Menu Bar

The menu bar contains the SOLIDWORKS menus, a set of Quick Access Tools, the SOLIDWORKS Search, and the Help options.

Feature Description
Quick Access Tools

Click the down arrow next to a tool to display a flyout menu with additional functions. This lets you access most File menu commands.

You can customize the tools shown in Quick Access Tools in the same way that you customize other toolbars in the Customize dialog box. You cannot turn off Quick Access Tools but you can position it to appear in the Menu Bar or in the CommandManager. Click Tools > Customize and on the Toolbars tab, under Quick Access Tools, select Show in the Menu Bar or Show in the CommandManager.


The menus appear when you mouse over or click the SOLIDWORKS Connected logo. You can pin the menus to keep them visible. The toolbar moves to the right when the menus are pinned.

Search Commands

Opens the shortcut bar that you use to search for commands. You can also press the S key to open the shortcut bar.