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Welcome to SOLIDWORKS Dialog Box

You can customize dynamic help the first time you run the SOLIDWORKS software on a computer.

You can change these options at any time in the SOLIDWORKS application.

To customize SOLIDWORKS:

  1. The first time you run the SOLIDWORKS software, the Welcome to SOLIDWORKS dialog box appears.
  2. Set the options described below, then click OK to continue with the SOLIDWORKS session.

Help customization

Two types of dynamic help are available:
  • Quick Tips is a set of pop-up messages that provide hints and options based on the current SOLIDWORKS mode to help new users get started. Most of the messages display hyperlinks that flash the tools typically used for the next step, and point out informational messages.
  • Interactive What's New provides links to topics in the What's New manual about new menu items and new and changed PropertyManagers. The topics describe functionality added since the previous release of the SOLIDWORKS software, often including examples with sample files.

Select a dynamic help type, or select Do not show me any dynamic help.

To turn Quick Tips on or off:

  • In each type of document (part, assembly, and drawing), click Help > Quick Tips, or click .

To hide or show interactive What's New:

  • In a new menu or a new or changed PropertyManager, click or click Help > Interactive What's New .


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Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.