before starting working in solidworks
how to create project folder?
how to add in folder?
please any links or video that could help me
without a PDM there are no "project folders" in SWX.
Just create a new directory with the Windows Explorer.
I store a blank folder template in my project directory, labelled by numbers so it flows in a sensible manner, eg. 1. received data, 2. design, 3. manufacture, 4. inspection, each with it's own archive folders.
I copy and paste this blank template for every new project and rename to a unique identifier, so each individual project follows the same workflow.
Not by any means fool proof but it provides structure without a PDM solution.
Thank you for reply , should i follow this
No, your project is not the design library. I use a predefined folder structure copied to new project very similar to Kyle Mitchell. The New Folder icon in the Design Library is only for creating folders within the design library.
In my use, I create folders in Windows Explorer on a server, or local on my PC to store the projects.
On the other hand, the objects in the design library are the components which go into the assemblies which I save as projects. My design library has about a dozen categorical folders to sort fittings from valves, for example.
should i follow this
The help page you showed is for organizing your library files = files you want to use over and over again and you don't want to mix with your project files.
No you just go to File explorer and use the new folder button.
Then you save your Solidworks files in there.
Solidworks has no strict project setup like in Inventor fi. Did you use Inventor before?
Thank you for reply , i never used invertor , unfortunately i could not find the option (new folder ) you selected , kindly can you tell where should i go ,
What CAD program have you used? Sounds like you're starting from VERY far and perhaps the forums would not be your best option, but rather a school.
actually i have made a structure and did motion on it , i want to upload in my previous post to discuss problem but i need to upload (parts and assemblies) as a product file so that it can be download
Afia Kawnwal wrote: actually i have made a structure and did motion on it , i want to upload in my previous post to discuss problem but i need to upload (parts and assemblies) as a product file so that it can be download
Afia Kawnwal wrote:
For that, use the Pack & Go command to save assemblies and included parts into a Zip file to upload and share.
See also Glenn's helpful FAQ: How can I attach a file to a forum post?
Thank you for reply , i never used invertor , unfortunately i could not find the option (new folder ) you selected , kindly can you tell where should i go , Thank you
File explorer is NOT a Solidworks function. It's part of your operating system. Here is a screenshot on my system. Which you can find normally in the Lower Left corner of your screen (status bar)
If you cannot see it you can use the second button with the magnifying glass and search for "File Explorer"
Once that is open, you can use the button I already showed you:
Hold the Start Key on your keyboard (next to Alt) and hit the E key. That is, Start+E . This shortcut opens Windows Explorer application. This is not the SWx application environment. Within Windows Explorer, navigate the drives and folders available to you, then follow Eddy Alleman's instructions.
Alternately, just create a new Part or Assembly in SWx, and then when you use the command Save (File > Save or CTRL+S) for the first time, you will also be able to navigate available drives and folders, and use the New Folder icon within that dialog box to create and name a folder where you want to place your project.
Either method will navigate your drives and folders, and create a new one to use and save in.
EDIT: Oops, I meant File Explorer. Windows Explorer is archaic in the context of Windows 7. I didn't make screenshots which aren't as helpful because I'm still running Windows 7.
No, like Tom Gagnon said.
Not sure if this may be part of the issue or not but if you're coming from a different CAD software, say Inventor, then Solidworks has nothing that is similar to Inventors project folders.
Essentially in SW you can place files anywhere you want. the only think that keeps the files together it the assemblies themselves.
This is our "New" Folder Structure.. (In File Exporer)
how to create project folder?how to add in folder?
Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems like you did the design work in IV before?
Like other said: no project folder in SW unless you are using SW PDM
By the way, if you own a Pro. or Pre. SW license then PDM std is included in your license
i have never used PDM , going to install it now
If you have troubles getting a folder structure started (using the WINDOWS Explorer as said before), you won't get happy with the SWX PDM. It also uses folder structures which has to be created by yourself!
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