SolidWorks 2012 introduced us to the Command Search, a nifty option added to the SolidWorks Search box that lets us both run commands and get SolidWorks to show us where they are. If you’ve attended any of our 2012 rollouts or update classes, you’ve seen this highlighted. It’s great for finding that command you know exists but you can’t remember where it exists.
To go along with this, as a shortcut, simply hitting “s” on your keyboard will now focus your keyboard on the Command Search function. This is great because you don’t have to go to the dropdown and change from the current search to Command Search—it happens automatically! Of course, “s” also brings up the shortcut toolbar as it has for some time, so unless you’re looking at the search box, you may not even realize this is happening.
If you would rather the “s” key just bring up the shortcut toolbar and not also invoke the Command Search, you can turn off that behavior as follows:
There you go! Your Hot tip for the month. (You did know about “s” and the shortcut toolbar, right? If not, extra bonus for you!)