SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Project Snapshot

Article by Delvin Masilamani updated September 25, 2015


In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 we needed to make multiple copies of projects through the Project Manager. This created confusion when testing different design scenarios or if a user needed to modify the design based on a change request.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Project Snapshot

Management and Process Ribbon now includes Snapshot tools

In order to make it simpler for users, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 has introduced a feature called Snapshot. A Snapshot is essentially a moment in time when a project was saved and can be restored at a later date if required.

Snapshot Manager

Snapshot Manager

The “Take a Snapshot” and “Snapshot manager” can be accessed or managed from the Process Ribbon.

The snapshot is created automatically under these conditions:

  • User clicks on Take a Snapshot
  • When a new revision index is created and the option is selected
  • It can be automated to take a snapshot after a period of (days)

Note: The snapshot file extension is the same as project file extension, however it is managed separately through the application until it is restored as a project.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Project Snapshot is just one of the many new features in the latest release. To learn about other SOLIDWORKS enhancements we recommend that you attend our Launch Broadcast on either Thursday October 1st or Tuesday October 6th. Please visit our registration page to register for a Broadcast event.


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Delvin Masilamani

Delvin is ‎Senior Solutions Expert at Javelin and is based in our Oakville, Ontario office.