Pack and Go Dialog Box

The Pack and Go dialog box lists related files to be saved into a folder or zip file.

To access Pack and Go:

  • In SOLIDWORKS, click File > Pack and Go.
  • In Windows Explorer or SOLIDWORKS Task Pane File Explorer, right-click a SOLIDWORKS document and click SOLIDWORKS > Pack and Go.


Lists all related files. The number of assemblies, parts, drawings, other types of files, and total files displays below the list. Select or clear check boxes to include files in the saved folder or zip file.

To hide columns, right-click the column header and select Hide Column.

To rename a file to be saved, double-click the file in the Save to Name column. The file name extension must match the source file's extension.


Click Select/Replace to search a column and select or clear items or replace text.


Include drawings Add associated drawings in the model folders or in the Search Paths you specify from File Locations in the System Options dialog box.
Include simulation results Add SOLIDWORKS Simulation reports associated with the model, not necessarily in the same folder as the model.
Include Toolbox components Add referenced Toolbox components.
Include custom decals, appearances and scenes Add user-created decals, appearances, and scenes, not necessarily in the same folder as the model. Including them will allow models to render successfully on the target system.
Include default decals, appearances and scenes Add system-provided decals, appearances, and scenes that are called from the model. In case the target system does not have the default files, including them will allow the models to render successfully.
Nested view or Flat view Indents file names based on their parent/child relationships, or positions all names at the left margin.
Select Nested view to preserve folder structure. Saves the model and all its references in one folder for Flat view.
Save to folder Specify path and folder name.
Save to Zip File Specify path and file name.
Add prefix or Add suffix Add the specified prefix or suffix to all file names.
Flatten to single folder Select to save all files to the top level of the specified destination folder.
Flatten to minimal folders Select to keep a minimal folder structure in the destination folder by removing empty folders.
Keep full folder structure Select to maintain the full current folder structure of the files as subfolders in the destination folder.
Email after packaging Available when Save to zip file is selected. When you click Save, an email message with the zip file attached is opened for you to address and send.
Include suppressed components
This option is only available when you start Pack and Go from the SOLIDWORKS File menu.

This option makes it easier for you to package a simplified copy of an assembly for analysis, rendering, or other purposes, and to exclude proprietary components that you do not want to share.

Suppressed components appear in the grid with the [Suppressed] notation. Clear Include suppressed components to remove these from the grid and the target Pack and Go file or folder. The suppressed components will still appear in the FeatureManager of the packaged assembly, but their corresponding files will be excluded.

You can also include or exclude any components suppressed in the active configuration, along with decals, drawings, and simulation results associated with those components.

New File Name

If you are packaging files that are stored on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can select the following options to change the file names.

Use Title as File Name File names in the package are based on the titles (display names) of the files.
Use Name as File Name File names in the package are based on the names of the files.