UK - 01926 333777
ROI - 01 297 4440
Search
01926 333777
SOLIDWORKS Elite Specialists

Toolbox Application

Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 10:03am
Creating new or modifying existing toolbox parts is a very common activity in SOLIDWORKS, however until recently I have never used the toolbox application to do this. Previously I have created my new custom toolbox parts from within SOLIDWORKS by simply adding a configuration. The toolbox application makes this process much quicker and is more conveniently organised so you can stay on top of your components. 

Creating new or modifying existing toolbox parts is a very common activity in SOLIDWORKS, however until recently I have never used the toolbox application to do this. Previously I have created my new custom toolbox parts from within SOLIDWORKS by simply adding a configuration. The toolbox application makes this process much quicker and is more conveniently organised so you can stay on top of your components.

To access the Customize Hardware page:

  1. From Windows, click Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SOLIDWORKS Tools > Toolbox Settings. Or alternatively search “toolbox settings <SOLIDWORKS version>”.
  2. Click 2 - Customize Your Hardware.

To configure a particular type or component:

  1. Right-click the folder or component in the SOLIDWORKS Design Library task pane and select Configure.
  2. You customize hardware by selecting individual components and setting their property values.

To display a component:

  1. Click a standard in the left pane and expand its categories and types, or click the folder icons in the right pane. Under a type, select a component. The page shows the component icon, name, and the number of possible configurations.  

 

 

 

 

By Jon Weston-Stanley

View the Video here

Related Blog Posts

Modelling an Archimedes' Screw
Archimedean screws are often referred to as “water screws” since they are commonly used to transport water between different heights. We often see some of our customers do screw feeders and we thought it may be beneficial to create a blog documenting...
How to Export Graphics and Logos from Adobe Illust
Our customer, Raymont-Osman Product Design, have put a quick and easy tutorial together to show how you can export graphics and logos from Adobe Illustrator into SOLIDWORKS. To find out more about Raymont-Osman Product Design visit their website: htt...
How to Create 360VR Video using SOLIDWORKS Visuali
Virtual Reality(VR) videos provide one of the most immersive methods of viewing a design concept and can be used to bring your product showcases to the next level. Recently VR has become a valuable tool for many companies when it comes to design revi...
Top