How Do I Restore the Toolbar in SolidWorks?

How Do I Restore the Toolbar in SolidWorks?

If you are using SolidWorks and find that your toolbar has gone missing, don’t worry! Restoring the toolbar is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of restoring the toolbar in SolidWorks.

Method 1: Using the Customize Menu

If you accidentally closed or hid your toolbar, you can easily restore it using the ‘Customize’ menu. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of the SolidWorks window.
  2. Select ‘Customize’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the ‘Customize’ dialog box that appears, click on the ‘Toolbars’ tab.
  4. You will see a list of available toolbars. Checkmark the toolbar you want to restore.
  5. Click ‘OK’ to apply the changes.

Note: If you cannot find your desired toolbar in the list, it might be located under a different category. You can check other categories or use method 2 below to restore it.

Method 2: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If method 1 did not work for you or if you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, here’s an alternative method:

  1. Press and hold down the ‘S’ key on your keyboard.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear with a list of available toolbars.
  3. Select your desired toolbar from the list by pressing its corresponding letter key (e.g., press ‘T’ for ‘Standard’, press ‘S’ for ‘Sketch’, etc.).

Note: This method allows you to quickly toggle the visibility of different toolbars by pressing and releasing the ‘S’ key while holding it down.

Method 3: Resetting the User Interface

If both methods above did not work or if you want to reset your SolidWorks user interface completely, you can use the ‘Reset’ option.

  • Click on the ‘Reset..’ button located at the bottom of the dialog box.
  • A confirmation message will appear. Click ‘Yes’ to proceed with resetting your user interface.
  • Note: Resetting your user interface will restore all toolbars and settings to their default state. It is recommended to backup your customized settings before performing a reset.


    In this tutorial, we have explored three different methods to restore the toolbar in SolidWorks. Whether you prefer using menus, keyboard shortcuts, or resetting your user interface, you now have multiple options to bring back your missing toolbar.

    Remember to check for hidden toolbars in different categories and backup your settings before performing a reset. With these tips, you can easily restore and customize your toolbar in SolidWorks according to your workflow preferences.