Tutorial: How to use “Mouse gestures” and “Shortcut Bars” to invoke commands in SolidWorks

So, we will customize shortcuts then create our part.

  1. Step 1:

    Te begin, Open a new file in solidworks: File, New, Part, Ok

  2. Step 2:

    First we will customize the "Mouse gestures", You can use 4 or 8 gestures, then 4 or 8 command to use also, repeat this step for any command you need to use.
    - the polygon for the sketch column
    - the cosmetic thread for the part column

  3. Step 3:

    Now we will customize the "Shortcut bars"

  4. Step 4:

    lunch a new sketch as shown, then select the front plan

  5. Step 5:

    as you can see, I have customized for 8 command, you can use others as you wish. repeat this step to : draw the "polygon", add a "dimension" then the "Extruded boss".

  6. Step 6:

    another sketch in the front face using the shortcut bar "press s key". then extrude a boss.

  7. Step 7:

    select the edge of the part, then drag to chose the cosmetic thread command.

  8. Step 8:

    select again the edge then add a chamfer. and that's all ^^.