When i download a part i could not open it and the name is something.rar and i can't open it with SW?


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This brings up a great question. Why use Win-Rar to zip the files and not just use the zip utility built into Windows and it’s the same utility that SolidWorks uses for Pack and Go. I don’t like loading unnecessary programs that do the same that I already have.
Can someone explain if there is a benefit to using Win-Rar for this?

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/when-i-download-a-part-i-could-not-open-it-and-the-name-is-something-rar-and-i-can-t-open-it-with-sw

A .rar is an archived/compressed file much like a .zip file. Try downloading Win-Rar from Rar Labs: http://www.win-rar.com/download.html
That will be able to open the file and allow you to decompress the SW file.