Save files locally
When using SOLIDWORKS there are two main ways to save files, ‘Save to 3DEXPERIENCE’ will save files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and ‘Save to This PC’ will save files locally in a chosen location. If you save a file locally then clicking the save icon in future will continue to save the file locally.
Both of these save options can be accessed from either the ‘File’ menu, or from the dropdown arrow next to the ‘Save’ icon.
Save files to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
Alternatively we can save the file to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Saving using this method will update our local file and also place it into the 3DSpace we’re currently connected to.
Once saved to the platform, the task pane on the right-hand side will update to reflect the file’s information relating to the platform, including the file’s status, whether it is locked or unlocked, its revisions, maturity state and description.
At the bottom of the 3DEXPERIENCE Task Pane there is also a button for ‘Save to 3DEXPERIENCE’. Using this we can see that subsequent saves give us the option to save the file into a bookmark on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Bookmarks act as a folder or filing system for our files being saved into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. To learn more about bookmarks and organising files with collaborative spaces please view our blog on how to organise your files on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.