This article provides a workflow for manually archiving SOLIDWORKS Electrical projects and checking them into a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional vault. This can be used as an alternative to the existing SWE-PDM integration tools (the “Update files for PDM” or “Check in/Check out” functions), which are only compatible with PDM Professional.
- Open the Projects Manager in SWE, select the project to backup, then click Archive.
- In the Save As dialog box, browse to the desired vault location, then click Save to save the .proj.tewzip archive file.
- When prompted by SWE, click Yes to open the directory in which the archive was created.
- Right-click the new archive file, click Check-in, then Check-in again in the dialog box. The project archive is now stored in the vault.