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File Locations Options

Specify folders to search for different types of document. Folders are searched in the order in which they are listed.

To display this dialog box, click Options or Tools > Options and select File Locations.

Reset Restores factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.
Show folders for Lists file types for which you can define a search path.
Folders Displays search paths for a given file type.
Add Adds a folder for the selected type of document.
To create a new folder to add, click Make New folder in the Browse for Folder dialog box.
Delete Deletes the selected folder. To undo deleting a folder, click Cancel.
Move Up or Move Down Changes the folder search order.

Notes for Specific File Types

  • When you select a file location for Macros, and then you run a macro, the software looks for a macro in the specified location. For instance, when you click Tools > Macro > Run , the Run Macro dialog box opens to the file location you specified.
  • The paths for Referenced Documents are searched only if Search file locations for external references is selected in Tools > Options > System Options > External References .
  • Design Checker Files, which sets the location for *.swstd Build Checks files, is available only when the SolidWorks Design Checker is added in.

Default File Locations

SolidWorks uses default file locations for the following file types:
File Type Default Location
Document Templates C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks version\templates

C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\Tutorial

Bend Table Template C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
BOM Templates C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Color Swatches C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\colorswatches
Costing Report Template Folder C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Costing templates C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\Costing templates
Custom Property Files C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks version\lang\english
Design Library C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks version\Design Library
Dimension/Annotation Favorites C:\Users\malpert\Documents
DimXpert Callout Format File C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Hole Callout Format File C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Hole Table Templates C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Punch Table Templates C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Revision Table Templates C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Search Paths C:\solidworks data\
Sheet Formats C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks version\lang\english\sheetformat
Sheet Metal Bend Line Note File C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Sheet Metal Bend Tables C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\Sheetmetal Bend Tables
Sheet Metal Gauge Table C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\sheet metal gauge tables
Sustainability Report Template Folder C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Title Block Table Template C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Weld Table Template C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Weldment Cut List Templates C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english
Weldment Profiles C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\weldment profiles
Weldment Property File C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\Weldments


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