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Batch import models

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Drew can import ten files with one click. First, close all files, then click Create drawings for a folder in the Drew task pane:

batch import folder for solidworks drawings

You need to select a folder, after which Drew finds all SOLIDWORKS models and other files that can be imported by SOLIDWORKS.

With the buttons next to the filenames, you can:

Import a single file

 Start a new drawing

View an existing drawing in Quick View (way faster than opening a drawing in edit mode)

Edit an existing drawing

batch import - batch create drawings

Batch import SOLIDWORKS files

The button at the bottom of the screenshot imports up to ten files that need importing. We mark files that can be read by SOLIDWORKS with this icon:

Drew skips the importable files that already have a SOLIDWORKS part or assembly with the same name. See Top.STEP in the screenshot above.

Batch create SOLIDWORKS drawings

Drew is a drawing automation add-in for SOLIDWORKS. To learn more, check out the product page and the Knowledge Base article on creating ten drawings at once.