be able to find nearly every tool available for each document type in SolidWorks in one of the following six menus: File, Edit, View, Tools, Window, and Help.
1. Move your mouse pointer over or click the SolidWorks logo on the left side of the menu bar.
2. To hide the menus once again, move the mouse away from the menu bar. If you prefer to have the menu bar available at all times, you can “pin” it open by doing the following:
1. Click or mouse over the SolidWorks logo on the left side of the menu bar.
2. When the menu list is visible, click the pushpin icon on the far right
of the menu. The menu will remain open at all times.
3. To hide the menu, click the pushpin again.
As with most areas of SolidWorks, the menus are completely customizable to
match your needs. Items listed on the main menus can be hidden or shown for
each document type. If you hide a menu item in one document type, such as a
drawing, it will still be available in another document type as long as it is normally
visible in that document type. To customize a menu, follow these steps:
1. Click or mouse over the SolidWorks logo on the left side of the menu bar. Hover over the menu that you intend to customize.
2. Select Customize Menu at the very bottom of the menu. Check boxes appear next to each menu item.
3. Clear the check box next to items to hide them. Select the check box next to an item to show it in the menu, as shown in Figure 1.26.
4. Once you are finished customizing the menu, press Enter or click outside the menu.
Even though SolidWorks gives you the ability to remove menu items, we strongly recommend that you keep all the menu items visible, especially while you are still learning. Once you become more familiar with using SolidWorks, you may decide that it would be best to hide some items, but we personally keep all items visible in the menus.
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