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.
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.