Is there a way to open a solidworks file and save as a copy with a different file name using task scheduler. This would save me a lot of time.
Use the select/replace function and you can rename the file name, folder name, etc. on click of buttons
A pack and go will do this. right click on any file and click Solidworks > pack and go.
Pack and go won't get done what I need. I have a large assembly with sub assemblies in it. I have a new assembly which is almost identical. I need to do a save and copy of all the sub assemblies keeping all the piece parts in there current directories, just changing the name of the sub assemblies. Example: 1234-123-23W, it has sub assemblies 1234-123-1W, 1234-123-2W, 1234-123-3W etc. in it. I need to do a save and copy from 1234-123-23W to 4321-321-23W and all the subs need to start with 4321-321-. Since the parts that make up the subs need to stay in the current directories a pack and go will not accomplish what I need done.
Actually, Pack & Go is the tool for you.
You can manage - change the file name and file location for each part or subassembly or assembly individually.
Just double click on the proper cell and the window will pop up.
SolidWorks Pack and Go overview - YouTube
Not really, see images. Notice the parts in the assemblies have different file folder locations. The pack and go puts them all in the same folder. I would have to go through line item by line item and change the folder they would be being saved in. That's a hundred or so line items I would have to change.
Deepak is right.
You have to dig a little bit and squeeze all options Pack&Ggo gives you.
all of the "save to" columns you can double click and change directories or names. and if you do not wish to move or copy a component just uncheck the box on the Left. I do this all the time as we will put certain components in certain folders versus others.
Also if you change the nested view to flat view the include drawings button works well.
Blue for including drawings (after it finds your drawings change back to nested view)
Red you can change individual files
yellow highlight is a GLOBAL folder, use this for the majority, and specify each individual save to folder with the save to folder column.
And of course as stated above if you do not need a component to be copied just uncheck the check mark.
And I guess you would need to pick the lesser of the evils, a pack and go to help keep things organized or doing a save as individually. I prefer pack and go with changing file paths because I can just copy and paste the file paths and it will keep the new assembly's references up to date with what I want.
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