• How to make a Pipe Saddle Template

    Hey guys, I have been trying different ways to make a pipe saddle template for an 8" on 8" STD pipe 90 Deg saddle. I have tried every way that youtube shows with the sheet metal function but with no success. Every tim...
    Cody Eaves
    last modified by Cody Eaves
  • How do I change a files thumbnail preview view orientation?

    How do I change a files thumbnail preview view orientation? I am making a electronic Part to match the JDEC so the top view is in a similar orientation for use with circuit works. But, I would like the Thumbnail to b...
    Craig Kelley
    last modified by Craig Kelley
  • Custom New Macro Button Triplicates

    Recently running into this issue. I have created 4 Macros and then assigned them to "New Macro Buttons" and applied some custom bmp icons. Macros and their icons are managed in the vault (PDMPro 2020 SP2.0). I...
    Nick Tzallas
    last modified by Nick Tzallas
  • Nagging message on program start

    I installed SW2012 a couple of days ago and now each time I start up SW I get the message below, in an option box asking me to pick "YES" or "NO".  Neither option seems to do anything and the request continues to...
    Robert Phillips
    last modified by Robert Phillips
  • Small Triad

    Hi,   Does anyone have any idea why my Triad has gone small? It's still active, if I roll over it I can move parts in the X, Y, Z axis or rotate about X, Y, Z but it's difficult to see which one you are on &...
    Kevin Pymm
    last modified by Kevin Pymm
  • Component properties tab is too big, it covers screen

    How do I resize tabs such as component properties tab, I want to make this part flexible but the OK button is not showing up because the toolbar is too big for the screen. 
    Rony Varghese
    last modified by Rony Varghese
  • [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
  • How do I get Autotransitioning back?

    With Autotransitioning, one can transition from sketching a line to sketching a tangent arc, and vice versa, without selecting the arc tool. https://help.solidworks.com/2018/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/t_Autotran...
    Rick Becker
    last modified by Rick Becker
  • 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
  • "New"-, "Open"-, "Save as"-, icon are missing in SW 2020 SP3

    I've recently upgraded from SW2020 SP2 to SP3, and found that my icons for New, SAve, SAve as Open, etc is missing in the header of SolidWorks. And i can't figure out how to get them back. Anyone who knows how to so...
    Klaus Falk Hansen
    last modified by Klaus Falk Hansen
  • Dragging parts in assembly expands part tree

    In my assembly, anytime I drag a Part to visualize the movement, that part's tree expands and I have to close it each time I move the part. This can become incredibly frustrating if I need to navigate to a specific pa...
    Matthew Winchell
    last modified by Matthew Winchell
  • CommandManager missing Sketch?

    I use SW2018. I installed SW2020 and am using it occasionally. In the SW2020 commandManager, the Sketch tab is missing. 2020 SOLIDWORKS Help - CommandManager  This is what I see...   The sketch tool b...
    Rick Becker
    last modified by Rick Becker
  • Why does the task pane tab partially cover the close button in drawings?

    When Rulers are turned on in SW 2016 drawings, the close button is partially hidden behind the task pane tab. Why doesn't the task pane tab set move down along with the buttons?
    Jeff Lentz
    last modified by Jeff Lentz
  • We are using a 3d mouse with remote desktop

    We are using 3D Connexion Space Mouse Wireless which work great however we would like to use them in remote desktop sessions.  Has anyone been able to get that to work?  If so, what is required?  I have...
    Justin Fazio
    last modified by Justin Fazio
  • [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
  • SW2020 SP3.0 UI issue

    After updating to SW2020 SP3.0 I have noticed that the active file name is being cutoff by the search box. All I can see is the first few characters, anyone else having the same problem or know of a fix for it?  ...
    Kevin Pymm
    last modified by Kevin Pymm
  • 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
  • 4K monitor issues.........

    How do you get Dassault to address the 4k UI issues?   There are a few posts about issues with the scaling and it seems that they won't be fixed until 2017 SPxx. It all seems fascial when the reason given for U...
    Roy Potter
    last modified by Roy Potter
  • Why can't I use half of the drop down button im trying to use?

    Hello solid workers,   I'm having trouble selecting subassemblies using the right click menu in the viewing window. Only the right part of this arrow brings up the different subassemblies. I used microsoft paint...
    Rien Euser
    last modified by Rien Euser
  • How do I save all parts to the same location?

    I have a complex assembly and some of the parts/sub-assemblies are located in different file locations on my hard drive. What is the best way to re-save the assembly so that all parts are in the same folder location? ...
    Stephen Edelblut
    last modified by Stephen Edelblut