Sometimes, for unknown reason, you start your SolidWorks and all your preferences are gone, maybe an update went wrong or your SolidWorks crashed badly. Or maybe you just want to share your preferences with someone else to save that person the hassle to set all the links to the templates and other configuration files.
Exporting the settings
- To save your Settings, you can launch the Copy Settings Wizard from
- If you are saving your Settings just for being able to restore them in case of a problem, you can leave all the boxes checked. If you are saving them to share them, you should only check the System Options so you won’t overwrite their personal customization, layouts and shortcuts.
- Then you just have browse to the location you want and click Finish.
Importing the settings
- To restore the Settings, you can launch the Copy Settings Wizard from
- If the file has been saved with all the boxes checked you might want to uncheck some of them to not overwrite your preferences. If the file has already been truncated for sharing, then only the System Options should be checked and the rest grayed out.
- Then you click Next and you will be prompted if you want to make a backup of your existing Settings. It is up to you. Then you click Finish and you are done, all the system preferences are set especially the Shared Configuration Files Locations.