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Why the green arrow on some of my Toolbox parts?

Question asked by Martin Goulet on Aug 17, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2011 by Martin Goulet

Hi all,

I have a question regarding the green arrow that comes with a Toolbox part.

Like most users, I use Toolbox only to generate the 3D model and then I create my own library.

In my library, some parts have the green arrow and some don't.

I think, (but I'm not sure) that the parts that don’t have the green arrow have been model in an older version of SolidWorks and the parts that have the green arrow in a newer version. I'm not sure the green arrow came with which version of SolidWorks.

I don't want the green arrow for two reasons:


  1. It’s too easy to accidentally change the length of a part or to create new unwanted length.
  2. More importantly, it makes the mating process awkward (sometimes). I'm used to select one face, push Ctrl, select the second face and then push my shortcut key for mate. This doesn't always work when it's a Toolbox part with a green arrow. After I push the shortcut key for mate, I have to reselect the face of the toolbox part which is one more click than what I’m used to...

Any Idea how to remove this green arrow?

I know the sldsetdocprop application to change the part to a non Toolbox part. This is not what I want. I want to keep the Toolbox icon and the Toolbox property in a section view.

Thanks for your help,



Green Arrow.JPG


No Green Arrow.JPG