Recent Tab

You can view a list of recent documents and folders.

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

For documents and folders, you can:
  • Hover over a document or folder and click to keep the document or folder at the top of the list.
  • Click Remove and click Unpinned Items or All Items.

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 .


For Quick filter, click the icons in any combination to see the file type.

Filter Parts (*.prt, *.sldprt)  
Filter Assemblies (*.asm, *.sldasm)  
Filter Drawings (*.drw, *.slddrw)  
Filter Top-Level Assemblies (*.asm, *.sldasm) Displays only top-level assemblies, not subassemblies.
  Filter by name Enter text to filter by file name.
For documents, you can:
  • Drag a document and drop it in an open part, assembly, drawing, empty graphics area, or into File Explorer.
  • Hover over a document to see document information such as full path and last saved date, and click to see more options and information.
  • Right-click a document and click Open, Open with Options, Pin or Unpin, Show in Folder, or Remove.


You can right-click a folder and click Remove, Pin or Unpin, or Clear unpinned items.