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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.
Toolbox Application

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

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