Recent Tab

You can view a longer list of recent documents and folders.

Sections in the Recent tab include Documents and Folders.

For documents and folders, you can do the following:
  • Hover over a document or folder and click to keep the document or folder at the top of the list.
  • Click Browse to open the Open dialog box.
  • Click Remove and click Unpinned Items or All Items.
  • To access the document or folder list after you close the Welcome dialog box, click File > Open Recent > Browse Recent Documents or Browse Recent Folders .


The Documents section includes thumbnails of documents that you have opened recently.

For Quick filter, click the icons in any combination to see the file type. For example, click Filter Parts to see only parts. To see parts and assemblies, click Filter Parts and Filter Assemblies .

Filter Parts (*.prt, *.sldprt)  
Filter Assemblies (*.asm, *.sldasm)  
Filter Drawings (*.drw, *.slddrw)  
Filter Top-Level Assemblies (*.asm, *.sldasm) Displays only top-level assemblies, not subassemblies.
  Filter by name Enter text to filter by file name.
For documents, you can do the following:
  • Click a thumbnail to open the document.
  • Drag a thumbnail and drop it in an open part, assembly, drawing, empty graphics area, or File Explorer.
  • Hover over a thumbnail to see document information such as full path and last saved date, and click to see more options and information.
  • Right-click a thumbnail and click Open, Open with Options, Pin or Unpin, Show in Folder, or Remove.


The Recent Folders section includes a list of folders from which you have opened documents recently.

You can do the following:
  • Click a folder to open the folder in the Open dialog box.
  • Right-click a folder and click Remove, Pin or Unpin, or Clear unpinned items.