Saving a PDF/Word document in a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Archive

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated May 20, 2020


Most often users want to add a PDF or Microsoft Word document in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical project and collect it within the project archive. This can be done only by adding the document in the document tree.

If there are a limited number of files you would like to add, you can do so by following the steps below:


Right-Click on the Book > New > Click on Data files/Datasheet > Now browse to the PDF or the document you would like to add to the project > select the file.

Add PDF document in the document manager

Add PDF document in the document manager


You will now see this attached file in the document tree on the document manager.

PDF in the Document tree

PDF in Document tree


This file will be included in the project archive when the project is archived through File > Project manager > Select the project > Click Archive on the management Tab.

Archive the project (includes PDF)

Archive the project (includes PDF)

However, if multiple users are using electrical at your company, then you could store all the datasheets in a network location accessible by all users and reference the network location in the part properties.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Attend a SOLIDWORKS Electrical training course either in a Canadian classroom near you or live online. For more information about electrical software and training solutions call 1-877-219-6757.

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Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.