Exporting Nodes in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated January 21, 2013


There are frequent situations where you need to export some sections (nodes) of your vault. You may want to export a card to re-use it in another vault. Export a template for testing in a test vault or at the request of your VAR (Value Added Reseller).

To export a node, right click on the node and select “Export”. .

Next Click on Save Icon. The export will contain all of the relevant information including users groups etc

To import, right click on the vault and select “Import”

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.