Article by TriMech Solutions, LLC updated September 23, 2022


If you’ve been using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, R2022x FD03, you may or may not know that you now have the ability to work offline. This is great as we enter fall and the holiday season, when you may want to get some work done on a flight or if you have to set up a workspace on a site without internet. I’m going to walk you through step by step how to work offline using SOLIDWORKS connected and 3DEXPERIENCE.

PLAN when you’ll be offline.

Knowing when you won’t have internet and planning how you will use that time offline is important. Open the models and files ahead of going offline and save them locally to your device. Make sure that whatever files you pull are also locked, so that you don’t experience changes from other team members.

The other important checklist item when it comes to planning to use 3DEXPERIENCE offline, is to make sure that you have a desktop shortcut for your locally installed apps. If you don’t have this, you won’t be able to open them while offline.

GO into offline mode

Click on work offline icon in the top right of the screen. You should immediately get a dialogue box that will let you know that you can work in offline mode for up to 30 days, along with the other steps you need to complete from step one.

3DEXPERIENCE offline mode save to desktop

3DEXPERIENCE offline mode save to desktop

Once you hit “OK”, you’re all set to work offline! Be sure to save your files locally as you make changes.

RETURN into online mode

Once you’re back online, you can push your files back to the platform just as easily as you were saving them locally. Click the “Offline Mode” button again to go online, open your locally saved files, and click “Save to 3DEXPERIENCE” on the save drop down menu. Any PLM data from the original file is preserved.



If you need a more in depth guide, take a look at this video to see every step you’ll need to take to work offline.

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TriMech Solutions, LLC

TriMech provides thousands of engineering teams with 3D design and rapid prototyping solutions that work hand-in-hand, from sketch to manufacturing. Javelin became a subsidiary of TriMech Solutions LLC in 2021.