What is a .SWJ File And How To Open It – Dassault Systemes (Simple Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .swj extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .swj file extension and how to open it.

What is a .SWJ file?

The .SWJ file extension stands for SolidWorks Journal File. This file extension belongs to the developer Dassault Systemes. This miscellaneous file is in text format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .swj file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SWJ file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .SWJ file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .SWJ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .swj file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SWJ file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SWJ file?

If you are still unable to open the .SWJ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SWJ file.swk – StudyWorks, .swm – Microsoft, .swp – Bill Joy, .swt – Adobe Systems, .swv – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SWJ file with the Dassault Systemes SolidWorks program on Windows.