Saving Multiple SOLIDWORKS Files to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

You can upload and save multiple folders containing SOLIDWORKS files to a collaborative space using the Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE add-in.

The add-in loads into SOLIDWORKS by default. To disable the add-in, click Tools > Add-Ins and clear Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE.

To save multiple SOLIDWORKS files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform:

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE.
  2. Before running the Batch Save add-in, click File Preparation Assistant to evaluate the files for issues that might prevent you from saving them.

    The File Preparation Assistant opens in a separate dialog box. You can specify options to detect duplicate files, filename issues, missing file references, and review custom property values. You can also create a backup of the files before uploading them to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. See File Preparation Dialog Box.

    In the File Preparation Assistant dialog box, click Close to resume batch save operations.

  3. In the Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE dialog box, click Add Folder.
  4. In the Select Folder dialog box, navigate to a folder and click Select Folder.
  5. Populate the list of folders that you want to upload by doing the following:
    1. In the Select Folder dialog box, navigate to the top-level root folder containing the files you want to save.
    2. Click Select Folder.
  6. In the Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE dialog box, do the following:
    1. Click Move Up or Move Down to change the order of the folders.
    2. Under the Destination column, select a collaborative space.
    3. Under the Bookmark column, double-click the cell or the Bookmark icon to add the bookmark using the Bookmark Editor.
    4. To remove a folder from the list, in the corresponding row, click X.
    5. To ensure that you are gathering all documents related to the model, under Options, click Include referenced files located outside of the selected folder(s).
    6. To view a report of the batch results, click View Report.
    7. Click Save to run the Batch Save add-in.

You can also use the command line to save a folder, file, or assembly structure to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The tool is SaveInto3DEXPERIENCE.exe. You run it from C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B<release_number>xcadconnects\win_b64\USWC.

For details, see Saving Data Using the Batch Tool in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance. Access to Dassault Systèmes User Assistance requires 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.