Exporting Settings for a SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Study

You can expand the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis of your products by saving the settings for a SOLIDWORKS Sustainability study to the GaBi® Life Cycle Assessment Software (produced by PE INTERNATIONAL).

To save the settings:

  1. At the bottom of the Environmental Impact section of the Sustainability task pane, click Save As sustainability_save_as_button.png.
  2. In the Sustainability Output dialog box, for File type, select GaBi input file.
    The File name and Save file to fields default to the name and location of the part or assembly for which you are doing the Sustainability study.
  3. Optionally, change the File name and save location.
    Do not add an extension to the file name. The software uses the correct extension (.xml) to save the file.
  4. Click OK.

You can also use the Sustainability Output dialog box to:

  • Generate Sustainability reports.
  • Export the settings and results for a SOLIDWORKS Sustainability study to a spreadsheet so that you can share this information without sharing the model.