Adobe Photoshop (*.psd) Files

You can import Adobe® Photoshop® (.psd) files and save SOLIDWORKS data (sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings) as Adobe Photoshop files. SOLIDWORKS data saved as Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) files are also accepted in Photoshop.

  1. To import Photoshop files, click File > Open.
  2. Optional: 3DEXPERIENCE Users: If the Open from 3DEXPERIENCE dialog box appears, click This PC.
  3. Select Adobe Photoshop Files (*.psd) for Files of type.
  4. To save SOLIDWORKS data as Photoshop files:
    1. Click File > Save As.
    2. Optional: 3DEXPERIENCE Users: If the Save As New dialog box appears, click Save to This PC.
    3. For Save as type, select Adobe Photoshop Files (*.psd).
    4. Click Options. See TIFF, Photoshop, and JPEG Export Options.

    Single-layer and multi-layer Photoshop images are imported as SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pictures. For multi-layer Photoshop files, you select which layers to import and the layers are merged into a single image.

    Photoshop files can be used as image backgrounds in SOLIDWORKS. Photoshop file types are available in the Decals menu for images and masks and in the Materials menu.