Home Tab

You can open new and existing documents, view recent documents and folders, and access SOLIDWORKS resources.

To access the Home tab, click Welcome to SOLIDWORKS (Standard toolbar) to open the Welcome dialog box.

Select an option to open a new or existing document:
Part Opens a new document. The document is based on a template from the Default Templates page of the System Options dialog box.
  Advanced Opens the New SOLIDWORKS Document dialog box, where you can open a new document based on an alternate template.
Open Specifies an existing document to open.

To access the document or folder list after you close the Welcome dialog box, click File > Open Recent > Browse Recent Documents or Browse Recent Folders .

Click View all to open the Recent tab to see a longer list of recent documents or folders.

When you hover over a document or folder, you can click to keep the document or folder at the top.

For recent documents, you can right-click a thumbnail and click Open, Open with Options, Pin or Unpin, Show in Folder, or Remove.

For recent folders, you can right-click a folder and click Remove, Pin or Unpin, or Clear unpinned items.

You can access the following resource links:
What's New
Customer Portal
User Groups
Get Support

Tip of the Day shows a tip when you open the Welcome dialog box.