Pack and Go Overview

Gathers all related files for a model design (parts, assemblies, drawings, references, design tables, Design Binder content, decals, appearances, and scenes, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation results) into a folder or zip file.

To access Pack and Go:

  • In SOLIDWORKS, click File > Pack and Go .
  • In File Explorer on Windows 10 or SOLIDWORKS Task Pane File Explorer, right-click a SOLIDWORKS document and click SOLIDWORKS > Pack and Go.
  • In File Explorer on Windows 11, right-click the SOLIDWORKS file and click Show More Options > SOLIDWORKS > Pack and Go.

Files that are embedded (Design Journal, for example) are part of the document and are included without being listed in the Pack and Go dialog box.

When you open Pack and Go from File Explorer, the document and its references are listed. When you open it from within the SOLIDWORKS application, it includes the following file types:

  • Drawings in user-specified folders
  • Parent parts of derived and mirrored parts
  • Linked documents in the Design Binder folder
  • Linked design table documents
  • Custom and default decals, appearances, and scenes
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation results documents
In the Pack and Go dialog box, you can save the package to a zip file. You can then save the zip file or folders and files to a folder on your PC or upload them to a 3DDrive folder. For more information, see Sharing Files on 3DDrive.
  • If a specified folder does not exist, it creates the folder.
  • If you choose to email a zip file, an email message with the zip file attached opens for you to address and send.