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How to Export as 3DEXPERIENCE Package File and Share

Using ‘Export as Package’ in 3DEXPERIENCE, you can quickly add assembly files into a single package. The packaged file can then be shared with external collaborators outside of your 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Their changes can be tracked in the package and sent back and opened to view which files have been modified. There are even options to restrict which files within the package can be edited. 

 

The Export and Package feature can be compared to SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go or PDM Copy Tree functionality. 

How to Export as a SOLIDWORKS Package File

The Export as Package command can be accessed from within SOLIDWORKS Connected or any seat of SOLIDWORKS which also has the 3DEXPERIENCE add-in Design with SOLIDWORKS. 

 

1. Open the assembly to share. 

 

2. In the 3DEXPERIENCE tab of the Task Pane, navigate to the Tools menu at the bottom and then click Export As Package. 

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3. In the Purpose column, you can decide which components/assemblies are editable or set to read-only. Then, give the package a name, choose a local or 3Ddrive location to save to, and click Export. 

 

Note, the Package Name cannot contain spaces. 

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What is Included in the Package file?

The package file is saved with the extension ‘.sldpkg’ and contains everything needed to open the assembly which was packaged. This file can be opened using one of these methods: 

 

    • SOLIDWORKS Connected (3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS) 
    • Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS 
    • SOLIDWORKS with the free ‘3DEXPERIENCE Exchange’ add-in 

 

Using one of the products above, the package can be imported for editing by the external collaborator. They will only be able to edit the component and assembly files which were set to ‘For Edit’ when the package was exported. When they are satisfied with their changes, the collaborator will re-export the package file and send it back to the originator. When the package is returned and opened, it will display which files were modified. 

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