I have the same question and it looks like you can use git lfs: I have not used it, but considering it or simply using git to manage a small solidworks project for an opensource 3d printer. With Git LFS there exists something along the lines: Git extension for versioning large files Similar to the comments about SVN, git has a learning curve, but I don't see how it wouldn't be beneficial for a mechanical engineer to learn git? Yes, it's a bit convoluted until you learn it, but it's really not 'that' hard. Here's a couple reasons I think using git LFS is beneficial: An early comment asked, "Why not use PDM? Ie, a manual from SW's that is pretty thick? There are all kinds of setup and work flow questions to answer with it.
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