How Do I Change the Mouse Settings in SolidWorks?

Are you using SolidWorks and finding that the default mouse settings are not quite right for your workflow? Don’t worry, you can easily customize the mouse settings in SolidWorks to suit your preferences.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to change the mouse settings in SolidWorks. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Opening the Mouse Settings

To begin, open SolidWorks and go to Tools > Customize. This will open the Customize dialog box.

Step 2: Navigating to Mouse Settings

In the Customize dialog box, click on the Keyboard tab. Here, you will find a list of all available commands and shortcuts in SolidWorks.

To access the mouse settings, click on the Mouse Gestures button located at the bottom-right corner of the dialog box.

Step 3: Customizing Mouse Gestures

The Mouse Gestures dialog box allows you to customize various actions associated with different mouse movements. You can create new gestures or modify existing ones.

To create a new gesture, click on the New Gesture button. A pop-up window will appear where you can draw your desired gesture using your mouse.

If you want to modify an existing gesture, select it from the list and click on Edit Gesture.

You can assign different commands or macros to each gesture by selecting them from the available options in the Command section.

Note: Make sure to choose gestures that are comfortable for you and do not conflict with other software or operating system gestures.

Step 4: Modifying Mouse Buttons

In addition to gestures, you can also customize the actions associated with different mouse buttons.

Click on the Mouse Buttons tab in the Customize dialog box to access the mouse button settings.

Here, you can assign various commands to the left, middle, and right mouse buttons, as well as any additional buttons your mouse may have.

To assign a command, select a button from the list and choose the desired command from the Command section. You can also create custom macros if needed.

Step 5: Saving and Applying Changes

Once you have made all your desired changes to the mouse settings, click on OK in both the Mouse Gestures and Customize dialog boxes to save your changes. The new settings will now be applied in SolidWorks.

Tips for Customizing Mouse Settings in SolidWorks:

  • Experiment: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different gestures and button configurations until you find what works best for you.
  • Ergonomics: Consider ergonomics when setting up your gestures and button assignments. Make sure they are comfortable and do not strain your wrist or fingers during prolonged use.
  • Frequent Actions: Assign frequently used commands or macros to easily accessible gestures or buttons for improved productivity.
  • Tutorials: Check out online tutorials or guides for inspiration on popular mouse settings configurations used by other SolidWorks users.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to change the mouse settings in SolidWorks.

By customizing these settings to suit your needs, you can greatly enhance your design workflow and efficiency. Happy designing!