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Status Bar

Thursday April 16, 2015 at 10:54am

The status bar at the bottom of the SOLIDWORKS window provides information related to the function you are currently performing.

To display or hide the status bar:

Click View > Status Bar.

Typical information provided in the status bar:

  • A brief description as you move the pointer over a tool or click a menu item
  • A rebuild icon , if you make changes to a sketch or part that requires the rebuild of the part
  • Sketch status and pointer coordinates, when you are working in a sketch
  • Commonly used measurements for selected entities, such as the length of an edge
  • A message to indicate that you are editing a part while in an assembly
  • An icon for accessing the Reload dialog box when you are using collaboration options
  • A message to indicate that you have selected to suspend automatic rebuilds
  • Unit System , which shows the unit system for the active document in the status bar and lets you change or customize the unit system
  • An icon to enable you to turn Quick Tips on or off
  • An icon to display or hide the Tags text box, used to add keywords to features and parts to aid in searching


By Jon Weston-Stanley

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