Copy Settings Wizard Tool in SOLIDWORKS

dateAugust 31, 2021

From SOLIDWORKS 2023 version onwards is called "SOLIDWORKS Settings Wizard".

Are you upgrading your SOLIDWORKS to a later version as a new installation? Or perhaps creating a new installation in your new computer to use SOLIDWORKS?

Waiting for an installation to complete can sometimes feel like an eternity. After it is completed successfully, you just feel like getting straight back into using the software.

However, if you are one who likes to customize your own user interface, experience and settings, you will quickly feel out of sync with the SOLIDWORKS default settings.

You probably spent time in the past to customize your layout, shortcuts and settings. Therefore, instead of repeating these processes all over again inside the new application, you can take advantage of the “Copy Settings Wizard” Tool in SOLIDWORKS.

Introduced since the year 2005, this wizard will help you to transfer your settings to another SOLIDWORKS application in a matter of minutes.

Keep reading to find out where you can locate this useful tool and what steps to take to save and upload your customized settings.



Where can this app be found?

  1. Windows Start Menu
  • Find “SOLIDWORKS Tools 20XX” folder; some other tools can be found here as well.
  • Open “Copy Settings Wizard 20XX”

2. Windows Search Bar

  • Search “Copy Settings Wizard 20XX” inside the Windows Search Bar.
  • Open the app



  • Under Options menu
  • Select “Save/Restore Settings”

How to Save your settings:

  1. Go to wizard of the version you want to save.
  2. Select “Save settings” task, can be seen on home page screenshot.
  3. Click “Next”.
  4. Select the settings you wish to transfer.


5. Choose a file location to save the settings file.

6. Click “Finish”

How to Restore/Upload your saved settings:

  1. Go to the wizard of the version you want to restore.
  2. Click “Restore settings” task, can be seen on home page screenshot.
  3. Click “Next”.
  4. Browse for the settings file you saved.
  5. Select the file and choose the settings to restore.
  6. Select the destination(users) of the settings.
  7. Click “Finish”.


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