Help with Help Files

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We often tend to look up help in our software for
information that either isn’t intuitive or that we are confused about. But more
often than not we have to access the software itself to get to the help
menu. Wouldn’t it be nice to have help
at your beck and call as it should be?

You can have the help menu show up in Start \ All Programs
menu \ SOLIDWORKS 2008 \ Help

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To do this:
1. 
Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\” user name on machine ”\Start Menu\Programs\
2. Right click and create
a new folder called “Help”

3. In this folder create a shortcut to
the help file (*.chm file) for Solid Works Help. This is usually where the
software is installed. C:\ProgramFiles\SolidWorks\SolidWorks\lang\english\sldworks.chm

4. Similarly create shortcuts to all
the help files you might want in there.
Eg. COSMOS works C:\Program
Files\SolidWorks\COSMOSWorks\Help\cworks.chm

Now you can drag and drop the Help
menu created in the Program files menu under the SOLIDWORKS folder.

Machine
specifications
Many a times users
need to know their machine specifications in a quick and easy manner. If you hit the windows button on the keyboard
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+ Pause key; machines’ System Properties come up. The other method to bring
this up is to right click on My Computer and click on properties.

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Rajat Trehan
Product Manager – Design Validation
Computer Aided Technology Inc.