Setting the Toolbox Root Folder

The SOLIDWORKS application must point to the Toolbox library.

By default, SOLIDWORKS points to the folder specified when Toolbox was installed. The Toolbox root folder can be a local folder, a shared folder, or a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault folder.

Standalone installations are recommended only for single-user environments. For multiuser environments, configure Toolbox to use a shared network location or a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault.

To set the Toolbox root folder in SOLIDWORKS:

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, click Options (Standard toolbar).
  2. In the System Options dialog box, click Hole Wizard/Toolbox.
    If Toolbox is managed by SOLIDWORKS PDM and your administrator has configured Toolbox from the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool, several prompts might appear:
    • If you have more than one local vault view and SOLIDWORKS PDM cannot determine the Toolbox vault, you are prompted to select the Toolbox vault.
    • If you are not logged into the vault, you are prompted to log in.
    • If the current Hole Wizard and Toolbox folder setting in SOLIDWORKS does not match the setting from the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool, you are prompted to change the SOLIDWORKS setting. Click Yes.
  3. For Hole Wizard and Toolbox folder, type or browse to the folder where the Toolbox library is installed.

    This folder contains the Browser and lang folders.

    • For standalone (single-user) Toolbox installations, specify a local folder, c:\SOLIDWORKS Data by default.
    • For shared (multi-user) Toolbox installations, specify the shared network location as a UNC path, for example, \\server\shared-folder.
    • For Toolbox installations managed by SOLIDWORKS PDM, specify the Toolbox vault folder in your local vault view, for example, c:\VaultRoot\Toolbox.
  4. To configure Toolbox, click Configure. For details, see Configuring Toolbox.

    If you are using a shared Toolbox, your administrator should configure Toolbox.

  5. To close the System Options - Hole Wizard/Toolbox dialog box, click OK.