• 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 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
  • [Updated] Custom context menu functions you can add to mouse gestures (Gesture-S Custom Context Shortcut).

    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
  • can I change the tab key to hide top-level sub assemblies and not parts?

    I have an assembly with sub-assemblies in it and I want the tab key to hide the whole sub-assembly the pointer is above, and not the individual part inside that sub-assembly. Is there a way to do that?   Thanks, ...
    Goren Harari
    created by Goren Harari
  • how to remove shortcut toolbar

    Hi there,   For the last few months, there's been a shortcut toolbar on the left hand side of my screen in Solidworks 2018-19. I saw another post about the same problem here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message...
    Gearodi Cronin
    last modified by Gearodi Cronin
  • Remove Shortcut Toolbars

    How do I remove the Shortcut Toolbars? See image below of the Part Shortcut Toolbar. I cannot move it or turn it off.
    Tim Fischer
    last modified by Tim Fischer
  • How can I open two sessions of solidworks (dual monitor setup)

    Hello, I am wondering how I can open two different sessions of solidworks at one time. I need to have an assembly on one screen, and a part on another
    Marc Soda
    last modified by Marc Soda
  • anyone imports Solidworks models into configura (CET Designer)?

    Our design and quoting department uses CET Designer for rendering, Is there a quick way of importing Solidworks models into CET Designer? Thanks.
    Vincent Cabrera
    last modified by Vincent Cabrera
  • It appears syntax error in Global Variables, however, the green checkmark does appear before clicking out of the dialogue box. I have the automatic solve order checked

    I really don't know what to do right now. But even when clicking OK my equations don't save. Already tried making the global variables in a Smart dimensión but it doesn't work either.
    Javier Leal
    last modified by Javier Leal
  • 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
  • My description pf a part in properties is deleted when I save a part as a DXF

    Has anyone had an issue with your part description self deleting from a part? we have descriptions linked to our title block and when the part is opened or saved as a DXF the description on the part properties is gone...
    Jim Michalski
    last modified by Jim Michalski
  • Losing background when opening a second part

    Hello, I have an issue with the viewport background when i open a second part in a separate windows. I'm using 23 dusty antique as common scene in solidworks, and it works fine til now. But now, when i open a secon...
    Alexandre Moro
    last modified by Alexandre Moro
  • I have trouble visualizing solidworks interface icons.

    Hi dear SW buddies,   I'm experiencing some problems related to the correct visualization of the icons. Both in the icon display of the solidworks files, showing the SW red cube instead of the icon of part, asse...
  • How do i get my Evaluate tab back

    How do i get my Evaluate tab back it's been replace with Render Tool I need the Evaluate tab for my lessons... I've right click but wasn't there on the list. don't know what happened after the crash when I was doin...
    Cyril Smyth
    last modified by Cyril Smyth
  • Evaluate missing from Parts

    I'm having a problem with Command Manager today. My evaluate tab, which I use mainly for the measure tool, appears to have gone walkabout. It's there for assemblies and drawings but missing in my parts files. Weldment...
    Mark Dougall
    last modified by Mark Dougall
  • Solidworks won't "un-minimize"

    I have a really stupid issue today. Running SW2013 in Windows 7.  I minimized SW, and now I can't unminimize it.  When I click on the icon in the task bar nothing happens.  When I hover over and it pre...
    Dean Baragar
    last modified by Dean Baragar
  • Can't directly select edge to fillet

    I encountered a problem where I could not select the edges when trying to apply a fillet to a part in 3D, only faces were selectable.
    Daniel Tayloe
    last modified by Daniel Tayloe
  • [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
  • As of August 2018, have those issues related to 4K scaling been resolved? Considering to buy a laptop with 4K screen option.

    Hello, I am considering to buy a laptop with a 4K screen (e.g. Yoga 920 14"). Have those issues related to 4K scaling been resolved?
    Peter Cohen
    last modified by Peter Cohen