Customizing SolidWorks Flyout Toolbars

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The other day while watching a video on some of the new SolidWorks 2013 features, I noticed that one of the Flyout Toolbars for Annotations had a command for Cosmetic Threads that I did not have in my Flyouts, so I set about going to find out how to make the same change. I looked in all of the standard places first, Help, Knowledge Base, etc. and found no real straight forward answer. So I resorted to my other bag of tricks, below is what I found and I think I will add this to my other collection of Redneck Workarounds.

So here is what we started with first we Customize the S key to add the Annotation Flyout Toolbar.

We can see that when we look at the Annotations Flyout that there is no Cosmetic Thread.

To get our Cosmetic Thread we will again go back to Customize, show the Annotation toolbar and add the Cosmetic Thread to the toolbar.

Now we go back to our S key and you will see that we now have our Cosmetic Thread.

Note the location in the Flyout and it is the same location that we dropped the command into the toolbar in the earlier Customize.

We have tested this with several other Flyout Toolbars and we were able to add and or reorder buttons to several other toolbars with the same steps listed above.

Good Luck and I hope this helps in customizing SolidWorks. You can learn more about SolidWorks 2013 on the website (no registration
required).

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Josh Altergott is Support Manager at Computer Aided Technology, a SolidWorks Value Added Reseller with locations in Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. He is a regular contributor to the CATI Tech Notes blog.

Josh Altergott
Josh Altergott is Support Manager at Computer Aided Technology, a SolidWorks Value Added Reseller with locations in Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. He is a regular contributor to the CATI Tech Notes blog. http://blog.cati.com/