Tips and Tricks

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Edit History in SolidWorks

By David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing

Starting with SolidWorks 2014 to the current version you can track changes to your part and assembly files.

This tip shows you how to use and customize it.

When you open a part or assembly for the first time in SolidWorks or if you open a new file your History folder will be empty.

Edit History

Make a few changes, and then expand the folder.

Edit History

The History folder shows the items you’ve changed with your most recent change. This not only allows you to see the history of your changes you can edit the item right from the History folder.

By default the list will grow until 10 items have been modified, and then the oldest items will fall off the list.  So the maximum length of the list is 10.

You can change this setting by right clicking the History folder and selecting History Options.

Edit History

Now you can set the length of the list to any length you prefer.

Edit History

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