Welcome to SOLIDWORKS Online Help

Getting Help

Access to Help Lists ways to access help for the SOLIDWORKS® product and add-ins, as well as hints for searching.
What's New Introduces concepts and provides step-by-step examples for many new features.

Click > What's New > HTML.

Interactive What's New Highlights new features in the SOLIDWORKS product and add-ins.

To enable the interactive What's New, click > What's New > Interactive.

To view the interactive What's New, click next to new or changed menu items and PropertyManagers.

SOLIDWORKS Tutorials Steps you through introductory to advanced examples that teach the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS product and add-ins.

In the Task Pane, click the SOLIDWORKS Resources tab . Under Getting Started, click Tutorials .

SOLIDWORKS Administration Guides Access administration documents by release and language. See SOLIDWORKS Administration Guides.
Release Notes Describes new and changed functionality of each Service Pack.

Click > Release Notes.

Legal Notices Click Legal Notices under Introduction in the table of contents.

Getting Started

To open a new or existing model:

Click New or Open on the menu bar.

To access the SOLIDWORKS menus:

Hover over the SOLIDWORKS logo in the menu bar.

To turn Interactive What's New on or off:

Click > What's New > Interactive.

To learn the main elements of the user interface:

See User Interface Overview.

Accessing Resources

In the Welcome dialog box, on the Home tab, you can access the following resources:

  • What's New
  • User Communities
  • MySolidWorks
  • Customer Portal
  • User Groups
  • Get Support

You can open the Welcome dialog box by clicking Welcome to SOLIDWORKS (Standard toolbar).