SOLIDWORKS File Locations

SOLIDWORKS File Utilities replaces SOLIDWORKS Explorer

SOLIDWORKS 2020 has retained critical functionality from SOLIDWORKS Explorer, and has discontinued the SOLIDWORKS Explorer application. SOLIDWORKS File Utilities Functions The retained functionality is now called SOLIDWORKS File Utilities and is a must when renaming SOLIDWORKS reusable data (such as parts and assemblies) from outside…

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Multiple-year versions of SOLIDWORKS Installed? Set File Locations the easy way!

When it becomes necessary to install multiple year versions of SOLIDWORKS, we recommend our best practices guide for the installation.  This article assumes that the aforementioned guide was used, and employs a technique designed to work with the settings we use in that guide. Once…

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How to specify where SOLIDWORKS should look for Document Templates

SOLIDWORKS File Locations

So you created the much needed SOLIDWORKS Part template, but you can’t seemed to load it. Not to worry – I will show you how to add templates to SOLIDWORKS with an option called “File Locations”. With SOLIDWORKS open, pick on the top cog icon…

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My SOLIDWORKS ProgramData Folder is not Visible?

Many of the SOLIDWORKS File Locations point to folders in C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS.  This includes default items like Templates, Custom Material Databases, Weldment Profiles, Design Libraries, etc. You may have noticed that browsing to this folder is not always visible.  By default, Windows keeps SOLIDWORKS ProgramData (C:\ProgramData)…

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