This CADCast covers how to use and configure the Interference Detection tool for assemblies in SolidWorks.
Support for Multi-Touch was introduced to SolidWorks in the 2010 release. Most modern laptops now support Multi-Touch touchpads and/or monitors and the combination of these devices and SolidWorks make for a productive work environment. There are two types of touch gestures that SolidWorks supports. They are Flicks (What are Flicks?) and Multi-Touch Gestures. Flicks are mostly seen with touchscreen computers (or tablets) whereas Multi-Touch gestures can apply to either the screen or touchpad.
Generally Flicks are single finger gestures. SolidWorks supports all Windows Flick operations. This includes drag up, drag down, scroll up, scroll down, and also back and forward. It also includes lesser known shortcuts like Undo, Delete, and Copy and Paste. Flicks can be customized in Windows (Customizing Flicks).
Multi-Touch Gestures, as the name implies, require multiple finger input. Multi-Touch actions are supported for operations like Zoom In, Zoom Out, Rotate, Pan, Roll, Zoom To Fit, and Right Click.
SolidWorks has options to control the interpretation of two finger pan and rotate gestures. These can be found under Tools > Options > Touch. These options allows the user to specify either rotate or pan gestures based on the how far their fingers are apart.
NOTE: Many of these settings are dependent on the hardware and driver being used. If you find that Multi-Touch and Flick gestures are not working in Windows and SolidWorks, then either the hardware or driver being used do not support these operations.