people who've been using Solidworks with tablet + pen setups. I'm switching away from using a mouse to using a drawing ta...
    Adan Akerman
    created by Adan Akerman
  • Change Default Tabs?

    I'm reworking my customizations to the command manager tabs and have decided to create an all-new sketch tab rather than modifying the default SolidWorks sketch tab. Every time they add a new button in a new...
    Billy Wight
    last modified by Billy Wight
  • Translate English language to portuguese

    Drawing are created in English Language and opened in other language portuguese brazil . Is there any option to transalte English to portuguese?
    Vadivel Palanisamy
    last modified by Vadivel Palanisamy
  • 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
    last modified by David Ovidiu
  • 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
    last modified by Peter Novellino
  • [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
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • 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
    last modified by John Weed
  • 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
    last modified by Hubert Carle
  • [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
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • 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
    last modified by Nicolas Sylvestre
  • 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
    last modified by Chris Polito