Revisioning in SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Article by TriMech Solutions, LLC updated January 27, 2022


In this video tech tip, Matt Kokoski covers three different methods of revisioning inside of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.

The first method explains Saving with Options. The second method demonstrates how to add a new revision inside of SOLIDWORKS desktop, and the third shows you how to add a new revisions inside of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform along with the benefits of using this method. Matt will also explain the branch and merging feature inside of the collaborative lifecycle application.

Save with Options to 3DEXPERIENCE

Save with options is the easiest way to create a new revision within SOLIDWORKS and save to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. This will, in one step, create a new revision and place that new revision in the open window in SOLIDWORKS. With this method you can also revise multiple files at once.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  the file will need to be reserved once revised.

SOLIDWORKS Save with Options

SOLIDWORKS Save with Options

New Revision

Another method of creating a revision in SOLIDWORKS is to right click on the file and select new revision. The difference with this method is that it leaves the original revision as the revision that is open in SOLIDWORKS. The “+” in the task pane designates that a new revision exists in the vault. If you right click on the file and select “Replace by Revision,” the latest revision can then be loaded into the session.



Web Browser

In the web browser, the Collaborative Lifecycle App can be used to create a new revision. There are a few benefits to this method. First, it provides a graphical representation of the revision history. Second, it allows the creation of revisions on any device including mobile devices.

3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Lifecycle Revision

3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Lifecycle Revision


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