UP-Down through the Feature Tree

Many of us sometimes needs to see that how a model has been built up in SolidWorks. The most commonly used method is to move scroll bar up in the feature manager tree and then move it step by step down. Using mouse for this process can be tedious sometimes.

STOP here. If you also use this method and looking for something easier, then continue reading and learn anew method.

  1. Start SolidWorks and go to Tools > Options or click on Options.
  2. Click on Feature Manager under System Options.
  3. Select (check) “Arrow Key navigation“.
  4. Click OK to apply and close the system options.
  5. Roll back the feature manager tree.
  6. Click on the scroll bar.
  7. Using Up-Down arrow keys, you can now move the scroll bar up or down as required.

Other funtions you can achieve with arrow keys

To …                                                              Press:

scroll up                                                       up arrow

scroll down                                                  down arrow

collapse the design tree                               left arrow with pointer at top of design tree

expand the design tree                                right arrow with pointer at top of design tree

collapse an item                                           left arrow with pointer at item

expand an item                                            right arrow with pointer at item

drag the rollback bar up                              up arrow with rollback bar selected

drag the rollback bar down                         down arrow with rollback bar selected

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