Synchronizing Settings and Options Across Multiple Machines

If you use the SOLIDWORKS software with multiple machines, you can update your settings on any of the machines and synchronize those settings across all machines that run SOLIDWORKS 2018.

Settings synchronization is a service and may be blocked by some network configurations. To access the cloud storage service, ensure that firewall or proxy servers allow communications to *

To synchronize settings and options across multiple machines:

  1. Log in to the SOLIDWORKS software.
  2. In Tools > Options, click Synchronize Settings.
  3. Choose a manual or automatic method:
    • Synchronize Now

      Upload Settings. Sends your settings from the current machine to the cloud storage service. Update your settings in the cloud at any time by uploading them again.

      Download Settings. Downloads and applies your settings from the cloud storage service to the current machine.

    • Automatic Synchronization

      Automatically synchronizes the current machines with the cloud storage service. Your selected settings and customizations automatically upload to the cloud storage services as they are updated, and downloaded and applied on startup or login.

    Synchronization settings can vary on different machines. For example, you can specify one machine to automatically synchronize system options and file locations, but not customizations. On another machine, you can specify to manually download and upload all types of settings.

    With the synchronization process, you cannot overwrite administrator settings that are applied or locked.
  4. Click OK.