SOLIDWORKS 2020 Save As Copy and Open: Close the Original Document Option

Article by John Lee, CSWE updated November 20, 2019


SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy has always been a great option for managing references when creating copies of documents under new filenames.

In 2020, when doing a File > Save As… > Save As Copy and Open, we can now choose to close the original document in the message that pops up after we select Save.

This option can help free up memory and prevent clutter of too many open documents.

In addition, if we want to always choose this option, there is once again the handy checkbox for “Don’t show again in this session”.

SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy and Open

SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy and Open

Discover other new enhancements and time-saving tricks in our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Course. See our demonstration videos to learn What’s New with SOLIDWORKS 2020.

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John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.