Tips – Advanced

Below is a list of SolidWorks tips experienced users may find useful:

Click here for basic SolidWorks tips.

1. Extrude Offset

Eliminate unecessary planes using the offset option when creating an extrusion. See the image below for an example.

Reduce planes using extrude offset

2. Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Speed up folder listing by turning off this option. The thumbnails are too small to be of any use on most screen resolutions and can take an age to generate for full folders. Windows will handle normal thumbnail and tile previews.

Disable thumbnails in windows explorer