Solid Edge Help

Solid Edge Help

Solid Edge Tip of the Week – May 5, 2014

The Solid Edge Help is a very useful tool for users who are just starting to learn Solid Edge or for someone who may have forgotten how to use a certain command.To quickly access more information on a command that is active, all you have to do is press F1 to bring up the help for that command. The other way to access help on a certain command would be to hold down the Shift key and then press F1. This will put a question mark next to your cursor and you are able to select any command in the ribbon that you want help with:


The default behavior for the Help in ST6 is to open in a web browser. I find this extremely helpful as I can quickly copy the
URL of whatever topic I was looking at and share it with anyone that has access to the internet. If you don’t have access to the internet or like the local help better, you have the option to switch the way Help is displayed. To change this setting go to the Solid Edge Application Button – Solid Edge Options – Helpers Tab and scroll to the very bottom. There is an option here that says “Use my web browser to display help”:
One of the reasons I like using the local help is the Favorites tab. After searching for help on a command, I can go to the Favorites tab and press the Add button at the bottom of the window. Whenever I come back into Help I can access my favorites and find the information I need quickly and easily:
Ben Weisenberger
Application Engineer at Ally PLM Solutions


  • Eric

    April 18, 2015 at 5:19 pm Reply

    This doesn't work for me. When set to Web Help I get an error message saying something along the lines of "Solid Edge can't navigate to Web Help. […]" without even opening Chrome. Instead it refers me to the local help. Which is quite annoying.

  • Ben Weisenberger

    April 21, 2015 at 1:19 pm Reply

    The Solid Edge Web Help opens using Internet Explorer. If you have uninstalled Internet Explorer, then Solid Edge will not be able to display the web help and will revert back to the local help file.

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