Opening Non-Native Assemblies with Reference Files Located in Different Folders

You can open non-native assemblies whose reference component files are stored in folders that are not in the same folder tree as the assembly files.

In Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations, in Show folders for, select Referenced Documents. SOLIDWORKS searches the specified folders that contain the referenced files in addition to the main folder tree to resolve assembly components.

Supported file formats are Autodesk® Inventor, Pro/E, Solid Edge®, and UG-NX.