Have you ever opened SOLIDWORKS to find that the CAMWorks or SOLIDWORKS CAM icons were missing or greyed out from the CommandManager? This blog explains how to fix that by performing an icon reset.
When this happens, it seems like all of the tool icons are missing (save one or two) or the icons are completely greyed out, thus impossible to use. Did you know that you don't need to go through the lengthy process of repairing SOLIDWORKS and seeing if that will fix the issue?
SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks both have the ability to reset that toolset in the CommandManager. However, depending on the software you are using, the location of the solution is slightly different.
Note: To use this tool, you must close SOLIDWORKS prior to running the command.
How to Reset in SOLIDWORKS CAM
To reset in SOLIDWORKS CAM, you will need to navigate to the below path:
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp 2023\SOLIDWORKS CAM
Keep in mind that your path may be different, depending on how many installations of the SOLIDWORKS software are present on your computer.
How to Reset in CAMWorks
To reset in CAMWorks, you will need to navigate to the below path:
Once the above command has been run, launch SOLIDWORKS and open a part. Now that the command reset has been run, you should have all your icons and commands back and functional.
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