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Customize Menus

Customize main menus and shortcut menus.

Hiding or Showing Items in a Menu

To hide or show items in a menu:

  1. For main menus, click a menu and select Customize Menu. For shortcut menus, right-click to display the shortcut menu, click , and select Customize Menu.
  2. Select or clear check boxes to show or hide menu items.
  3. Click outside the menu or press Enter.

    For shortcut menus, selected items appear on the short version. All items, selected and cleared, appear on the long version.

Showing All Menu Items

To show all menu items or set menus to default values:

  1. Click Tools > Customize, or right-click in the window border and select Customize.
  2. On the Options tab, under Shortcut customization or Menu customization, click Show All.
  3. Click OK.

Resetting Menus to Defaults

To show all menu items or set menus to default values:

  1. Click Tools > Customize, or right-click in the window border and select Customize.
  2. On the Options tab, under Shortcut customization or Menu customization, click Reset All.
  3. Click OK.

Customizing Menus

To customize a menu:

  1. In a SOLIDWORKS document, click Tools > Customize, or right-click in the window border and select Customize.
  2. On the Menus tab, select a menu, a command, and options:

    Categories Select a menu.
    Commands Select the command to add, rename, or remove.
    Change what menu Displays the code name of the selected menu.
    Position on menu Select a menu position, including Auto, At Top, or At Bottom.
    Name of command Displays the code name of the selected command.
    Description Displays the description of the selected command.

  3. Click Rename, Remove, or Reset All, and click OK.


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