The PropertyManager appears on the PropertyManager tab in the panel to the left of the graphics area. It opens when
you select entities or commands defined in the PropertyManager. You can
choose whether it opens in other cases in Tools,
OK. Accept the selections, execute the command, and
close the PropertyManager.
Cancel. Ignore any selections and close the PropertyManager.
Display a preview of the feature.
Help. Open the corresponding help topic.
Visible. Pin the PropertyManager open.
Return to the previous step.
Proceed to the next step.
Undo the previous execution.
. A text box directing you to the next step, often listing
various ways to implement the next step.
Collection of related buttons, list boxes, and selection boxes, with a
group title (Direction 1, for
example), which can be expanded or collapsed .
Selection Boxes. Accept selections in
the graphics area or in the FeatureManager design tree. When active, the
boxes are pink. When you select an item in the selection box, it is highlighted
in the graphics area. To delete selections from a box, right-click and
choose Delete (for one item) or
Clear Selections (for all items).
Flyout FeatureManager Design
Vertical and Horizontal Control
When you create new documents, the PropertyManager
opens at the optimum width. You can drag the divider that separates the
PropertyManager from the graphics area back and forth to resize the its
width. It snaps into position at the optimum width for displaying the
A split bar lets you split
the left panel to display any combination of PropertyManager, FeatureManager
design tree, ConfigurationManager, and third party tabs. When the pointer
changes to , drag the horizontal split bar down. To return
to a single panel, double-click the split bar or drag it up to the top
of the panel.
Floating and Docking the PropertyManager
To float the PropertyManager,
drag its title bar from the docked position. Once it is floating, you
can drag the PropertyManager anywhere on or outside the SolidWorks window.
To dock a floating PropertyManager
window, do one of the following:
Dock upper left
as a tab
Dock upper left
in the graphics area
Dock lower left
Dock lower right