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SolidWorks Resources

The SolidWorks Resources tab in the Task Pane includes commands, links, and information.

Getting Started

New Document

Opens the New SolidWorks Document dialog box

Open a Document

Brings up the Open dialog box

Making My First Part (new users)

Opens the SolidWorks tutorials at the

Making My First Drawing (new users)

Opens the SolidWorks tutorials at the


Opens the home page for the

What's New

Opens the What's New book for the current release of the SolidWorks software (if installed)

Introducing SolidWorks

Opens  the Introducing SolidWorks document.

General Information

Opens the Information For SolidWorks Customers Web page.


Customer Portal

Links to the online SolidWorks Customer Portal

Discussion Forum

Links to the online SolidWorks Discussion Forum

User Groups

Links to the online SolidWorks User Group Network

Technical Alerts and News

Links to the online SolidWorks News and Events home page

Online Resources

Partner Solutions

Links to an online directory of Gold Products and Solution Partners

SolidWorks Labs

Links to the SolidWorks Labs home page, which introduces new concepts being developed by SolidWorks Research and Development

Work Flow Customization

If you customize the user interface for Machine Design, Mold Design, or Consumer Products Design, resources for those areas appear on the tab.

Tip of the Day

A helpful hint appears at the bottom of the tab. A different tip is displayed in every new session of the SolidWorks software. Click Next Tip to display additional tips.


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