customizing solidworks

In the realm of somewhat useless but cool stuff you can do to customize SolidWorks, I recently did a post about making your own background.

This can in actuality be very useful for two things

  1. Making things on your screen easier to see
  2. Giving a custom feel to product presentations

So, in light of all of that, I’ve created 5 backgrounds for you to use or to get some inspiration for what you could do with your own. Here they are…

To use them, just click the one below you want and then right click on the image that opens up and select Save Image As. In SolidWorks go to Tools, Options and select Colors on the System Options Tab. Select Image File… in the Background appearance area and choose the one you like. To download them all click here.

Orange Burst

Green Shadow

Blue Shade

Hazy SWX

Flame On

I know. That last one is a little cheesy, but maybe you can put it on someone elses screen as a prank or on yours when you’re feelin’ on fire. Oh, by the way, you can also use these as desktop wallpaper. Hope you enjoy.


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.