Using the SolidWorks Toolbox on Mosaic

This document will guide you through the process of copying and modifying the SolidWorks Toolbox on your Mosaic account.  You can follow these instructions for using the Toolbox on a flash drive as well, but you will need to substitute the drive letter for your flash drive for the W: drive.

Important notes

NOTE: If you are using a flash drive, your drive letter may change when you logoff and log back on.  Make sure that SolidWorks knows where to look for the Toolbox or you won’t be able to use it correctly.

NOTE: Make sure you have enough disk quota before copying the Toolbox onto your profile since it will use a lot of space.  If you need more quota, send an email to requesting 2GB extra quota.  You will need to have a faculty or staff member willing to sponsor this request.

Copying the SolidWorks Toolbox

The first step you need to take is to copy the SolidWorks Toolbox from the C: drive on your Mosaic computer.  To do this, navigate to Start -> Computer and double-click the C: drive.

Once you are in the C: drive, navigate to the following path:

“C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2012” If you are using SolidWorks 2014 then go to the following file path. ““C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2014”

You should see a folder named “Toolbox”.

Right-click on the “Toolbox” folder and select “Copy”.  Now navigate to your “My Documents” folder and paste the “Toolbox” folder in it.  (If you are using a flash drive, navigate to your flash drive and paste the folder on it).  The folder will take a few minutes to copy due to its size.  Once the folder has finished copying, you will need to open SolidWorks.

Setting the Toolbox location

Once you have SolidWorks open, click on the Options button in the menu:

In the Options window, click “Hole Wizard/Toolbox” and then select the path to your Toolbox.  If you have followed this tutorial, the path should be “W:\Documents\Toolbox” as shown below:

If you are using a flash drive, the path will depend on your flash drive letter.  Once you have the correct location selected, click “OK”.  You can now use the Toolbox on Mosaic.

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