SOLIDWORKS keeps a reference of the location and file names of images used to create decals. When multiple SOLIDWORKS files need to be updated with a new version of a decal, one option is to rename the old image and apply the original name to the new image.
In the following example, a decal named ‘Barcode’ has been added to a part file.
An updated image that displays the word ‘SolidWorks’ below the barcode is placed in the folder of the current decal image:
Pretending that in multiple files that reference D:\Tutorials\Decals\Barcode.bmp the image needs to be replaced with SOLIDWORKS Barcode.bmp, the original file has been renamed and the original name ‘Barcode’ has been applied to the new image:
Next time the part file referencing D:\Tutorials\Decals\Barcode.bmp is opened, the model will include the update SOLIDWORKS decal: