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Usability Improvements

The user interface for SolidWorks Utilities is now fully integrated into regular toolbars and menus of the SolidWorks software. The user interface has also been remodeled to improve usability.

When you select a related command, the add-in loads dynamically if you have installed it and are running SolidWorks Professional or SolidWorks Premium.


  • All Compare utilities are combined into one Task Pane: Compare Documents, Compare Features, Compare Geometry, and Compare Bill of Materials.
  • Find/Modify/Suppress Features are combined into one Task Pane.
  • You can more easily recompare results because you no longer need to switch between input and result panes.
  • The user interface resizes better when you resize the Task Pane.
  • Window tiling has been improved when you display results.
  • The look and feel of the Results list is more consistent with the SolidWorks FeatureManager design tree.

To access utilities, click a utility from the Tools toolbar or Tools menu.



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