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How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to work offline for up to 30-days with only a few simple steps. Before you begin, note that any file you want to work on while offline must be opened in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS on the specific computer that will be working offline before switching to offline mode. This saves a local copy which is available while working offline. 

Step #1: Save Your Files Locally

Files you open in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS are cached/saved locally to your computer. Simply open the model/file(s) you plan to work on before switching to offline mode. Log into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and launch the SOLIDWORKS Connected App or launch it from the SOLIDWORKS Connected shortcut on your desktop. 

 

Search for the model(s) you would like to open in the MySession task pane and either drag and drop it into the SOLIDWORKS application or choose ‘Open from 3DEXPERIENCE’. A copy of the file is now cached locally. 

 

We also recommend locking the file and any of its components on the platform to prevent anyone else from making changes while you work on the file offline. 

Step #2: Switch to Offline Mode

In the upper right corner of SOLIDWORKS, click your user icon and then click the globe icon next to Work Offlineas shown below. 

How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

A dialog box will display with information pertaining to working offline and an option to set the offline time from 1-30 days. The message also states to make sure you have created a desktop shortcut for each of your locally installed apps from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform so you can open them while you are offline. For example, you might want to create a shortcut for your Assembly Design and Part Design apps. 

 

Once you read the message fully, click ‘OK’ to switch to offline mode and start working on your files. 

How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

While working offline, you can mouse over the globe icon in the upper right to view the offline status. 

How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

The SOLIDWORKS save options will be limited to local save options only, such as ‘Save to This PC’ or ‘Save As New’ to create a copy of an existing file. 

How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

Step #3: Save Your Files Back to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

To switch back to online mode, simply click your user icon and then click the globe icon next to Work Offline again. Open the file(s) you saved locally while in offline mode and then save them to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform as normal. 

How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

The SOLIDWORKS save options now include ‘Save to 3DEXPERIENCE’ and you are back to working online. 

How to Work Offline in 3DEXPERIENCE

Technical Support

Get help from our team by Calling us at 800-364-1652 x 2. You can also get assistance by clicking the Technical Support button or the Email Our Experts button below. 

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