EPDM – Don’t Prompt to Save Read Only Referenced Documents.

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated June 2, 2013


When saving a top level document you may be prompted to save any referenced documents that you do not own. This can result in being prompted multiple times to save these read-only documents. To avoid this, check Don’t prompt to save read-only referenced documents (discard changes). This option is available from the Tools pull-down in Solidworks under System Options>External References.

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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.