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Save As

Saves the active document to disk with a new name or saves it in a different format for export to another application.

To display this dialog box:

Click Save As (Standard toolbar) or File > Save As.

Save in Lets you browse to the location where you want to save the document.
Use the locations sidebar to help navigate to the location where you want to save your document. The locations sidebar is available in certain operating systems only.
File name  
Save as type Saves the file in another file format. You can also export files.
Description Saves your text in the custom property field for Description in Summary Information.
Save As Saves the document to a new file name that becomes the active document without saving the original document.
Save as copy and continue Saves the document to a new file name without replacing the active document.
Save as copy and open Saves the document to a new file name that becomes the active document. The original document remains open. References to the original document are not automatically assigned to the copy.
Include all referenced components Copies all referenced components to the new location, adding a prefix or suffix to the component names, as specified.
Advanced Displays a list of the documents referenced by the currently selected assembly or drawing. You can edit the locations of the listed files.
Down arrow arrow_down.gif (Next to the Save button) Accesses Add to Favorites to create a shortcut to the selected document in your Favorites folder.
A model from an earlier version of SolidWorks is automatically converted to the newer version of SolidWorks when you save it. You cannot do a save as to an earlier version, and you cannot open the newer version with an older version of SolidWorks, with one exception. You can open part and assembly files in read-only mode in Service Pack 5 of the previous release, starting with SolidWorks 2012 Service Pack 5. See Previous Release Interoperability.


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