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Searching MySolidWorks

An enhanced search capability provides filtered access to content within the MySolidWorks Web site and lets you search within multiple categories at once.

When you open the SOLIDWORKS software and expand the search menu in the upper right corner, you see options for:

SOLIDWORKS Help Searches the SOLIDWORKS Web Help window.
The option to search SOLIDWORKS help is only available if you select Use SOLIDWORKS Web help.
Commands Searches valid SOLIDWORKS commands for the current document.
Files and Models Searches your computer for files and models.
MySolidWorks Searches the MySolidWorks Web site.

To see the search filters that are available for the MySolidWorks site, expand MySolidWorks.

Knowledge Base Searches the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base, which includes:
  • Solutions
  • Software Performance Requests (SPRs)
  • SOLIDWORKS Web sites

Access to the Knowledge Base requires SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service and a Customer Portal login.

Community Forum Searches the SOLIDWORKS Community Forum.
Blogs Searches SOLIDWORKS blog posts.
CAD Models Searches models in 3D ContentCentral.
Training Searches MySolidWorks online training sessions.
YouTube Searches SOLIDWORKS YouTube videos.
Twitter Searches the SOLIDWORKS Twitter feed.
Manufacturers Searches SOLIDWORKS manufacturers.

With the exception of Manufacturers, all options are selected by default. By selecting fewer filters, you can narrow your search before navigating to the MySolidWorks Web site.

You can specify the search types for places to search every time you initiate a MySolidWorks search. You can also search just one location without changing your regular search.

To search selected types within the MySolidWorks Web site:

  1. In the expanded list, select only the types to search. Clear all other types.
  2. Type a search term.
  3. Click or press Enter.

    The MySolidWorks Web site opens in a browser with the search types you selected listed.

To search a single MySolidWorks search type:

  1. In the expanded list, select the label (not the check box) of the search type to use.
  2. Type a search term.
  3. Click or press Enter.

    The MySolidWorks Web site opens to the selected search type.

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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.