How to tell which SOLIDWORKS Version was last used to save a file

Article by Sanja Srzic updated February 29, 2016


Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2015, a property called ‘T‘ has been added to SOLIDWORKS files.  If Windows Explorer is set to use Details display mode, a ‘SW Last Saved with’ column can be displayed in it, and this will allow you to determine which SOLIDWORKS Version was last used to save a file; as shown in the figure below:


SW Last Saved with

The SOLIDWORKS file version can also be identified in individual files by right-clicking on a file and selecting Properties > Details.

Properties dialog

Properties dialog

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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office