What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Tables to Excel and Default Saving Locations

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, You can include a thumbnail of each component when you export a table-based BOM to Microsoft® Excel® in the .xls or .xlsx format. Also you can specify the default folder where new documents are saved. If you do not specify this path, the default save folder varies based on the last used folder.

To include thumbnails in a BOM:

  1. Right-click a BOM and click Save As.
  2. In the dialog box:
    1. For Save as type, select one of the following:
      1. Excel 2007 (*.xlsx)
      2. Excel (*.xls)
    2. Select Thumbnails.
    3. Browse to a folder, enter a file name, and click Save.
  3. When you open the file in Excel, thumbnails are included.

To specify the default save folder:

  1. Click Options or Tools > Options and select File Locations.
  2. Under Show folders for, select Default Save Folder from the list.
  3. Click Add to select a folder location.
  4. Click OK.

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