Exploring the SOLIDWORKS CommandManager

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SOLIDWORKS users have a variety of ways to get to commands. Most often it's a combination of the CommandManager and the Menu bar (pull-down menus.) What is the CommandManager? The CommandManager is the context-sensitive toolbar that offers the user an organized set of command for different functions. By default, the CommandManager is positioned at the top of the screen. The CommandManager offers different default toolbars depending on what function you are in (i.e. part, drawing, assembly, etc.) Accessing the CommandManager […]

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Create your own custom CommandManager Tab

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SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to customize the interface so you can work more efficiently. Did you know you can add your own tab in the CommandManager?   It only takes a few easy steps. Most customization of the CommandManager is done when the Tools, Customize, Commands dialog is up, similar to customizing regular toolbars. Let’s make a new tab. Right mouse click on one of the Command Manager Tabs and click Customize CommandManager in the dropdown.             […]

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How to set 3DQPress Command Tabs in SolidWorks

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Welcome to 3DQPress “how to setup”. The following blog will walk the new as well as current customers “How To” set up the SOLIDWORKS Command Manager with 3DQPress Tabs. This blog is broke out in 2 sections, New Instalation and Update Instalation for ease of use. New Installation 1. Start SolidWorks. 2. Select the Tools\Add-Insof SolidWorks. 3. At the bottom of the SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins manager you will find the 3DQTools software that you have loaded, check both boxes so the […]

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Fixing Floating Command Manager

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As you are working at full speed you notice that after the last command you used from the Command Manager, it appears it has become undocked. No problem just like all other toolbars we can just slide it back where it should be and it will just snap into place right? Wrong… SOLIDWORKS Command Manager is often and easily pulled out of position but it may not be obvious how to dock it again. SOLIDWORKS has created a simple method […]

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