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SOLIDWORKS File Utilities

Tips and Tricks Mithilesh 11 December 2019

SOLIDWORKS File Utilities

Starting from SOLIDWORKS 2020, the free tool SOLIDWORKS Explorer is obsolete


SOLIDWORKS Explorer is replaced with SOLIDWORKS File Utilities.

While installing SOLIDWORKS 2020 > Products > tick SOLIDWORKS File Utilities option is ticked

Installing SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS File Utilities allows to perform same operations as SOLIDWORKS Explorer.

There is no separate executable for this but when we right click on the file we get the same options as before and in SOLIDWORKS Explorer.

Note that during install if SOLIDWORKS File Utilities is not selected then RMB option may be missing.

File Utilities Missing

SOLIDWORKS File Utilities Right Click Options

Adding file utilities feature

SOLIDWORKS 2019 and previous Right click options

Mithilesh Kapre
Applications Engineer
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