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Customize Options

If you customized SolidWorks menus or shortcut menus, you can set them back to default values or show all menu items. You can also customize toolbars, menus, and the Task Pane according to an area of expertise.

Shortcut customization, Menu customization

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

  1. Click Tools, Customize, or right-click in the window border and select Customize.

You must have a SolidWorks document active when customizing menus.

  1. On the Options tab, under Shortcut customization or Menu customization, click:

    • Show All. Displays all menu items.

    • Reset to Defaults. Resets all menu items to the system default.

  1. Click OK.

Work flow customization

When you select work flow customization, the following changes occur in part documents.


Machine Design

Mold Design

Consumer Product Design

Links on the SolidWorks Resources tab in the Task Pane

Machine Design Overview
Machine Design Tutorials
SolidWorks SimulationXpress

Mold Design Overview
Mold Design Tutorials
Import file

Consumer Product Tutorials

Toolbars added to the CommandManager

Sheet Metal



Menu items hidden on the Insert menu




Menu items hidden on the Tools menu

Draft Analysis
Undercut Detection
Deviation Analysis


Undercut Detection

To display hidden menu items, click Customize Menu at the bottom of the menu. You can also override customization in Tools, Customize.

To customize the user interface by work flow:

  1. Click Tools, Customize, or right-click in the window border and select Customize.

  2. On the Options tab, under Work flow customization, select one or more of:

  • Consumer product design

  • Machine design

  • Mold design

  1. Click OK.


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