How to use the Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS

Article by TriMech Solutions, LLC updated February 27, 2023


The Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS is a tool that allows you to save and restore the settings in your SOLIDWORKS software. This can be useful if you want to transfer your settings to a new computer, or if you want to revert to a previous set of settings after making a change. I’m sure all of us have also experienced working from colleague machines and being lost due to their custom settings. The Copy/Save Settings Wizard can make any computer feel like home.

The Copy/Settings Wizard can be accessed in several ways. To access the Copy/Save Settings Wizard, go to the “Tools” menu in SOLIDWORKS and select “Copy Settings Wizard.”

SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings Wizard in tools

You can also access the tool from the Task Pane > Resources tab.

SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings Wizard in resources

Finally, the last place it can be found is under the options.

settings wizard in options list

From there, you can choose to save your current settings to a file or restore settings from a previously saved file. The file type that is created is an .sldreg file (SOLIDWORKS registry). This can be saved on a thumb drive for easy backup.

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It’s important to note that the SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings Wizard only saves and restores certain types of settings in SOLIDWORKS. It does not save or restore document properties or macros, or any data or files related to your project. Below is a list of items to save.

copy save settings

Learn more tips and tricks like the Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS in one of our upcoming webinars or check out our training courses. SOLIDWORKS training is led by certified trainers and learn via hands-on practical exercises.

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