Searching for Help, Commands, and Files

You can search for information in the SOLIDWORKS Help or on the MySolidWorks website, which includes access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base.

You can also search for valid SOLIDWORKS commands for the current document and for files and models on your computer.

To search for information:

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, expand the search menu (upper-right corner) and select an option:
    Commands Searches for valid SOLIDWORKS commands for the current document.
    SOLIDWORKS Help Searches the SOLIDWORKS Help.
    The option to search SOLIDWORKS help is only available if you select Use Web help.

    If Web help is not enabled, you can click > Help to search locally installed help.

    Files and Models Searches your computer for files and models.
    MySolidWorks Searches the MySolidWorks website using the selected filters.
  2. Select the search method and enter the text to search for, then press Enter.
    To search for commands, you can also press the S key to open the shortcut bar. Type in Search All Commands, select a tool, and click Insert Command to add it to the shortcut bar. Search All Commands appears in the shortcut bar by default so you can quickly search for tools from the pointer location and add them to the shortcut bar.