Adding Components from Internet Explorer

You can add a part from a hyperlink to an assembly.

You can also drag and drop assemblies and .zip files from hyperlinks, but they open in their own window rather than as components of the assembly.

To add a part from a hyperlink in Internet Explorer:

  1. In Internet Explorer, navigate to a location that contains hyperlinks to SOLIDWORKS part files.
  2. Drag a hyperlink from the Internet Explorer window.
    A preview of the component appears.
  3. Drop it in the graphics area of the assembly window.
    The Save As dialog box appears.
  4. Browse to the folder where you want to save the part, enter a new name if desired, and click Save.
    The part document is saved to the specified folder.

    If the part has multiple configurations, the Select a configuration dialog box appears.

  5. Select the configuration you want to insert, and click OK.
    The part is added to the assembly.