SOLIDWORKS 2014: Save, Rename, and Manage Files


show more Saving your work is more important in SOLIDWORKS than in most software. Proper saving in the software reduces clutter and saves time, and so it is important to know how files interconnect. Learn more about saving, renaming and managing files in this tutorial, which also demonstrates saving best practices, such as having SOLIDWORKS prompt you to save files at regular intervals. show less
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Saving, renaming, and managing files

Saving your work is essential in all software. However, in SolidWorks, it's very important to understand how files interconnect. In this video let's go ahead and open up under Exercise Files, Chapter One, 1.4, and go ahead and choose 1.4.SLDASM for SolidWorks Assembly. And go ahead and choose Open. By the way, if you don't see that file, make sure you have both the parts and assembly icons turned on. If you didn't have that, you wouldn't see it. Go ahead and choose first one and click on open. And that should open a little stack of blocks, look like this.

And we're going to go ahead and work through a few of the saving options for this. First off, let's understand how the file system works. The SolidWorks file structure looks a lot like this. At the top level we have basically a top level assembly, which is then built up of individual parts, and those parts can have drawings made of them. And then you can also have subassemblies that are under the top level assembly, and then...

Saving, renaming, and managing files
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Saving your work is more important in SOLIDWORKS than in most software. Proper saving in the software reduces clutter and saves time, and so it is important to know how files interconnect. Learn more about saving, renaming and managing files in this tutorial, which also demonstrates saving best practices, such as having SOLIDWORKS prompt you to save files at regular intervals.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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