Task Pane

The Task Pane lets you access SOLIDWORKS resources, libraries of reusable design elements, views to drag onto drawing sheets, and other useful items and information.

The Task Pane appears when you open SOLIDWORKS. It contains the following tabs:

3DEXPERIENCE Access the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to store data on the cloud and to collaborate with other colleagues using a central location for your files.
Design Library Access the Design Library, Toolbox, and SOLIDWORKS Content for a wide variety of standard parts, library features, and other reusable content. 3DEXPERIENCE users can create Connected Design Libraries to access content from the platform by means of the Task Pane.
View Palette Images of standard views, annotation views, section views, and flat patterns (sheet metal parts) to drag onto a drawing sheet.
Appearances, Scenes, and Decals Library of appearances, scenes, and decals.
Custom Properties In a customized interface that you create using the Property Tab Builder, enter custom properties in SOLIDWORKS files.
Custom Properties are not available for 3DEXPERIENCE platform compatible files.
Compare Use Compare to compare two documents or two configurations of the same document.

You can drop documents, features, annotations, and other content from the Design Library tab into the graphics area, and from the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree into the Design Library.