Default SOLIDWORKS File Locations

Article by GoEngineer on Dec 16, 2015

Often a SOLIDWORKS user will have the wrong file location paths for an installation of SOLIDWORKS, which can cause the program to either fail or produce ineffective behavior. This article provides a clearly defined outline of the referenced paths that SOLIDWORKS requires to perform correctly.

Where to Find File Locations

  • File locations are defined by navigating to SOLIDWORKS Options
  • Navigate to File Locations under System Options

Changing the File Location

  • You will see a drop-down list inside of File Locations that will allow you to choose which file location you would like to define
    solidworks file location drop down list
  • Select the file location you wish to change and you will then see a path that defines the location
    changing file locations in solidworks
  • You may either Add or Delete the file path(s) of your choice.

Note: You may have to close SOLIDWORKS to save the options and file location(s)

Standard SOLIDWORKS File Locations

Document Templates C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS \SOLIDWORKS version\templates
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS
Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\Tutorial
Bend Table Template C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
BOM Templates C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Color Swatches C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS
Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\colorswatches
Costing Report Template Folder C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Costing templates C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS
Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\Costing templates
Custom Property Files C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS version\lang\english
Design Library C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS version\Design Library
Dimension/Annotation Favorites C:\Users\user\Documents
DimXpert Callout Format File C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Hole Callout Format File C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Hole Table Templates C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Punch Table Templates C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Revision Table Templates C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Search Paths C:\SOLIDWORKS Data\
Sheet Formats C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS version\lang\english\s
heetformat
Sheet Metal Bend Line Note File C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Sheet Metal Bend Tables C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS
Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\Sheetmetal Bend Tables
Sheet Metal Gauge Table C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS
Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\sheet metal gauge tables
Sustainability Report Template Folder C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Symbol Library Folder C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS version\lang\english
Title Block Table Template C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Weld Table Template C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Weldment Cut List Templates C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english
Weldment Profiles C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS
Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\weldment profiles
Weldment Property File C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\Weldments

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