3 Ways to Make the Most of the Command Search in SOLIDWORKS

The Command Search function in SOLIDWORKS has to be my favorite feature. I find myself using it nearly every single day. What I love most about it is that any, and every, command is at my finger tips. Whether it’s a command I use once a quarter or once a decade, I can find it using this feature. But it doesn’t stop there, not only can you launch any command through this feature but you can also customize your interface and learn where a command is located through this tool. Here’s how:

3 Ways to make the most of the Command Search


  • Customize on the Fly: Drag a command from the search results to the command manager.

Search and Customize

  • Find a Command: Click on the “eye glasses” to have SOLIDWORKS automatically navigate through the menus. A big red arrow will show you where the command is located.

  • Launch a Command: Type in the search box and launch a command by clicking on it or scroll through with the arrow keys and press enter.command search tool
Stephen Petrock
Since 1998, TriMech has helped our clients design better products by partnering with them and offering, not only CAD, CAE, PDM, FEA, CAM software products, but also by engineering solutions involving full-time and temporary staffing, contract design, analysis and drafting services, rapid prototyping, custom programming and implementation services. TriMech is a value-added reseller of SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys 3D Printers in the Mid-Atlantic and South-East including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Stephen Petrock