It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree Feature. It have many benefits, especially when compared to Pack and Go. WinZip is the default archive utility for Copy Tree but we have the ability to configure that to 7-zip via the following steps.
This is a client based setting and won’t change it for all vault users.
Step 1: Administration Tool > Local Settings > Settings
Step 2: Select the Zip Program tab and input the Full path to the 7z.exe.
Step 3: For Arguments to the Zip program, enter a -tzip “%1″ @”%2” and check the Store source file names in a temporary text file box
Step 4: Hit OK. Now 7Zip should be used whenever selecting Compressed Archive as the Copy Type within Copy Tree
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