Reopen files when launching SolidWorks [VIDEO]

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated May 3, 2013


When working on a big project, it isn’t uncommon to have several different files open in SolidWorks at once.  If these files are coming from multiple different folder locations, hunting them down and opening them again each time you close and reopen SolidWorks can be a time consuming process.

That’s where the very first option in the SolidWorks settings come in handy:   “Open last used document(s) at startup”.

From within SolidWorks go to Tools > Options > System Options > General.  At the top of the list is the option “Open last used document(s) at startup”, by default this is set to “Never”.

When the option is changed to “Always”, when you launch SolidWorks, it will automatically reopen any document that were currently open when you shut down SolidWorks last time.

Open Last Used Documents

 For more details please watch this video:

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.