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Toolbox Administration Best Practices

Follow these best practices when administering Toolbox.

Place the Toolbox folder
When you install Toolbox, point the Toolbox folder to a network location accessible to all Toolbox users.
Streamline Toolbox offerings
Reduce the number of Toolbox components to the extent possible to increase the efficiency of component use in your organization.
Specify Toolbox part numbers
Import part numbers for all Toolbox components before your users access Toolbox, so that BOMs reflect consistent part numbers.
Be familiar with Configurations
Understand SolidWorks Configurations before you decide how to specify component files.
Address PDM considerations
Read the PDM documentation for how to specify component files.
If your PDM system recommends you do so, deny overwriting of read-only files.
Control Toolbox access
Set permissions to prevent user access to administrative tasks.
Distribute the Toolbox configuration
Define an administrative image that points to the Toolbox folder and distribute it to your users.

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