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.
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 new and changed functionality of each Service Pack and FD.

Click > Release Notes.

What's New Introduces concepts and provides step-by-step examples for many new features.

Click > What's New > HTML.

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 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.

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).