EPDM – Updating Broken File References

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated April 2, 2013


Sometimes when files are moved, renamed or deleted, file references can be broken. Update References can be used to re-establish the file references.

From the Tools pull-down menu Select Update References


Select Find


Point to the folder where the referenced files should be located


Select the files to update and click Finish.


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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.