Controlling the Appearance of the Task Pane

To control the appearance of the Task Pane:

Do one of the following:
Option Description
To show or hide the Task Pane:
  • Click View > User Interface > Task Pane.
  • Right-click above or below the graphics area and select or clear Task Pane.
To expand the Task Pane: Click one of the Task Pane tabs.
To collapse the Task Pane: Click in the graphics area or FeatureManager.
The Task Pane does not collapse if it is pinned.
To pin or unpin the Task Pane:
  • Click in the title bar to pin the Task Pane.
  • Click to unpin the Task Pane.
If the Task Pane is unpinned, it collapses when you drag an item such as a document, a library feature, or an annotation into the graphics area, or when you open a new SOLIDWORKS document.
To float or dock the Task Pane:
  • To float the Task Pane, drag it by the title bar into the graphics area.
  • To dock the Task Pane when it is floating, click in the title bar.
To resize the Task Pane: Drag any edge that is not docked.