I just built a new computer and need to transfer all my hot-keys and other settings to the new computer. Is there an easy way to do this?
The Copy Settings Wizard saves, restores, and propagates system settings to users, computers, or profiles.
When you select options for the SolidWorks software, those settings are saved in a registry file, and the software recognizes the settings from one release of SolidWorks to the next. For most users, no action is necessary to maintain their settings. However, you can use the Copy Settings Wizard to distribute settings.
You can Save or Restore system settings for:
Toolbar layout (All toolbars or Macro toolbar only)
You save settings to a file and then restore them to the following registries:
CURRENT_USER of current user
One or more network computers
LOCAL_MACHINE of selected computers
One or more roaming user profiles
CURRENT_USER of selected users
Only system administrators should copy settings to network computers or roaming user profiles. When you restore settings to network computers, the settings apply to new SolidWorks users on the specified computers. You can restore settings to roaming user profiles only if your company uses roaming user profiles.
To save system settings:
You can save settings while SolidWorks is running but any options set during the current session are not saved.
In the dialog box, select Save Settings, then click Next.
Browse to a location and file name, select the types of settings, then click Finish.
The wizard confirms that the settings have been written to the specified file.
The settings files have a default extension of .sldreg. If you double-click a file with this extension, the Copy Settings Wizard appears.
To restore system settings:
In Windows, click Start, All Programs, SolidWorks <version>, SolidWorks <version>, SolidWorks Tools, Copy Settings Wizard .
In the dialog box, select Restore Settings, then click Next.
Browse to a file from which to restore settings, select the types of settings to restore, then click Next.
Select the type of destination (Current user, One or more network computers, or One or more roaming user profiles), then click Next.
If you selected:
One or more network computers - a list of available computers is displayed
One or more roaming user profiles - a list of available users is displayed
Select or clear Create backup of current settings for <each_computer_or_user>, then click Finish.
The wizard confirms that the settings have been copied successfully.
Search 'Copy Settings Wizard' in the SolidWorks Knowledge Base.
In know you didn't ask about this, but if you have special document settings (tools>options>document settings) they can be saved and reinstalled here when you go to multiple machines as well.
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