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Searching Help, Knowledge Base, and Forums

You can search for information in SolidWorks Help, in the online SolidWorks Knowledge Base, and in community forums.

To search in SolidWorks Help you must enable SolidWorks Web Help (Help > Use SolidWorks Web Help).
Access to the Knowledge Base requires SolidWorks Subscription Service and a Customer Portal login.
You can also search local or web-based Help using the built-in search capabilities of the Help system.

To search for information:

  1. In SolidWorks Search search_sw_help.gif, click Arrow_Down_no_box.gif and select SolidWorks Help, Knowledge Base, or Community Forum.
  2. Type the text to search for, then press Enter.

    As you type, Search provides suggestions based on your recent searches.

    Search results appear as follows:

    SolidWorks Help SolidWorks Web Help window
    Knowledge Base SolidWorks Customer Portal window
    Community Forum SolidWorks Community Forums window

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Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2013 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.