How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard

The CATI Dedicated Support Team worked together earlier this month to put together a collection of Blog Articles on how a user can customize and configure the SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard. The support team broke this topic down into four articles as detailed below that detail all of the available options in the Toolbox Setup menu.

Toolbox Setup Menu

Written by Bryan Pawlak the article focuses on the different ways to access the Toolbox Setup menu and Tab #1 on the customization of the SolidWorks Hole Wizard. Bryan goes into the detailed steps on reducing the existing to just the standards that your company may utilize on a daily basis.

Written by John Van Engen the article focuses on the Toolbox Setup Tab #2 Customize you hardware. John looks at each aspect of the different Toolbox standards and explains how to reduce the existing hardware to just the type and size that your company may utilize. He also goes into the details of how to add custom sizes, descriptions and other custom properties to your hardware.

Written by Blake Cokinis the article focuses on the Toolbox Setup Tab #3 Define user settings and Tab #4 Set permissions. Blake walks you thru each of the administrative settings and how each once will change the users experience with Toolbox.

Written by Neil Bucalo the article focuses on the Toolbox Setup Tab #5 Configure Smart Fasteners. Neil explains how to set the default and preferences for fasteners used with Hole Wizard and non-Hole Wizard Holes.

I hope these articles help you in establishing the best practices for you and your fellow SolidWorks users of SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard.

Josh Altergott

CATI Support Manager

Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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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.