.SWJ File Extension

A .SWJ file is a SolidWorks Journal File, created by Dassault Systemes.

Open with Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. Available for Windows.

What is a .SWJ file?

The file extension .SWJ is associated with a SolidWorks Journal File. This type of file is essentially a log file that is generated by SolidWorks, which is a computer-aided design (CAD) software used for creating 3D models and designs. The .SWJ file is created automatically when a user begins a session in SolidWorks. It records a detailed log, or "journal," of all the actions and steps the user takes during that particular session.

The content of a .SWJ file is saved in a plain text format. This means you can open and read it with any basic text editor, like Notepad. However, the primary purpose of this file is not just for reading but for aiding in the creation of macros. Macros are scripts that automate repetitive tasks in SolidWorks, making the design process more efficient. By examining the actions logged in the .SWJ file, users can script these macros to replicate frequent tasks automatically.

To open a .SWJ file, you should use Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, as it is specifically designed to interact with this file type. SolidWorks will be able to interpret the logs correctly and allow you to utilize the data within to enhance your workflow or automate tasks through macro creation.


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