• 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
  • Keyboard Shortcut to "Select Other"-list

    Hi All!  Is there readily available Keyboard Shortcut entering the "Select Other" list tab? While sketching, now I need a right click + point + left click in order to navigate into the list. Does more straightf...
    Heikki Jalonen
    last modified by Heikki Jalonen
  • Properties window in Solidworks from the PDM resized

    The Properties Window that opens from the Solidworks PDM menu is all of a sudden larger.  There is a large amount of white space to the right of the properties border.  It has happened for several of our use...
    Kimberly Phillips
    last modified by Kimberly Phillips
  • How to move open to top of file menu

    How can I move the open command to the top of the file menu? 
    S. Leacox
    last modified by S. Leacox
  • Keyboard shortcut for "Tile right" and "Tile left" buttons

    Hi,   I'm using SolidWorks 2012 with dual screens and I like the "tile right" and "tile left" feature that comes with this new version, however I want to be able to assign each of these to a keyboard short cut (...
    Dustin Elliott
    last modified by Dustin Elliott
  • Why is ''Show external references'' so often at different places..?

    We work with external references a lot and one thing that has been bugging us for a while is the fact that the ''Show external references'' button is never at the same damn place. Makes us have to look all over the me...
    Alex Lachance
    last modified by Alex Lachance
  • Is it possible to have an audio alert when a file has finished loading?

    Our master projects can generally take up from 2 to 5 minutes to open. During that time, we generally do other things to either kill time or advance in the project. I was wondering if it was possible to have an audio ...
    Alex Lachance
    last modified by Alex Lachance
  • Solidworks Icon list with descriptions?

    I know this has been asked before several times on this forum but I have never seen a definitive list with descriptions. And new icons seem to show up all the time with no explanation (like a folder icon in the assemb...
    Rick Donnellon
    last modified by Rick Donnellon
  • 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
  • Dynamic Connectors

    When I create a new dynamic connector and select which pins to show on the diagram it does not place the number (mark) of the pins I selected, but it renumbers all of them from 1 to whatever number of pins I selected....
    Edgard Serrano
    created by Edgard Serrano
  • Change number of places in callout box

    How do I change the number of places shown in callout graphics? My document units are set to 2 places, yet these callout boxes will show 8 places.    I'm on SW 2018 SP5  
    Joe Geitz
    last modified by Joe Geitz
  • line selection sensitivity issues

    I have had years of frustration trying to select lines in drawings (to add note/weld symbols etc). I can spend MINUTES! trying to select an edge and I feel like I need to hit a single pixel sometimes. I've played with...
    Matthew Davis
    last modified by Matthew Davis
  • Rogue Window Off Screen Unselectable

    I'm having a tough time explaining this but here it goes:   I have solidworks up and running. Sometimes I will do an operation and then I get an alert window (not visible) in the upper right side of my screen. I...
    Tim Cochrane
    last modified by Tim Cochrane
  • New View Creation - Disable Auto Perspective?

    Whenever I create a new view from the View Heads-Up Toolbar, it changes my new saved view into the perspective mode.   This is very frustrating when working with drawing documents. Has anyone had this issue and ...
    Michael Dirisio
    last modified by Michael Dirisio
  • Desktop Background seen through Solidworks

    Whenever I open Solidworks on my laptop now (this started mid last week for seemingly no reason), I only see the top and bottom menu bars and see through to my desktop background everywhere else. I'm unable to see any...
    Gareth Conner
    last modified by Gareth Conner
  • How do I make my Solidworks Menu Fonts bigger on a 4k monitor?  Win10, SW2019.

    My fonts are absolutely tiny.  I searched everywhere.  Fonts are scaled to 150% in Windows 10 on the personalize menu.   32" Monitor at 3140x2860
    Timothy Carraher
    last modified by Timothy Carraher
  • Flyout Feature Manager Tree

    Is there a way to turn the Flyout Feature Manager tree off? I can see where some might find it useful but there are 3 engineers in the company I work for and none of us like it. I find it hard to believe that we are t...
    Jeff Stanifer
    last modified by Jeff Stanifer
  • 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