Inserting an Existing File as an OLE Object

To insert an existing file as an OLE object:

  1. Click Insert > Object.
  2. In the dialog box, select Create from File.
  3. Click Browse, locate a file, and click Open.
  4. Select from the following:
    Option Description
    Link The object is linked to the original document, and changes made to the original document are reflected in the SOLIDWORKS document. If the object is not linked, it is embedded.
    Display As Icon  
  5. Click OK to insert the file.
    To change the display of the OLE object, click Edit > Object and click Display Content, Display as Icon or Reset Size. To view the object properties, right-click the object and click Properties.