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Pack and Go

The Pack and Go dialog box lists related files to be saved into a folder or zip file. See also Pack and Go Overview.


All related files are listed. The number of assemblies, parts, drawings, other types of files, and total files is displayed below the list.

  • Select or clear check boxes to include files in the saved folder or zip file.

  • To hide columns, right-click the column header and select Hide Column.

  • To rename a file to be saved, double-click the file in the Save to Name column. The file name extension must match the source file's extension.


Click Select/Replace to search a column and select or clear items or replace text.


PhotoWorks options appear when PhotoWorks is added in.

  • Include Drawings. Add associated drawings in the model folders or in the Search Paths you specify from File Locations in the System Options dialog box..

  • Include Simulation Results. Add SolidWorks Simulation reports associated with the model, not necessarily in the same folder as the model.

  • Include PhotoWorks. Add PhotoWorks files associated with the model, not necessarily in the same folder as the model.

  • Include PhotoWorks Files from Default Library. Add PhotoWorks files from the default library that are called from the model.

  • Nested View or Flat View. Indents file names based on their parent/child relationships, or positions all names at the left margin.

Select Nested view to preserve folder structure. The model and all its references are saved in one folder for Flat view.

  • Save to Folder. Specify path and folder name.

  • Save to Zip File. Specify path and file name.

  • Add prefix or Add suffix. Add the specified prefix or suffix  to all file names.

  • Flatten to single folder. (Not available with PhotoWorks selected). Select to save all files to the top level of the specified destination folder. Clear to maintain the current folder structure of the files as subfolders in the destination folder.

  • Email after packaging. Available when Save to zip file is selected. When you click Save, an email message with the zip file attached is opened for you to address and send.

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