Welcome to SOLIDWORKS Connected 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 Describes new and changed functionality added in recent releases.

Click > What's New > HTML.


Steps you through introductory to advanced examples that teach the functionality of SOLIDWORKS.

Click Help > Tutorials.

3DEXPERIENCE User Assistance Access documentation on how to install, setup, and get started with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. See Dassault Systèmes User Assistance.

Access to Dassault Systèmes User Assistance requires 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.

Release Notes Describes technical requirements, known issues, and late-breaking documentation changes.

Click > Release Notes.

Getting Started

To open a new or existing model:

Click New or Open on the menu bar or the CommandManager.

To access the SOLIDWORKS menus:

Hover over the SOLIDWORKS logo in the menu bar.

To learn the main elements of the user interface:

See User Interface Overview.

To learn about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform:

See Related Guides and Resources in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance.

To connect to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform:

See Connecting to 3DEXPERIENCE from SOLIDWORKS in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance.

To access 3DEXPERIENCE tutorials:

See the Training Catalog at MySolidWorks.com.

To access Quick Tours:

In the Welcome dialog box, on the Learn tab, 3DEXPERIENCE users can click Quick Tours to enable interactive lessons to learn the basics about working with SOLIDWORKS and interacting with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. See Quick Tours.

Accessing Resources

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

  • What's New
  • User Forum
  • News & Info
  • MySolidWorks
  • User Groups
  • Get Support

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