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  • appearing immediately after the screen capture corresponds to the settings on that dialog.
  • titled Obsolete Enumerators contains enumerators that previously appeared on the dialog but are now obsolete.


 

Setting

Get/Set Methods

Return Value
or
<Value>

or
<OnFlag>

Comment

Open last used document(s) at startup

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swOpenLastUsedDocumentAtStart)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swOpenLastUsedDocumentAtStart, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to open the last-used document when starting up SOLIDWORKS software

Input dimension value

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swInputDimValOnCreate)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swInputDimValOnCreate, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to automatically display Modify dialog when dimensioning new entities

Single command per pick

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSingleCommandPerPick)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swSingleCommandPerPick, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to deselect sketch and dimension tools after each use

Use shaded face highlighting

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseShadedFaceHighlight)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseShadedFaceHighlight, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether selected faces are displayed in a solid color (green by default)

Show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swThumbnailGraphics)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swThumbnailGraphics, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether thumbnail graphic instead of an icon in Windows Explorer is displayed for each SOLIDWORKS part or assembly document

Use system separator for dimensions

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseSystemSeparatorForDims)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseSystemSeparatorForDims, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether default system decimal separator is used when displaying decimal numbers

Use English language menus

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseEnglishLanguage)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseEnglishLanguage, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to change to English if another language was selected when SOLIDWORKS software was installed;  SOLIDWORKS software must be restarted for this change to take effect

Use English language feature and file names

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseEnglishLanguageFeatureNames)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUseEnglishLanguageFeatureNames, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to use English feature and file names in languages other than English

Enable Confirmation Corner

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableConfirmationCorner)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableConfirmationCorner, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to display Confirmation Corner in the upper-right corner of the graphics area

Auto-show PropertyManager

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swAutoShowPropertyManager)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swAutoShowPropertyManager, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to automatically display PropertyManager when editing an entity

Auto-size PropertyManager when panels are split

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swAutoSizePropertyManager)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swAutoSizePropertyManager, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to autosize PropertyManager pages when panels are split

Automatically edit macro after recording

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEditMacroAfterRecord)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEditMacroAfterRecord, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to automatically edit a macro after recording it

NOTE: If after recording a macro you select to save the macro as all macro types (.swp, .csproj, and .vbproj), then this option has no effect.

Stop VSTA debugger on macro exit

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swStopDebuggingVstaOnExit)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swStopDebuggingVstaOnExit, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to stop the debugger when the macro exits main()

IMPORTANT: When debugging VSTA macros with user-interface components such as PropertyManager pages, manipulators, or other objects that use events or handler objects, it is necessary to keep the debugger running after the main() method of the VSTA macro exits.

Enable FeatureXpert

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUserEnableAutoFix)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUserEnableAutoFix, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to enable FeatureXpert

Enable Freeze bar

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUserEnableFreezeBar)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swUserEnableFreezeBar, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to enable or disable the freeze bar

When rebuild error occurs

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swRebuildErrorAction)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swRebuildErrorAction, swStopContinuePrompt_e.<Value>)

See swStopContinuePrompt_e for valid options

 

 

Custom property used as component description

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceStringValue(swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swCustomPropertyUsedAsComponentDescription)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceStringValue(swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swCustomPropertyUsedAsComponentDescription, <Value>)

String value

 

Show latest Technical Alerts and News in Welcome dialog

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swShowNewsFeedsInTaskPane)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swShowNewsFeedsInTaskPane, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to show the latest Technical Alerts and News in the Welcome dialog

Check for solutions when SOLIDWORKS crashes

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swCheckCrashSolutions)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swCheckCrashSolutions, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

 

Enable sounds for SOLIDWORKS events

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableSoundsForSOLIDWORKSEvents)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableSoundsForSOLIDWORKSEvents, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

 

Enable VSTA VERSION 3.0

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableVSTAVersion3)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableVSTAVersion3, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

True to enable VSTA 3.0, false to enable VSTA 1.0; see Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)

Show the "busy" dialog when Windows detects that SOLIDWORKS is non-responsive (requires SOLIDWORKS restart)

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableCustomBusyDlg)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swEnableCustomBusyDlg, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

If false, then a white glaze in the user interface indicates unresponsiveness.

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ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swPerformanceFeedback)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swPerformanceFeedback, swPerformanceFeedback_e.<Value>)

See swPerformanceFeedback_e for valid options

Specifies whether to enable or disable performance feedback or when to remind the user to enable it

 

Obsolete Enumerators

Enumerator

Comment

swEnablePerformanceEmail

Obsolete

swEnablePerformanceFeedback

Obsolete; use swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swPerformanceFeedback (shown in previous table)

swEnablePropertyManager

Obsolete; always enabled

swMaximizeDocumentOnOpen

Obsolete

swSaveEModelData

Obsolete

swShowDimensionNames

Obsolete

 

 



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